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Travel: Places and Faces

Deadline for submissions: Sep 10, 2018
Juror: Krista Rossow
Prints due: Oct 18, 2018
Exhibition: November 7 - December 8, 2018

Prints of most of these images are available for purchase. Please inquire.
All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

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Deb Achak
The Selfie. Positano, Italy
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Lauren Breedlove
Lady Havana
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Juror's Award
Nadir Bucan
On the Way Home
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Robi (Anirudha) Chakraborty
Song of the Desert
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Honorable Mention
Claudia Cobianchi
Quinceañera - Along the The Malecón, Havana, Cuba
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Ron Cooper
The Moustache. Mandawa, Rajasthan, India
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Vivian Li Cromwell
Medina of Fez, Morocco
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Dotty Danforth
Marching to His Shadow
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David Dennard
Nomadic Beauty
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Lisa Dorenfest
Fresh Coat
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Lawrence Elbroch
Bathed in Light
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Sally Harris
Riding in the Rain
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Director's Award
Don Holtz
Saharan Encounter
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Rick Kattelmann
Prayer Flags and Peaks, Sichuan
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Jim Kushman
Silent Conversations, Paris
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France Leclerc
Barbershop in Dorze, Ethiopia
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Mary Day Long
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Lauren Lopez
With power lines like constellations
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Victoria Maidhof
Tea with Martin, Ballyvaughn, Ireland, 2013
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Alessandra Manzotti
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Valerie Mayer
Matching Hats
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Vicki McKenna
Night Lights
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Sayeed Mehmood
Morning Fishing, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Suzanne Metzel
Lion, Okavango Delta, Botswana
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Paul M. Murray
Midnight in the Lemaire
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Guy Needham
Hamar Turquoise, The Hamar of Ethiopia
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Diana Cheren Nygren
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Geraint Rowland
Colourful Cuba
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Kristen Russo
San Juan
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Gerald Seligman
Boy on Morning Errand, Ilha de Moçambique, Mozambique
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Li Shen
Dance Practice 1, Havana
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Katalina Simon
Ana's Kitchen
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Honorable Mention
Dyanne Wilson
The Pink Houseboat, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
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Leinani Yosaitis
Pre-Dawn Hot Air Balloon Preparation
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Geoffrey Agrons
Proust's Dinette (Cabourg, Normandy)
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James Black
At Prayer
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Scott Bolendz
Glacier des Periades, French Alps
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Nadir Bucan
The Man and the Sheep
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Robi (Anirudha) Chakraborty
At the Golden Temple
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Mary Ciullo
Pilgrims at Shwedagon
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Ron Cooper
Red Curtain, Beijing, China
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Myrtie Cope
Montepulciano at Dusk
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Vivian Li Cromwell
Old House, New Airbnb, Guilin, China
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Ye Eun Do
Bangladesh, 2018
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Steven Foldes
Fiesta de Santa Prisca-Taxco
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Kathleen Gerber
Winnowing Rice
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Danielle L Goldstein
Locorotondo, Italy
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Daniel Haeker
Indelible Pain
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Pierre Hauser
Sculptor, Calcutta
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Elaine Jones Heron
Eagle Hunter Racing Across the Mongolian Steppe
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Don Holtz
Saharan Queens
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Mark Hopkins
Mughal Arches
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Anne E Launcelott
Feeding The Holy Cows, Jodhpur, India
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Gaye Leggat
Malecon Portrait
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Robert Moore
India Street Portrait Series No. 4
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Rino Pizzi
Oregon Surfers, 2017
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Paul Porell
Paris, France
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Giovanni Riccò
Laguna Colorada, Bolivia
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Geraint Rowland
Preparing for the Tabaski Festival, Senegal
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Elizabeth Sanjuan
Coming of Age
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Greta & Manu Schnetzler
Tenjin Matsuri, Under the Veil
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Paula Selzer
Date and Olive Groves, Morocco, 2017
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Fran Sherpa
Bride and Groom
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Richard Soublet II
Thor's Hammer
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Hali Sowle
Don't leave the van out overnight!
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JP Terlizzi
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Alan Wieder
Santiago de Cuba
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Leinani Yosaitis
Inside-out in-camera double exposure on the Maasai Mara, Kenya

Juror: Krista Rossow
Exhibition prints deadline: October 18th, 2018
Gallery exhibition: November 7 - December 8, 2018

Juror's Statement

Although it isn't hard to become enamored with a culture that is different from our own, I believe that making compelling travel images is deceptively difficult. Good travel photography needs to transcend the obvious and invite the viewer into a new experience. It also needs to do more than simply show what a place looks like, but rather evoke what it feels like. 

 In making my selections, I was drawn to images that evoked a sense of place and in which there was a connection between photographer and subject. I was delighted to see many beautiful landscapes and scenic images, but most impressed with the faces I saw while curating this exhibit. Making images of strangers can be extremely challenging, especially as an outsider, and the images which made it into the exhibition show a mutual respect between the photographer and subject. 

Congratulations to everyone whose images were chosen. And thank you to everyone who submitted to this exhibition. It was a pleasure taking a trip around the world through your eyes. 

— Krista Rossow

Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.

About the Juror

Krista Rossow is a freelance travel photographer and photo editor based near Eugene, Oregon. She began her career as a photo editor at National Geographic Traveler magazine where she shaped compelling stories from world-class imagery.

Now, as a contributing photographer to Traveler magazine, she has shot stories in New Orleans, San Francisco, South Africa, Costa Rica, Asheville, New Zealand, and Japan. She regularly judges Instagram contests for @NatGeoTravel and has photo edited multiple books for National Geographic. 

Krista frequently travels with National Geographic Expeditions, teaching photography as an Expert in the Galapagos Islands, Peru and Chile, the Arctic, Alaska, British Columbia, Morocco, Yellowstone, and Antarctica. Krista also teaches at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and in private workshops. She sees the camera as a tool for understanding new cultures, meeting locals, and exploring the natural world. See Krista’s work at on her website or follow her on social media @KristaRossow.

Call for Entries

Every place has its own smells, sounds, and ambience, whether amid the energy of a city or the serenity of a mountain lake.  Capturing the particular aura of a place and of those who inhabit it is the great challenge of travel photography. For Travel: Faces and Places, we especially seek photographs that capture the unique quality of a place or its people, whether across the world or in the next town. Tell us about the places you've been and the people you've met.

We are very pleased that Krista Rossow will be jurying and curating this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 35 for our Online Gallery Annex. The recipients of the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award will each be entitled to a personal portfolio review by Ms. Rossow.

See Krista Rossow’s website here.

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© Krista Rossow

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