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September 23 - October 17, 2014

Water: Elemental and Fundamental

Juror: Laura Moya

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.

Agrons_Geoffrey_8Anterograde Amnesia
Geoffrey Agrons - Kensington, CA
Anterograde Amnesia
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Jim Baab - Somerville, MA The Kiss
basierbe_jerry_5cascade
Jerry Basierbe - Livonia, MI Cascade
Bieber_Boyz_2_Holy_Land
Boyz Bieber - Los Angeles, CA Holy Land
Biehler_Patricia_Thrice
Patricia Biehler - San Francisco, CA
Thrice
Boissevain_Barbara_2SaltFlat-2
Barbara Boissevain - Palo Alto, CA Salt Flat No. 3
BucholtzRoss_LindaM_4_webcam_norway_snowstorm
Linda-Marlena BucholtzRoss - Montreal, Quebec
Webcam_Norway_Snowstorm_Bjorgan_with Timecode
Clark_Karen_6Rising II
Karen Clark - Los Angeles, CA Rising II
davis_petra_5three_brothers_beach_
Petra Davis - San Francisco, CA three brothers beach
DeLeo_Susan_4Intothelight
Susan DeLeo - Somerville, MA
Into the Light
Drociak_Jen5TricklingFilterCWWTF
Jen Drociak - Manchester, NH Trickling Filter, Concord Waste Water Treatment Facility, Concord NH, 2010
Engelberg_Suzanne_1Sky Blue Black
Suzanne Engelberg - Tiburon, CA Sky Blue and Black
Fares_Caity_5Eliza'sEmergence
Caity Fares - Berkeley, CA Eliza's Emergence
Francoeur_Amanda_1LeapOfFaith_DeathofGoldieSeries
Amanda Francoeur - San Francisco, CA Leap of Faith from Death of Goldie Series
Geng_Dandan_7Underwater hope
Dandan Geng - Walnut Creek, CA
Underwater hope
Germany_Robin_4 Hollylake Buds
Robin Dru Germany - Slaton, TX Holly Lake: Buds
Guice_Susan_2Cannonball
Susan Guice - Biloxi, MS Cannonball!
Hastert_Wolfgang_2_Water
Wolfgang Hastert - San Diego, CA Water 2
Hochfeld_Ken_2_ConsideringChange
Ken Hochfeld - Portland, OR Considering Change
Kawamura_ Yoichi_Untitled 5
Yoichi Kawamura - Claremont, CA Untitled
Lerman_scott_05_LiquidLandscape
Scott Lerman - Ossining, NY Liquid Landscape
Lopez_JP_1Drought
Joyce P. Lopez - Venice, FL
Drought
Lucas_Martyn_Greenland.jpg (1 of 1)
Martyn Lucas - Cashiers, NC Scoresby Sund, Greenland
Leto
Michelle Ann Lundquist - Attleboro, MA Leto
martin_john_2_lagunadesantarosa_1
John F. Martin - Graton, CA Laguna de Santa Rosa 2
Puccinelli_Alessandro_2_In Between 03
Alessandro Puccinelli - Pisa, Italy In Between 03
Reeves_Kristin_4SylviaAndIShareTheSameDream_2
Kristin Reeves - Muncie, IN
Sylvia and I Share the Same Dream 2
ROMANET-Marie-Ancolie-2-Our-life
Marie Ancolie Romanet - Tresserve, Savoie, France Our Life
Rondina_Katherine_4Looking-East
Katherine Rondina - Columbus, IN Looking East
Rosenblum_RyutenPaul_-2_Gulf-of-Alghero
Ryuten Paul Rosenblum - San Anselmo, CA Gulf of Alghero
Rubin_Marian_4.A-Rainy-Night-in-Newark
Marian Rubin - Montclair, NJ A Rainy Night in Newark
Schlessinger_Jim_2_Genesis-I-1995
Jim Schlessinger - Amherst, MA Genesis I, 1995
Schnell_Jean_5Bubbles2014
Jean Schnell - Southboro, MA Bubbles, 2014
Schwedhelm_Deb_3Ryder_Clitherall_2013
Deb Schwedhelm Ryder, Clitherall, 2013
Semura_Jack_1Title
Jack Semura - Beaverton, OR Night Surf 1
Siple_Heather_4Disturbance
Heather J M Sipple - Wilmington, DE Disturbance
moss
Vicky Stromee - Tucson, AZ moss
Winkworth_Nick-5Galaxies
Nick Winkworth - Menlo Park, CA Galaxies
Yerkes_Sara_1Tile-Step
Sara Yerkes - Santa Barbara, CA Tiled Step
Zhang_Youngsook_3-Untitled-3
Youngsook Zhang - Hawaiian Gardens, CA Untitled
Amorphous_Kalliope 3_Fenced
Kalliope Amorphous - New York, NY Fenced
Sunset Wave
Maura Brennan - Van Nuys, CA Sunset Wave
KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
Mark McAfee Brown - Mountain View, CA
Haleakala Storm
Carter_Catharine_#1.Waterfall
Catharine Carter - Chapel Hill, NC Waterfall
Cicalo_Patrick_2Droplet
Patrick J Cicalo - North Salem, NY Droplet
Clark_Karen_4Rising
Karen Clark - Los Angeles, CA Rising
Crostic_Marian_1BlackSandBlueWater
Marian Crostic - Venice, CA
Black Sand Blue Water
Cumming_Sally_4_Silent Rain
Sally Cumming - Toronto, Ontario
Silent Rain
Dangler_Suzanne_1_At the Pool By the Ocean
Suzanne Dangler - Savannah, GA
At the Pool By the Ocean
Davis_Patsy_05salt flats-654
Patsy R Davis - Naperville, IL Salt Flats-654
wwd3_0114 002
William Wesley Douglas III - Chesapeake, VA God Had a Crooked Smile
Engelhorn_Philipp_3Salt Lake
Philipp Engelhorn - Hong Kong, China Salt Lake
entchev_johan_5untitled
Johan Entchev - Helsinki, Finland Untitled
Goldenberg_Nancy4Swimming Hole
Nancy Goldenberg - Chicago, IL Swimming Hole
Gorbett_Susan_2Desert Mercury
Susan J Gorbett - Tucson, AZ Desert Mercury
Grant_Daniel_1_right
Daniel Grant - San Francisco, CA Right
Guice_Susan_6Pearl River at Honey Island
Susan Guice - Biloxi, MS Pearl River at Honey Island
Hamby_Eric_1Luminous
Eric Hamby - Webster, NY Luminous
Hastert_Wolfgang_4_Water
Wolfgang Hastert - San Diego, CA
Water, 4
Honegger_Michael_3At Swim, Two Boys
Michael S Honegger - Nice, France At Swim, Two Boys
Huppert_Evy_2untitled
Evy Huppert - White River Junction, VT Untitled
jeltema_margrieta_1_la-fontana
Margrieta Jeltema - Vermezzo, MI la fontana
Beach at Lake Harriet
Nancy A Johnson - Minneapolis, MN Lake Harriet, Minneapolis
Kim_ByongHo_3Creek Study #1
Byong-Ho Kim - Downey, CA Creek Study #1
Lindman_Lisa_6. Refraction
Lisa Lindman - Dorchester, MA
Refraction
Puerto Rico spearfish and freedive
Logan Mock-Bunting - Wrightsville Beach, NC Waiting for Contraction
Morse_C_E_7Sumac_and_Snow
C E Morse - Cumberland Center, ME Sumac and Snow
Icicled Vent
Karen Novotny - Santa Fe, NM Icicled Vent
Petrich_Christopher_1MalibuBeachGirl
Christopher Petrich - Tacoma, WA
Malibu Beach Girl
Pritchard_Janet_05b
Janet L Pritchard - Mansfield Center, CT Firehole River, Upper Geyser Basin
Sandow_Linda_2_WashingAway05
Linda Sandow - New York, NY
Washing Away #5
Troeller_Linda_5_Jacuzzi-Calistoga-Hot-Springs-California
Linda Troeller - Lakewood, NJ Jacuzzi, Calistoga Hot Springs, California
Winkworth_Nick-4Natural
Nick Winkworth - Menlo Park, CA Natural
yates_douglas_1triangulating-winter
Douglas A Yates - Ester, AK triangulating winter
Zawadzki_Leah_3_river
Leah Zawadzki - Orange, CA River

Juror’s Statement

“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley

The driest place in the world is the Atacama Desert in South America, which receives four inches of rain every thousand years. The wettest place on earth is in India – Mawsynram has a yearly rainfall of 467 inches. There is no doubt that every inhabitant on this planet (as well as wilderness and agriculture) is affected by water on a daily basis in its various forms – liquid water, water ice, and water vapor.

How does one visually capture something as definitive and elusive and shape-shifting as water?

The primary intent during the selection process for the Water, Elemental and Fundamental exhibit was to select work that prompts the viewer to see “water” in an unexpected way. So many generally gorgeous images passed through the winnowing process, as I wanted to choose work that showed how water might make one feel. I thought of words like ‘scale’, ‘submersion’, ‘lucent’, and ‘primordial’. In the end, I hope this exhibit gives an exploratory yet balanced experience to the viewer, and perhaps a renewed appreciation.

- Laura Moya

About the Juror

The Director of Photolucida for eight years, Laura Moya has juried for Critical Mass, Blue Sky Gallery’s Northwest Drawers, Newspace Center for Photography, United Photo Industries/The Fence and PhotoPlace Gallery. She has curated exhibits at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland (Photo Alchemy: An Exhibition of Alternative Process Photography, and Resurrection: A New Look at Old Photographic Processes), at the Lishui International Photo Festival in China (Desiree Edkins, Lori Vrba), and the Xiang Sha Wan Photo Festival in Inner Mongolia (Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, Nancy Newberry, Jane Alden Stevens). Laura co-curated an independent project, The Early Works Project (www.earlyworksproject.org) which exhibited at Newspace Center for Photography, Rayko Photo Center, and the Center for Fine Art Photography. She has also written pieces for Finite Foto (Lisa Law, Taj Forer), Griffin Museum’s Critic’s Pick (Chris McCaw), and Photo-eye ‘s blog (Lucas Foglia, Marjolaine Ryley).

Call for Entries

Liquid, frozen, or vapor, water in all its forms can be one of nature’s most powerful forces and humans’ most peaceful companions. It occupies 75% of our planet and 65% of our bodies, and it’s become the yardstick by which we measure global warming. For this exhibition, we sought photographs in any style that told us more about water.