The Padzieski Art Gallery located in the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, in Dearborn in Michigan City known for its unique presentation of art and culture will be organizing the 20th annual juried photographic exhibition from the 5th of February to the 27th of February.
The opening party would be organized on the 5th of February between 7 and 8:30 pm. This juried photography exhibition is being eagerly awaited by photographers and art lovers from all over the state as they would be given an excellent opportunity to showcase their talent , win lucrative cash prize as well as buy and sell unique artistic creations available at a limited stock.
This exhibition is thronged by people of different age groups and belonging to different walks of life. They present their talent by participating in the three categories of the exhibition, namely black and white, color and digitally altered photography. This exhibition presents a wonderful combination of creative work that ranges from simple photography to advanced professional clicks. With the advent of advanced technology the medium of photography has lost its creativity. This exhibition however brings out the true essence of art, observation and innovation. The Downriver Community Arts Council has chosen two of the favorite award winning photographers of Dearborn to judge the exhibition- Teresa Lousias and Lance Rosol. Louisas has attained international acclaim for her excellence in photography, whereas Rosol has been a winner of this exhibition in 2009 and 2010.
This annual juried photography exhibition seems to be absolutely challenging and the details of submitting applications to this exhibition along with the entry fees and deadlines will be available on the website of the Downriver Community Arts Council.
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit all set to hit Kendal tomorrow, and it features hundred jaw dropping snaps, from lovely animal behavior to great wild landscapes. Now in their 50th year, the internationally famed yearly contest has attracted 48000 entries from around 98 nations, from pro and amateur photographers alike.
The exhibit, on loan from London’s Natural History Museum, would be showcased at the Kendal Museum till 29th November. A very rigorous selection procedure has drawn together judges from across the world, to select the top entries. Through the lens of photography, the exhibit clicks the beauty and intrigue of the planet, offering them a glimpse of natural world.
Kendal Museum’s curator manager Carol Davies reportedly stated that the museum team is happy to have such a lovely exhibition in their newly refurbished gallery. They expect local people and visitors to the town enjoy the photographs as well as their collections.
The touring exhibit would be downstairs in irregular gallery, where the museum would showcase on loop photographs from the exhibit with pictorial info in hospitality region. The gallery is open from 10.30 am to 5 pm; from Tuesday to Saturday; and adults entrance is payable at museum.
It is the 50th year of Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest, and to celebrate this fete some of the top snaps have been drew together in a book. The contest was founded in the 1960s with only 361 entries. This year there was around 42000 entries incurred from 96 nations.
Cara Connell is the very first to say that her career has been a little knotty. Beginning it as a zoologist, she turned into a lawyer and after that a freelance photographer, and later an entrepreneur. Still, she is just thirty five years old.
She told that she got sick with tropical diseases from working in Africa. She got bilharzia – a water borne parasite, one can catch from a snail that really was his downfall. Coming back to the United Kingdom, Ms Connell decided that she would become a lawyer, a profession that became all consuming for 5 years till her mom became ill and she left her job to take care of her.
She added that she was kind of at this junction. These bad turnings happen, but the wonderful thing regarding them is it does lead you to where you do want to be. The place where she wanted to be in was photography. It was an interest that went back to her Africa days. Even though she was everything that she wanted to do, she found working as a freelancer. She wanted to have her own business and she also decided that she could also do something that would help her fellow photographers, who struggle to make a living.
She told that they were putting around £5000 into a shoot, including models, make-up, artists, equipment and location just to get few images, just to build up their own portfolio so that one day they would be hired for a job that would actually pay them for the work that they are doing.
Speaking about her, she told that at that cross section in life, she wanted to be an aerial photographer, and she wanted to live in Africa and she wanted to save animals. It is hard to say because so many things have happened since.