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WATER, ELEMENTAL and FUNDAMENTAL. Juror's selections announced. Exhibition OPEN.
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FIGURES | CONTEXTS

Exhibition dates: January 7th - 31st

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Juror: CIG HARVEY

People are always in places, and portrait photographs can use those places to expand our understanding of the individual being portrayed.  For the exhibition FIGURES | CONTEXTS we sought photographs that present one or more individuals in a setting that enlarges our understanding of the subject.  For instance, the setting could be play a metaphoric function, it could provide further insight into the person or persons being portrayed, or it could be an environment that enlarges our understanding of the meaning of the portrait.  We were very pleased that Cig Harvey was the juror for this exhibition.  Known for her amazing portraits, most recently featured in her book You Look at Me Like an Emergency, and a series of recent solo exhibition, Cig is one of the most important photographers working today in the medium of creative portraiture.

Juror¹s Statement

The process of jurying a show seems at first glance a relatively simple one, yet the reality couldn¹t be further from truth. It¹s a subjective and tough experience. For me, it¹s an agonizing process made over the course of many days. I sift through the entries over and over and over again until a certain group of images bubble to the surface. Ultimately, I was looking for work that felt authentic and original.  I gravitated towards images that embraced the formal concerns of photography; frame, light, color etc to its highest levels, to elevate the conceptual and narrative content of the picture. The resulting group of final images demonstrate a command of the craft of photography and firmly point to the medium¹s story telling capacities. I am honored and humbled to have been given this daunting task and wholly thank all the applicants and wish to congratulate those selected.

Cig Harvey

 
 
FIGURES | CONTEXTS
Photos chosen for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery
All photographs are copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission
All photographs are copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission

Rachael Banks
Little Elm, TX

Personal Palette

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Larry Brownstein
Culver City, CA

The Gesture

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Elizabeth M. Claffey
Lexington, KY

Carey's Allowance

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Katherine Clayton
Hoopeston, IL

From the Earth

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Megan Douglas
Cabot, AR

Mckenzie #5

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Nathan Eldridge
Portland, ME

Self-Portrait as a Writer

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Pippi Ellison
Cambridge, MA

Stoneman

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Michelle Fader
Tampa, FL

Edge 

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Sara Fields
Austin, TX

Let Me Go

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Essi Frydenlund
Oslo, Norway

Untitled

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Vincent Glielmi
Carol Stream, IL

Sandwich County Fair, 2013

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Daniel Grant
San Francisco, CA

Timing Sets

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Andrew Greenwood
Tallahasee, FL

Luciano

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Jason Halley
Chico, CA

Beach

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Joshua Hobson
Portland, OR

Girl in Purple Dress,
Das Es Salaam, Tanzania

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Janette James
Pawling, NY

The Burning

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Kristine Jarosz
Houston, TX

Pork Sandwich

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Jaime Johnson
Ruston, LA

Nest

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Christopher Jordan
Tuscaloosa, AL

Green Energy

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Candi S. Kalinsky
Bellevue, NE

In the Falls

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Grace VIrginia Kari
Missoula, MT

The Circle and the Square

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Winky Lewis
Portland, ME

Lo Jumping

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Patty Maher
Terra Cotta, Ontario

Where the Wind Blows

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Kelly Merchant
High Falls, NY

Houseleek, Virginia Creeper, Foxglove, Fern,
Osmunda Fern

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Desireé Pfeiffer
San Francisco, CA

Untitled No. 4
from the series Little Fifteen

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Sarah Pfohl
Syracuse, NY

Fit

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Katie Purnell
Birmingham, AL

Birmingham

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Nataly Rader
Los Angeles, CA

Anticipation

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Christiana Elizabeth Rifaat
Boston, MA

Midday Lethargy. Vero Beach, FL

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Kathryn Roberts
Columbia, SC

Cabinet

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Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA

Ilee Kaplan

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Whitten Sabbatini
Memphis, TN

Eric and Teresa, Martin Luther
King Blvd

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Curtis Salonick
Wilkes-Barre, PA

King Richard of Taliaterra

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Michael Seif
Watertown, MA

Backswimmer

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Nathan R. Smith
Oakton, VA

Sisters Hailing a Cab

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Sabrina Staires
Roeland Park, KS

Adam Jones Truck

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Susan Swihart
Los Angeles, CA

Sister

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Brandy Trigueros
San Gabriel, CA

Hope

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J.M. Valdivia
North Miami Beach, FL

Daniel

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Adam Watkins
Salt Lake City, UT

Speechless

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Kate Wilhelm

Spunky Rooster Jamie

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FIGURES | CONTEXTS
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All photographs are copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission
All photographs are copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission

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Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA

Independence Day

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Sydnee Bickett
Bloomington, MN

The Fence

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Michael Bixler
Philadelphia, PA

Glade to Wood

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Lisa Hennessey Botkin
Studio City, CA

Far From Here

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CJ Bryant
Suffern, NY

The Pines, from the series
My Life as a Ghost

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Roy DiTosti
Stow, MA

Kris Bathroom

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Nicole L. Du Bois
Greensboro, NC

Vexed

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Deena Feinberg
Rhinebeck, NY

Exit Stage Right

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Suki Fredericks
Leicester, VT

The Three Graces of Oliver
Hill Farm

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Emilyann Gachko
Cranford, NJ

Justin Brown

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Dan Gemkow
Columbia, MO

 Jesus

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Katie Gohde-Haase
Deep River, CT

Bride Series: Fallen

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Jarmo Honkanen
Helsinki, Finland

Self-Portrait at Inva-Parking

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Kevin Lehman
Middlebury, VT

Bite Me

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Kim Llerena
Washington, DC

Baker in Window with Crutches, Havana

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Zane Logan
Taylors, SC

Tyger River with Floating Figure

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Jim McKinniss
Redondo Beach, CA

Tammy 20130714 #1

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Debbie Miracolo
Hawthorne, NY

Tatum, from the series The Change Agents

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Chrystal Lea Nause
Makanda, IL

Shelter

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Danielle Ellen Owensby
Warren, MI

My Sister

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Emily Porter
Milwaukee, WI

The Silhouette of a Damsel No. 1

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Caitlin Ragan
Easley, SC

Pile of Books

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Darcy Rogers
New York, NY

Wind

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Olga Rook
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The Wall

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Mir-Kian Roshannia
East Gwillimbury, Ontario

Behind Glass

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Rebecca Rothey
Baltimore, MD

Self Portrait with Book

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Don Russell
McKinney, TX

Isis

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Jasper Savage
Toronto, Ontario

Oddity

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Joshua Separzadeh
Venice, CA

Stars

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Malika Sqalli
London, UK

The Phoenix - Derrick Johnson Olympic
Weightlifter 2013 National Champion

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Malina Stanczak
Alexandria, VA

Untitled, from the series Couch

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Stacie Turner
West Hartford, CT

Photographer

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Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA

Woman in Yellow, Riga

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