A stunning Presentation of a galore of eye catching under water photographs had been showcased in the annual underwater photography competition of the British Society of Underwater Photographers.
Among some excellent work of art the presentation of the grey seal and sea anemone in shades of pink and white was unique. The judges were unanimous in declaring British photographer Terry Steeley as the ultimate winner for his remarkable rendering of the image of a diver in the famous TajMahal cenote in Mexico. He had shot this spectacular image with a Canon 1DX. Terry, a resident of Woodbridge, Suffolk is a Graphic Designer by profession and has been into capturing images for two and a half years. He is also a member of the British Society of Underwater Photographers.
Terry has been an ardent diver since 1997 and his passion for underwater photography arose in the spring of 2012. It is at this time the he took his DSLR camera to explore the blue waters. His passion was so intense that he had described himself to be an observer of the water world with the lakes, oceans and seas being his studio. He had taken a break from work in 2013 to nurture his passion and travelled across the globe to the Bahamas, Philippines, Egypt, South Africa, Alaska, Thailand and other exotic locations. He had faced some challenges while diving a cenote. However after some unsuccessful attempts his patience and determination helped him to succeed in capturing the marvelous piece of beauty through his lenses. He said that the magnificent rays of sun falling on the mangroves enhanced the beauty and made his final dive a success.
Terry’s immense fascination and indomitable appetite for capturing bigger animals by his lens has prompted him to plan two trips to Banco Chinchorro near Belize where he will have a challenging time in exploring the American Crocodiles for Big Fish Expedition.
After the arrest of an American last month, the legal experts have cautioned people in the United Arab Emirates to follow the laws of photography strictly. Dr Robert Alan Black, 70, who is an architect and author by profession, had been detained since the 21st of October at the Al Wathba prison on grounds of taking pictures of restricted areas. He has finally been released a few days back and the court finding no evil intention behind his action has asked him to pay an amount of Dh500 as a fine.
Dr Black had been in Abu Dhabi for the Creative Thinkers Conference and his arrest had created a huge row among his family, friends and well wishers. His well wishers had raised an amount of Dh45, 00 to meet his legal expenses. His daughter Jessica had even borrowed a huge sum against her house to meet the expenses. Rosemary Rein, a friend and colleague of Dr Black while speaking on behalf of a group of people who had played an important role in rallying for his release stated that they were happy that their friend had finally been out of prison and he would be returning home to Georgia, USA. Read more »
Grunwald Gallery has collaborated with Kinsey Institute to hold a 3 part photography exhibit which concentrates on erotic imagery and food. There would be 3 exhibitions, with 2 of the galleries showcasing a series of work by Robert Mapplethorpe from Kinsey Institute collection.
The 3rd showcase is a traveling exhibit of still color snaps by Laura Letinsky. Catherine A. Johnson-Roehr, the Kinsey’s Curator of Art, told that the basic objective of these photo galleries is to offer visitors the scope to see important photography works which are more often spotted in museums and galleries in top major cities than at IU in Bloomington.
A well known photography critic named Philip Gefter would lecture on the work of Mapplethorpe at 5 pm, on Friday, at Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Following that, Grunwald Gallery would open the exhibit along with a reception from 6 pm to 8 pm.
The Grunwald Gallery of Art director Elizabeth Stirratt told that audience members could anticipate a huge range of various experiences. People would come to know and carefully engage with the snaps done by Letinsky and Mapplethorpe. They would come out with a very different take as a whole.
Kinsey Institute got a gift of thirty prints from Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in the year 2011. These snaps date from the year 1976 to 1985 and feature clothed or nude portraits as well as explicit heterosexual and homosexual imagery.
Johnson-Roehr told that this exhibit is the very first time when they have shown this very unique collection that filled a significant gap in Kinsey Institute’s snap collection. This exhibit at Grunwald Gallery provides a very rare scope for the Indiana University students as well as others to see the real works by this innovative and controversial artist.
People have made arrangements to arrange wildlife photography contest by Department of Wildlife Conservations to label the department’s sixty-fifth anniversary. The contest would be arranged in 2 categories – namely open and schools, the department sources stated that adding the entries would be accepted till 5th September, 2014 and they would be judged on 12th September, 2014. Awarding certificates and presents to the top snaps would take place on 1st October, 2014.
Any Sri Lankan would be able to take part in the contest and they would be able to send maximum 4 entries under the open category. The entries might be either black and white or color and they must show wildlife – in their habitat in a captive establishment or in the wild – or plants or wild landscapes in a Sri Lankan landscape and computer generated or computer altered snaps would be not be accepted.
Illustrations and artwork would not be accepted. The snaps must be of 12 inches in width and 18 inches in length. In the top left corner of the snap, the photographer’s name, address, index number along with the name of the title and location would be written, must be mentioned with a brief description on location, lenses and camera used.
School participants must forward their entries along with the certification of their schools’ principals. All entries for the contest must be sent or handed over to Director General, Department of Wildlife Conservation, No 811, Jayanthipura Road, Battaramulla.