Artists of Yardley Presents a New Perspective for Levitation Theme

Hearing the word levitation, the mind always brings before some images that are related to rising and gliding.

Such is the subject of the exhibition organized by the famous art school Artists of Yardley Art Center. This year is special for the exhibition as this is the first exhibition that is judged by juries and also this is the seventh annual show. This exhibition will continue till 2nd October. The photographs that are selected offer a number of one-of-a-kind and impressive styles.

This show is open to all people as they can see the entire event. Show hour is from 12 noon to 5 pm. As far as the days are concerned, visitors can attend the show on Friday or during weekends. The Art Centre is situated in the Patterson Farm, Lake Road.

The famous award winning photographer Juror Barbara Warren has made a careful selection of the photos for the exhibition. According to her, every photograph is unique and has done justice to the theme in an unusual manner. The exhibition was started from 9th September and Marc Schimsky, a member of the Artists of Yardley, was declared as the winner for his composite photography known as The Guardian of the Field.
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Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards goes to Andrew Stevenson

Andrew Stevenson of Bermuda was recently honored by Prince of Wales’ Commonwealth Environmental Photography Awards ‘Out of the Blue’ contest, with his snapshot of a humpback whale taken off the Bermuda coast winning a prize for ‘Highly Commended – Most Publicly Liked Entry.’
The entry of Mr. Stevenson was handed in Over 18s group, along with the photo’s caption saying, “A North Atlantic humpback whale in the middle of its northern migration from the Caribbean breeding grounds to their northern feeding grounds.”
The snapshot was taken twenty miles south-west of Bermuda in 14000 feet of water. The website of the contest said that a great area of this global ocean lies within the jurisdiction of Commonwealth nations. Over half of Commonwealth nations are islands, to whom ocean matters are of great importance. These global leaders therefore have tough decisions to make such as how best to ensure the future health and viability of the ocean.
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Cody woman to have her photo on the cover of Outdoor Photographer magazine

When Sandy Sisti was growing up on New Yorks Long Island, she was a photography enthusiast, taking pictures of family, friends as well as anything she saw. Her favorite hobby was photography. Finally, she graduated from her cheapo cameras to make things better.

For years, she pursued a career in the pharmaceutical industry. But that pursuit altered in 1994 after she was hit by lightning in the form of a visit to the Yellowstone Park. Well, that was trip which altered her life and this finally turned her wildlife photography as a full time profession. It guided her to Cody. Now she is counting on days to see her photograph on Outdoor Photographer magazine cover. Read more »

Photography major aims on feminism

When Hannah Altman started shooting a personal photography program in her dorm room, she did not have any idea that the pictures would turn internationally known across the planet. The 2nd year photography major’s series named ‘And Everything Nice’ went viral and now it has been featured on Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, Ashton Kutcher’s A+ and The Huffington Post.

In the 8 photographs, Altman substitutes women’s bodily fluids, including tears, blood and vomit, along with glitter to make it more presentable from visual aspects.

A leading website reported that, Altman said that there has been a very tough reaction to the snapshots. She did not expect those to be published to the extent that they have been, but I think its drawing attention to a significant issue.

The snaps were actually uploaded Hannah’s Tumblr page on 15th February, and it got over 130000 reblogs as well as likes in less than twenty four hours. As of 23rd March, Monday, the count went to more than 424000. Read more »

Documentary snapshots at Jeu de Paume in Paris

In Paris, the Jeu de Paume presents the very 1st anthological exhibit in France of the work of American photographer Taryn Simon.

She utilizes both pictures as well as text to attempt to reach a deeper meaning of photography. Taryn offers a series of expressions regarding the role of images in the society – control, power, the separation between the public and institutions are only some of the topics she explores.

In 203, in her first work ‘The Innocents’, she took a series of photos of people convicted in a wrong way, imprisoned and finally freed from the death row. In their photography cases gave the criminal justice system a tool which changed innocent citizens into criminals by wrong eyewitness recognition.

Taryn Simon told that photography is uncertain and therefore less faithful to reality than they believe. But, at the very same time, the photographs have power than mere words. He told that he believe that he believes that he uses photography to show the ever-changing space where knowledge is created. Therefore, attempt to make these 2 poles: 1 photographic, 1 textual, and the viewer moves between these 2 poles and is constantly making new judgements, new interpretations, new assumptions about the narratives that are the subject of the work. Read more »

National Geographic photography competition: Hong Kong man gets grand prize

The annual photography contest winners of National Geographic have been declared after the mag got over 9200 separate entries from more than hundred and fifty nations. The top prize winner, a snap of a lady bathed in the light of her phones display as she stands in a crowded and dimly lit train. The snap has been clicked by Brian Yen in Hong Kong.

He named the image A Node Glows in the Dark. Speaking about the snap, the photographer told that even though this lady stood at the centre of a jam-packed train, the warm glow from her phone told the strangers around her that she was not really there. She managed to slip away from there for a little moment; she has a node flickering on the social web, roaming the Earth, free as a butterfly. Read more »

Terry Steeley excels in Underwater Photography

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.