Tuesday, January 27, 2009

6th Annual Images of the Southwest Juried Photography Show

MJ and I in front of my exhibit hanging at the museum.

Master Museum preparator Jack Townes at work hanging the accepted images.

John L. Ninnemann (center) Jack Townes (right) and me before the opening of the show.
John is an accomplished photographer himself, having published a few books exclusively featuring his images. Including "Canyon Spirits- Beauty and Power in the ancient Puebloan World". I met John at my gallery, while he was giving a National Geographic tour through Zion National Park. John is on the board of the Center for Southwest Studies and invited me to be the judge of this years photography contest.

Out of the many entries, this image by John Mumaw, was my favorite
and won Best of Show. Congratulations John! His photograph caught
my attention because of its originality, dynamic composition and perfect exposure.

MJ getting professional hanging advice by
master museum preparator, Jack Townes.

MJ and I are back from a wonderful week in Durango Colorado. I was invited to judge the 6th annual juried photography show at the Center of Southwest Studies on the campus of Fort Lewis College. Check out their website http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu/Its an enlightening place for anyone interested in the culture of the Southwest past and present.

Durango is home to some of the nicest people you will ever meet. While out that way we made it to Mesa Verde National Park a couple times with my Linhof, when my film is developed perhaps I'll share an image or two from that trip. For now check out some images from the show on January 25th.

I had a hard time picking out my favorite photographs. Only so many images were able to hang on the wall from the numerous entries from both amateurs and professionals.

Thank you to all who entered and made the show a great success. It was an honor to be the judge among so many talented photographers.


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