Entries for Twelve: Parallels have been selected. Congratulations to our winners and all the photographers whose work is in the exhibit, and a big Thank You to everyone who submitted images! The winners are:
1st Place: James Gilmore, Memory and Metaphor
2nd Place: Eric Baral, Cell Phone Diptych 2
3rd Place: Gordon Reynolds, Johns
Honorable Mention: Dan Herrera, The Carapace
Honorable Mention: Diane Tempest, Parallel Shoes
Honorable Mention: Roberta Neidigh, Five Trees
Viewpoint Gallery’s annual juried exhibit Twelve encourages photographers to interpret an idea suggested by the theme of the show. This year’s theme “Parallels” alludes to the year 2011 itself with its obvious numeric parallel. But it also invites photographers to conjure connections and relatedness within the photographic frame. Entries for Twelve: Parallels will contrast, compare, illuminate, suggest, capture, and express photographers' varied approaches to this theme. In addition to single images, Twelve: Parallels will feature multiple images in diptychs, triptychs and polyptychs.
Our juror for Twelve: Parallels was Brian Taylor. He is known for his work in alternative printing processes, explorations in mixed media, combining words including his own poetry with photographs, and handmade books though his photographic roots are in traditional methods. In his own words, he looks for “universalities that would be of interest to other people.” He enjoys showing more than a single image at once to create “another context” and extended meaning as in the series Polarities and Intersections. His photographs are extensively exhibited, published and collected. Brian is Professor of Photography and Chair of the Art Department at California State University, San Jose. In addition he is a workshop presenter and frequent speaker on photography. Brian received his B.A. in Visual Arts from CSU, San Diego, an M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico. Visit Brian's web site at www.briantaylorphotography.com.