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Deadline: July 05, 2012
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: 24 USD for first four


Among Trees Photo Contest

logodrlogo3 We live among trees – depend on them – harvest them – eat from them – worship them – love them. To some people trees are home, to others — simply a resource. For this exhibit we want to examine the lives of trees and their intersection with our lives.

Trees transcend time as we experience it. How many of us as children have planted a tree, watched it grow and then left it behind to a new generation? Trees stand as witnesses to generations past, present and future. Trees are part of the ecological web of life on earth and whether we know it or not we all depend on them.

Show us what trees mean to you. Objects of beauty, reverence, necessity? Symbols of strength and stoicism? Monuments to the past? Victims of man’s consumption? We want to see how you envision life Among Trees.

Juror: Beth Moon

Time, memory and nature are the central motifs that underlie the photographic imagery of American photographer Beth Moon. Whether she is recording the majestic, sentinel-like Baobab trees for the Portraits of Time series; capturing the strange balance between childhood innocence and the darker wisdom of nature in the project, Thy Kingdom Come; rendering menacing carnivorous plants in the Savage Garden portfolio, or constructing fanciful, dreamscapes in the Seen But Not Heard portfolio; Moon reveals a magical and intuitive appreciation for the ways in which time, memory and nature define our understanding of man’s place in the universe.

Moon studied fine art at the University of Wisconsin. Moving to England and inspired by the many ancient trees there, she decided to make a series of their portraits. She mastered platinum/palladium printing, an ideal process for her vision. Her work has been the object of numerous solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide, receiving critical acclaim. Beth now resides in Marin County, California. We are excited to have a juror who’s work’s longevity seems only too appropriate for a subject mater as permanent as trees.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Juror's Choice receives a 30×48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image and a signed copy of Douglas Beasley's Earth Meets Spirit: A Journey Through the Sacred Landscape.

Honorable Mentions and Juror's Choice receive free exhibit catalogs.

People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.

All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.

We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. ELIGIBILITY: International Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Photographers retain all rights to their work. USAGE RIGHTS: For selected images: artists grant Darkroom Gallery the right to use their images to promote the exhibition and for display on Darkroom Gallery website and for inclusion in an exhibit catalog.

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