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Winners of Soho Photo’s 18th Annual National Photography Competition
Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce that its July exhibition will present the 39 winners of the Gallery’s 18th annual juried National Photography Competition. The show’s distinguished juror, Laura Paterson, VP and Specialist in the Photography Department at Christie’s, New York, selected these images to be in the 2013 exhibition.
In previous years, this competition has drawn entries from all over the United States and 2013 was even more national in scope. A total of 152 photographers from 35 states, from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii, submitted over 1,000 photographs for the juror’s consideration.
After making her selections, Paterson described this year’s submissions as “an impressive group of pictures” and said her decisions were “…actually rather difficult as I thought the standard was extremely high overall.”
The top three National Competition winners are:
The artist says, “I photographed these 12 images along the parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to express the aspirations of this amusement resort town in contrast with its struggle for economic and environmental vitality. This contrast is even more apparent when juxtaposed next to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. These relationships are explored by using various interpretive techniques such as exaggerated colors and distorted neon signage. The images are infused into a glossy metal surface rather than on it to enhance their luminescence.”.
Beyond the Road to Mandalay: Hill Tribes of Northern Myanmar
Schenker is a New-York based photographer who documents ethnic minorities throughout SE Asia. His goal is to depict their lifestyles, to recognize their unique characteristics and to preserve, through environmental portraiture, their values, their culture and their humanity. Beyond the Road to Mandalay, which was photographed in January 2013, is one of his portfolios that captures the ever-shrinking cultures and customs of ethnic minorities and hill tribes found in China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Bhutan, Thailand and Burma.