Juried Photo 2016 

Judge/Juror Lisa Elmaleh   Exhibit Dates: Sept. 24 – October 23, 2016

Participating Artists: Virginia Aschmoneit (Westhampton Beach, NY), Liza Hennessey Botkin (CA) , Susan Carney (Smithtown, NY), Mark Coggins (CA) (two works sold) , Libby Crimmings (IA), JoAnne Dumas (Wading River, NY), Doug Emery (NJ), Frank L Esposito (Cold Spring Harbor, NY), Corey Phillips Fowler (Bellport, NY), Nicholas Gaffney (NH), John Goldstein (Stony Brook, NY), Phyllis Goodfriend (Great Neck, NY), Elizabeth Herrmann (FL), Abby Irwin(NYC, NY), Timothy H. McCoy(GA), Elizabeth Milward (Smithtown, NY), Margaret Minardi (Northport, NY), Benjamin Moss (Ithaca, NY), Linda Quinn (E. Northport, NY), Alan Richards (East Hills, NY),  Betty Torrell (NC), Kate Truisi (Brooklyn, NY), Joan Weiss (Jericho, NY), Bingjie Yu (Brooklyn, NY), Tony Zaza (NJ)

Prizes: First Place: Bingjie Yu (Hiraeth 2); Second Place: Nicholas Gaffney (Behind Kmart #10);

Honorable mentions: Elizabeth Hermann, Evicted 1;  Abigail Irwin, I Wish You'd Known Her; Margaret Minardi, The White House; Elizabeth Milward, Hush, Hush; Libby Crimmings, Nonny

About judge/ juror Lisa Elmaleh:

Lisa Elmaleh’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh photographs using the nineteenth century wet plate collodion process.  Elmaleh is a West Virginia based photographer and educator, teaching at the School of Visual Arts and the Penumbra Foundation in New York City. She has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation IPF Grant, PDN’s 30, the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant, the Tierney Fellowship, and The Everglades National Park Artist Residency. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently featuring her American Folk project as a solo show at the Appalachian Center, Berea College in Kentucky, and her Everglades project in a group show, Imaging Eden: Photographers Discover the Everglades at the Norton Museum.  Elmaleh’s work is in the collection of the Norton Museum, the Ogden Museum, and other private collections. Elmaleh’s most recent work, American Folk, is a series of tintypes of musicians who play traditional old time music in and around the Appalachian Mountains - West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee. Elmaleh spends a whole day or more at the home of each musician, documenting their likeness, and the landscape they reside in, as the two are closely linked. Reminiscent of historic photographs of Doris Ullman, or August Sander, the portraits are traditional, with historic references, as the music is traditional. The tradition of American folk music echoes in the historic nature of the tintype process being used.