Photography Competition Finalists Announced

November 16th, 2011

 

We don’t yet have the winners in the Camera Obscura Journal Winter 2011 Photography Competition, but the following finalists’ images are now in the hands of the judges. We had some tough choices to make with so much great work submitted. Many thanks to all who entered and for your support in helping us provide a needed platform for artistically accomplished and technically superior photography. The results for the competition with a deadline of September 15th are listed below:

Professional Category
Finalists
Brian T. Silak – “Fall Tree”
Andrei Iliescu – “Cinema Show”
Julie Ziesemann – “ourself concealed”
Chan Kwok Hung – “Working In The Morning”
Mike Haley – “Pas de Deux”
Cynthia Walpole – “Green-crowned Brilliant 8562”
Tina Jokitalo – “Fly away little bird”
Bill Brokaw – “Christina the Redeemer”
Saeed Rezvanian – “Before The Beginning”
Saeed Rezvanian – “Inside”
Nicola Taylor – “Music for those who listen”
Nicola Taylor – “La Que Sabe”
Rui Pires – “The Eagle´s Girl”
Rui Pires – “The Rural Trio”
Jennifer Georgescu – “Sand, Stones, Dead Leaves and Bones”
Tom Wundrak- “Woman by the window reading a book”
Fabio Affuso – “Antoni Lobetti”
Manuel Cosentino – “Behind a Little House (Series)”
Stephanie Saclolo – “of deception or deliverance?”
 
Non-Professional Category
Finalists
Guilherme Stoner – “No bar, no woman, no life…”
Anna Rowser – “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”
Nenad Saljic – “A church inside a church 1”
Nenad Saljic – “Into the Mist”
Nenad Saljic – “Matterhorn: Twilight Clouds”
Nenad Saljic – “Matterhorn: Sunset Clouds”
Nenad Saljic – “Petrified 1”
Nenad Saljic – “Solitude 4”
Dennis Hodges – “Fall” from the series 1 tree 4 seasons”
Dennis Hodges – series – “A modern relationship”
Dennis Hodges – “Urban flamingos”
Sabato Visconti – “The Boy that Stayed and the Boy that Went”

Thanks again. More news to come.
-MEP

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Camera Obscura Journal Volume 3

July 14th, 2011

 

Camera Obscura Journal Journal of Literature & Photography Volume 3 is now in bookstores. This issue features short stories by Adam Peterson, Vincent Czyz, Leslie Pietrzyk, J. Caleb Winters, Gerri Brightwell, Chidelia Edochie, and Barret Baumgart along with the photography of twenty-two artists, inclding Chan Kwok Hung, Rafal Maleszyk, Claudio Allia, and Patrizia Burra.

Here is an updated list of stores carrying this issue (there are also a few Borders stores not listed yet). Stop by and grab a copy. Where to Buy

Thanks again to our photography judges: Joel Grimes, Carol Andrews Jensen, and Carl Caylor.

The Fall Photography Competition is now underway. The competition is stiff so send us your best!

MEP

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And the Winner Is …

May 25th, 2011

Congratulations to Rafal Maleszyk whose photograph “Sunflower’s Army” wins the Camera Obscura Journal Photography Competition for the Summer-Fall 2011 issue. Kalliope Amorphous wins for the amateur category with her haunting image “The Bottom of the Sea.” The editor’s choice award goes to Bonnie Jones for her series “He Took the Butter” in the professional category and Hugh Jones gets the amateur editor’s choice award for “Traces, Grand Canyon.”

There were many standouts including Chan Kwok Hung’s “Harvest Day” and Svetlana Batura’s “Mental Equilibrium,” which gave the judges a dilemma, one that I hope they will have again in the future. Matt Walford’s intriguing construction “Library Sentinel” will land on the cover.

Thank you to our judges Joel Grimes, Carl Caylor and Carol Andrews Jensen for your commitment to our endeavor in support of professional and amateur photographers around the world.

A complete list of finalists can be found here Results.

As always, thanks for all the enthusiasm and support.

The Summer-Fall issue of Camera Obscura Journal will hit bookstores by July 1. See the contributors.

Preorder Vol 3 or subscribe here.

Guidelines for the current contest with a deadline of September 15, 2011 can be found or here .

-MEP

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Contributor Update

December 17th, 2010

Congratulations to Chan Kwok Hung for winning the National Geographic photo contest with his striking image “Buffalo Race.” This image was also selected as a finalist in the Camera Obscura photography Competiton and is featured in our second issue along with more of his work and the photos many other great photographers. The complete list of finalists for all Camera Obscura’s competitions can be found here.

Buffalo Race by Chan Kwok Hung

“Buffalo Race”  by Chan Kwok Hung – Copyright © Chan Kwok Hung

I would also like to congratulate Henriette Lazaridis Power whose  novel Clean Monday will by published by Ballantine Books. Clean Monday follows a young Greek/American woman who travels to Greece during the abandon of Carnival to collect a family inheritance, only to discover her estranged mother’s role in the family’s misfortune during WW II. Henriette’s story “Uruguay”  appears in Camera Obscura’s Winter issue.

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Photography Competition Results

November 9th, 2010

The results are in for the Camera Obscura Winter 2010 Photography Competition. We were humbled by the quality of the submissions and the strength of the field (artists from fifteen countries) making the final decisions all the more difficult. The results for the competition with a deadline of September 15th are listed below:

Professional Category
Winner
Chan Kwok Hung – “Goal”
Editor’s Choice (selected by photography editor Kate Parker)
Larry Louie – “Living Under the Bridge”
Finalists
Catherin Colaw – “Neck”
Catherin Colaw – “Hair”
Chan Kwok Hung – “Buffalo Race”
Chan Kwok Hung – “Fearless”
Daniel Haeker – “Existence”
Jeremy Fokkens – “Fireworks”
Julie Blichmann – “Mesa Arch”
Louie Larry – “Defying Gravity”
Louie Larry – “Nepalese Smiles”
Larry Louie – “Tibetan Prayer Flags 6”
Larry Louie – “Tibetan Monastery”
Ron Brown – “Here at the Cross”
Ryan Forster – “Water Eagle”
Simon Jones – “Ghost Ship”
William Goodwin – “Shrimp in a Sponge Funnel”
William Goodwin – “A Fish, a Shrimp, a Sponge”
Non-Professional Category
Winner
Marcela Bolívar – “a wanderer’s home”
Editor’s Choice (selected by photography editor Kate Parker)
Svetlana Batura – “silent morning”
Finalists
Alex Burgess – “Last Minute Cramming”
Blue Mitchell – “Fervor”
Blue Mitchell – “Loophole”
Daniel Haeker – “The World Is Not Enough”
Hugh Jones – “Alice In Wonderland”
Hugh Jones – “vie de Boheme 1913”
Hugh Jones – “Bridge at Halong Bay”
Marcela Bolívar – “At Noon”
Marian Whalen – “Tines”
Paul Cowell – “Dolphin’s Dinner”
Pedro Pages – “encallado”
Svetlana Batura – “Allegro con Moto”
Wendy Heinzelman – “UpperCanyon”

Many Thanks to our judges for this competition: Doug Box, Jennifer Wilson, and Cheri MacCallum (bios available soon in the Darkroom)

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