Belleville Art Association Perspectives

Belleville Art Association 53rd Annual Juried Show! POTS by Lola Reid AllinJurors LaRose and Sulcs selection for the Award for Creative Excellence was a toss-up between my Cloud Atlas #1 and my subtle photo of these antique pots. Both photographs from Colombia.At the PARROTT GALLERY on PINNACLE until November 19, 2020. Tuesday-Saturday 1-4pm

CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

CREATIVE EXCELLENCE: Cloud Atlas #1 by Lola Reid Allin“This photograph had us both guessing. What were we really seeing? That is hard to do when you have looked at a lot of art. Being a photograph, we knew it was a real thing, but what? It made us look longer and harder. The subtle tonalities…

Show the world YOUR vision

The separation of the participants caught the eye of photojournalist David Hume Kennerly, “I was struck by the moment of the cat on the bed, a portrait of Jesus on the wall, and two generations who don’t appear to be interacting but are together nonetheless.” June 2014

The eyes have it!~

Pulitzer Prize winning David Hume Kennerly has had 37 Time & Newsweek cover images. Of this image, he said, The eyes have it. Education is another of life’s essentials, and this photo made me happy knowing that these kids were in school…in an area that has seen much turmoil. June 2014

Not everything is black-and-white.

New York Times Photography director Kathy Ryan thought the black-and-white focused the viewers’ attention to the sculptural forms of traditional fishing pens, “delicate spindly sticks jutting from the water.” June 2015

Which images make the cut?

Wishing for supper was my first image selected by a juror for publication in The Rotarian (June 2013) . Four-time Pulitzer Prize winning Juror Carol Guzy noted: – striking layered composition, with little surprises in the image such as the cat in the corner– excellent use of light– subtle tonal palette provides ambiance– environmental portrait…

Better to lose…?

I entered three images in the 2011 The Rotarian photo contest and …none of them were chosen. Disappointment changed to delight when the editor decided to run a feature story, using two of my three submitted images. What’s the message: Jurors are people — and people are subjective. The juror (Harry Benson) may (or may…

How can you connect with your subject?

Pulitzer-prize winning, NY Times photographer Damon Winter selected my portrait because the photo “showed a quiet grace and a direct and intimate connection between the subject and the photographer.” How did we connect? Initially we chatted about his beautiful home, an old Fes al Bali mansion. Then, I noticed his dog, a cocoa brown Rottweiler,…

National Geographic: Nohayquiensepa

FIFTH of FIVE of my images selected by National Geographic Photography Editor for their “Daily Dozen” Best Images (April 07, 2011).Adapted from the play, Nohayquiensepa, a testament to Politically Disappeared Indigenous Americans.

National Geographic: Good News – Bad News

Good news: “Bad News” is the FOURTH of FIVE of my images selected by National Geographic Photography Editor for their “Daily Dozen” Best Images (April 09, 2010).