I am pleased to announce that I have been chosen as one of the category winners of the 10th annual Julia Margaret Cameron awards. Named after the British photographer born in 1815 in Calcutta, the awards celebrate women photographers, with recognition of work in various categories.
Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography, Julia Margaret Cameron began her career in photography at the age of 48 when she was given a camera as a gift by her daughter. With her unique soft focus style that reflected her recognition of both the artistic and scientific aspects of photography, she photographed many famous figures of the day, including Charles Darwin, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and William Michael Rossetti. Great-niece Virginia Woolf referenced Cameron’s photographic talent in the introduction she wrote for a printed collection of the her great-aunt’s work in 1926. I was fortunate enough to see this work and talent at the 2013 exhibition of Cameron’s work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first ever devoted to her work by the Met.
Eight of my Boat Hulls series images have been chosen as the winning series in the Still Life and Abstractions category of the 10th annual Julia Margaret Cameron awards, and six of these images will be included in an exhibition of select winning images in Barcelona. See the series of winning images here - just scroll down to view the Still Life and Abstractions category. Images from 722 international photographers were evaluated for the awards, with over 5,800 images submitted. The exhibition will take place from October 3 until October 14 at the Gallery Vivid Foto in Barcelona, located on Carrer Buenaventura Muñoz 6, with an opening reception on October 5th at 7:30.
The photo above, "Alter Ego" was taken when I was in Barcelona last September. This boat was in a boatyard in Sitges, not far from the photo below which was taken in a neighboring marina. I was happy to catch this race of miniatures in the shadows of their full size inspirations.