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The Photographic Nude 2020
February 8 – March 10, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 8, 5-8pm
LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
LightBox Photographic Gallery opens “The Photographic Nude 2020” with an opening artists’ reception on Saturday, February 8th from 5-8 p.m. This is the ninth year of the annual international juried exhibit, a collection of photographic prints exploring the artistic and creative view of the body and its form, dedicated to the creative spirit of photographer Ruth Bernhard.
LightBox established “The Photographic Nude“ series in 2011to gain an understanding of the nude historically in the photographic medium. The show features many talented practitioners of the photographic fine art nude from around the world. With 52 images selected for the exhibit from 42 photographers, this year LightBox is pleased to have Douglas Beasley as Juror for the Exhibit.
Douglas Beasley is owner and publisher of SHOTS Magazine, a quarterly journal of eclectic black & white photography now in its’ 35th year of publication. Doug’s personal vision explores the spiritual aspects of people and place and is concerned with how the sacred is recognized and expressed in everyday life. His work has been exhibited and published worldwide. Having been a fine-art photographer and photo workshop instructor for many years.
“I want to see photographs that have a strong, honest direct connection to their subject or photos with a sense of mystery or meaning. A compelling image may ask more questions than it answers. There should be an awareness how of the entire frame is utilized not just subject and background. I react to a personal point of view and want to feel the photographer’s presence in the process rather than submitting what they think will be liked by me or others. And even better if something of the maker is revealed as well as the subject.”
Douglas Beasley will give a Juror’s talk ‘Sacredness & Sexuality in the Figure in Landscape’ at 4 pm on Saturday February 8th immediately before the opening reception. Please contact the gallery if you would like a seat.
Congratulations to all the artists exhibiting in The Photographic Nude 2020
Andrew Graham, Andrew Janjigian, Angel O’Brien, Beamie Young, Blake Nellis
Brian Spies, Carl Moore, Charlie Noble, Pamela Chipman, Daniel Love, Dave Hanson
David Aimone, Dean Blackwell, Donald MacDonald, E.E. McCollum, Felix Martin
Gary Samson, Greg Roth, Jim Hamstra, Jim McKinnis, Joan Zachary, Julie Moore
Kelly James, Lance Pressl, Laszlo Galos, Laura Kurtenbach, Malcolm Lobban
Luigi Luccarelli, Linda Macchia, Marc McVey, Graham Marriot, Michael Puff
Mike Brown, Paul Sharatt, Robert Hopkins, Rogier Janssen, Selina Meyer
Trey Squire, Thea Audrey, Walt Duddington, Patrick Whitaker, William Lawrence
The exhibit runs from February 8th through March 10th 2020. Visit http://lightbox-photographic.com/shows/ for complete exhibit and artists info. LightBox offers memberships as a way of becoming part of the community of supporters that help to further the mission of the gallery. LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 5:30. Contact LightBox at 503-468-0238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit lightbox-photographic.com for more info and to enjoy past, current and upcoming exhibits.