The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation
IPA is dedicated to recognizing contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition.The top three IPA winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony.
The 2011 awards event will be held at the Lincoln Center in New York City on October 24, 2011 before returning to Los Angeles in 2012 in celebration of the 10-year anniversary. _____________________
Over 8,000 submissions from 90 countries were received for the 2011 International Photography Awards, with over 70 jurors reviewing -- the largest Lucie/ IPA Competition to date.
Mary Ann Lynch --- 2010 Lucie / International Photography Awards
Editorial, Fine Art & People Categories--Professional
Mary Ann Lynch Lucie IPA Awards 2010 Professional Category
Entry title: "Lou Reed" from TheMasters Series Honorable Mention Awards: Fine Art: Collage Fine Art: Portrait _________________________ Entry title: "The Masters" "The Masters"(series of 4): Lou Reed, William Klein, Duane Michals, Gary Snyder Honorable Mention Award:Fine Art:Other
“The Masters” is an outgrowth of my decades of portraiture of people who have inspired or influenced me. I photograph in public places, not in studio set-ups. These recent digital portraits stylistically owe a debt to 16th and 17th etchings, drawings and artworks, Durer to Rembrandt. I’m drawn to their burnished quality, minimal palette, and heightened use of color to invoke the surreal or extra-ordinary. I experiment with different techniques, from solarization to hand-coloring and collage -- to capture a quality of each Master."
-"The Masters" thumbnails, click to enlarge
"The overall, ongoing Masters series, in which I work with both film and digital capture, covers a broad spectrum, from Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Alice Neel, Keith Haring, Yasunari Kawabata, Gabby Pahinui, Iolani Luahine, and Farley Granger to Robert Bly, Alice Walker, W.S. Merwin, Amiri Baraka, Christopher Walken, Lou Reed, Duane Michals, William Klein, Gloria Steinem, Colette, Robert Frank and many more. "
Final prints are editioned, either chromogenic or Epson digital.
Mary Ann Lynch Lucie IPA Awards 2010 Professional Category
"Native Hawaiian Ways" This series won four awards in the "People" division:Culture, Lifestyle, Editorial, and Other
at right, top: Maria Roberts cracks coconut with her machete in her yard, 1970.
at bottom: Fisherman Sus Matsuowith his take of opihi (a limpet prized by Hawaiians for eating)-- after braving ocean cliffs and tides while he "picked" them from the rocks with a knife.
"From 1971-1975 I photographed Kalapana, an ancient Hawaiian village, where people spoke Hawaiian, living subsistence-style-- until Kilauea volcano’s 1990 eruptions buried the region.
The native Hawaiians welcoming me in the 1970s had wanted their way of life passed on, and allowed me to make oral tapes and photograph them going about their daily lives. We succeeded, and I continue to exhibit the work from the 1970 as well photograph the Kalapana ohana (family) today. The winning images were among those recently published in Big Island Journey (Mutual Publishing, 2009).
See also Kalapana, Hawaii page on this site.
more shows, jurying, articles. . .
LightLeaks magazine lit a bright trail. . . .
Sorry to report that the fine Toy Camera print publication Light Leaks, out of Canada, has fallen victim to the economic turbulence, spurred by a Canadian mail strike. My Holga image "Sleepwalkers, 2011" (at left) was included in the gallery, "Secrets: Mysterious and Often Beyond Common Understanding" in Issue 19 -- the final Light Leaks to be printed.
Guest editor for "Secrets" was Quinton Gordon, Creative Director, Luz Gallery. Light Leaks was an inspiration to toy camera publishing, photographers and aficionados, with always timely, often cutting-edge, articles and inventive calls for the gallery.
It was held together by a dedicated passionate crew, with writers, guest editors, jurors, and contributors loving what was destined to leave too soon -- an independently founded,
run, and financed publication to hold in your hands and even keep for your library. The risky publishing waters in this terrain of everything virtual--not to discount the importance of online publishing--claimed Light Leaks, but not before it had made a wave in toy camera publishing history.
Check out their store for great vintage toy cameras cheap! as well as back issues (pdfs).
A featured exhibit of the Society for Photographic Education 2011 National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia
Science, Poetry & the Photographic Image
Juried by Mary Ann Lynch & Deborah Willis Sponsored by the SPE Women's Caucus
March 9 - April 1, 2011 Opening Reception Trois Gallery, Saturday, March 12, 2011 Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, Georgia EXHIBITORS
Mariette Pathy Allen * Linda Alterwitz * Bennie FloresAnsell *
Tatyana Bessmertnaya * J.T. Blatty * Linda Brooks * Kathleen Campbell * Joy Christiansen-Erb * Tammy Cromer-Campbell * Dornith Doherty * Lola Flash * Collette Fournier * Dana Fritz * Sharon Harper * Laura Hartford * Margaret Hiden * Aspen Hochhalter* Barbara Houghton * Kirsten Hoving * Kitty Hubbard * Megan Jacobs *Angela Kelley * Katherine Kreisher *Annie Lopez * Kally Malcolm * Sandra Matthews * Sarah Cusimano Miles * Sandra-Lee Phipps * Emma Powell * Ashley Samuela Raasch * Raleigh Crowder Rodger * Elva Salina * Gayle Stevens * Suzanne E. Szucs * Lupita Murillo Tinnen * Colette Veasey-Cullors * Sommer Wood * Rebecca Zeiss * Zelda Zinn Exhibit photographs by Mary Ann Lynch --can be viewed separately or as a slide show--
Life Support Japan Auction Raises $50,000+for relief efforts in Japan ---from sales of donations by more than 350 photographers worldwide--- On March 13, 2011, soon after the announcement of the tsunami that ravaged Japan and its people, gallerist Crista Dix, of Wall Space Gallery of Santa Barbara and Seattle, and photographer Aline Smithson, initiated Life Support Japan, calling upon the global photographic community in fundraising for relief efforts for Japan. Using Facebook and email, they put out a call for photographers, inviting each to make and donate a limited edition of ten signed and numbered prints, with all prints to be sold for $50 online.
Dix posted the prints in a total of six separate auctions on her WallSpace Gallery site. She had previously developed a system for fundraising when she inaugurated Life Support Haiti, a similar fundraising relief endeavor. Auctions are staggered and volunteers gather at the gallery to handle packing and shipping. Mary Ann Lynch donated an edition of "Calling All Angels,2011" She was was just one of more 350 photographers who donated work. Many of these fine-art prints are still available at $50 each, in 8 auctions, posted online at Wall Space Gallery.
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