April 08, 2017 through May 10, 2017

PDX 30

2017 Juror Award: Marlene Cowan • “Through the Mist”

Juror Award
Marlene Cowan – Through the Mist

Honorable Mentions
Heather Binns • Emptiness
Jim Congleton • David Ireland’s Bedroom
Sandra Koteen • Regret

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the PDX 30 Exhibit at LightBox.
Congrats to the 30 photographers who have been selected this year into PDX 30.

Exhibiting Photographers

Rebecca Akporiaye • Angel O’Brien • Adam Bacher • Jady Bates • Heather Binns
Sam Blair • Cecily Mariece Caceu • Jamila Clarke • Jim Congleton • Marlene Cowan
Debbie Danielson • Carlo Delumpa • Kristy Hruska • Carol Isaak • Sandra Koteen
Don Jacobson • Jeff Brownell • Kristin Renzema • Jim Kushman • Lincoln Miller
Stu Levy • Felix Martin • Lacey Monroe • Erika Plummer • Kristin Roosmalen
Terry Thompson • Raina Stinson • Sarah Waters • Pat Rose • Raj Sarda

Juror: Joni Kabana

Juror’s Statement

Regrets. How often have we wished to travel back in time, undo something, take back our words, acted upon something in an alternative way? I extracted this one word from my juror’s statement and used it as an overriding filter for jurying this show. In addition, I thought about how we “return” in life: from the churning over our inevitable waywardness to sentimentality over a lost item or loved one to how nature makes us feel whole again with less weight on transgressions. It was an honor to be able to peruse the beautiful entries, and I wish I could have expanded the show to include other images. Choosing thirty images left me with regrets of my own, and in the quiet solace of my office, I often return to look at all entries again, viewing each image through a surrogate lens.
Such is life. ~ Joni Kabana

Joni Kabana is a visual artist who is most happy when she is deep into a world which is unfamiliar to her. She can be found at home or in remote villages across the globe working on magazine, NGO, corporate, advertisement and personal projects trying to stretch her beliefs and imagination as far as they will go.

In recognition of Portland Photo Month, April 2017, this group exhibit celebrates LightBox Photographic Gallery’s appreciation of the Portland Photographic Community for the 6th year. We are looking for work that exhibits the unique vision and creativity of the photographer. One image each from 30 photographers will be chosen to be in the exhibit.

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