March 09, 2013 through April 06, 2013

The Photographic Nude 2013

The Photographic Nude 2013 is a juried exhibit exploring the artistic and creative view of the body and it’s form. We celebrate the nude in photography by embracing a variety of styles, the timeless elegance of a classical study as well as alternative and provocative styles, with studies of the whole or partial human form, nude or semi-nude.

Congatulations to the following photographers for being accepted into this exhibit.
Thank you to all those who submitted images for this exhibit!

Ryuta Sakurai • Ekaterina BykhovskayaDan McCormick • David Pitcher • Gary SamsonGlenn SteinerJim Henderson
Michael Datoli • Michael PuffMichele SerchukNoel TendickRadoslaw BrzozowskiRana Young • Rebecca Ackporiaye
Scott BulgerStephanie HoustonTerry Donnelly • Steve Wilkenson • Paris CarterMike FloydHarper Parson-Grey
Jim Leisy • Terry Thompson • Francisco VargasTeresa Meier • Steve Russell

LightBox will exhibit work by two invited feature artists,
Kat Moser and Hillary Atiyeh
alongside The Photographic Nude 2013

Juror’s Statement

I wish to thank everyone who entered the “The Photograpic Nude”. I am honoured to have been asked to Juror this event. It was both a joy and a challenge to judge the submissions. There was a number of amazing images which made it very difficult to narrow down the finalists. Every juror has their own unique eye when it comes to viewing submissions. I personally try to keep it simple. I look for the usual suspects such as lighting, composition, form, curves, lines, technical excellence, etc… However, the most important thing for me is my first impression of the image. How does the image make me feel? Does it convey some kind of emotion or story? These are the same criteria I follow when selecting images from submissions to publish in Adore Noir magazine.

Juror’s award

“Damon” by Michael Puff

The image is technically remarkable and it clearly evokes a sense of defeat and vulnerability from the posture of the subject right down to the grittiness of the walls and floor. It portrays the story very well and I can readily identify with the subject and the scenario.

Honorable Mentions

1. “Anonymous #5” by Scott Bulger
2. “Hint Fascination” by Ryuta Sakurai
3. “Twin Peaks” by Michael Datoli

Again, all of the submissions were excellent! And I wish
everyone nothing but the best in their future endeavours.
Congratulations to all of the finalists.
Best wishes,
Chris Kovacs , Adore Noir Magazine

About our Juror, Chris Kovacs
LightBox is pleased to have Chris Kovacs, founder, editor and publisher or Adore Noir magazine as juror for this exhibit.
Chris Kovacs is the founder of Adore Noir magazine and currently holds the title of editor/publisher, he firmly believes that every photographer deserves a stage in which to showcase their works to the masses, Adore Noir was created to serve that purpose.
Adore Noir features high quality black and white fine art photography from established professionals to emerging artists from around the world. Chris is also an award winning photographer with works published in numerous magazines and newspapers worldwide. His works have been described as dreamscapes which mystify and often distort our environment. See Chris’s website,

All show images and award winners will be posted during the opening on Saturday Night, March 9th.

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