February 08, 2014 through March 04, 2014

The Photographic Nude 2014

Dedicated in memory of and to the creative spirit of Ruth Bernhard
Opening and Artist’s Reception, February 8, 2014 from 6-9pm
Juror: Mark Sink

Juror’s Award Winner • Reverend Bobby Anger/NX
Juror’s Honorable Mentions • Sharon Harris/Soul Travel • Carol Dass/Untitled #3 • Jamey Looney/Jenny

This juried exhibit explores the artistic and creative view of the body and it’s form. This exhibit celebrates the nude in photography by embracing a variety of styles. We welcome the timeless elegance of a classical study, while also encouraging alternative and provocative styles. Studies of the whole or partial human form, nude or semi-nude.

Congratulations to the following photographers accepted into The Photographic Nude 2014.
This year we are showing 52 prints from a total of 47 photographers from around the world.
The Award winners will be announced and all the images will be posted here on opening day.
LightBox has invited Michael Puff to show his Platinum/Palladium prints as the featured artist.

Daniel Afzal • Gary Samson • Rebecca Akporiaye • Evgenia Ternovska • Joseph Deiss • Paris Carter • Dave Levingston
Tatyana Bessmertnaya • Bill McClaren • Kat Moser • Tess Hamilton • Håkon Røisland • Torkil Faero • Tina Phenix • Grag Garla
Michael Datoli • David Henri • Dana Geraghty • Teresa Meier • Tami Bahat • Eric Mertens • Jim Henderson • Hillary Charnas
Mark Stetler • Scott Norris • Doris Mitsch • Sharon Harris • Gary Schubert • Michael Quinn • Jody Miller • Bobby Anger • Tom Kittel
Dave Rudin • Dennis Hodges • Patrick Codington • Jennifer Loomis • Hope Kahn • Dwight Caswell • Don Frank • Barbara Pettibone
James Looney • Dennis Hodges • Jerry/Connie Rosenthal • Larry Torno • Kristina Smith • Jean Albus • Carol Dass • Gianna King

LightBox is pleased to have Mark Sink as juror for this exhibit.
Juror’s Statement: The Photographic Nude 2014

Congratulations to winners. This was a super enjoyable yet painful judging experience. Out of a few hundred submissions I had to narrow it to fifty. My first run of selections was over two hundred i liked …. next down to hundred, then it became very difficult. I simply chose images that touched me. At times I chose several of one artist. I made the decision just to follow that mood of the moment. There were so many strong ones i could have selected fifty totally different on another day. I am super impressed by the quality of the work. Over all I was looking for work that had a good concept and story that spoke to you. I like work that explores with unique ideas and explores technically. I love to see letting chance happen. I love collage. I am from the old world of photographic craft in printing and alternative processes so those are near and dear to me. ~ Mark Sink

About our Juror, Mark Sink

Mark Sink lived in NYC through the 1980s and worked with and documented the lives and works of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Rene Ricard and other art luminaries of the 1980s. In the early 1990s Sink was a inspiration and co-founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. In recent years, Sink works as a private art consultant in Denver, independently curating a wide range of artists and shows. The most recent of note is MOP, the Month of Photography Denver that stirs up over eighty venues into one month of celebrating photography. Well known for his images made with the plastic Diana camera, recently is exploring collodion wet plate technique with partner Kristen Hatgi. Sink’s work is in numerous museum collections as well as gallery solo and group shows world wide. He is represented by G. Ray Hawkins in California, Robin Rice in NYC, and Rule Gallery in Denver. Photography runs deep in Sink’s family heritage. Sink’s great-grandfather was photographer James L. Breese, who was the founder of the Camera Club of New York, one of the earliest organizations of fine art photographers. Even further back, Samuel Finley Breese Morse, Breese’s uncle, is known as “the father of American photography”.

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