NC Photographers Exhibition Continues until Nov. 1
The 27th North Carolina Photographers Biennial Exhibition continues through November 1 in the Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery, Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center at Meredith College. The exhibition is sponsored by the Meredith College Art Department, with additional support from Cicada Consulting Group and Peace Camera.
The exhibition was juried by Deborah Willis, professor of photography and imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Willis has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies. She was a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2000 MacArthur Fellow. Her latest book is “Reflections of Black Photographers – 1840 to the Present” (New York: W. W. Norton).
Willis’s selections for awards reflect the range of images in the exhibition. Steven Worthy’s (Raleigh) Best in Show award “Debutantes Procession” captures the tensions and pride of debs in long white ball gowns and their escorts in white tie and tails in a composition that is both formally cohesive and spontaneous in spirit. The strikingly rendered geometry of a city sidewalk, wall and steps of Robert Vance’s (Chapel Hill) “Walking the Line,” a black and white photograph, was awarded Second Prize. Third Prize, supported by Peace Camera, went to Jacquelyn Tait Leebrick (Washington, NC) for a many layered composite digital image titled “The Lesson.”
David Hyman (Raleigh), Shannon Johnstone (Cary), John N. Wall (Raleigh) and Cordelia Williams (Charlotte) received Honorable Mention awards for their work.
The North Carolina Photographers Biennial Exhibition draws photographers from across the state using all types of photographic processes including gelatin silver print, Ilfochrome, color on metal, giclée, digital inkjet prints, and transparent oil over gelatin silver print.
The exhibition started in 1980 with the formation of the North Carolina Photographic Arts Association whose goal was the development of a statewide competition to showcase the talent of North Carolina’s photographers. The exhibition has been held at Meredith for the past 26 years and is organized by art department students and faculty.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m, and Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center is located on the western edge of the Meredith College campus, across from Weatherspoon Gym.
Visit www.meredith.edu/art for more information, or contact the Meredith College Art Department at (919) 760-8332 or email@example.com.
Date Submitted: 2009-10-06