As far as Mondays go, I'll take this one. I was already very excited to receive the press package for an exhibit I am hanging later this week - if you are in the area and have the chance to head up to lovely Rowayton, CT, please stop in! If you are free this Sunday, even better because not only will there be photography, but also wine, cheese...and me! And wine. And cheese.
Then, I checked my email and learned that a favorite image of mine was selected for the main gallery of the Black & White Exhibit at the Photoplace Gallery in Vermont. After a bit of a hiatus from juried shows, when I applied for this one last month, I came away simply feeling good about putting myself out there again. So to learn that I have been included has left me feeling rather over the moon. I am incredibly honored to have something of mine included among this diverse and beautiful body of work.
I found juror Tillman Crane's statement to be an interesting look at the thought process behind the technical and emotional aspects underlying photography as an art form, as well as the somewhat arbitrary nature of the juried process. It is not always easy to put yourself out in the world and his discussion about selection versus rejection resonated with me as being truthful and universal. Please take a look at the full set of images and see his statement in the link above.