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2017 Blue Sky Gallery Pacific Northwest Viewing Drawers

Ten prints from my series Brief Encounters – Impromptu Portraits will be on display in the 2017 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers at the Blue Sky Gallery.

It is difficult for me to click the shutter on my camera unless the image contains a person. Although most of my photos involve candid moments of human interaction that I capture without directly engaging my subjects, occasionally I feel compelled to create a portrait of someone I meet during my travels. These brief encounters are generally no more than an initial acknowledgement of one another, a point to my camera, a nod of approval, and one or two quick snaps before we continue along our separate paths. This series includes some of my favorite impromptu portraits.

Girl at the Abastos Market - Oaxaca
Man with Portrait of the Virgin - Mexico City
Girl with Bird - Pebas, Peru
Man in Market - Dali, China
Alejandro - Oaxaca
Twins - Brooklyn
Best Friends - Granada, Nicaragua
Coal Yard Workers - Varanasi
Girl in Chair - Ometepe
Boy in Thought - Bahia, Brazil

Girl at the Abastos Market - Oaxaca

Man with Portrait of the Virgin - Mexico City

Girl with Bird - Pebas, Peru

Man in Market - Dali, China

Alejandro - Oaxaca

Twins - Brooklyn

Best Friends - Granada, Nicaragua

Coal Yard Workers - Varanasi

Girl in Chair - Ometepe

Boy in Thought - Bahia, Brazil

The exhibition was juried by Mitra Abbaspour is an independent curator and scholar based in New York.The opening reception will be on Thursday April 6, 2017, from 6-9 pm as part of the Portland Photo Month, and the exhibition will be on display through March 31, 2018.

The Blue Sky Gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday from 12-5 PM and on First Thursdays 6-9 PM, and is located at located at 122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209.