BWP Showcase at theprintspace in London

I’m honored that my series Holy Week in Guatemala was selected as a winner in the 2016 BWPShowcase Competition, sponsored by Black+White Photography magazine and theprintspace, London.

Easter Monday Procession
Palm Sunday Smoke and Drizzle
Scores of Cucuruchos
In the Shadow of Mary
Bearing the Burden
Sunshine and Smoke
Good Friday Procession
Tear of Sorrow
Cathedral at Nightfall

Easter Monday Procession

Palm Sunday Smoke and Drizzle

Scores of Cucuruchos

In the Shadow of Mary

Bearing the Burden

Sunshine and Smoke

Good Friday Procession

Tear of Sorrow

Cathedral at Nightfall

The exhibition will be on display from April 7 through April 25, 2017, at theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DL, Mon -Fri from 9am – 7pm. Thanks to Elizabeth Roberts, Mark Bentley and Anna Evans from Black+White Photography magazine for all they did, and to theprintspace for expertly preparing nine prints from my digital files.

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.

Metro Talk at Blue Sky Gallery

My Metro exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery culminated with a slideshow presentation about this project on Saturday, January 28. Thanks to all who came out for the talk and everyone at the Blue Sky Gallery for make the month-long exhibition such a wonderful experience.


Photo by Victoria Bjorklund

Photo by Victoria Bjorklund

The following evening, the 31 prints from the exhibition came down and were packed up to make the journey safely back to Seattle.