Going Places

PhotoPlace Gallery, 3 Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753

September 22 to October 16

Selected for gallery display: Una Gita in Kayak, Costiera Amalfitana

Juror’s Statement:

When asked to jury “Going Places,” it was an exciting thought to see how photographers feel, express, and share the experience of places they may encounter during their journeys. The results were powerful images. Personal expressions. Originating from a voice within which compels them to make an image capturing a split second in time. Sense of place. The challenge for the photographer to fully engage in the moment. Tell a story. Compose an image within the boundaries of the frame. Draw the line straight from their subject to their heart. Not always an easy personal assignment.

My goal as a photographer when I am “Going Places” is to create within the two-dimensional plane, called the print, three dimensions. Time, place, and story. Enticing the viewer of the image to become a participant within the frame. Visually and emotionally sharing the experience. The submissions in “Going Places” achieved these goals. The photographs created strong emotional and visual statements sharing time, place, and story. Well done, photographers! It was an honor to experience your “Going Places.” I enjoyed the ride.

Be strong, be safe.
Carlan Tapp