2019 Black & White Spider Awards Announced!

And the nominees in the categories of Nature and Fine Art Photography include… me!  It’s such an honor to be recognized by the prestigious jurors of the annual Black & White Spider Awards for the third year in a row.

I’m especially pleased that my diptych “Tributaries” was nominated in the Nature category. The diptych format allowed me to capture the experience of water flowing in all directions from the Spring snow melt in Yosemite. See the other Nature nominees along with the prize winners here.

Tributaries

In the Fine Art category, “Backstage Moment” from my “Danseuse” series was nominated. All nominees and winners in Fine Art can be found here.

Backstage Moment

There is some incredible work by photographers from around the world in all 16 categories, as is the case year after year… Definitely worth checking out!


L.A. Photo Curator’s “Trees,” an online juried exhibition.

A Big Thank You to Laurie Freitag and juror Dulce Stein for selecting my images as “Best Series” for the online exhibition, “Trees.” As always with LA Photo Curator, a portion of the proceeds goes to charities. Click the link below to reach my exhibition page and view the other winners and entries.

https://www.laphotocurator.com/trees-dulce-stein/best-series-debra-achen/1 


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More of this series can be found in my Trees Gallery.


PH21 Gallery, Budapest presents “In Statu Nascendi”

Super Excited…about Budapest!  I am honored that my image “Washing Away” was selected for “In Statu Nascendi,” a curated international exhibition co-sponsored by the PH21 Gallery and the Faculty of Art and Creative Industries of the Budapest Metropolitan University.  Opening with a reception on October 11 at PH 21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, the exhibition will run through October 21st. Visit the gallery website to view all the selected pieces:

https://www.ph21gallery.com/in-statu-nascendi

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“In Statu Nascendi” means “state of becoming.” With this theme, all aspects of the creative process come into play - from the act of creating the art, to sharing it and creating community.  This exhibition was supported by the Local Government of Ferencváros District (Budapest Főváros IX. Kerület Ferencváros Önkormányzata).


“portal” Exhibition at A Smith Gallery, Texas

Happy to have my image “State of Vacancy #1” included in the “portal” Exhibition at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas through October 20th.  If you’re in the area on Saturday, September 28th, stop by the Gallery for the Artist Reception from 4-8pm.  Thank you to juror Ann Jastrab for selecting my work. View the exhibition online at: https://asmithgallery.com/current-exhibition/ 


The CPA 8 x 10 Fundraiser is a Win / Win!

Now through October 27th, you have a chance to win an incredible print by one of 94 established and emerging photographers from California and beyond!  It’s the annual 8 x 10 Fundraiser at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA.  Raffle tickets are $10 each or 7 tickets for $40.  Visit the gallery to drop your tickets in the boxes under the photographs you’d like to win.  When the exhibition ends one ticket will be drawn from each box, and that lucky person will be notified. Those who live out of the area can view the images at the link below and call CPA to purchase tickets for your favorites.  

 “Rocky Brook #1” from my ChromaSynthesis series is included.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to add to your collection and support a wonderful organization.  Click here to view all the photographs and purchase your tickets.


Find me on API!

Art Photo Index (API) is a visual index of important art and documentary photographers, their images and their websites from throughout the world.  I was recently invited to take part and create a profile page.

Established in 2012, API is designed to be used as a search engine by an audience of curators, gallery directors, collectors, picture editors, publishers and others who have a serious, on-going need to view and reference interesting photographic projects and works. 

Art Photo Index

The artists included in API have been selected as a result of their accomplishments in the art or documentary photography field. Many of those included have been published by major photobook publishers or serious art photography magazines. Some have received awards given by art and documentary photography organizations. Others are represented by major art photography galleries. 

Click here to browse the API for yourself…or check out my profile page directly. 

My API Profile Page


“Water 2019” this summer at PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont

Sincere thanks to juror Elizabeth Avedon for including my image “Between Breaks” in the Online Gallery and catalog for the “Water 2019” exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.  The curation of these creative and relevant images are now posted on the web for both the Online and Exhibition Galleries and the onsite exhibition at PhotoPlace runs from July 18th through August 10th.



“Momentum 2019” at NYC4PA


Just arrived!…the catalog for “Momentum 2019” at the New York Center for Photographic Art.  So honored to have two of my images recognized by Juror Debra Klomp Ching of Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn, NY: A Juror’s Selection and an Honorable Mention. You can view the entire exhibition online

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