“Don’t Take Pictures” Gallery

Exciting start to my day with an email from Don’t Take Pictures magazine! My image “Mason Jars” from the “Outside Out” series has been accepted to their “Mirror Image” online gallery. You can view the 50 selected photographs from across the globe at this link. 

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Don’t Take Pictures is a photography magazine published in print twice-yearly (March, September), in addition to regular online articles. The title, Don’t Take Pictures, references the language of modern photography. Over the years, the term “taking pictures” has begun to be replaced with “making photographs.” The change signifies a distinction between the widespread use of cameras in the modern world and the more systematic, thoughtful process of creating photographic art. At Don’t Take Pictures, they strive to celebrate the creativity involved with the making of photographs.  

Launch of “Print & Plant” Project

This month I launched “Print & Plant,” my new project to combat climate change. Planting trees is something we can do NOW to offset the effects of our carbon footprint and mitigate global warming. With the purchase of any of my tree prints, I will make a donation to the National Forest Foundation’s “50 Million for our Forests” tree planting campaign. Learn more about the project and this month’s featured photo at https://www.debraachen.com/print-and-plant.

“Framed,” January’s Featured Print

Barcelona 2020!

The year begins for me with a curated international exhibition in Spain. My image, “Jagged Edge” has been chosen for “The Art of Photography,” opening this week at Valid World Hall Gallery in Barcelona. Sponsored by PH21 Gallery, the exhibit can be viewed online at this link.

Jagged Edge

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.


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.


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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:


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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).

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