13th Annual International Color Awards

Thanks to the jurors of the 13th Annual International Color Awards for the nomination in the category of Nature Photography.  Of the 6,093 entries from 73 countries, 881 were nominated in 37 categories.  My image, “A River Runs Through It #1,” is from the ChromaSynthesis portfolio that explores the duality in nature through the fusion of color and monochrome. The Awards Gallery will officially be available online on April 1.

Meantime, you can view the Nature Category selections here.

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“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!

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