I was delighted to discover this week that two of my images have been selected for PhotoPlace Gallery’s juried exhibition, "Travel: Places and Faces". Juror Krista Rossow selected one of my photographs from Cuba to be exhibited in the Middlebury, Vermont gallery of PhotoPlace, and one of my images from Senegal to be displayed on their online gallery. The selected travel images are all beautiful so I am honoured to have two of mine included. My image chosen to be hung in the PhotoPlace exhibition gallery is titled, ‘Colourful Cuba’ one of my favourite photos from my trip to Havana last year:
I took the photo on the malecon after the weather cleared following a heavy rainfall. Using a wide angle lens and a low angle I was able to capture the pink car in front of the beautiful white Orthodox Church. Using a fast shutter speed I was able to capture the splash from the car as it drove through the puddle. Here is a photo blog I wrote with some other photos from Havana, the capital of Cuba.
My image chosen to be displayed on PhotoPlace’s online gallery is titled, ‘Preparing for the Tabaski Festival’ and is one of the photographs I took last year whilst living in Dakar, Senegal:
I took this photo on Yoff Beach, which is close to the centre of Dakar leading up to the Islamic Tabaski Festival which is held every year in August. A photo blog I wrote about my time at Yoff beach where I took this photo can be viewed here.
Travel: Places and Faces - About the Exhibition
The gallery exhibition will take place between November 7th and December 8th 2018 at the PhotoPlace gallery in Vermont at: 3 Park Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. The ‘Call for Entry’ for this particular exhibition was as follows: Every place has its own smells, sounds, and ambience, whether amid the energy of a city or the serenity of a mountain lake. Capturing the particular aura of a place and of those who inhabit it is the great challenge of travel photography. For Travel: Faces and Places, we especially seek photographs that capture the unique quality of a place or its people, whether across the world or in the next town. Tell us about the places you've been and the people you've met.
It’s always nice to have some recognition, it’s a shame the gallery is so far away as I would have loved to attend! More of my travel photography can be found on my website, my Instagram, my Facebook Page and my Flickr account. If you would like any more information about any of my images please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.