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Image City Photography Gallery
Issue: # 77March 6, 2014


We publish our Newsletter during each of our exhibits to pass along information and reviews of the exhibit, selected images and news of participation opportunities at Image City. We thank you for your interest and we look forward to another great year of fine photographs and events. We hope to see you at each of the 13 shows we produce in 2014.

In This Issue
Our Current Show: Peter's Picks 2012: a Retrospective
Gallery Picks from the Exhibit
Adobe Lightroom Course by Steve Levinson
Calendar of Upcoming Events at Image City

Peter's Picks 2012: a Retrospective

Current Show Runs Through Sunday, March 23


Join Us!! March 7th is First Friday Gallery Night  


    Visitors to Image City really enjoy the "Peter's Picks" feature where Peter Marr, local photographer and well-known judge in photography competitions, picks his favorite photographs from the show by the featured and guest photographers. He then writes a thought-provoking review of the photograph. The current show, Peter's Picks 2012: a Retrospective is a perfect opportunity to see most all of the picks from the shows in 2012. Twenty-nine photographers have returned with their select photos chosen by Peter, or selected by gallery partners when Peter was not available for the show. We are also pleased to have Peter's participation with a fine exhibit of his bird photography.

The participating photographers are: Alexander Arpag, Nicole Barrada, Dick Beery, Bruce Bennett, Dick Bennett, Bruce Bozman, Carl Crumley, Bruce Elling, Dewey Fladd, Nan Guzauski, Steve Knapp, Joel Krenis, Steve Levinson, Kate Lipsky, Sid Mann, Steve Malloy Desormeaux, Tom McGlynn, Don Menges, David Moog, Daniel J. Nolan, Jim Patton, David Perlman, Betsy Phillips, Angela Possemato, Loreal Prystaj, John Solberg, Harriet Sutherland, Ed Welch, and Richard Welch.
Guest Photographers in the show are Jerome Kaye, a long time supporter of Image City, showing a striking abstract series. In our East Gallery, Justyn Sweany Wolf, has produced her first exhibit at Image City. Additional Guest Photographers are winners of Camera Rochester competitions Lois Glaser, Ron Gouger, Carlton Hansen, Michelle Turner, Michael Parisi, and George Wallace. We are also pleased to collaborate with our neighbor  Writers & Books with a series of photographs depicting winter or scenes from Alaska to coincide with the reading of the book The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey as part of the series "If all of Rochester Read the Same Book."
We round out the show with Artists-in-Residence and Gallery Partners Dick Bennett, Carl Crumley, Jim Patton, David Perlman, Dan Neuberger, Betsy Phillips, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, and Sheridan Vincent.
Click here for a link to the details and preview of images in the show. The exhibit runs through Sunday, March 23. There is no admission fee at Image City and the Gallery is accessible to all.
Gallery Picks from the Exhibit


For this exhibit, Gallery Partners have made selections and written reviews of the work by our Guest Photographers. 


Virtual Freedom #1 by Jerome Kaye is a stunning image that demonstrates the power of creativity and imagination. The photographer has taken an ordinary object or scene, unknown to us, and, through his adept use of technology, transformed it into a graceful form that stands on its own. The form glows with a warm and pleasing palette of iridescent colors, which combine to give a 3 dimensional impression of molded or formed metal. It gives one the sense of a bird in flight or a dancer making sweeping moves with yards of shimmery fabric, or even sheets blowing in the wind. The jet-black background and sharp negative space add to the effect by making the unknown object appear to float and swirl in space. The fact that the tips of the object barely touch the edge of the image is an integral part of what makes this image work. It emphasizes the size and importance of the object, while simultaneously drawing us back in for another look.


Learning to Fly by Justyn Sweany Wolf demonstrates how she has learned very well how to work with texture, colors, composition, and lighting from her fine-art, artist parents. She very creatively utilizes these components to produce a portfolio of inspirational images in her East Gallery exhibit at Image City. 


While several of her photographic prints could be awarded an Image City "Gallery Pick", we have selected her image Learning to Fly to receive this honor. In this image Justyn coordinates the traditional components of a landscape by integrating white swans in peaceful harmony within each of the three parts of the print. In the foreground, parent white swans are swimming with their young offspring. The grasses and flowers anchor the bottom right of the foreground. A very large white wing at the top of the image frames the print thus completing the foreground and promoting the feeling of depth in the photograph.


The middle ground shows the action caused by a dynamic surf as it crashes down on dark rocks. Within that pounding surf is a small peaceful pool with two parent swans and one small baby swimming together. This produces a feeling of peacefulness within the turbulence of the surf. Note the one swan flapping its wings rapidly in order to fly just above the crashing waves.

The background is composed of powerful golden clouds. Against the back drop of these angry clouds are two flying swans. One swan seems to be struggling to break away from the clouds and another appears to have broken free and has entered the foreground while appearing to be leaving the through the top of the scene.  


The exact interpretation of Justyn's magnificent print must be left to each individual viewer. However, we are emotionally moved by the family life and upbringing that the adult swans seem to be providing for their young. The difficulties of life are well symbolized by the turbulence of the surf and the dramatic clouds. The swans that are breaking free above the surf and away from the ominous clouds are analogous to the need to overcome the tough times that life brings. The overall beauty and content of this inspirational photograph communicates an upbeat positive feeling about how parents can help prepare their young for dealing with the challenges of life.

Creating Great Photographs with Adobe Lightroom 5.3 by Steve Levinson
Course with four Sessions April 10, 17, 24, and May 1

After taking this lecture and workshop course by Steve Levinson, you will be have a workflow (or standardized process) that you can efficiently follow for every photograph you make: (1) importing images into your computer so that you can easily find them at a later time, (2) selecting the best images using an organized process (3) creating a fine digital image and then (4) making a fine digital print or posting on the Internet. Time will be available to practice and discuss both provided images and images from your own portfolio. RAW is the preferred original (camera) format for images, though high quality JPEGS will also work. For full description and details Click Here.


Calendar of Events
Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue 


March 7 First Friday Gallery Night 5 - 9 pm

March 23  Final day of Peter's Picks: A Retrospective 2012

March 25 Opening day of our annual High School Student Show 2014


ImageCity Photography Gallery  

 Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, Noon - 7,
Sunday, Noon - 4    


There is no admission fee to visit Image City Photography Gallery

Contact Information

 Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607



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