Photolucida is happy to announce our Critical Mass 2012 Book Award winner and the two Solo Show Award winners!
In collaboration with publisher Kehrer Verlag in Germany, we are pleased to be publishing the work of Mila Teshaieva. Her Critical Mass series "Promising Waters" looks at the realities of people living along the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, Kasakhstan and Turkmenistan - countries establishing themselves as independent nations post-Soviet rule. Possessing vast oil and gas resources, the new, yet-to-be-defined identity of these countries clashes with the traditional - and Mila documents this clash with images of communities stuck in isolation and altered landscapes.
|© Mila Teshaieva - Ruins of Luxury Soviet Restaurant Near Baku|
Blue Sky Gallery has awarded Tamas Deszo their Solo Show award. "Here, Anywhere" will be exhibited at Blue Sky this April, during Portland Photo Month and Photolucida. Tamas' series looks at his country of Hungary's unique atmosphere at the end of it's 20-year transition from Soviet influence. Tamas' desolate, gritty images show subjects and places softly tinged with a soft color pallet to great effect.
|© Tamas Dezso - Peter With a Mangalitsa Piglet|
The Center for Fine Art Photography awarded their solo show award to Heidi Kirkpatrick. Heidi's work champions the use of film and looks at photography as an object - she produces three dimensional photographic sculptures made with found objects and images (some pulled from Grey's Anatomy). She explores topics such as family narratives, the female figure, and physical pain.
|© Heidi Kirkpatrick - Shield|