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CONGRATULATIONS! Photographer selections for exhibition have been made for the 7th Annual “Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps” photographic competition hosted by the Gwinnett Chapter, Georgia Nature Photographers Association (www.gnpa.org).

The exhibit will run for 10-weeks at The Hudgens from February 19 until April 30, 2022. Invite your family, friends and people who may like photography, especially Ansel Adams black & white photography. Hours Tuesday-Friday (10am – 5pm), Saturday (10am-4pm) and closed Sunday & Monday.

Join us at The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, Duluth GA (www.thehudgens.org) to view these wonderful photographs and exhibition. Public welcome and no parking or entry fees.

This is the Gwinnett Chapter’s small tribute to Ansel Adams who made such a major impact to landscape photography and wilderness preservation, known for his magnificent black-and-white images of the great American Western Wildernesses. The goal of our competition is to shoot in Black & White (monochrome) to emulate as close as possible the style, look and feel of his work.

Our judge, Ron Rosenstock has been creating images of the world and its people since the 1950’s. His view and understanding of photography began to develop from an early correspondence with Ansel Adams. It continued to develop from work with Minor White and Paul Caponigro.

Ron Rosenstock was honored as the 2021 winner of the Fine Art in Nature Photography Award from North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA). Recognized as a photographer who creates fine art nature imagery and/or who is an educator and instruct in the techniques critical to fine art imagery. Ron Rosenstock’s website is https://www.ronrosenstock.com.

Members from all eight chapters are represented with an impressive 229 photographs submitted in all categories: Landscape (102), Macro / Up Close (52) and Intimate Spaces (75).

Selections have been made for the 7th Annual ‘Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps’ Competition & Exhibition. Sorry but due to space limitations, only the best 133 were accepted for exhibition at The Hudgens.

The competition was very tight and not easy to make the evaluations for acceptance.

These 46 photographers have been selected to participate in the exhibition at The Hudgens. Remember, the exhibition will remain open to the public until April 30, 2022.

NOVICE Division
Cynthia Kurczewski, Dwain Vaughns II and Paul Xuereb

ENTHUSIAST Division
Russell Adams, Jacqueline Bedel, Paul Carter, Tammy Cash, John Criminger, Lynne Daley, Bryan Galgano, Jo Hancock, Tracie Joyner, Rex Matthews, John McClelland, Neal McEwen, Patricia Moore, Darryl Neill, Art Stiles, Mary Stiles, Walter Swett, Donna Thornell and Jeffrey Whittingham

ADVANCED Division
Michael Anderson, Toni Anderson, Dale Aspy, Sara Aspy, Tawni Blamble, Gary Bowlick, Marcia Brandes, Jimmy Cash, Greg Comstock, Mikki Dillon, Nicolette Dunn, Morey Gers, Terry Gilliam, Richard Green, Steve Layman, Tricia Lynch, Ruth McCully, Janet Newton, Susan Perry, Charles Scheff, Marti Schriver, Ray Silva, Stephen Weiss and Neil Williams

Our sincere thanks to the many GNPA members who submitted entries and the staff at The Hudgens.

Also, thanks to Ron Rosenstock for his time and adherence to the concept, rules, and instructions for ‘Stand in Ansel Adams Footsteps.’ Keep watch for the announcement of the winners in all divisions and categories after opening day, February 19th, 2022.

Make the trip to The Hudgens to view and appreciate this great collection of amateur photography as a small tribute to Ansel Adams. You will not be disappointed!

 

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