New York Center For Photographic Art – Portraits 2014


My image “Amber Waves” has been selected by juror Ellen Denuto as an Honorable Mention in the New York Center For Photographic Art – Portraits 2014 Call for Entry. Over 660 images were submitted for the exhibit. The image will be seen in both the online gallery and the catalog.

Below is from the original Call For Artists:

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, iphoneography, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards and be featured in a New York Gallery Show and on the NYC4PA Online Gallery. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.

 We are very excited that Winners and Juror’s Selections will have the opportunity to participate in a gallery show in April 2015, at the New Century Artists Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district. In addition, an exhibition catalog of the group show will be available.


JUROR: Ellen Denuto

Ellen Denuto has been creating photographic images since she was a child.  She found her voice with the camera and won Best in Show when her mother entered an image of hers in a major juried contest.

Early in her career, Ellen formed professional affiliations with the Minolta, Agfa and Ilford Corporations, as guest speaker and contributing photographer for their product publications and trade shows.

An original contributor for The Image Bank, founder Larry Freed selected a body of her personal images to be part of his International Collection.
An exhibition at The Lever House Gallery in NYC, reviewed by Fred McDarrah (Village Voice), named Ellen “A brilliant punk fashion photographer to watch”.
As a result the NYC Art Directors gave Ellen assignments for FOTO, Darkroom Photography, GRAPHIS, Minolta Mirror, Japanese Playboy and others. Her photograph “Nick and Gigi” became the face of the new generation of photographers on the poster AMERICAN VISION for NYU’s Washington Square Gallery exhibition of the same name.

Ms. Denuto is a juror, guest speaker and workshop leader for ASMP, PWP, PPA, SOHO Photo, and various Colleges and Universities. She is also VP of ASMP in her home state of NJ.

She is currently instructing in classes that include  “The Digital Portfolio Project” for New York University, and “The Classic Nude” for The Hallmark Institute of Photography


Below is the image “Amber Waves”, featuring my wife, and my muse. Created in one of the remaining farm fields in Goodyear Arizona and only a short distance from where I grew up.

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