The Fire Breather by Mike Shaefer
The Atlanta Photographic Society’s (APS’s) 2015 Salon Exhibition opened October 1 featuring 65 wonderful images by 14 different APS photographers. As you can see by Mike Sharfer’s Honorable Mention winner above, it’s likely the hottest show in town! Our Salon is presented in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta’s annual festival of creative image-making.
Congratulations to Mike Shaefer for his Best in Show image below, “The Wrangler,” to all the other award winners (listed below) and to all our participating photographers! The quality of all the images is outstanding.
The Wrangler by Mike Shaefer
Everyone be sure to visit the show, open till October 28 at UUCA. New for this year, everyone had a lot fun of voting for the People’s Choice awards. So check out those People’s Choice images, all the award winning photos and the many other excellent entries. Most images are for sale. Please contact the UUCA Art Committee to purchase your favorites.
Salon Award Winners: Mike, Darryl, Jim B., Shekar, Jim H. and Janerio; Marc was absent.
Here are some folks enjoying the show on a recent Sunday afternoon.
Every image seems to be a conversation starter.
And all the thought provoking photographs are well worth taking the time to study and ponder.
The two judges did a great job discerning the award winners, and Janerio Morgan, our Salon Chair for 2015, deserves all our thanks for his excellent coordination of the show. The judges were: Dean Stevenson - Atlanta area professional commercial photographer, and graduate of Gwinette Tech’s well-known photography program, and Peter Essick - world renowned nature photographer with dozens of National Geographic stories and several superb books to his credit. (Peter’s books include: Our Beautiful, Fragile World, and The Ansel Adams Wilderness.)
Judges Dean Stevenson and Peter Essick and Salon Chair - Janerio Morgan
As promised, here is the list of our 2015 Salon Exhibition award winners.
Best in Show The Wrangler by Mike Shaefer
1st (and Best in Show) - “The Wrangler” - Mike Shaefer
2nd - “The Dog’s Life” - Marc McElhaney
3rd - “Horseback Rumble” - Mike Shaefer
HM - “Chicago from Lincoln Park” - Jim Barbour
HM - “The Fire Breather” - Mike Shaefer
HM - “A Cold Winter Ride” - Mike Shaefer
HM - “Transformation” - Shekar Narayanan
HM - “Whatsup” - Marc McElhaney
HM - “Cumberland Morning” - Jim Harrison
HM - “Expectant” - Janerio Morgan
1st - “Cruise Ships - Grand Turk” - Jim Barbour
2nd - “San Francisco de Asis, Taos” - Darryl Neill
3rd - “Preening Egret” - Janerio Morgan”
HM - “Aruba Rocks” - Jim Barbour
1st - “Preening Egret” - Janerio Morgan
2nd - “The Wrangler” - Mike Shaefer
3rd - “Transformation” - Shekar Narayanan
Once again, join the crowd, and get to the 2015 APS Salon Exhibition before it’s too late. The show closes October 28.
Transformation by Shekar Narayanan
Jim Harrison, APS President