2017 Twenty-Ninth Annual Black & White Images Exhibition


Sponsored by the Fort Worth Country Day Visual Arts Department, Black & White Images provides a forum for exhibiting student photographs from regional private and public high schools. The exhibition offers students an opportunity to exchange ideas, receive due recognition and display outstanding photography. 
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      Woman

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      Nathalia Gonzalez, Trimble Technical High School

Participating Schools and Instructors
All Saints’ Episcopal School – Kathryn Tiffany, Lauren McCauley
Covenant Classical School – Izehi Agboaye
Episcopal School of Dallas – George Fiala
Fort Worth Country Day – Kendall Davis
Green B. Trimble Technical High School – Shannon Oden
Greenhill School – Frank Lopez
Parish Episcopal School – Shastan Kuschke
R.L. Paschal High School – Andrew Davila
Southwest High School – Darcy Parish Deupree
The Hockaday School – Janet Yoshii-Buenger
The Oakridge School – Frances Allen
Trinity Valley School – Marcy Roten

Acknowledgments
we wish to thank the following:
Susan kae Grant
High School Instructors
Volunteers
Faculty & Staff
CAST for sponsoring the reception

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    Architecture 2017

    Downtown

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    17 photo(s)

    56 view(s)

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    Experimental 2017

    Where Am I?

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    9 photo(s)

    51 view(s)

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    Landscape/Cityscape 2017

    The Waterfront

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    12 photo(s)

    39 view(s)

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    Nature Animals 2017

    Millicent Louise

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    15 photo(s)

    34 view(s)

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    Photo Essay 2017

    Woman

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    8 photo(s)

    29 view(s)

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    Photojournalism 2017

    Afternoon Bike Ride

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    14 photo(s)

    50 view(s)

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    Portraits 2017

    Sweat

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    13 photo(s)

    35 view(s)

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    Still Life 17

    Bottle and Ball Tintype

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    9 photo(s)

    30 view(s)

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2016 Twenty-Eighth Annual Black & White Images Exhibition

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      Disappeance

      BEST IN SHOW

      Mira Fradkin, Greenhill School


Participating Schools and Instructors
Fort Worth Country Day – Kendall Davis
Green B. Trimble Tech High School – Shannon Oden
Greenhill School – Frank Lopez
Parish Episcopal School – Shastan Kuschke
R. L. Paschal High School – Andrew Davila and Mitzi Balios
The Hockaday School – Janet Yoshii-Buenger
The Oakridge School – Frances Allen
Trinity Valley School – Marcy Roten

Acknowledgments
we wish to thank the following:
Bryan Florentin
Fort Worth Camera
High School Instructors
Volunteers
Faculty & Staff

  • FIRST PLACE
    Architecture 2016

    Factory

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    11 photo(s)

    66 view(s)

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    Experimental 2016

    Thanksgiving

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    10 photo(s)

    64 view(s)

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    Landscape/Cityscape 2016

    Two Spoons

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    9 photo(s)

    52 view(s)

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    Photo Essay 2016

    Mentone

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    4 photo(s)

    41 view(s)

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    Photojournalism 2016

    Lavish

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    13 photo(s)

    67 view(s)

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    Portrait 2016

    Untitled

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    17 photo(s)

    68 view(s)

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    Still Life 2016

    Egg

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    15 photo(s)

    51 view(s)

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    Animals/Nature

    Morning Fog

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    18 photo(s)

    48 view(s)

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Juror's Bio
Susan kae Grant received an MFA in Photography and Book Arts in 1979 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1975 she has produced 13 limited edition handmade books. Her most recent book, Shadowed Memory was created during a 2005 residency at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. She taught at Wayne State University from 1979-81 and joined the faculty at Texas Woman’s University in 1981, where she is currently Professor and Head of the Photography Area. She is on the staff of the International Center of Photography where she teaches bookmaking workshops. In 2003 and 2005, she was the recipient of the Society for Photographic Education “Freestyle Crystal Apple Award”, as well as “The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award” in 2004 from the Santa Fe Center for Photography.

Grant has conducted bookmaking workshops, lectured on artists’ books and exhibited her work throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, British Columbia, Africa and Japan. Her works are included in numerous public collections, including The George Eastman House; The J. Paul Getty Museum; The Minneapolis Art Institute; The Tokyo Museum of Photography; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and The Victoria and Albert Museum National Library. She is represented by Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas; Verve Gallery of Photography Santa Fe, New Mexico; Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, California; Galerie BMG, Woodstock, New York; and Vamp & Tramp Booksellers, LTD, Birmingham, Alabama.
Juror's Bio
Bryan Florentin approaches photography and installation in various ways, often exploring the ontological/phenomenological aspects of images and objects. Recent work deals specifically with the relationship between material reality and photography. An active member of the Society of Photographic Education (SPE), Bryan is currently chair of the South-Central region. He has served on several SPE committees, including peer review, various national and regional conference committees, and an ad hoc committee to define the structure of the LGBTQ caucus. In 2013, he curated the exhibition Materiality and Identity: Garth Amundson, Pierre Gour, and Paho Mann and wrote the catalogue essay. The exhibition was at the Gallery at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) where Bryan is a senior lecturer. He holds an MFA in Photography from the University of North Texas, Denton, and a BA in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Juror’s Statement
The 430 images submitted for the competition were distributed across eight categories: Animals/Nature, Architecture, Experimental, Landscape/Cityscape, Photo Essay, Photojournalism, Portrait and Still Life. Such a wide range of categories, coupled with a relatively large number of images, resulted in a group of remarkably diverse photographs. Even work that wasn’t chosen in the Experimental category often showed experimentation in terms of how the students approached their subjects and how they think about photography as a medium. Selecting just over 100 images was a challenge, given that the majority of the work submitted was very high in quality. In fact, a number of the students are already producing college-level work. The photographs submitted for this exhibition, whether or not they were selected, often reflect technical skills that range from very good to excellent, even exceptional. The lighting in most of the work is frequently a significant component of the images and usually illustrates a good understanding of the importance of matching quality of light to content. A fair amount of these photographs are conceptually sophisticated, particularly in some of the cinematic/narrative images. It was good to see so many students exploring black and white photography in so many different ways, even at times pushing the boundaries of the definition of black and white. I hope that all of these students continue pursuing photography, and I encourage them to seriously consider studying the medium at universities and colleges as they work to develop their practice and define their photographic vision and voice.

Bryan Florentin
Senior Lecturer
Art, Art History, Design & New Media
UT Arlington

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