Monthly Competition (7:00 PM EST)
Motion - See information about this topic and other Assigned Topics here: https://cccc.visualpursuits.com/d/73675ffe-242e-4a48-9cc3-f84292b1ff91
Our guest judge this month is Pam McLean Parker.
For over a quarter of a century since receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Rosemont College, Pam Mclean-Parker has exhibited her photography and photo-based artwork in galleries and art centers in the Philadelphia area and beyond. Exhibiting in solo and group shows as well as in juried and invitational exhibitions, Pam has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. Mixed in with her showing, she has worked offering free-lance photography services.
Pam is the current director for MCGOPA, the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists, a non-profit artists’ co-operative group now in its 17th year, and serves on the board of directors for Philadelphia/Tri-States Artists Equity Association. In Spring 2015 she served on an art advisory panel for the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Arts Alliance, and this fall she will be the newly appointed art-editor for Philadelphia Stories Magazine. This quarterly publication features both creative writing and artwork from Philadelphia area authors, poets, and artists.
Asked what she looks for in a winning image, Pam states, “When serving as a photography juror I assess each work, measuring its success in formal and technical terms as well as connecting to the aesthetic sensibility and personal vision conveyed within a piece.”
If pressed to reveal what she sees as the most important things in an image, she responds, “In my eyes the most important things in an image are spark, intention, and execution.” I ask, she continues, “Does this image hold within it the power to keep a viewer’s attention? How well has the execution of this image served the vision and intention of the photographer? How does its presentation as a digital image or as a print further enhance