Monthly Archives: February 2013

MONGOLIA Exhibition Opening March 8, 2013

Please join us at the  DAIRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Boulder, Colorado for this exciting group exhibition SAND &  SNOW: Inner Mongolia

Sand & Snow: Inner Mongolia
Two years ago, ten American photographers were invited to attend the Inaugural Xiang Sha Wan Photography Festival in Inner Mongolia, China, for New Year’s Week, 2011. We hailed from L. A., Washington, Pennsylvania, Alabama, N.Y., Oregon and Colorado.

 

Meeting Our Needs

This region of the Gobi Desert, known as Xiang Sha Wan, is known for its “singing sands”, its Bactrian camels, and the rich cultural influence of the Mongolians. A few cities such as Ordos and Baotou, also afforded us a more rural experience.

To see more work by “Sand & Snow” photographers, visit the following:

Maureen Ruddy Burkhart, Curator: http://www.MaureenRuddyBurkhart.com
Thomas Michael Alleman:    
http://www.sunshineandnoir.com
David Grant Best: http://www.lenswork.com/specialeditions/lwf-017.htm
Brooks Jensen, publisher, LensWork Magazine: http://www.lenswork.com/index2.html
Joe Lipka: http://www.joelipkaphoto.com
Christopher Rauschenberg: http://www.christopherrauschenberg.com/Site/Home.html
Justine Reyes: http://justinereyes.com
Harold Ross: http://www.haroldrossfineart.com
Walt Stricklin: http://www.waltstricklin.com

Our first few days were spent at the remote Desert Art Palace, matting and framing the portfolios we had brought with us, for the art show and festivities.

Inner Mongolia was unforgettable in many ways. We mingled with hundreds of Chinese photographers eager to take our pictures. The landscape was both beautiful and harsh. The people were friendly and incredibly hospitable. The bitter cold windy weather was tempered by the warmth of our hosts. Delicious food, unforgettable entertainment, and total immersion in this ethnic Mongolian area of China’s outer reaches, all made for rich subject matter and fond memories.

Maureen Ruddy Burkhart 

–        2013

 


San Francisco, I finally found a way to love you…

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the 2013 MacWorld/iWorld Conference in San Francisco, with fellow friend and photographer Karen Divine.  Ms. Divine was a presenter and that provided her with some pretty cool perks, including a very nice hotel and a lead to the press room for free food and drinks….Karen and Cindy Patrick presented their processes in slide shows that were so captivating you could tell that no one was checking FB or email on their smartphones (I looked).

I met some amazing artists, including Cindy Patrick, Knox Bronson (publishes Pixels at an Exhibition and is a really cool dude), Jack Hollingsworth, Dan Marcolina, Dan Berman (founder, Mobile Photo Awards), Eleonora Ronconi, Rudy Vogel, street photographer Jay Desind, Elaina Wilcox, etc., very talented iPhoneographers.  Cindy and I were trying to make our way to the seedy bar called Hotel Utah, and were so busy gabbing that we went the wrong way and ended up in the bowery.  So we gabbed our way back and finally did arrive at our destination.

MacWorld was presenting its first ever e-compilation of the Mobile Masters (available for download on the iPad), many of whom were there.  My work was not represented in the MM…maybe next time.  I got to talk to an app developer from Germany, Jens Daemgen, who developed ProCamera for the iPhone. We discussed what I look for in photo apps.  I shot some pictures for him with his app, one of which I will include below.  I should mention that I introduced myself to one of my favorite techie icons– Julianne Kost (of Adobe fame)…and made sure she looked at my iPhone portfolio “First Day”.  She liked it and had some insights (they look like a movie–all in one image!) which I will proceed to use in my next portfolio review..thank you, Julianne.

I was also very fortunate to be able to have a nice outdoor lunch with a photography teacher, Jack Fulton, I had back in the 70’s at the San Francisco Art Institute.  That was definitely a highlight, we talked about growing older and finding peace (hey, it’s San Francisco!).

The following images were all shot with the iPhone 4s, Hipstamatic app, EXCEPT for the first image, which was shot with ProCamera…

ProCamera app for iPhone IMG_8674 IMG_8695 IMG_8703 IMG_8689 IMG_8716 IMG_8763 IMG_8757 IMG_8756 IMG_8844 IMG_8819 IMG_8822 IMG_8843 IMG_8845 IMG_8857

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