Category Archives: China

2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Awards!

I am honored and thrilled to announce that two of my photographs have been chosen for awards in this year’s Capitol Christmas Tree Juried Art Exhibition!  The theme was “Into the Woods” and was juried by SENATOR BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL, JOHN FIELDER, ROSE LANE WHITE LEAVELL, HEIDI ZUCKERMAN JACOBSON AND ROSE FREDRICK.  A total of 13 pieces were chosen for the final exhibition out of over 100 entries nationwide.

Awards include:

Professional Viewer’s Choice for “Midnight at Devils Tower“,  from the series “Trail of the Fallen Warrior”

And…Professional Honorable Mention for “First Day, an iPhone composite from the series by the same name.

As part of the award, “Midnight” and “First Day” will accompany the National Christmas Tree (which hails from Colorado) on tour with 22 stops in different cities and towns across the U.S., for brief ceremony and display in each and then continue on to Washington D.C. for the National Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 26, 2012.

FIRST, THOUGH, please join me for an opening reception at Colorado Photographer John Fielder’s Gallery on Wednesday, October 24, from 5-7. For info and directions:  John Fielder’s Colorado.

Best regards, friends!

Maureen


Where in the World is Ordos?

This is the third installment of my Inner Mongolia, China, one-year retrospective continued…

Bellboys admiring the view! Click on image to see location on Google Earth

Early morning view...minus 20 degrees outside

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Cold Desert, Bactrian Camels and 3 Helpers…

Mongolian camel herders/tenders were hired to assist with framing duties

Click here to read about this in Boulder’s Daily Camera Newspaper

The Desert Art Palace

Statues buried by the sand

Fellow photog Joe Lipka

I assume these umbrellas provide much needed shade in the hot summers...

Indigenous bactrian camel

 


One Year Later…Inner Mongolia

In October, 2010, I attended the Atlanta Portfolio Review (http://acpinfo.org/) and met with two Chinese curators, a Miss Yan Li and Mr. Cai Huan-song.  A week later I was formally invited to visit Inner Mongolia, China, along with about 11 other American photographers.  We were invited to attend the inaugural exhibition and photo festival of the Xiang Sha Wan Art Show.

I arrived on December 29th, 2011 and returned home on January 6, 2012.  Our experiences in Inner Mongolia were very memorable.  The Americans bonded and we met so many outstanding Chinese photographers during our time there.  Xiang Sha Wan is the “Sand Bay” of the Gobi Desert, meaning it is on the far eastern edge of the desert.  It is a destination location for Chinese families on holiday, usually in spring, summer, and fall.  Alas, we were there in the dead of winter…

In honor of my first anniversary, I am posting a series of photographs taken in China, mostly in Baotou and Erdos, and the desert.  There are definitely some common threads seen throughout the imagery, energy consumption being an obvious theme.

I will continue to post photos from China in the coming days so stay tuned…I will definitely post more upbeat images next time!

The above image was the first place winner in the “Earth Through a Lens” photography competition .  If you are interested, the call is now open for this year’s exhibition, closing date January 21!

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