Friday, August 12, 2016

Ami Vitale in the news

Ami Vitale looks charming dressed as a panda holding her Nikon. Her photographs appear in the latest issue of National Geographic magazine in a story entitled "Pandas Gone Wild". Ami has long been a favorite at Through This Lens, having had two one-artist shows here and was one of the earlier widely published photographers to exhibit here. Her photograph "The Last Shangri La" also known as "Monk at the Red Doors" still tempts visitors and collectors. I hope you will read the article and share your thoughts about one of our most celebrated wildlife and people photographers.

The article Pandas Gone Wild, may be found on pages 60 through 85 in the August 2016 (current as of this writing) issue of National Geographic magazine. Through This Lens has a good selection of Ami Vitale's prints available - also learn more about her at

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Lori Vrba News

"Fearless" (c) 2016 Lori Vrba
Lori Vrba, author of the celebrated Moth Wing Diaries is in the news!  Her work is featured on LENSCRATCH on line magazine - with a new feature published June 2, 2016.

Through This Lens has featured her work in the June 2016 issue of artGuide on page 25 - that listing is to bring attention to her upcoming exhibition in Durham in October as our featured artist for CLICK! Triangle Photography Festival. Please take a look at Lori's work now, and of course later, when it will hang on our walls at Through This Lens.

Monday, September 21, 2015

CLICK Photography Festival 2015

CLICK comes to the Triangle for 2015

Click Photography Festival Logo
This festival is devoted to making photography more widely recognized as an art, and to provide many opportunities for Triangle residents and visitors to not only see, but lean, tell tales and show some of their own work. Events will take place in Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough and Raleigh from the walls of partly demolished buildings to the interiors of museums. There are too many events to even mention here, but riches can be found on the CLICK web site:

All the Blues Gone book available again

All the Blues Gone by Rex Miller is back in stock after several months absence. This is a hard to find book filled with environmental portraits of Mississippi blues musicians photographed in the early 1990. Mr. Miller made 33 trips from New York to Mississippi to photograph, interview and record musicians. The book included a CD with interviews and music.

There are some vintage gelatin-silver black and white prints available at reasonable prices too. Please inquire about availability.

For more information please see

Sunday, April 27, 2014

One More Prize Awaits, Winners & News Coverage

I just received the last jpeg for the 2014 Will Grossman Memorial Photo Competition Winners and Honorable Mentions. You can see them on this page:

There is also a very nice article, by Blue Greenberg in a recent edition of the Herald_Sun, describing the exhibition including notes about some photos worthy of recognition, even though they were not "in the money." Follow this link to read the article:

The exhibition will be on display through May 10, 2014. One thing to think about: You can participate next year. In only two years, this has become a popular and respected opportunity for the Triangle community to show their art and test the waters for both expert and public opinion. Also, please vote for your favorite entry if you have not already done so. There is one last prize to be awarded: The Peoples' Choice Award for 2014. The photographer whose photograph receives the most votes wins recognition and a $100 prize.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ami Vitale and Giant Pandas

Photographer Ami Vitale, who has shown her photographs twice at Through This Lens, is in the news for her work documenting efforts to sustain the Giant Panda population in China. I've just received two different links to some of those photos: and also via Time Magazine Lightbox if you prefer.

Ami not only has striking images, but she is also a Nikon Ambassador and has done much work with The Nature Conservancy and National Geographic. If you don't know her work, or if you do, the panda photos are worth a look.