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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thanks to Friends

Jim Kellough, and his wife Eleanor Mills deserve special thanks from me for the times they have saved the bacon at Through This Lens. As recently as last Saturday Jim answered the call to help with the last minute scramble to pull things together just before guests began to arrive. They are both true and generous friends, and I appreciate what they have done many times. When you see pictures on the walls, or information tags, or even table cloths please be aware that it might have been thanks to the hands of those good friends.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bill Pope Wins 2014 Will Grossman Award

Bill Pope wins 2014 Will Grossman Award
Photographer Bill Pope, a regular at the Durham Farmers' Market, and long-time photographer raises his hand as Roylee Duvall announces the Will Grossman Award. This was only part of the award ceremony and opening reception for the 2nd Will Grossman Memorial Photo Competition. As you can see, there was quite a crowd, all excited to hear the winners for 2014.

Thank you to The Grossman family, especially Lynne Grossman, and her friends Rose Mills and her husband along with all the other Grossman family members and friends that help support this event. Let us not forget that the competition was created in order to remember Will Grossman and his devotion to photography, and other arts in the community. More details will be added to our web site soon. Special Thanks for Todd Tinkham for the photo.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bernard Herman's Work in His Own Words

Another video about Dr. Herman's work is now available. This one was created by Todd Tinkham just before the exhibition for went on display at Through This Lens, and has been shown several times at the gallery. The entire video is just over 7 minutes and can be seen by clicking on this link: target="_blank"
You will still need to visit Through This Lens to really appreciate the photographs, and we hope you will be even more interested after having watched this short film.

With Todd Tinkham's help, we plan to offer more videos about future events and artist's statements. Your comments are welcome.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

On-line video about Bernard Herman's photos + Will Grossman Memorial Photo Competition

Patricia Murray came by today for a short video interview asking me about the work by Dr. Bernard Herman, on display through April 5, 2014. Ms. Murray also asked about the Will Grossman Memorial Photo Competition. While few like to listen to themselves, or look at photos of themselves, I hope you will take a peek at this video. You can find it at TV Skywriter, It will provide some background on Dr. Herman's work, and information about the Will Grossman Competition. Haircut aside, please tell me what you think.