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Contemporary Portrait Photography

Location: LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College

5151 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207

Contact: Jan Marlese
Phone: (209) 954-5507

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Contemporary Portrait Photography

Gallery Exhibition Hours

T 11am–4pm, W–Th 11am–6:30pm, F 11am–1pm

Posted Saturday Hours: November 23, 11am–3pm

(Closed November 28-29)

Located on the campus of San Joaquin Delta College, the LH Horton Jr Gallery presents Contemporary Portrait Photography Exhibition and Awards Competition, November 21 – December 13, 2019. The Gallery Reception is planned for Thursday, November 21st, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Admission to the Gallery exhibition and reception is free and open to the public.

Photographer Aline Smithson was engaged as the exhibition juror to select works from a call for entries. She is a photographer and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography. Aline also teaches at the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

Aline selected 34 photographers for the exhibition, each with one image. Included from the Stockton arts community is photographer Natalie Petersen. The exhibition provides a variety of photographic techniques and styles, ranging from traditional analogue photography to contemporary digital manipulations.

“As a juror, I look for a level of excellence—was the photograph created as a fine art image or simply a snapshot. As the work ends up in a gallery space, the concern of quality is critical. Is the image in focus (or blurred with intention), have the dust spots been removed, is it well composed, has the photographer avoided over sharpening and over saturating? I consider if the work challenges, transports, and delights, and I also consider the show as a whole. The photograph has become ubiquitous in our culture and in order to stand out, it is necessary to push beyond the ordinary or the common tropes that have already been covered,” states Aline.

Exhibiting Photographers:

Linda Barsotti, Bratt Cody, Mark Coggins, Richard Dweck Menlo, Catherine Fairchild, Dan Farnum, Olya Gary, Paul Greenberg, Richard Greene, Anna Grevenitis, Rohina Hoffman, Judi Iranyi, Diana Nicholette, Kelly Joslin, Flynn Larsen, Moishe Lettvin, Joshua Littlefield, Michael Martin, Sarah Meftah, Shelby Meyerhoff, Peter Miller, Bridget Murphy, Natalie Petersen, Brent Reaney, Marcie Rich, Rebecca Rothey, Amanda Schaaf, Nicole Schlaeppi, Luke Seward, Andrew Sohn, Dafna Steinberg, Cherie Truesdell , Jiaxuan Wang , Gary Zuercher