The Rarefied Light 2018 exhibition will kick off with an opening reception at the Anchorage Museum on September 28th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Rarefied Light is Alaska’s largest annual fine art photography exhibition. This year we received 610 entries by 91 artists. Guest juror Arthur Meyerson, selected 50 photographs by 34 artists for inclusion in this year’s exhibition.
Best of Show is awarded to Douglas Yates, Ester, for the print“Road Trip”.
Last year’s holiday party and print exchange was a huge hit – so we’re bringing it back for a second year!
This will be a potluck style gathering, and we would love for all attendees to bring a wrapped (or envelope enclosed) 8×8 or 8×10 print for a blind an exchange. No mounting/matting or framing required! But do ensure that your name and print title are included with the print! We are excited about this opportunity for members and artists to share their work with each other in a tangible way!
Photojournalism. What does that mean? How is it the same and how is it different from other forms of photography?
Join us for our first photo Tuesday of 2019 with ADN photographer Bob Hallinen
Anchorage Daily News photojournalist Loren Holmes will share photos and stories highlighting the unique perspective of aerial photography, and will discuss the way drones have revolutionized the practice.
Loren has covered the Iditarod five times in a bush plane, and in 2018 he brought along a drone, exploring the iconic race from a new angle.
The juror for 2019, Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher and photographer and, above all, a collaborator on visual journalism projects. Bob is a Tow Professor for visual journalism at the new City University of NY Graduate School of Journalism.
Bob has also directed, produced, shot and edited nonfiction video stories for Al Jazeera America Online, Yahoo News, AudubonScience, Apple, the Asia Society, Starbucks, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Open Society Foundation, among other international clients. He has worked as a staff producer and editor at MediaStorm, where his projects were nominated for three national news Emmys and won numerous awards including an Alfred I. duPont- Columbia Award.
In 2013, at the age of 27, O’Hara Shipe’s life took a dramatic turn. After spending the majority of the previous 22 years of her life diligently guarding the net for various ice hockey teams around the world, Shipe suffered a career ending injury. Over the next six years she would endure four surgeries, hundreds of medical tests and the ultimate diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder, Post-Concussion Syndrome, ME/CFS and Fibromyagia. However, throughout the dark periods, Shipe discovered her passion for the human connection associated with creating photographic portraits.
In her lecture, Shipe will discuss the role photography has played in her life post-professional sports. She will also share anecdotal tips for helping to naturally draw out the character of your subjects to create a memorable, authentic portrait.
Been there done that, the challenges of figuring out the photographic puzzle
Kevin is a free-lance visual artist specializing in fine art, environmental portraiture, architectural, and artwork photography. UAA photography professor Sam Kimura first encouraged his love for photography in 1983. After graduating from UAA in 1986 with a degree in Advertising and Public relations he moved overseas to Germany where he spent 10 years playing semi-pro basketball and also worked as an advertising executive. Returning each summer during the off season to photograph the wilds of Alaska, Smith returned for good in 1996. After he moved back he spent the next 5 years shooting for Chris Arend; one of the most respected names in Alaskan photography, before moving out on his own in 2002. He has won numerous local awards for his fine art photography and his work has been widely published not only in Alaska but throughout the US and world wide.
Smith specializes in fine photographic art installations featuring Alaskan themes. So far he has done installations in 12 Alaskan village schools; Akiak, Akiachak, Tuluksak, Noatak, Deering, Shungnak, Kalskag, Kobuk, Ruby, Mountain Village, Anaktuvuk Pass, and Nulato, as well as murals for fire stations # 3 and # 4 in Anchorage, the Machentanz Elementary School in Palmer, the Joe Redington Sr. Jr/Sr High School, Dena’ina Elementary School and the Mat-Su Career and Technical Center High School in Wasilla, Ryan Middle School in Fairbanks, the Harry J. MacDonald Center in Eagle River and murals and interior artwork for the “Top of the World Hotel” in Barrow and the Imaging Center in Anchorage.