Competition Night 2021-09-23: Theme – What I Did This Summer; Judge – Jean-Pierre Plé

Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7 PM – 9 PM
Studio 151, 44330 Mercure Cir, Sterling, VA 20166
Zoom meeting
Submission details shown below.

Theme: What I Did This Summer
Theme Description: Open theme. The photo must have been captured in June, July, or August 2021.

Judge: Jean-Pierre Plé

Jean-Pierre is a fine art photographer who embraces the concept that photography gives us a chance to see ourselves, to see our emotions, and maybe to see something about ourselves that we have never seen before or we were not able to give voice to. He is drawn to making images where a strong visual and emotional message is formed by shapes, lines, or contrast in color or tones.

His photographs have transitioned from an original interest in nature, landscapes, abstracts and architecture, to a current focus on a contemplative approach to photography, which often depicts his subjects in a non-representational manner. Sensing a deep desire for photographers to experience greater meaning in their work, he developed a workshop exploring a contemplative and mindful approach to photography. While he employs DSLR, mirrorless and iPhone cameras, he is also a recovering large format film artist and misses the slow, methodical, and mechanical components of large format.

He is a member of the North Bethesda Camera Club. His work has been part of numerous exhibitions in the Washington, DC area, including Washington Printmakers Gallery, Waverly Street Gallery, Photoworks Gallery, Nature Visions, Herndon ArtSpace, the Joe Miller Gallery, PhotoWalk in Crystal City, Touchstone Gallery, Lowe House Building, and the Dupont Underground. His professional career is in the field of international ocean affairs and he works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Submission details:

  • Entries due 11:59 PM ET, Monday, September 20, 2021
  • This is a digital-only competition.
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