Yes, Poughkeepsie is a long long way from Toronto, not to mention Ferndale.
I’m hoping my daughter and sister-in-law will visit it one weekend, and send me some wall shots of the exhibit.
It is a pretty fairly varied show, considering the journalistic/social-conscious identity of the juror—landscapes and portraits, Photoshop assemblages/manipulations and street-savvy work; I appreciate the dynamic range of imagery. However, I selected my entries based on what I admire about Wambsgans’ work in his Pulitzer portfolio—which, as a pictorial essay, could have come straight out of Life Magazine of my boyhood with essays by Eugene Smith on the country doctor and the mercury poisoning in Minamata.
In this context, having my work in that tradition be selected for this show is a reassuring validation. And I plan to submit work more widely at this point in my life, because why not? and because with the Call For Entry system (CAFE), it is easy to set up a portfolio for submitting work across North America.
(I wonder how many of the RFF Gallery ‘exhibitors’ know about the CAFE system? Maybe
I should post a thread about CAFe https://www.callforentry.org
. Clearly there’s a lot of RFF work that deserves wider viewing.)