Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hurricane Ike Portfolio Featured in Two Prestigious International Publications

I am happy to announce that my photographic portfolio Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field, has been selected to be featured in two prestigious international publications this fall.

On October 1, twenty photographs from the series were featured in the current issue of F-Stop Magazine (Issue #49 – October/November 2011), an online magazine showcasing contemporary photography from emerging and contemporary photographers worldwide.  The photographs were selected to be part of F-Stop’s annual portfolio issue.

In addition, the portfolio has also been selected for inclusion in the 2011 Silvershotz Folios.  This journal of contemporary photography is distributed worldwide, with the 2011 Folios being published later this year.  Major booksellers sell and can order the journal, but it can also be purchased online

Work for both issues is selected through a jury review only and is highly competitive, so I feel honored to have had the portfolio selected for both journals.  Still the work continues, for although most of the images in the portfolio were shot within a month after Hurricane Ike struck Galveston in 2008, the portfolio is still growing.  Sifting through the thousands of images to make the finished photographs has taken much time and the work continues.  Photographs from the series can be seen on my website, with new photos being added as production of the series continues.

 Washer with Clothes, 2008
Size: 19.3 X 21.9 inches (49.0 X 55.6 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore – All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Photographs from Hurricane Ike Series to be Exhibited at PhotoNOLA

On December 10, I will participate in Photowalk, exhibiting several photographs from my series “Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field”.  Photowalk is a one-night-only exhibit at the PhotoNOLA 2011 Annual Festival of Photography in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The free and open to the public exhibit will showcase the 65 photographers who are attending PhotoNOLA’s photo review sessions.

Photographs from the Hurricane Ike series can be viewed on my website.

PhotoNOLA 2011’s Photowalk will be held on Saturday, December 10, from 5pm-7pm on the second floor of the International House Hotel Conference Facility, 220 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Playboy, Vol. 33, No. 12 - December 1986, 2008
19.3 X 24.6 inches (49 X 62.4 cm)
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Rita and Ike Hurricane Photographs Chosen for International Exhibit

Later this fall and winter, the 12 12 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia will display two photographs that depict the horrors of hurricanes Rita (2005) and Ike (2008) in the 2011 International Juried Photographic Exhibition.  Juror Amalia Pizzardi selected Grave Exhumed by Hurricane Rita, 2008, a photograph made near Grand Chenier, Louisiana, and Port Bolivar Community Cemetery, 2008, a photo from my award-winning series Hurricane Ike: Images from the Debris Field

12 12 Gallery has also posted an online gallery of the exhibit.

Also this month, Port Bolivar Community Cemetery, 2008 will be on display in Portland, Oregon at the Newspace Center for Photography in their 3rd Annual Members’ Showcase exhibit (October 7-30). 

The 2011 International Photography Exhibition can be viewed from October 28 through January 15 at the 12 12 Gallery (804-233-9957), located at Zero E. 4th Street #39, in Richmond, Virginia.  The gallery is open Friday-Sunday, 12pm-4pm, and by appointment.  Opening artists’ reception and award presentations will be Sunday, October 30, from 2pm-5pm.

Grave Exhumed by Hurricane Rita, 2008 
16.7 X 25.9 inches (42.5 X 65.8 cm) 
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.

Port Bolivar Community Cemetery, 2008 
19.3 X 22 inches (49 X 54.6 cm) 
Copyright 2008 Richard Allen Ashmore - All Rights Reserved.