Ever-Popular Annual Photography Exhibit Opens
November 07, 2008
“Rarefied Light” on view Nov. 14 through Dec. 28
Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14
The annual, juried “Rarefied Light” exhibition consistently showcases the best of Alaska’s fine art photography and draws hundreds of submissions from around the state. The exhibition, which opens Nov. 14 at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, is sponsored by the Alaska Photographic Center.
The competition was so fierce in this year’s “Rarefied Light,” the juror said he was “tortured” having to select just 61 images from more than 350 entries by Alaska artists.
Homer artist Linda Smogor captured Best of Show with her black-and-white image “Deva and Her Beach Towel.”
This year’s juror was David Hilliard, a photographer and assistant professor at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston who has won numerous awards, including Fulbright and Guggenheim grants.
In his juror’s statement, Hilliard wrote: “The best photographs in this exhibition ask us to ponder. The best photographs pretend to answer a question, when in reality what they are doing is creating a new one. Photographs can be surprisingly slippery that way.”
After its run at the Anchorage Museum, the exhibition travels to Kenai Peninsula College Jan. 9 through Feb. 4 and to Cordova Historical Museum Feb. 20 through March 20.
For additional information, contact APC Barbara Baugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.