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March 22, 2013

In Review: Best of Hoosier photography on exhibit in Anderson

IN-Focus 2013 at The Anderson Center for the Arts

ANDERSON, Ind. — Birds can certainly be difficult creatures to photograph.

In a split second, a good photographer has to decide the composition of the frame, the movement of the animal and most importantly, the essence of, well, being a bird.

The 116 photos on exhibit at The Anderson Center for the Arts celebrate Hoosier photographers. The annual “IN-Focus 2013” exhibit runs through April 14 at the center, 32 W. 10th St.

But unlike previous years, many of the photos are untouched by computers. There’s a natural feel that may be best presented in a few bird photos.

For example, photographer Kim Holmes captured a sandpiper on a beach watching a sunset; the serene-looking animal is surrounded by sand lined with the squiggly traipses of bird feet.

In another, a long-legged wading bird studies the water-skipping pattern of potential prey in Lesley Ackman’s “Everglade Zen.”

In “Spoonbill Twice,” John W. Sumner captures a bird using its beak to primp its feathers.

Nature shots seem to grab the eye this year.

The mountainous landscape of a fishing village in Jennifer Smith’s “Halibut Cover, AK” is alluring but the eye is drawn to a green boat docked alongside a long pier, forming an island of its own. There’s barely a ripple in the waters of the cove.

There’s nostalgia humor in “Lost in Time” where photographer Robert Wehrley depicts an elderly woman  sitting in a restaurant booth while using her cellphone. Her new technology is a stark contrast to the surroundings — a 1950s diner decorated with memorabilia from an era now so long ago.

Topping the entries in this juried exhibition is Asrar Burney’s “Students of Philosophy,” a stunning black-and-white portrait of three llamas with special emphasis on the animals’ coats. With hair covering the gamut of black to white shades, the eyes of this trio seem to reflect generations of stoic ancestors. The work won first place in the Best Nature — Animal category.

Other first-place honors are listed by category, winner and title.

Best Nature — Landscape, Mark Murphy, “Moonlight Shadow”

Best Open, Alfred Gomez, “Old Friend”

Best Architecture (tie), Lesley Ackman, “St. Frances Silhouette” and Stephen Wright, “Metal Shine”

Best People, Thomas L. Farris, “Somewhere in Tea-Time”

Youth Division, Quin Awerson, “Basket Case”

This year’s judges were George Abiad and Joel Cookston. Most works are on sale.

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