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“Our National Parks” is a juried photography exhibit in honor of Ansel Adams and the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks. All photographs are the best outdoor, nature, and landscape photography made within National Park System sites.
Bridalveil Fall, Walter Barkley
Agave, Jan Bell
Miner’s Beach Sunset, Kristina Lishawa
Isle Royale, Scofield Point Sunrise, Keith Matz
Reflections of Upper Yosemite Falls, Mike Schlitt
Mesa Arch, Tim Trombley
Tree on Rock 2, Zion National Park, Hal Willens
|Joe Abdella||Gretchen Dorian||Sheri Kowalski|
|Jim Aho||Henry Droski||Suzanne LaBeau|
|Kristine Avery||Marilyn Feather||Kristina Lishawa|
|Ragnar Avery||Thomas Franks||Steve Loveless|
|Walter Barkley||Chucki Gale||Shawn Malone|
|Jan Bell||Linda Gall||Keith Matz|
|Wesley Bond||Dean Ginther||Gordon Middleton|
|Randy Bronkema||Carol Greenslade||Paul Nelson|
|Richard Browne||Andrew Hewitt||Michael Schlitt|
|Kathie Carpenter||Analicia Honkanen||David Small|
|Robert Carter||Marilyn Hoogstraten||Tim Trombley|
|Craig Caugh||Paul Horgan||Erin Waineo|
|Robert Cleveland||Matthew Jakubiak||Robert Walker|
|Gregory Czarnecki||Kathleen Jones||James Whiteside|
|Robert deJonge||Jan Kellogg||Hal Willens|
|Sue Dempsey||Robin Koory|
Thoughts from our Jurors: Howard Bond and Michael Robinson
It was gratifying to see so many fine photographs. They were especially interesting to me because I have photographed in many of the national parks and monuments these photographs were made in.
Storytelling and the ability to convey a message to me as the viewer is extremely important. I quantify how much I enjoyed viewing the image and if I would want to view again.
About our Jurors: Howard Bond and Michael Robinson
Howard Bond began photographing weddings in 1948, while still in high school and this continued until he became interested in photography as a fine art in the 1960s. He attended workshops with Ansel Adams in 1967, 1970, and 1972 where he also got acquainted with two other Group f64 photographers: Imogen Cunningham and Brett Weston. During subsequent visits to California, he would spend the day with Brett, looking at prints from his vault and going photographing together, and afterward showing his own prints to Adams, who gave suggestions.
In 1966, Howard became a life member of the Sierra Club and was active in the successful effort to prevent the building of dams in the Grand Canyon. As his involvement in photography increased, he reduced his computer programming job to part time and quit it altogether in 1979.
Eventually, he had over 60 one-man exhibitions and 50 group exhibitions, mostly in museums and galleries. His photographs are in the collections of more than 35 museums in the United States and Europe.
The Michigan Council for the Arts awarded him a Creative Artist Grant in 1985, the year in which he wrote the first of 100 articles for Photo Techniques magazine. His educational activities also include teaching workshops that have been attended by over 2500 photographers from 5 continents. He has published 2 books and 23 limited edition portfolios of prints, including Portfolio II: Austria.
Michael Robinson studied art and design at Macomb Community College, and in 1974 he began working at a local photography studio as an apprentice, immersing himself in black & white and color processing. In 1986, he attended Wynona Photography School in Chicago specializing in large format film photography. That same year, Mike continued his education through MSU’s extension in Leland, Michigan, specializing in 35mm transparency processes.
In September of 1987, Mike opened Robinson Photography, a full service photography studio in Mount Clemens. The studio began to introduce digital processes in 1989. Within a few years, Mike purchased a historic church to house the studio, labs and a digital division of retouching and printing from scanned film for his commercial clients.
Mike has always held the negative and the art of the print at heart. In staying true to his passion, Mike has taught aspiring photographers, both young and old, and continued his own education. He studied the processes of daguerreotypes, paper negatives, contact platinum printing with large format negatives and digital capture and retouch techniques.