Alysia Kaplan is an interdisciplinary artist based in Rochester, NY. She has exhibited her work both locally and nationally. She holds a BFA in Contemporary Illustrative Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a MFA in Printmedia from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Hobart William Smith Colleges. Language of image, juxtaposition, layering, and re-recording expand meaning and perception. I immerse myself in this concept and apply in my art encoded information, and the creation of non-linear and abstract associations involving the “perceptual event” of experiencing signs and signifiers—as static and moving images.
Anatoliy Anshin ( www.anshin.art ) is a fine art photographer who excels in the use of camera for depicting the beauty of Nature in a deeply symbolic way. Born in Russia, he lives permanently in Japan and his main work sites are old Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines where he can wander around for days in search for the picturesque blend of traditional culture with natural environment of perfectly maintained Japanese gardens. Some of the peculiar features of his works are breathtaking perspectives, extremely vibrant colors, nonstandard techniques such as blurring or shifting photographic subjects from the frame center that make his pictures all the more enigmatic and mesmerizing. Anatoliy’s distinctive personal style is based on the belief that postprocessing in photography is unnecessary – Nature has enough to offer us for appreciation and a beautiful photograph can be taken right in the moment the photographer triggers the shutter. His creativity is inspired by his profound scholarly background and physical training. A former university researcher, Anatoliy holds a Ph.D. in pre-modern Japanese history, is an author of a book and a number of academic articles, and is a teacher of Japanese swordsmanship, Kendo.
Robb’s background is diverse, and his fascination with other cultures has exposed him to a wide variety of colors, sounds, tastes, and smells. He seeks the unusual amid the ordinary. Robb frequently writes about his experiences, and at times he documents them with photography. His subjects include people and nature at their finest, but the majority of his work centers around architectural images. Robb and his wife live in Hartford, Wisconsin, a rural community about thirty miles north of a more urban environment, Milwaukee.
Tetman Callis has shown his work in galleries in Albuquerque and New York City, and has published various short fictions in such magazines as NOON, New York Tyrant, Atticus Review, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Cloudbank, and COVER Literary Magazine, and two books, “High Street” and “Franny & Toby.” He has a degree in philosophy and lives in Chicago with his wife and two cats.
I grew up in a family of photographers – both my grandfather and father were award-winning amateur photographers, and my father was well known for his slide travelogues. I received my first box camera at the age of seven and haven’t stopped taking pictures since. Keeping up with changes in camera technology has been a continuing challenge. Now that I’m retired from fifty years of teaching at Gettysburg College, I’ve found time to submit photos for exhibition. My images have been accepted by regional juried shows in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado and Maryland. Among my five one-woman shows have been “The Balkan Backstory.” “Faces of Myanmar,” and “Barns of Adams County.”
Jeanne Julian’s photography has been featured in galleries and art exhibits in Eastern North Carolina, where she is an enthusiastic member of the Coastal Photo Club. The juried exhibits “Lighthouse Stories and Tales of the Sea” (Staten Island) and “The Bicycle: art meets form” (High Point, NC) also have included her work. Several journals have published her images: she was the featured photographer in moonShine review (summer 2105), and her photos illustrate covers of Minerva Rising, Hartskill Review, Kakalak, and Shoal. Her photography also appears in two Nature Inspired anthologies; County Lines Literary Journal 2016; and the book Focus: Passages (2010). Her article “Lighten Up: A Walking Tour of the Luberon” was featured in the journal of the Photographic Society of America. Jeanne’s full-length poetry collection, Like the O in Hope, was published in 2019 by The Poetry Box Select. www.jeannejulian.com
Featuring: Issue 97, published January 2021, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by Elison Alcovendaz, Philip Arnold, Michael Aro, Alice J Becker, Eric Blanchard, Charlie Brice, Lawrence Bridges, Mark Burke, Annie Elizabeth, Adam Coulter, Steven Deutsch, John Dorroh, Connor Doyle, Theo Greenblatt, Oz Hardwick, Charles Holdefer, Jeanne Julian, J.S. Kierland, Jennifer Taeyoung Kim, Min Kuk Kim, Mary Hills Kuck, Rachel Laverdiere, Richard LeBlond, Charlotte Lee, Harry Longstreet, Alice Lowe, Sean Murphy, Martha Nance, Robert Nisbet, Renee Ozburn, Virginia Watts, Andy Posner, Claire Scott, Greg Sendi, Dave Sims, Charles Springer, Tony Tracy, Gene Twaronite, Lee Varon, Viviane Vives, Sally Zakariya.
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