Marlow D.J. Shami
Books
Marlow D.J. Shami Books Book
Self-Searching: The Art of Self Portraiture
2010
Book

Within the genre of photographic self-portraiture can be found some of the most probing, surprising, and thoughtful images in the history of the medium. For "Self-Searching" juror Aline Smithson chose forty photos for exhibition at the Vermont Photography Workplace's PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont. She also selected an additional thirty-five images for inclusion in the "On-Line Gallery Annex." All seventy-five photographs will be reproduced in a full-color exhibition catalogue that will be available for purchase directly from Blurb Books. To see work selected for the Gallery exhibition and the On-Line Gallery Annex, please scroll down.

Juror's statement:
I used to hate self-portraits. Let me clarify that statement and say, I used to hate the idea of creating my own self portraits, but I have come to discover that turning the camera on oneself can be tremendously insightful and can be one of the most interesting genres of photography.

Determining selections for Self-Searching: The Art of Self Portraiture was one of the more difficult assignments I’ve had as an editor or juror. After spending time with the work, I felt connected to each photographer and was so impressed by the incredible and inventive ways of exploring the self. Thank you for your efforts and your creativity, but more importantly, thank you for sharing your dreams, your humor, your intimacies, your pain, your bodies, your struggles, and well, yourselves. There were so many terrific images that I couldn’t fit into the exhibition and I’m sorry not to include them. I selected work that gave me insight into a person, and work that was poignant, sophisticated, and told me a story.

To view the book on line or purchase follow this link:http://www.blurb.com/books/1559408
Marlow D.J. Shami Books Book
Flowers, Trees, Birds, Bees: Nature Explored
2010
Book

In response to PhotoPlace Gallery's call for submissions, over 200 photographers submitted 1214 photographs for consideration. Juror Alan Nyiri selected approximately ten photos each of flowers, trees, birds, and bees to comprise an exhibition of forty photographs at PhotoPlace Gallery from January 4th through January 29th, 2011. He also chose an additional thirty-five photographs for the gallery’s “On-Line Annex.” . To learn more about Alan, visit his website at www.alannyiri.com All selected work was be included in a full-color exhibition catalogue available for purchase.

The exhibition catalogue for "Flowers, Trees, Birds, Bees: Nature Explored" is now ready for previewing and ordering from Blurb Books. The catalogue is a small format, full color catalogue of the photographs from the gallery exhibit and the on-line gallery annex. Cost is 21.95, plus shipping.

To see all photographs within the book, and/or purchase follow this link:http://www.vtphotoworkplace.com/id97.html

Marlow D.J. Shami Books Book
Abstraction In Photography
2010
Book

The camera is a tool for recording minute details of the visual world, in images that sometimes seem so real they could be mistaken for actual experience. But photographs can also build on abstract elements inherent in the medium and in the visual world. “Abstraction in Photography” features images that utilize abstract components as their primary mode of expression.

From over 1300 photos submitted, juror Stephen Strom selected forty photographs for exhibition on the walls of VPW's PhotoPlace Gallery from October 5th through October 30th and on the gallery website. An additional thirty-five images were chosen for the "On-Line Gallery Annex." All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalogue available for purchase.

The exhibition catalogue for Abstraction in Photography is now ready for ordering from Blurb Books. The small-format, full color softcover edition is $20.95, plus tax and shipping. PhotoPlace Gallery exhibition and On-Line Gallery Annex photographs are included.

Link to Blurb Books:http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1609982
Marlow D.J. Shami Books Book
Courting The Wild
2008
Book

Authors who have been touched deeply by the land can be read within this beautiful book of essays. My essay Red Ribbons Of Reciprocity grows within the intersection of nature, family, dreams, Russia, and healing.

Do you remember the first time you feel in love? Within these pages you will find love stories, rapturous love affairs with the land, shameless seductions, betrothals, vows exchanged, marriages of the soul, heartaches, partings, healings, and renewals. The authors are the courters and the courted . . . Their landscape paramours embrace them and they grow forth from within.

Praise for Courting the Wild: Love Affairs with the Land

“This is how we make the best environmentalists-by teaching people to fall in love with their places. For it is the love of place that inspires the deepest and most sustainable actions on behalf of the earth. I highly recommend this passionate and engaging love story.” —Jed Swift, M.A., Director, Ecopsychology Program, Naropa University, Boulder, CO.


Link to Hiraeth Press:http://hiraethpress.com/love-affairs-with-the-land/

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