August 2009

2009 Juried Exhibition


Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to present its Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition this August. This year’s exhibition was curated by Chris Pichler, founder of fine photography book publisher Nazraeli Press. Based in Portland, Nazraeli Press has published over 250 books specializing in contemporary photography to date.

From over 300 entries and about 1,500 individual images, Mr. Pichler selected five photographers to exhibit five images each.

Tricia Hoffman has been selected to receive $500 and a solo show in 2010 at the Center. Congratulations Tricia!

This year’s selections include:


JOE SUMNER

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Joe Sumner studied photography in college in the 1970’s but put it aside to work as a U.S. Forest Service Hotshot, National Park Service Ranger, and Special Agent. Working outdoors, frequently at night, he came to feel at home with full moon and new moon skies and begain taking low light and night images in 2001.




















KEVIN G. MALELLA


[artist website]

Kevin G. Malella lives in Chicago, IL. He recently finished his MFA at Columbia College Chicago (’09). He is a recent recipient of a Harold Arts Residency, John Mulvany Scholarship, Albert P. Weisman Grant, and the Society of Photographic Educators’ Jeannie Pierce Award.










CHRISTINE LAPTUTA

[artist website]

Christine Laptuta’s images are continuous frames on long strips of film shot with a primitive Holga camera. The camera’s unpredictability has enabled Laptuta to tap into a more intuitive and spontaneous shooting style. Born in Toronto, Christine now lives and works in Portland. Her work is in public and private collections and she has shown both nationally and internationally.










JACQUELINE BATES

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New York City-based photographer Jacqueline Bates was born in Mount Kisco, New York and raised in Connecticut. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2004 and Master of Fine Arts in 2009 from the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited in group shows in New York, Paris, Moscow, and Buenos Aires. In addition to taking pictures, Bates also works in magazine publishing as a photography editor.










TRICIA HOFFMAN

[artist website]

Tricia Hoffman is a student at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, focusing on the study of photography. Her photographs are held in private and corporate collections and she has been published in the book of Alternative Photographic Processes, 2nd Edition, by Christopher James.