Posts Tagged ‘Mary Durante Youtt’

Peau magazine spring issue

May 3, 2016

Well Peau magazine is more than a one shot magazine as we’ve put together another issue, our spring 2016 issue on time. Our goal is to publish a quarterly magazine or at least see if there is interest from different collaborators to submit creative photographic work.

The spring issue has work from America and Europe.

Peau magazine is an international collaboration of artists, photographers and models coming together to show their work to our increasing shrinking planet. Peau magazine is dedicated to the beauty and landscape of the human form.

This issue we include the seasoned professional photographers and artists as well as people just starting out.

This issue includes the highly colorful work of experienced photographer Michael Mc Gowan who adorns the front cover and Stan Freedman, Robert Morris who are just beginning their journey.

Rickard Unge joins us from Sweden with his black & white figure studies of male dancers including gracing our rear cover. We discovered  the photomontage work of Jeffery Fletcher with his haunting series of females in nature describing his complicated developing process.

Carney Malone with his black & white studies of female nudes wearing only Gas Masks over their faces has a couple of different books in print, see the Blurb link here. Lastly we have another photographer Bruce Taylor, Pd.D who joins us from model society.

Print and free digital copies are available for sale  here 

We are working on the summer issue now and accepting submissions, contact me at jeneyouttphoto@gmail.com for a submission form or to answer any questions you my have.

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Our first issue ( on the right) had Jack Cutler’s image on the front cover along with his Clandestine Exhibitions from his personal fine art photographic images. Next came my wife Mary Durante Youtt nude studies, Peter Le Grand, Jeffrey Dutton, Alexey Kashpersky, and a few of my images.

We hope you will enjoy our endeavor and support or collaboration by buying copies and commenting on our Facebook page.

Thank you

Jene

Peau Magazine

December 2, 2015

Peau Magazine, a fine art magazine devoted to the landscape of skin,. Where we hope to share with the world our unique vision of skin ‘that which allows us to touch the world.’

Well we have managed to meet our publication goal of November 2015, just in time for Thanksgiving holiday.

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we hope you will enjoy our effort and share it amongst your friends. See a link here : http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1003196?__r=582193

I’ve drawn from various photographers whom I’ve met in my photo journey . Jack Cutler, Mary Durante Youtt, Jeffery Dutton, Alexey Kashpersky, Peter Le Grand and myself Jene Youtt.

We are always looking for additional contributions from photographers, models, hair & makeup artist, retouchers, as long as the subject matter is skin.

contact me at jeneyouttphoto.gmail.com

Zigging and zaging our way west

December 9, 2014

as we wind our way westward heading to Arizona along I 40 having a destination but like the rest of this trip being open to the road. we get off I 40 at Gallup NM heading north across secondary roads. we discover the Navajo Code Talkers memorial in Ganado Az.

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welcome

Ganado AZ

Ganado AZ

Code Talker

Code Talker

Plaque

Plaque

The Navajo National Tribal Park

The Navajo National Tribal Park

and right down the road is a national treasure actually a national historic site The Hubble Trading Post

T Shirt

T Shirt

Interior

Interior

want this picture doesn’t show are all the baskets nailed to the ceiling. yes they also sell new one’s that were beyond my budget but beautiful and worth it. also lots of blankets on display. but trading post markup don’t go to the artists. all we could afford was a T shirt and a couple of refrigerator magnets.

sign

sign

Building

Building

Buggy in barn

Buggy in barn

horses

horses

white horse checking me out

white horse checking me out

my favorite image all day

my favorite image all day

mary thought i only took this trip to buy T shirts which i didn’t do on our first trip and i wanted to this time so i’ve got T shirts from almost every place we stopped at.

now we are on our way north again to Canyon De Chelly which i’ve heard so much about. they have a campground there not much to talk about, no showers and expensive campground, run by the Navajo’s since it’s on their reservation.

Cyn De Chelly camp

Cyn De Chelly camp

the campsite wasn’t too busy but enough to surprise us traveling late in the summer after school started but there is a whole age group of retirees with campers wandering  America.

dinner from a bag

dinner from a bag

which mary discovered and quite tasty, just add hot water and go.

we did the self tour along the south rim drive we wanted to take one of the native tours that drive on the bottom of the canyons but we were on a budget

caves

caves

ancient ruins

ancient ruins

ruins

ruins

Spider Rock

Spider Rock

canyon

canyon

at every overlook were navajos selling things, jewelry, pottery some of it lovely and going directly to the artist. mary bought a necklace from one, here is a etching artist whom i bought stuff from

Navajo etching artist

Navajo etching artist

they are all so poor with limited resources available to them.

we stayed at Canyon De Chelly campground and explored out from here since it was centrally located. our next day trip was to Monument Valley which we drove around from Mexican Hat south somehow missing the visitor center and the valley drive.

monument valley

monument valley

monument  valley

monument valley

rock formation

rock formation

off in the distance

off in the distance

El Capitan i think

Agathla Peak i think

otherwise known as El Capitan. pretty cool huh?

monument valley

monument valley

well this is all i have time for today, if interested you’ll have to tune in latter when i get more time.

Jene Youtt

america……… Rt 66

November 6, 2014

as we leave  ft.smith in our rear view mirror heading west muskogee ok rises in our windshield and the big 5 Civilized tribes of the Cherokee and their annual labor day pow wow excitement rose. we had heard that 60,000 people attend this event. woo who some real photo ops. it was an easy trip only a few hours drive. it always amazes me how the land changes from state to state.

muskogee isn’t much even though the merle haggard song ‘okie from muskogee‘ has been around for years it hasn’t made the town any bigger or brighter. but what we ran into was a scheduling conflict with the dance. the only daytime dance performed was the Gourd dance. i had a chance to talk with the dancers before hand and found it interesting, it’s a sacred warrior dance danced by veterans or their relatives. one fellow was dancing for his grandfather.

 

gourd dancer

gourd dancer

another dancer

another dancer

full regalia

full regalia

while it seems a private dance not danced for themselves but for others who have gone before them it’s not very demonstrative or pictorial, but nice to see.

girl with her doll

girl with her doll

mary was taking photos along with us, corey and i, and was asked if she was an official photographer because this is a sacred dance. we had asked the officials but they didn’t have an objections to us taking photos and everybody else was snapping away with their pads and phones so she sat down and stopped. too bad because she has a good eye. oh well

cherokee dancers

that evening we didn’t go back to the dancing because we were disappointed with the vendors, more like a garage sale than native crafts. ugh looking at the map we decided to explore Rt 66.

RT 66 Historic marker

RT 66 Historic marker

getting there from muskogee isn’t a direct drive but we hooked up at POPS it’s really lit up at night see link.

Pops rt 66

Pops Rt 66

Seatz soda

Seatz soda

Pops soda

Pops soda

miles of soda

miles of soda

we bought a few bottles of soda and drove on to have a roadside sandwiches. We were just outside Arcadia ok so we ventured on. our  next stop the round barn was cute, we bought some refrigerator magnets. mary had done some research so we had ideas and printouts of what to look for, isn’t the internet great? but there were things to discover along the way. old gas station ruins

gas station ruins

gas station ruins

and the first Philips 66 gas station being restored

Restored Phillips gas station

Restored Phillips gas station

Saint Cloud hotel not being restored.

St. Cloud Hotel

St. Cloud Hotel

but another motel along the way we could have stayed at the Lincoln Motel as there are a fews active motels along Rt 66.

Lincoln Motel

Lincoln Motel

Lincoln motel bungalows

Lincoln motel bungalows

so much to see just driving along with some guidance

Heartland

Heartland cars

Standard oil sign

Standard oil sign

but what’s a highway without it’s people?  We pulled into a closed gated driveway that was John Hargrove’s museum and workshop

Buried pink Volkswagen, john hargrove

Buried pink Volkswagen, John Hargrove

here he is in his workshop rebuilding this old ford truck

John Hargrove, Rt 66

John Hargrove, Rt 66

Tim man and gas pump, Rt 66 , John Hargrove

Tim man and gas pump, Rt 66 , John Hargrove

here is a three wheeler car that john made from scratch,

Hargrove three wheeled car

Hargrove three wheeled car

hargrove three wheeled car

hargrove three wheeled car

he and i talked about cars his life while mary wandered around the place discovering. hunger pains were setting in so time to find something to eat. moving down Rt 66 we came across

Lucilles restaurant

Lucilles restaurant

this is the old one fixed up by a new owner but right down the road is a new one

New Lucille's interior

New Lucille’s interior

lunch was ok then we hit the road west following the sun. next attraction was Britten leaning water tower

Britten leaning water tower

Britten leaning water tower

hey didn’t we come to Cadillac ranch yet? funny you should ask, here we are

Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch

heading west we had to make a U turn as cadillac is on the south side of Rt 40 heading east at exit 66 off Rt 40 east. mary entering the gate

cadillac ranch

cadillac ranch

 

Mary at Cadillac ranch

Mary at Cadillac ranch

i am here behind the camera, you can’t see me now but if you look closely maybe my shadow will appear.

car detail

car detail

 

car detail

car detail

portrait

portrait

spray can trash

spray can trash

because of these spray cans there, the cars are forever changing colors and messages as layer upon layers are sprayed across their surfaces. it’s an evolving sculpture, now if only texas politics evolved forward instead of backwards the world might  be a better place to live in. texas would.

some fun

some fun

all this traveling has made me hungry and a bit tired, this has been a full day even writing this post has taken awhile. so see you when ever

jene

 

 

 

America

October 22, 2014

ah what to call this post? mary and i have driven across america twice, once in 2011 for 28 days and now again in 2014 for 42 days. the idea for the trip was to see america, the national parks etc. nothing like Robert Franks The Americans. it was just something i’ve always wanted to do and since i have someone in my life willing to accompany me why not. how many dreams in our lifetime do we get to full fill?

i never posted anything about the first trip as too daunting to edit through all those boring images. the real fun of the trip was being there and sharing it with someone you love. not that mary didn’t want to leave me by the side of the road at times or i didn’t want to catch a plane/train back to New York but hey we were trapped in a very small uncomfortable space, the car.

there are iphone pictures, G12 pictures, and 5D mark ll images. just backing them up took time and the computer i brought the optical drive gave out midway trip. so this week i’ve blitzed my brain editing images, actually they are snap shots of our trip, meaning less to anybody else but ourselves. i’ll share them anyways maybe someone will enjoy them in a facebook kind of way.

i’ve decided for my sanity to mix everything up, both trips together. nobody is interested in buying my work so why should i knock myself out presenting it. i’ll put it on my web site but that’s not getting buy offers either.

we started out leaving home in nj camping when we could and motels for a rest and showers. our first trip in 2011 we camped at Shenandoah National park just in time to feel a 5.5 earthquake as we checked in at ranger station.we found a campsite along side this deer sleeping in the grass shenandoah deer

shen deerand pitched our tent. he soon got up wandering off somewhere quieter.

shenandoah camp

that night i took mary down to a clearing overlook of the valley below and she took her first pictures of the milky way. yes it’s my picture because i don’t have mary’s.

milky way

next camp was in the Smoky Mountain Nat’l park where i caught poison something or other on my arms, ugh.

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the smokey mountains have pretty hiking the trails but they are old mountains not as spectacular as the rockies but interesting none the less.

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 Clingmans domeVIEW FR CLINGMANS DOME _MG_9875

and a restoration of Bales cabin showing how mountain people lived in split log cabins.

bales cabin _0510 we did manage to see the small eastern Cherokee pow wow and made friends.

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next day exploring the park, waterfalls etc i was crossing the Little Pigeon river when i slipped and fell in camera and all. no pictures card shorted out and camera was mush. we needed to have another camera sent to us so we then moved to Ft Smith Ar when we had to wait for the spare camera to arrive. so far Tennessee hasn’t been good to me and i am glad to be out of there. we did find the Cherokee pow wow fun and tried to connect to the western Cherokee pow wow but wouldn’t fit our schedule.

ft smith main st

main street Ft. Smith which has a long american history if one wants to look it up.

ft smith

ft smith 1

glory

pictured above is an old church and in the basement entrance is this picture of a cross

sunset ft smth

Boston charlie and a few friends wish you all the best

December 22, 2013

Deck Us All With Boston Charlie

This is my favorite christmas carol, remembering it always brings a smile to my face. There are at least three versions of this famous Pogo comic strip by Walt Kelly Christmas carol:

The most famous version:

Deck us all with Boston Charlie,

Walla Walla, Wash, and Kalamazoo!

Nora’s freezin’ on the trolley,

Swaller dollar cauliflower Alleygaroo!

Don’t we know archaic barrel,  Lullaby Lilla Boy, Louisville Lou.

Trolley Molly don’t love Harold,  Boola Boola Pensacoola Hullabaloo!

Then there is Beauregard’s version:

Bark us all bow-wows of folly,  Polly wolly cracker n too-da-loo!

Donkey Bonny brays a carol,  Antelope cantaloup, ‘lope with you!

Hunky Dory’s pop is lolly gaggin’ on the wagon,  Willy, folly go through!

Chollie’s collie barks at Barrow,  Harum scarum five alarum bung-a-loo!

We also have this third version:

Duck us all in bowls of barley,  Ninky dinky dink an’ polly voo!

Chilly Filly’s name is Chollie,  Chollie Filly’s jolly chilly view halloo!

Bark us all bow-wows of folly,  Double-bubble, toyland trouble! Woof, Woof, Woof!

Tizzy seas on melon collie!  Dibble-dabble, scribble-scrabble! Goof, Goof, Goof!

But no matter what the words are or who’s doing the singing it’s the joy of being connected with other human beings 
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this picture is my wife’s nice ice photo, with this we wish you all the best in this coming year. take care and be safe……….

mary &  jene

Continuing dance project

March 25, 2013

well every once in a while, maybe i need to rethink my projects and life sooner, maybe change this thinking thing to daily,but  i get to add new skills in my life. photography seems to be down pretty good but  now playing with both still and motion stuff.  i’d like to be able to add slideshows link on here. moving to final cut pro x soon, i’ve the free 30 day download and it’s been pretty cool.

much different than the old days of sitting with stacks of tape cassettes in front of a linear sony editing machine. but both linear or digital editing eat up hours of one’s life. well what doesn’t burn brain cells? just sitting in mobile on the couch eats them up so might well put them to good use. try to create  something beautiful which is what i am doing with this video piece.

so here is the utube ‘mother earth’ opening  sequence here in case the embedded link below doesn’t work.

along with some of the still images here

Mother Earth

Mother Earth opening sequence

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it must be that kind of a day since i can’t upload these images on my web site and this upload is a bit weird but hey at least it worked better than Photoshelter today. UGH. maybe it’s time to find another web hosting site. so when i get back to nyc and my other computer i’ll try again. i am doing the best i can is all i can say,  who among us is perfect?

this must be right because i read it in a neswpaper

this must be right because i read it in a newspaper

this adam & eve mother earth is a work in progress and being developed as i write this, this is where we are at so far. looking out my window at grey skys  waiting for another snow storm. mel torme on the cd player……….ah to have a shovel in my hands instead of a camera, that’s what i live for. at least wordpress is here for me. thank you

so this is the news of the day today.

jene

Reactions from Dancing around the Bride at Philadelphia Museum of Art

January 29, 2013

you may remember i wrote about going down to philadelphia to see this performance of the cunningham dance company performance and exhibit of cage, johns, rauschenberg and duchamp.

the philadelphia museum of art is one of my favorite museums which i have gone to a few times, lots of space to see and feel everything. phila museum

Ben Franklin Pky & downtown Philadelphia

Ben Franklin Pky & downtown Philadelphia

during the weekday it’s not really crowded except for school children on an education outing.

school children on grand staircase with cage piano

school children on grand staircase with cage piano

Aguscus Gaudgns

Augustus Saint-Gaudens Diana a top of the Great staircase

but on to the show, as i said it wasn’t that crowded but a nice crowd that filled the bleachers we sat on

Mary reading program

Mary reading program

Rauschenberg set

Rauschenberg set

Company dancers

Company dancers

Dancers

Dancers

but here is one of my favorite dancers of all, tucked away in a gallery waiting your discovery.

Degas Dancer

Degas Dancer

which we discovered on our way to see the Duchamp’s Large Glass in gallery 182.

Large glass w the bride stripped bare by her bachelors

Large glass w the bride stripped bare by her bachelors

oh that’s a passing patron. one of my favorite things to do when i visit this gallery is to capture people in this piece. to get to this gallery one passes so many wonderful things and delights to the eye. i hope you visit this museum it’s really worth the trip to Philadelphia.

Shadows of Large Glass

Shadows of Large Glass on floor

oh and don’t forget to see the west entrance wall painting, A wheatfield on a summer afternoon by Marc Chagall  or the photography galleries on the ground floor. a lovely day of wandering around the place as if it was your own. or visit their web site at http://www.philamuseum.org/

we had a late lunch early dinner at the Good dog bar in downtown philadelphia, the food was ok but nothing to rave about.

jene

Friends Without A Border Photography Auction…. to benefit the Angkor hospital for Children

November 28, 2012

14th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction12/04/2012

About the Auction

During a series of photography trips to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat monuments, internationally acclaimed photographer Kenro Izu was deeply affected by his encounters with often ill, malnourished, and disfigured children. As a symbol of his gratitude for the profound artistic inspiration he received from Cambodia’s historical treasures, Izu committed himself to building a pediatric hospital to provide desperately needed healthcare for its children…its future.

Friends Without A Border (Friends), a non-profit organization, was founded by Izu in 1996 to manage the project. With the help of an international board of healthcare professionals, the art community, and over 5,000 supporters worldwide, Friends opened Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in 1999.

Since its inception the art community has been a vital source of support for Friends and AHC. An integral part of this relationship has been the Friends of Friends Photography Auction, first held in 1997. In the years since, hundreds of artists and their representatives have generously donated their work to the auction, the proceeds from which directly support AHC and its many programs.

During the past fourteen years the auction has raised nearly $2 million, including $175,000 in 2010. In Cambodia, where almost half of the population lives on a little more than $1 a day, every dollar goes a very long way. We hope that this year’s event will be even more successful.

When and Where

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, and Preview of Live Auction Lots
7:00 – 8:30 pm: Live Auction (The Silent Auction runs through the entire evening and
ends 10 minutes after the conclusion of the Live Auction.)

Metropolitan Pavilion
123 West 18th Street (between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue)
5th Floor, The Level
New York, NY 10011
Map/directions

Auctioneer: Nicholas Dawes, VP, Special Collections, Heritage Auctions, New York

Décor: Megumi/sono.ei, Brooklyn, NY

Hors d’oeuvres provided by: Saffron 59

All proceeds benefit Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Friends Without
A Border’s new health initiative in Luang Prabang, Laos, and other Friends programs that support high-quality healthcare for children in Southeast Asia.

Here is a link to the Live auction Prints [lot 1 to lot 31] and the silent auction ones here [ lots S33 to S 160] where Mary Durante Youtt  print

and my Phantom print shown here.

Special Print: Created for Friends Without A Border

It is our pleasure to present this limited-edition print, generously donated by Wendy Sacks on the occasion of the 15th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction.

The print is now available prior to the auction.

Seeing Things

Seeing Things
From the series Monsters in the Closet
by Wendy Sacks
Price $500 (tax-deductible portion $480)
Edition of 15
Pigment print
Year of work: 2012
Image size 12 x 7 7/8″ on 14 x 11″ paper,
presented in 17 x 14″ 4-ply mats
Signed and editioned by the artist in pencil on the recto
Embossed with Friends Without A Border stamp
Prints courtesy of www.LumierePhoto.com.

Artist’s Statement on the Series

A child’s ordinary bedtime routine is often times incomplete without the parent’s feigned search for the scary monsters that lurk under the bed and in the closet, accompanied by the comforting reassurance that every dark crevice is vacant of evil. All too often however, such a reassurance is not entirely true. Real monsters don’t hide in the closet. They hide at the bedside under the guise of a guardian and blur their violence or anger under the pretense of love, discipline, or trust. Monsters in the Closet depicts how child abuse is veiled from society by the fog of lies abusive parents tell to their children, themselves, and to the world.

Purchase of a special limited-edition print also includes admission to the auction, a paddle number, and a copy of the auction catalog.

For further information about the work of the photographer please visit: www.wendysacksphotography.com

Special Portfolio [Lot 32] by James Whitlow Delano
Imagining Asia: Two Decades On

A collection of ten pigment prints. Foreword by Syunichi Nishiyama, Founder and President
of Mado-sha Publishing, Tokyo, Japan. All of the prints are matted and presented in a hand-crafted double wall drop spine box, covered in elegant bookbinding cloth and foil-stamping on the cover. See link here.

Various image sizes printed on 11 5/8 x 16 1/2″ paper, matted with 16 x 20″ boards
Printed in 2012
Signed, titled, dated and editioned by the artist in pencil on the verso
Embossed with Friends Without A Border stamp on each print
Edition no. of portfolio 1/2 with artist proof prints from edition of 10, prints are edition of 25
Estimate $8,000
Donated by the artist
Portfolio courtesy of Cloverleaf Studio

Foreword to the Portfolio

Every time I see photographs, I always ponder about the neutral relationship between the artwork and its artist. I realize that, in a search for the true value, I should separate the artist from the artwork and evaluate the art purely on its own merit.

James Whitlow Delano is a photojournalist. Yet, as far as viewing the images from his portfolio and his book titled “I viaggi di Tiziano Terzani,” I cannot help thinking that he is a poet of gentle spirit who loves travel and respects people and nature deeply, more than simply a photojournalist. The photographs are certainly documents; however, his images appear to me more than simple documents. The reason why I am attracted to his photographs is because of this mysterious experience of the senses.

Scenes from remote villages and towns in Asia, monasteries and fields in confined mountains, or portraits of ordinary citizens living in harsh environments, people with hopes and innocent children, and grandiose sceneries of steep mountains; every image appears to me as if a microcosm beyond the reality or a piece of poem. From his photographs, I can even hear the sound of time, smell the scent of landscape, and see the color of people’s hearts. The agony, sadness, anger, happiness or joy of people, who spend their whole life where they were born, echoes as a quiet song. Before I know it, I am invited to a place he must have once been and drawn into another world beyond that spot.

His images make me aware that there must have been different realities than the moment the photographer captured and fixed them within a frame using his five senses. I can imagine a different setting just a few feet away to the left or right, or an entirely different atmosphere five seconds before or ten minutes after. Such imagination and association are rarely induced by documentary photographs. His images must possess a magical power to be remembered, and that is why his images are difficult to forget once you have seen them.

Upon every gaze, I get the sensation of traveling to unknown places and of experiencing something new. Jorge Luis Borges once said, “Thus, it might be said that poetry is a new experience every time. Every time I read a poem, the experience happens to occur. And that is poetry.” I experience what Borges experiences from poems through looking at James’ photographs. That is the very reason that I can’t help but think that his photographs are poems and that he is a poet.

Syunichi Nishiyama
Founder and President, Mado-sha Publishing
Tokyo, October 2012

About the Artist

Based in Tokyo, Japan, since 1993, James Whitlow Delano has photographed throughout Asia, Latin America and Africa. He balances his time between magazine assignments, projects on social issues, and creating fine-art images.

Delano is drawn to Asia because it does not turn away a stranger, who moves on instinct with a Leica camera. “I have lived several lifetimes in two decades without beginning to quench my curiosity.”

His finely-crafted black and white images have been extensively exhibited throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, and is in the collections of Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Museum of Photographic Arts, La Triennale di Milano Fine Arts Museum, and Museo Fotografia Contemporanea. His work regularly appears in publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, GEO, and Time, among many others. Delano has been cited with the Alfred Eisenstadt Award from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism/Life Magazine, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism, Leica’s Oskar Barnack, and Picture of the Year International, among others.

JPG mag ‘Breast, we need to support them’ 1st place contest winner

October 28, 2012

here is something i found in my mailbox from JPG  in the form as a rejection and to my pleasant surprise when i followed the link was to find my honey was the first place winner. woohoo

this is from mary’s blog ny metro  art scene

I’m a darn good photographer, at least I think so and so does JPG.  I can’t remember how long ago it was that I entered JPG’s “Breasts, We Need to Support Them” international juried competition but one of my images was awarded 1st place.  Whoo-hoo.  I had just closed my email when Jene went on his and said honey… your image was awarded first place.  I remained calm, cool and collected on the outside while doing the “happy dance” internally.

I went to bed with feelings of grandeur, maybe utter joy with a smattering of pride of acknowledgment would be more like it.  But it felt good.

(For those who don’t know that I finally dropped my ex’s name and took on my husband’s last name, sorry for any confusion…  Mary Durante Wehrhahn and Mary Durante Youtt are one in the same person, I assure you.)

Sunday, November 4th, my work will be exhibiting along with my husband’s (Jene Youtt) at The Monroe Center for the Arts,  720 Monroe Street, Hoboken,  NJ  from noon until 6pm.  Stop by… get a jump on some Holiday Shopping.   Give the gift of art…  It says a lot about you and the person you are giving it to.

Happy Day!

Mary   (www.mdyoutt.com)


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