Copyright Mark Steigelman

Finalists for the 2016 Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photograph

By now you probably know that Tom Kiefer is the recipient of the 2016 Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography. What you don’t know is how challenging that choice was for the editorial team. Here is an image and comment from the 12 finalists to show the quality of the work we had to choose from. I hope you will visit their websites and engage with these fine photographers.

copyright Brian Dean
copyright Brian Dean

Brian Dean

“ ‘A Land Between’ explores the edge space of the San Francisco Bay; a space of conflict between humans and nature, the past and future, and the things that often go unseen.”

www.bgdphotography.com

copyright Michael Cardinali
copyright Michael Cardinali

Michael Cardinali

I’m drawn to a layered landscape of vegetation and architecture that reveals something of the way nature is tended to, managed or neglected.

Photograph: Along The Charles River, Newton, MA, 2013

Website: cardinaliphoto.com

copyright Christos Palios
copyright Christos Palios

Christos J Palios

From quaint and forgotten to bizarre and outlandish, humanity’s un/familiar leave-behinds naturally beckon my curiosity; these disparate and anachronistic objects ultimately reflect social desires and tell inextricable tales from a bygone area.

http://www.christospalios.com

Copyright Camilo Ramirez
Copyright Camilo Ramirez

Camilo Ramirez

“Arabian Horse and Trailer”

This work explores the entire length of the U.S. Gulf Coast and the way its varied history, economics, environment and culture intertwine to reveal a simultaneous reverence and abuse of its natural resources.

www.camramirez.com

Copyright Daniella Rascon
Copyright Daniella Rascon

Daniella Rascon

Dragging Across America is the insight to the working world of local and traveling drag performers. Title of Photo: Juleisy Fumar.

www.radskillz.com

Copyright Erin Geidman
Copyright Erin Geidman

Erin Geideman

“Heather eight months pregnant, interior” from the series, I can see right through you. www.eringeideman.com

Copyright Harry von Stark
Copyright Harry von Stark

Harry von Stark

I am inspired by the 1930s industrial art that exhibits the beauty of architectural lines and shapes of the machine age.

vonstarkphotography@gmail.com

floatingsteel.com

copyright Jim Pitt Harris
copyright Jim Pitt Harris

Jim Pitt Harris

With my camera I’m a passenger, always looking for fleeting moments and images that reflect the fade of our imperfect memory.

pittharris.photography

Copyright Lissette Schaeffler
Copyright Lissette Schaeffler

Lissette Schaeffler

By the Hour Series is a transformation into the exploration of the actual spaces and the remnants thereof; these rooms are ultimately a reflection of the human condition.

www.lissetteschaeffler.com

Copyright Rebecca Dietz
Copyright Rebecca Dietz

Rebecca Dietz

“Resurrection Trumpet”

My photographic work explores the carnival and mystical to illustrate personal and collective memories, and blur the line between reality and make-believe.

rebeccadietz.org

Copyright Mark Steigelman
Copyright Mark Steigelman

Mark Steigelman

Faced with a 3 hour commute each day I wanted to capture the comings and goings of the people in my rear view mirror.

marksteigelman.com

Copyright Teri Havens
Copyright Teri Havens

Teri Havens

“Jack’s Place”, Delta County Colorado, 2013

Nightscapes from a nearly forgotten America. 

platinum/palladium print 

terihavens.com

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