A big thanks and congratulations to Chessa for her recent blog post and Honorable Mentions for her images juried during the competition. Here is what she had to say about the experience:
Women in Photography International - A DECADE OF IMAGES 2000 - 2010 Exhibition
I recently submitted my work to the Women in Photography International Decade of Images call for entries. There was one first place and one second place winner and I am very proud to announce that out of the thousands of images that were entered from women photographers around the world, two of my images were awarded an Honorable Mention.
I think that this is fabulous news! I received an Honorable Mention for one of my photographs in Summer 2009 call in the Children category so I was particularly thrilled to be recognized by the organization again.
The list of jurors is a venerable who's who of the photography industry so I'm even more thrilled and humbled.
Visit Women in Photography International to see the other winners - the work is so wonderfully diverse!
Here is some information regarding the call and the list of jurors:
Women in Photography International is excited to present "A Decade of Images" 2010 Competition call for entries to all photographers and artists. Choose images that made either a personal or public impression, brought you joy, awareness, caused pain or tugged on your heart strings -- how you see the world in which you live, the world around you. The climate changes, events, parties, weddings, every day living. Think of the Edward Steichen’s "Family of Man" exhibition. This is a capsule of time representing and showcasing women's work during the years 2000-2010.
Elizabeth Houston, Director, Hous Projects / New York City
Pamela Shoenberg, gallery owner, DNJ Gallery / Los Angeles, CA
Laurie Frank, gallery owner, Frank Pictures Gallery / Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Mary Goodwin, Associate Director at Light Work/ Syracuse, New York
Melanie Light, Executive Director, Fotovision / Berkeley, CA
And, here are my winning images:
"Shadows of Ourselves"
New York, New York, 2009
"When East Meets West"
Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2008