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Friday, January 16, 2009

Nature, Undisturbed Announces Jurors

(Fayette County, Georgia)  January 16, 2009 Nature, Undisturbed; a juried photography exhibition to benefit Southern Conservation Trust announces Greg Newington and Thomas Swanston as jurors.

Greg Newington has worked as a photographer for newspaper and publishing companies in Australia and The Middle East for over 38 years.   Greg’s work has appeared in more than 300 publications worldwide.  Greg has won a variety of awards during his photographic career including first prize in 1988 in The Australian Press Photographer of the Year awards. Greg was head of photography for Motivate Publishing in The United Arab Emirates.  This group includes “Hello” Magazine, “Open Skies,” and “Emirates Woman.”   In April of 2008, Greg opened his studio in Serenbe.  Currently Greg freelances in the US and Australia.

Artists Thomas Swanston and Gail Foster opened StudioSwan in Serenbe in 2006.  Thomas has lived and worked in rural Georgia for the past 25 years.  He received a MFA from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1980.  Thomas’ art is part of many public and private collections including Disney, Ritz Carlton, Suntrust, and both the Goizueta School of Business and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.  His art has also been seen in a variety of publications including “Veranda” and “Domino” magazines.  For more information on Thomas Swanston and to view his art inspired by the migrating sandhill cranes visit the studio website.

The deadline for entries in the show is fast approaching.  You can find the link to print an application and read details for entry on the Southern Conservation Trust website or on this blog.

About Nature, Undisturbed – This juried photography exhibition will benefit the Southern Conservation Trust.  The show is in its inaugural year.  The show is open to any adult photographer, professional or hobbyist.  There are two categories; first is open to any nature image taken at any location and the second is any nature image taken at a land trust location.   Southern Conservation Trust manages Line Creek Nature Area and Flat Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City and owns and manages Sam’s Lake Bird Sanctuary in Fayette County.  Donna Rosser, local photographer and founder of the Fayette Photo Club; Abby Jordan, Executive Director, Southern Conservation Trust; and Greg Blair, owner of The Dogwood Gallery and Framer are working together on this exhibit.  The exhibit will be at the Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone April 24 through May 3, 2009.


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