Public Programs Managing Director Dana Walker-Juick received first place in LA Photo Curator’s Confronting Mortality online exhibition competition for her image, “Joan’s Trinity.”
“This photograph gives me the visceral sensation that someone has left the room,” writes Curator Jane Szabo, of Walker-Juick’s image. “I feel the emptiness, the quiet and the sadness. The profound effects of this picture work in two ways: first as a documentary photograph that tells the story of the emptying of a home, and secondly as a poetic narrative that speaks to the tentative aftereffects of a life lived.”
“As an artist, I’ve long been intrigued by the places people inhabit and I’m interested in how, as an outsider, I can use photography to create new insights into loved ones,” explained Dana. “To re-imagine them solely through their belongings… through the spaces they inhabit.”
The theme of this exhibit, “Confronting Mortality,” really spoke to me because it reflects concepts frequently explored in my work,” she reflected. “My series, “measured spaces: time suspended,” reflects aspects of this theme … this series seeks to capture the transient nature of life… to create an intimate portrait (real or imagined) of someone, whether a close family member or a stranger, through fragments of their memories.”
L.A. Photo Curator holds monthly photography competitions providing an opportunity for monthly winners to be reviewed by one or more of our contributing curators as well as help those in need by donating 20% of artist fees to the charity of the curator and first place winners choice.
As first place winner, Dana chose ArtCenter for Kids to receive the winning donation.