Archive Photography Competition 2007

Patterns and Portraits: A Study of Humanity and the Natural World

The Museum of Anthropology at CSU, Chico presented the 23rd Annual American Visions National Photography Juried Competition and Exhibition in the rotunda of the administration building, Kendall Hall. This year’s theme was patterns reflected in human material culture and at times, the juxtaposition between the human and natural worlds.

For the competition, participants were asked to reflect on patterns throughout human history. In this competition, photographers express themselves in a variety of motifs. These portraits convey both meaning and significant aspects of human cultures. Participants from across the nation submitted their photographs with a title and excerpt describing the pattern they captured on camera.

From the images received, the top 25 were chosen for exhibition in Kendall Hall. After much deliberation, the judges selected these photographs based on the photographic composition, their ability to illustrate the main theme, and their descriptive label interpretation. This year’s collection of photographs included patterns from a panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower to the streets of New York, from the feathers of a peacock to the swirling colors of Thai dancers. The photographs on exhibition represent ancient pictoglyphs and contemporary culture. They show us a passionate dance and a peaceful blue arm bench. We have included the top prize winners and a few photographs of the space in which they were shown. We welcome you to share their visions and enjoy the exhibit.

Target Practice, Gary Potts, Nevada, Best in Show Wall Slang, Wendy Kavaney, Carmel, Indiana, Honorable Mention #1
Target Practice Wall Slang
Transcending Traditions, Wendy Kavaney, Carmel, Indiana, Honorable Mention #1 Reflecting the Past, Zoran Zelic, New York, NY, Honorable Mention
Transcending Traditions Reflecting the Past
Passion Patterns, Wendy Kavaney, Carmel, Indiana, Honorable Mention
Passion Patterns

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