I am a little late getting to this, but I wanted to share the news! Late last fall, I was acknowledged by the photography community at the 9th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. Judged by some of the industries top professionals and with over 8500 entries this year, I was pretty thrilled with the results!
I love this image for so many reasons. For me it’s both about the power of observation and executing a vision and the result of my first personal 365 project. These are topics I will be speaking about in my “Artists Talks” at the Exposure Photography Festival. Be sure to come and check out the gallery where my work, and the work of other local photographers, will be featured. Details and information on special events and artists talks can be found here.
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER JENNIFER KAPALA FROM CANADA
LOS ANGELES – Professional photographer Jennifer Kapala from Canada was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the category of People at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, October 18, 2014.
The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.
The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from The Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Torch Gallery, Stockholm City Museum to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 298 coveted title awards and 957 nominees in 14 categories.
“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,508 entries from 73 countries that we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. ” Jennifer Kapala’s “Only One You,” an exceptional image entered in the People category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present her with the title of Nominee.”
You can view the 9th Annual Winners Gallery at www.thespiderawards.com/gallery/9th
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.
Contact: Jennifer Kapala
I am embarking on another 365 personal project. For those who may not have been following me, I did one in 2013, and when I finished never thought I’d do another one. Ever. But, I printed them, my kids loved looking at the photos, we moved houses, they grew up a bit more, and I was feeling the need to make sure I was getting these changes. I can’t stop time, but I can freeze a moment, create art from the everyday, and leave behind something for my kids to look back on. I learned a lot from my last 365 project, which I may share in a blog post soon if there is enough interest. I hope to learn as much, if not more, as I did last time.
I didn’t start January 1, as most do, as I truly believe you can start a personal project whenever you feel like it, and a year is a year wherever you start it from. So, if you haven’t started yet, but want to, please don’t wait a whole year for an arbitrary date. There is as much power in the NOW as there is in January 1 2016…maybe a bit more ;).
I’d love to hear what personal projects you are working on now. Whether it’s a 365, a 52 week, or some other project, I truly believe personal projects do much to recharge your creativity, challenge your skills and add to your growth in so many different ways. I hope you’ll join me on mine.
Here’s what the first two weeks of 365 days looked like for me…
What can I say other than this was a very fun way to spend my Saturday morning in the early fall. It was a gorgeous sunny morning, the type that called for a walk in beautiful Nosehill Park with the dog. Hilary is the type of person who lights up a room when she enters it with her infectious smile and Joel is a steady as they come, the most complimentary couple.
Thanks so much guys. I had a blast:)