Many thank yous to the wonderful Christy Havranek for jurying the 2018 Lenscratch Good Manners Exhibition. Congratulations to all who have been accepted and much appreciation to all who submitted work! After culling through hundreds of images, Christy shares her thoughts on her selections:
‘Good manners‘ is defined as “polite or well-bred social behavior.” I like the idea of a typically verbal, social exchange transformed and represented visually. Whether it’s a beautiful image of a dirt-streaked hand towel (Sally Ann Field, first place), translating ‘good manners’ into the rigorous – and at times absurd — grooming of show dogs (Joanna Kulesza, second place) or cheekily subverting the idea of propriety (Alexander Chernavskiy, third place) – the photographers in this exhibit have thoughtfully captured the idea of ‘good manners.’
Christy Havranek is the Photo Director at HuffPost, where she manages a team of photo editors and photographers. She has 18 years of experience in the photo business, having worked at NBCUniversal, Frommer’s Travel, Polo Ralph Lauren and Bloomsbury Publishing, among others. Recently, Christy was the juror for “Photography as Response” at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, and served as one of three jurors for the prestigious Review Santa Fe Project Launch in 2017. At Review Santa Fe, she co-presented a two-day workshop for established photographers to reach the next level in the editorial space, which will run again in late 2018. She a juror for the 2018 LensCulture Street Photography Awards and Photolucida Critical Mass 2018.
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