The next Land through the Lens photography exhibit will take place in 2019. We will host photography sessions throughout 2018 to give photographers the opportunity to visit open space properties to capture images for possible submission in 2019.
Land Through The Lens Photo Exhibit
2017 Award Winners
Exhibit Open Until November 3
Over 90 beautiful images featuring flora, fauna, historic structures and stunning landscapes are on display at the Great Frame Up in Longmont.
The exhibit features images captured by local residents and four featured photographers including Craig Rademacher, David Silver, Robert Castellano and Verdon Tomajko.
Thanks to our sponsors for helping with the event.
Robert Castellino is passionate about teaching photography and project based publishing. He has a unique ability to mold ideas, words and images into powerfully impassioned stories. Bob enjoys engaging students in exploring their passion for making photographs, and gently challenging them to improve their skills through a participative and interactive approach. Among his many photographic accomplishments through the years he is most highly regarded for writing, photographing and publishing five photographic story and guide books about Colorado. His latest book release is, “Colorado: Life and Light on the Land,”—a limited edition collectable.
Bob is an accomplished, versatile, creative and multifaceted professional. He taught photography and how to self-publish your dream book. He is founder of Climate Colorado and gave the TEDx Talk “Solving the Climate Crisis by Rapid Prototyping Solutions.” His photographs are collected by individuals, museums and businesses around the world.
Craig Rademacher makes images that reflect the reality and remembered notions of the American West. His photographs capture the moments, spaces, and social situations that depict the American West as a cultural phenomenon as well as an ethos.
Craig Rademacher is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in 2012. In 2016 his image Modern Sparrow was awarded a best of show by the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles. His landscape image titled Infinitude No. 5 | Death Valley was awarded a certificate of merit in the 2016 Epson International Pano Awards. His works have been exhibited in the following galleries:
- The Wilding Museum of Art and Nature | Solvang, CA
- 1650 Gallery & Studio | Los Angeles, CA
- The Studio Door | San Diego, CA
- Sangre de Cristo Arts Center | Pueblo, CO
Craig is a current member of the Professional Photographers of America and The Center for Fine Art Photographers in Fort Collins, Colorado.
David Silver photographs primarily as a contemplative practice and Zen art form, as taught by John Daido Roshi Loori, a student of Minor White. His work has been exhibited at Gallery 910 in Denver, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder Public Library, the Mercury Gallery in Boulder, the Dairy Center (Boulder County Parks and Open Space Exhibit), St. John’s Art Gallery, and Frasier Meadows, and has been published in Dharma Communications and Johns Hopkins University Press. His day job has been as an Emergency Medicine physician, international public health consultant and medical advocate.
David Silver has received the “Best in Show” prize at the last two “Land through the Lens, Photography featuring Boulder County Parks & Open Space” exhibits.
Verdon Tomajko is a nature and wildlife photography living in Colorado. Having grown up in the mountains of Slovakia, he developed a fondness for all things involving nature and the wilderness. He loves to capture birds and animals showing unique behaviors, or showing common species in new perspectives. He also is passionate about finding challenging locations or animals to photograph. His work has been published locally and internationally, in over 30 countries. Verdon has been featured in numerous magazines, including National Geographic and The Smithsonian Institute. For Verdon, photography is a wonderful combination of all of his passions blended into one eternal art form.
Verdon Tomajko has received the “2nd Place” prize at the last two “Land through the Lens, Photography featuring Boulder County Parks & Open Space” exhibits.
John Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s ranches, open space, and wildlands during his 35-year career as a nature photographer and publisher. His photography has influenced people and legislation, earning him recognition including the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award in 1993 and, in 2011, the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s first Achievement Award given to an individual. Over 40 books have been published depicting his Colorado photography. He teaches photography workshops to adults and children, and his latest books are and Wildflowers of Colorado and A Colorado Winter. He lives in Summit County, Colorado.
Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
Maureen Ruddy Burkhart is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute’s BFA Photography program, where she began her career as a fine artist in the film and darkroom days, later moving on to filmmaking and editing for the U.S. Navy. She currently works in still photography, shooting for Alamy stock photography, and giving workshops on the art of iPhone photography.
Maureen is a world traveler and is passionate about photography as a medium of positive change. Her desire goes beyond capturing the physical world that surrounds us to capturing hearts and minds…and conveying the common values we all share. Her latest project, Kibera: A Slice of Heaven, has been published in slate.com, the Daily Mail, and has been exhibited world-wide. Maureen’s work has been exhibited internationally, from Inner Mongolia, China, to the prestigious Berlin Bienniale in 2016 and is in collections in New York, including Hamburg Kennedy Photographs and the Asia Society Museum.
Julie Cardinal, owner of the DARKROOM, Fine Art Studio and Gallery in Longmont, CO is a lifelong photographer and dedicated to furthering the arts community in Longmont. The gallery focuses on fine-art photography, hosting well known, award winning photographers as well as discovering up and coming talent.
Ms. Cardinal, a second-generation photographer, followed in her father’s footsteps, constantly behind a camera or experiencing the magic of the dark room, as images mysteriously revealed themselves. Ms. Cardinal went on to study photography at the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver and her work has been featured in many Northern Colorado galleries including the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center. Before opening the DARKROOM, Ms. Cardinal spent four years with DigitalGlobe and previous to that, five years with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Alan Crandall is an award-winning photographer who embraces all forms of digital media. Alan strives to nurture an innovative perspective creating an enhanced view of traditional scenes whether in photography, computer art or animation. As a media professional, Crandall’s photojournalism focuses on human interest and community events. His coverage of the Erie Town Fair has garnered Colorado Press Association awards and hangs on a display in the form of 12 murals at the Erie, Colorado public library.
Now Crandall’s focus has evolved into capturing performance art and nature scenes. Currently Crandall is editor of RockyMountainJams.com and is the music blogger for the Boulder Daily Camera. He can be found on Twitter @virtualImage. Crandall works with the City of Lafayette Colorado on the Public Art Committee and is a founding member of the nonprofit ARTS!Lafayette and a board member at the Arts Hub in Lafayette.
2015 Award Winners
David Silver: "Sticks and Clouds" at Walden Ponds
Verdon Tomajko: "Night Heron Diving"
Michael Lohr: "Flight of the Flickers" at Harney Lastoka Property
Daniel Joder: "Sugarloaf Summit at Dawn" at Sugarloaf Mountain
Cindy Payler: "Peeking in the Chicken Coop" at Agricultural Heritage Center
Lyle Rosbotham: "Caribou Deluge"
Calvin Whitehall – "Aspen Abstract" at Mud Lake
Michael Lohr: "Winter at Caribou" at Caribou Ranch