"black & white & color"
Gallery Presentation
JURORS: Susan Spiritus, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Portrait Category
Stephen Perloff, The Photo Review /The Photograph Collector,
Nature / Scenic Category



2nd Place Grand Prize Winner

Boy in the Blue Turban, Ethiopia 2010
1st Place: Portrait Category

Ethiopia, 2010

Grrr, Ethiopia, 2010



Two Women, Ethiopia 2010



Fish Peeler, Ethiopia 2010


Abstract: Heliconia Leaves, June 2010
1st Place: Nature Category




Abstract: Heliconia Flower, July 2010


Pink Flower, July 2010




Bismarck Palm, December 2009




Palm Sunday, Ethiopia, April 2010


2nd Place Grand Prize Winner

A trip to India while at university in London, England sparked an interest in travel and photography. Elizabeth pursued a BFA at The College of Santa Fe studying with David Scheinbaum and interning with Beaumont Newhall, the first Curator of Photography at MOMA, and with photographer Patrick Nagatani. A crisis of artistic confidence turned her to teaching and she spent three years in Japan and South America as an English teacher. Returning to the U.S. and settling in Taos, New Mexico, she owned a boutique for nine years all the while taking photographs, rebuilding her confidence and improving her skills.

Elizabeth’s love of travel has never dissipated and it has taken her (mostly solo) to Cuba, Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Ethiopia, Bhutan, Laos, Peru, and Bolivia.

Elizabeth doesn’t like to talk about her influences and artistic vision beyond saying that she is fascinated with the geometry of natural objects, and that her interest in and respect for the subjects of her portraits help put them at ease. She prefers the work to speak for itself. A website of her work is currently under construction.

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