|Photo Contest 2005 Judges
14th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Norbert Von Der Groeben
--Norbert von der Groeben
Fine art photographer David Hibbard traces his career back to age 7 when on a family vacation he attempted to record the magnificent Big Sur coast with a Brownie camera. Encouragement, first from Ansel Adams then later from Marion Patterson helped David find his way as a photographic artist. The forest, coastal, and wetland environments of the Bay Area ãplaces he has explored with great care and patience) are an ongoing focus of his work. His photography has won many local awards (including previous Palo Alto Weekly contests). David frequently exhibits his work and teaches workshops on the art of photography. A sampling of David's recent work can be seen at www.davidhibbard.com.
Joseph Quever was born and raised in Palo Alto. He attended Cubberley High School, and studied photography at the UC Santa Cruz. He began his professional career producing album covers for Columbia Records, and assisting noted Bay Area photographer George Fry. He opened his own commercial photography studio in downtown Palo Alto in 1989, utilizing medium and large format cameras, and his work has been displayed across California. Many of the photographs produced for his clients (mostly advertising, catalog and corporate) have won design awards recognized in their respective industries. He has relocated to Mountain View, and has had a relatively recent shift to digital -- as requested by many of his clients. He continues to be excited by the ever-changing visual medium, which took him on a two month hiatus, to study filmmaking at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Brigitte Carnochan (a 1993 PA Weekly Photo Contest winner) is both a fine art and documentary style photographer. She has published and exhibited nationally and internationally. In the summer of 2004 she had a solo exhibition with a catalog, "Organic Forms," of her hand-painted gelatin silver photographs at the Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico. Her work and newest catalog, "Myth and the Natural World" can be seen in Palo Alto at Modernbook Gallery, where she exhibited in November 2004. She teaches hand painting, exhibition and photography project workshops regularly through the Stanford Continuing Studies program and serves on the board of the Santa Fe Center for Photography.
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