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Judit Pap

Judit Pap

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“A picture is a poem without words” (Horatius) I was born in October 1974 in Budapest, Hungary and have been living in Nashville, Tennessee since 2004. From an early age I recognized my artistic calling and began experimenting with different forms of art, mostly drawing, painting, and writing. However, I struggled to find the full richness of my creative voice. Then in late 2010 I received as a gift my first camera, a small point and shoot. As I began taking photographs I suddenly found that, unlike any other artistic form, I was able to articulate all that I saw and felt in life. It is through the medium of photography that my artistic expression has begun to receive positive reviews and encouragement. This support has come from established professional photographers as well as gallery owners who have long standing experience with photography. Photography has become my deepest and truest passion. I never go anywhere without my camera. I am inspired by impulses and emotions and I want to be able to capture them when they happen. I am most interested in the details and subtleties of the ordinary and the unusual charm of the customary. Awards & Juries: • July 2011: second place in a themed online photography titled “Perspective” by Convozine.com • September 2011: third place in The National Arts Program exhibition at Vanderbilt University. • February 2012: juried online art show titled “True Colors” at Digital Arts California • February 2012: I was selected to participate in a portfolio review and juried art show at The Arts Company with the members of the South Light Salon based in Nashville, Tennessee. • October 2012: My work has been selected by the jury for the annual fundraiser exhibit and auction at the Photographic Resource Center of Boston University in Boston, MA • October - December 2012: Themed national juried group exhibition at the Marnie Sheridan Gallery of Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, TN "Saints, Goddesses and Bodhisattvas" • January - March 2013: National juried art show at the MPLS Photography Center in Minneapolis, MN • January 2013: Special Recognition Award at a national juried art show "ALL WOMEN" at Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery • March 2013: Juried online photography exhibit themed "Abstraction" at the Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, VA • March 2013: Juried art show themed "In Camera" at the Artwell Gallery in Torrington, CT Eternally grateful for Robert's support and patience.
  • Canon Power Shot SD 980 IS
  • Pentax K-5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5s
  • SMC Pentax DA 18-55 mm

Portfolio review

Published February 12th, 2012

I applied to a portfolio review by the South Light Salon (www.southlightsalon.com). Its members are some of the most established photographers in the USA, maybe in the world, too. They selected 8 out of all the applicants whose work they thought was worth reviewing. And I got in!!!

This was a day of firsts for me: the first portfolio I ever created (after having researched what a portfolio is because I honestly did not know), the first review and jury, the first showing at the prestigious Arts Company gallery, and the first photography dream come true. My work has been reviewed by 5 photographers and the gallery owner, we spent all day at the gallery. I won't share the details of the reviews because they were addressed to me and I consider them confidential, but I will say this: that day was one of (if not THE) the best days of my life!

Following the reviewers' invitation I joined the Brentwood Photography Group, and against their recommendation I ordered a new camera -- not to repl ...

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True Colors

Published February 11th, 2012

I submitted my application to the juried contest "True Colors" to Digital Arts California and 4 out of 5 images GOT IN!

You can see them, along with many other beautiful pieces by visiting the gallery website at:

http://www.digitalartscalifornia.com/?p=1537

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Streets of Nashville

Published February 11th, 2012

Some weekends ago I went to see/listen to a presentation by photographer Robert McCurley

(http://www.robertmccurley.com/) at The Arts Company in Nashville.

Although I did not agree with everything he said about photographing in the streets I loved his work and his passion and learned a lot from him.

After his talk all who gathered for the event hit the bricks in groups to take some photos in the streets of Nashville.

Voila the results:

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