Courtesy LightBox Photographic Gallery
ASTORIA — LightBox Photographic Gallery (1045 Marine Drive) opens “The Photographic Nude 2018” with an opening artists’ reception 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. The exhibit runs through Wednesday, March 7.
This is the eighth year of the annual international juried exhibit, a collection of photographic prints exploring the artistic and creative view of the body and its form, dedicated to the creative spirit of photographer Ruth Bernhard.
LightBox established “The Photographic Nude“ series to reveal compelling imagery and the mastery of the medium. The hope was to foster an appreciation of the nude in the medium of photography and to gain an understanding of the theme historically in the photographic art form as well as to bring recognition to the current photographers who practice their art with the theme of the nude.
With a total of 50 images selected for the exhibit from 38 photographers, the show represents many talented practitioners of the photographic fine art nude from around the world.
This year’s exhibit was juried by Christa Blackwood of Austin, Texas. Christa Blackwood is an acclaimed photo-based artist whose photographs of male nudes reference identity, photographic/art history and popular culture.
All accepted images to “The Photographic Nude 2018” will be published in the upcoming Spring edition of Blur magazine, an online magazine promoting international fine art photography, located in Zagreb, Croatia.
Visit lightbox-photographic.com/shows/ for complete exhibit and artists info.