Photography Exhibit

Pinelands Juried Photographic Exhibition

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First place overall in 2019 – Whitesbog by Rafal Goraczniak
Celebrating 40 years: Conservation, Culture & Community

“Pinelands” 2019 Juried Photographic Competition and Exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Pinelands with photographs that capture its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Photographs had to be taken within the boundaries of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (see map).

Exhibit Hours

The juried exhibit is hanging in the beautiful renovated barn at our offices in Southampton, New Jersey. The exhibit can be viewed from November 11th through December 14th during the following hours:

  • Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm
  • Sundays from 12 noon to 5pm
  • Monday – Friday from 10am and 4pm

Directions to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.


Read the biographies from the 2019 finalists here (Updated 11/5/2019)
NEWS: Philadelphia Inquirer, The best Pinelands photography of 2019


Over 500 photographs were submitted by 135 photographers and 79 beautiful images were selected to hang as part of the exhibit. In the student category, 15 young photographers submitted 50 photographs that will be displayed in a digital gallery. Images were judged by photographer, Richard Lewis who said, “While I love to photograph the American landscape, no place is more special to me than the New Jersey Pinelands. The unique beauty hidden in these pine trees and tea colored water is a treasure and a landscape that I especially love to explore, photograph and share.” Read Richard’s statement about the exhibit.

Pinelands Juried Exhibition 2019 Awards

Open Exhibition Awards

1st Place     Whitesbog by Rafal Goraczniak (image #14)

2nd Place    Timber Rattlesnake Detail by Robert Ferguson II (image #51)

3rd Place     Fire and Smoke by Charles Aitken (image #60)

Honorable Mentions

Tree Hugger by Shawn Glass (image #1)

Profile of a Lady by Patricia Worley (image #7)

Swimming Alone by Patricia Worley (image #9)

Morning Reflections Rafal Goraczniak (image #12)

Curious Eastern Box Turtle by Robert Ferguson II (image #19)

Sunning Terrapins – Edwin B Forsythe by Kelly Cole (image #23)

Osprey in the Sunset by Raymond Hennessy (image #29)

Scales by Matthew Tarquinio (image #40)

Wading River Abstract by David Seals (image #55)

The Way – Batona Cedars by David Seals (image #66)

After the Burn by Amy Golden (image #67)

Catch of the Day by Sara Ascalon (image #71)

Executive Director’s Honorable Mention

Hidden Order of Chaos by Rafal Goraczniak (image #11)

Student Exhibition Awards

1st Place      Morning Beginnings by Daniel Bossett (image #S-4)

2nd Place    Turtle Ponder by Adam Sherman (image #S-2)

3rd Place     Exposed by Lily Smith (image #S-1)

Honorable Mentions

Timeless Travels by Daniel Bossett (image #S-3)

Time to Leaf by Adam Sherman (image #S-5)

Disrupted by Lily Smith (image #S-6)

A Silent Reminiscence in Time by Daniel Bossett (image #S-7)

Serenity by Cassidy Gravatt (image #S-8)

Underwater by Brooke Wimberly (image #S-9)

Exhibit Steering Committee Members: Rich Lewis (co-chair), Chris Kosseff (co-chair), 
Peter Hewitt, Albert Horner, Robert Laramie, Cathy Melfi, Charles RiterBonnie Rovere, Janet Giardina and Edward Tenthoff.

2019 Finalists Slideshow

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