Photography Exhibit

Pinelands Juried Photographic Exhibition


First place overall in 2019 – Whitesbog by Rafal Goraczniak

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The next Pinelands Juried Photography Exhibit will open on Saturday, March 27, 2021.
Awards – Open Category: $1,000 First Place, $500 Second Place, $250 Third Place

Submission deadline will be in January 2021 (exact date TBD). We are looking for photographs that capture the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve throughout the four seasons. Black and white and color images taken within the boundaries of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve (see map). depicting its landscape, flora, wildlife, communities and people will be accepted. In addition to those photos selected as finalists to hang in the exhibit, all photographs submitted will be displayed in a video slideshow during the exhibit.

2019 Exhibit: Celebrating 40 years: Conservation, Culture & Community

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.

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

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)

2019 Finalists Slideshow

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