Photography Exhibit

Pinelands Juried Photographic Exhibition – over $2000 in cash prizes


Ominous by Patricia Migliore
Ominous by Patricia Migliore, Awarded Best in Show in 2022

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is pleased to announce “Pinelands” 2023 Juried Photographic Exhibition. This exhibit celebrates the New Jersey Pinelands, our Nation’s first National Reserve, 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) and submitted in one of following categories: (1) Landscape, (2) Flora and Fauna, and (3) Other (People, Towns, Architecture, Culture, History, Recreation, etc.).

This year we had 173 photographers submit 728 photographs for consideration. The jury selected 83 photographs to display as part of this exhibit.

The juried exhibit will hang in the beautiful, renovated barn at PPA Headquarters at 17 Pemberton Rd, Southampton, NJ. All acceptable photographs submitted will be displayed in a special online New Jersey Pinelands Photo Gallery by April 15, 2023.

Viewing the Exhibit

The exhibit can be viewed at the Pinelands Preservation Alliance from March 27, 2023 through April 28, 2023 during the hours listed below and on our online calendar.

  • Mondays – Thursdays, 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Fridays – Saturdays, 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Sundays, Noon to 5 PM


Each week, there will be a chance for visitors to the photo exhibit to win a gift basket. View the weekly available gift basket drawing prizes here.

This year, we are honored to have Robert Zurfluh as our judge.  Read his biography. 

Awards were presented on March 25, 2023 in a private ceremony for photographers.  Over $2,000 in cash prizes were awarded including $1,000 for 1st Place Best in Show, $350 each for 1st Place Landscape, Flora & Fauna, Other categories.

2023 Pinelands Juried Photo Exhibit Awards

View the award-winning photographers of the 2023 Pinelands Juried Photo Exhibit here.

2023 Pinelands Juried Photo Exhibit Finalist Biographies

View the biographies of the 2023 Pinelands Juried Photo Exhibit Finalists here.

2023 Pinelands Juried Exhibition Accepted Photographers

Horizontal Bridge by Dennis Abriola

Off to Forage For More Bugs by Dennis Abriola

Unyielding Grip by Dennis Abriola

Great Blue Heron in the Salt Marsh by Andrew Adams

Came for the Beavers; Stayed for the Beaver by Jeremy Amsterdam

Twig in the Bog by Debbie Aniano

White Out by Sara Ascalon

Maestro’s Great Performance by Sara Ascalon

Forest from the Trees by Alain Baburam

Dirt Gods at Dusk by Shawn Ball-Dillon

Winter Wonderland by Matt Baron

Pine Barrens Ablaze by Matt Baron

Watching over the Pine Barrens by Matt Baron

Nesting Pineland Eagles by Richard Basner

Snow Geese Pair by Richard Basner

Snow Geese Launch by Richard Basner

Great Egret Gathering by Robert Boyd

Black Skimmer Skimming by Robert Boyd

Sunset by Michael Coleman

A Red-Tailed Hawk and it’s Roadkill by Carmen Daccurso

Cedar Swamp by Ann Darlington

Nature’s Miracles by Daniel D’Auria MD

Oswego Choices by John Dolph

Red Planet by Phil Domitrowsky

Autumn Reflections by John Eory

Sunset Storm by Aleja Estronza

Ol’ Barney in Winter by Kimberly Farro

Ratsnake at Night by Robert Ferguson II

Pine Barrens Tree Frog by Robert Ferguson II

Terrapin Crossing by Robert Ferguson II

Eastern Spadefoot Gang by Robert Ferguson II

Resting Tired Wings by Anthony Ferraina

Food For Flight by Anthony Ferraina

The Landing Post by Anthony Ferraina

On Cloud Pine by Gregory Fischer

The Milky Way rising over a foggy Lake Absegami in Bass River State Forest by Audrey Geddes

The Concrete Barn at Atsion during a Winter Sunset by Audrey Geddes

Strawberry Moon rising over Whitesbog by Audrey Geddes

Morning Song by Rich Gess

Berrylicious by Rich Gess

Golden Retreat (American Fly Agaric Mushroom) by Keara Giannotti

Fire in the Sky (Camphorweed Owlet Caterpillar) by Keara Giannotti

Raspberry Rider (Phidippus sp. on Black Raspberry) by Keara Giannotti

Eye of the Tiger by Shawn Glass

Rough Green Snakes – “photobomb” by Shawn Glass

Buck by Michelle Gober

Pecking order by Michelle Gober

Morning at the Friendship Bridge by Bruce Goodman

Golden Mist by Rafal Goraczniak

Kaleidoscope by Victoria Gordon

New Life in the Pines by Erica Heusser

Ray of Light by Erica Heusser

Goshen Pond by Tom Jenkins

Monarch and Milkweed by Brianna Johnston

Pond Reflections by Martin Kavanagh

Trail in Autumn by Martin Kavanagh

Northern Harrier on the Hunt by Lita Kishbaugh

Foxy by Lita Kishbaugh

The Elusive Grey Ghost by Lita Kishbaugh

Eye to Eye by Lita Kishbaugh

The Jersey In Me by Matthew Loeber

Out of the Mist by Carrie Maguire

Sunrise at the Preserve by Michele Martello

Pinelands Color Palette by Patricia Migliore

Mullica River by Mollie Milne

Moon Over Forsythe by Lynn Padwee

Mating Pair by Lynn Padwee

Summer Sunset Sky by Susan Rogozinski

Still, for a Moment by Leslie Rothermal

Balancing Act by Leslie Rothermal

Flowing Grass by Martin Schwartz

Hidden Cedars of Bass River by David Seals

By Any Means by TJ Seningen

Swamp Reflections by David Shaffer

Fog on the Egg by Loring Slivinski

Cranberry Harvest by Christopher Smith

Burned Pines #2 by Christopher Smith

Enchanted Forest by Emma Tager

Milky Way at Franklin Parker Preserve by Christopher Vaccaro

Chatsworth Sunset #1 by Samuel Vovsi

Morning Mist, Morning Light by Patricia Worley

Mullica Morning by Patricia Worley

Southern Gray Treefrogs by Robert Zappalorti

Judge – Robert Zurfluh

Robert grew up in the 1970’s in a small Bavarian town not far from former East Germany and what was then Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) and was always fascinated by the American landscape that he saw in books, movies, and on American TV shows.  He bought his first camera, an Agfa Pocket camera, after he saved up money by delivering the Sunday newspaper in the early 1980’s.

Coming to the US in 1990 as part of a job transfer, his first trip took him to New York City, where he bought his first serious camera. In 2009 he made the jump to digital photography after attending a free Canon workshop in Acadia National Park, and realizing that digital camera technology had in many ways surpassed traditional film.

Since then, he has been photographing mostly landscapes, nature and wildlife. He has photographed both locally in New Jersey and throughout the country and the world. Most of the wildlife shots on the website are taken in central New Jersey.

To Robert, photography is a lifelong journey in which there is always room to discover something new and to grow.  Most importantly however, photography is something that should always be enjoyable.

Delivery of Accepted Work

All accepted work must be framed in a professional manner; wired and ready to hang. The wire must be securely fastened to the actual frame, not the backing. While it is not a requirement, we suggest using black frames with white or off-white mats. Metal, acrylic and canvas prints are also acceptable and do not need to be framed or matted. The accepted artwork may not be larger than 24” x 36” (including the frame). Images may be color or monochrome. Image tags must be attached to the back of the artwork. The organizers of the exhibition will have the right to disqualify an image based on the quality of the print, frame or mat.

Photographer’s Rights

All photographers retain all copyrights to their images. The Pinelands Preservation Alliance reserves the rights to use all submitted images for the purpose of promoting the exhibition and/or photographer and for the promotion of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance’s mission in print and online without financial compensation. Where possible the photographer will be credited.


By entering this competition, the entrant agrees to hold harmless the PPA, all agents, officers and volunteers from any claims of damage or loss that might occur to the art submitted for this exhibition.


All photography should be for sale unless it is marked NFS (not for sale). The PPA will take a 30% commission on all sales. Photographs that have been sold will remain in the exhibition until its conclusion. Photos must be taken within the boundaries of the Pinelands (see map)

Pick-up Artwork:
Sunday, April 30, 2023 from 10:00 am – noon
Monday, May 1, 2023 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Exhibit Steering Committee Members: Richard Lewis (chair), Chris Kosseff, Barry Nealis, Sarah Puleo, Bonnie Rovere, Robert Laramie, Peter Hewitt, and Edward Tenthoff.

For more information or questions please contact:
The committee at or call us at 609-859-8860.

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