Griffin Museum of Photography Exhibition

In and By the River (above), from the In the Landscape series is to be included in the 18th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography later in the summer.  This photo was also given an "Honorable Mention" by the juror.

Exhibition dates:  July 19th - September 2nd, 2012
Juror:  Paul Kopeikin, Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles

Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890


Equivalents exhibition at the PhotoCenter NW

Two photographs, "Untitled (Yilan)" (above) and "Untitled (Winston)," from my Promised Lands project were selected for the Equivalents exhibition juried by W.M Hunt at the Photo Center NW in Seattle.  The above photograph was also singled out for an Honorable Mention award.

Dates: August 3 - September 18, 2012
Reception: Friday, August 3, 2012, 8 - 9:45pm
Lecture: W.M. Hunt, Friday, August 3, 7pm at the Seattle Art Museum

Photo Center NW, 900 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122


Transient States at SF Camerawork

Two of my photographs, "In the Snow Forest" (above) and "In the Gorge" were selected by Lisa Sutcliffe, Associate Curator at the SFMOMA, for inclusion for the Transient States exhibition at SF Camerawork.  The above photograph was also selected by Lisa Sutcliffe to be used as the singular image of the show's postcard.

Dates: July 10 - August 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 2012, 5 - 8pm

SF Camerawork, 1011 Market Street #2, San Francisco, CA 94103


CENTER Project Launch Award

I am very excited to announce that my project In the Landscape received the CENTER's Project Launch Honorable Mention award.

In addition, I was also informed that this series made it to the 3rd round of judging and was in the top 4% for the Project Competition, which received over 700 entries from around the world.

The juror, Virginia Heckert, Associate Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum, wrote:

"Donna Wan's In the Landscape project successfully borrows a tradition from landscape painting, that of 19th-century Romantic painters' introduction of a figure seen from behind to lead the viewer into the scene, to depict a wide range of vacation and leisure destinations. Elevated vantage points and less-than-ideal lighting conditions introduce distancing elements that underscore the investigative nature of her observation of individuals interacting with the landscape."