FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER JUDY NEBHUT
For as long as I can remember, I have been curious about how a camera works and what could be produced by serious study with one. A number of years ago I finally began to find out with Photography 101. I went on to study in black and white and color classes. I continued for nine years to go to classes, summers and winters, and to use the darkroom facility at the local college to do my own printing.
For five years I have gone to intensive week-long workshops at the highly respected Santa Fe Workshops. These work weeks usually have 12 hour days filled with shooting at various locations, film critiques of each day’s work and lately more than 80 hours studying Photoshop. The teachers are some of the leading photographers in the U.S.
My interests are in serene and abstract work. Lately, I have been shooting still life and abstract images with the aim of blurring the lines between photography and painting.
In 2005, I exhibited 29 works at The LeQuire Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. For 6 years I have been in a National juried show at The Temple here in Nashville. Dale Chihuly, master glass artist was one of the exhibitors. In May 2006, I won Best in Class and Best in Show at The Zone IX Garden Club of America meeting held in Houston. This was a competition between members of 19 garden clubs in 5 states. The following year 2007, I won Best in Show again at the same event. Also, for The Garden Club of America, I have photographed Nashville gardens which are archived in Archives of American Gardens at The Smithsonian. In 2009, I won the Curator’s Award at the show at All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta and in 2012, I won 1st place in 2-D work at The Temple Arts Festival.
Presently my images are being shown at The Arts Company in Nashville, TN. My work is in numerous private collections. My work can also be found in several public collections; Alive Hospice Inc., Belle Meade City Hall, The Tennessee State Museum, The Tennessee Arts Commission, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University and the Cornerstone building. For more information read about Judy Nebhut.