“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself.” 

― William S. Burroughs: The Cat Inside

 

Some may think that snapshots of cats are only for the fleeting moment, that photographs of cute kitties and lone predators are only taken to bring a quick but passing smile to the face of the viewer. Others may cherish the photos of their pets for sentimental reasons but may not think that those images are of any interest to others. And then there is an army of feline devotees out there who flood every possible outlet with an overwhelming amount of cat photos and videos. Cats rule. So much so that sometimes the sheer quantity of feline imagery may make us forget what lies at the heart of this obsession: the quality that the cat offers by offering itself. The history of photography, however, teaches us that even the greatest masters considered cats a worthy subject for their camera. Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Kertész and Edward Weston, just to name a few of them, all had captivating photos of cats. The bar is set high, and contemporary photographers have been keeping the trend alive ever since, exploring new directions and new possibilities in the process.  

 

 

Juror's choice

Joanna EpsteinCat Abstract

 

Honourable mentions

Laurie Toby EdisonKarl Michalak and Emory

Blair Kitchener: Paw Prints

Ekin Küçük: Le Chat Noir

 

 

Exhibiting photographers

 

Lee Atwell (Seattle, WA, USA), Deborah Bai Lannon (Boston, MA, USA), Helene Barrette (Gatineau, Canada), Liza Hennessey Botkin (Studio City, CA, USA), Diane Pirie Cockerill (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Amy Davis (New York, NY, USA), Laurie Toby Edison (San Francisco, CA, USA), Joanna Epstein (Alberite, Spain), Aalt van de Glind (Enschede, Netherlands), Maureen Haldeman (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Stella Hermanovska (Riga, Latvia), Blair Kitchener (Auckland, New Zealand), Amanda Kluveld (Maastricht, Netherlands), Ekin Küçük (Istanbul, Turkey), Vincent Leandro (Talent, OR, USA), William Lee (Miami Shores, FL, USA), Krysia Lukkason (Long Beach, CA, USA), Yoichi Matsuyama (Pittsburgh, PA, USA), Maja Momirov (Novi Sad, Serbia), Rebecca Moseman (Purcellville, VA, USA), Ann Parker (Machias, NY, USA), Mariska Pool (Brielle, Netherlands), Russ Rowland (New York, NY, USA), Catherine Tsakona (Triel sur Seine, France), Jorne Wellens (Antwerp, Belgium), Ellen Winslow (Shrewsbury, PA, USA)

 

 

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