As the winner with her image “Foggy Orchard” in the Nature/Flower category of the 7th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers and a finalist with two images in the 8th edition of the award in the Fine Art and Landscape categories, Baileys Harbor resident Arlene Stanger has been invited to exhibit the three images at the 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography in Berlin, Germany in October. Berlin is hosting the Biennial this year in conjunction with the 7th European Month of Photography.
The title of the Biennial exhibit is Emotions & Commotions Across Cultures. The exhibit captures international trends in photography and represents a kaleidoscope of sentiments and perceptions. In this way a photographic chronicle of our time emerges with all its emotions and commotions, visually expressed by hundreds of photographers across many cultures.
A total of 446 contemporary photographers from 41 countries will participate in the exhibit alongside selected works by Magnum photographer Steve McCurry, who has won numerous awards including the Magazine Photographer of the Year awarded by the National Press Association and is best known for his photograph “Afghan Woman,” originally appearing on the cover of National Geographic in 1985. McCurry will be the keynote speaker at the Biennial. Part of the revenue from the artwork sales will be donated to the Save the Children Fund.
Arlene and her husband Steve will attend the opening reception on Oct. 6 in Berlin. They once lived in (West) Berlin and found this the perfect opportunity to return, something they have always planned on doing since 1989 when the Wall came down.