2013 - Through A Lens: Ten

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Kim Komenich

Kim Komenich worked as a staff photographer and editor for the San Francisco Chronicle (2000-2009) and the San Francisco Examiner (1982-2000). He was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Spot News Photography for photographs of the Philippine Revolution he made while on assignment for the Examiner..

Komenich has photographed the ramifications of conflict in the Philippines, Vietnam, Guyana, El Salvador, the former Soviet Union and most recently in Iraq, where photos from his three trips to the Sunni Triangle in 2005 earned him the Military Reporters and Editors' Association's 2006 Photography Award.

He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the 1983 World Press Photo News Picture Story Award, and three National Headliner Awards.

He was a 1993-94 John S.Knight Fellow at Stanford and a fall, 2001 teaching fellow at The Center for Documentary Studies at U.C. Berkeley. He was a 2006-07 Dart Ochberg Fellow at the University of Washington's Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

See more of Kim Komenich's work at: www.revolutionrevisited.com

Tom Till

Tom Till is one of America's most published photographers. Over 250,000 of his images have appeared in print since 1977. In 1998, Till opened the Tom Till Gallery in Moab, Utah.

Till's images depict landscape, nature, history, and travel subjects worldwide, including all fifty states and one hundred and two countries overseas. Till's stock photography images have been featured by National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Outside Magazine, Canon Copiers, Delta Airlines, The New Yorker Magazine, Life Magazine, Browntrout Calendars, Eastman Kodak, Reader's Digest, Rand McNally, MGM, Arizona Highways, Lonely Planet, and thousands of others. Three of Till's images have been used on U.S. postage stamps

Sponsored by the United Nations, Till's images of UNESCO World Heritage Sites have been traveling the world for almost three years, with stops in Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, Oslo, and many others.

Till has been awarded Arizona Highways Photographer of the Year in 1996, the NANPA/Guilfoyle award for landscape photography in 1994, and was named one of the ten best landscape photographers by  Nature's Best Magazine. Till received a special award from The Nature Conservancy in 1998. In 2006, Till was awarded the prestigious NANPA Fellow Award for 20 years of excellence in nature photography. Till is one of only a few landscape photographers to receive the honor, and the only Utahan. Till is also featured in the book "World's Best Photographers: Landscape."  Till is also the sole photographer for over 30 books.

See more about Tom at: tomtillphotography.com

Crista Dix

Crista Dix is the Founder and Director of wall space gallery originally opened in Seattle, Washington and now transplanted to Santa Barbara, California. Starting in this creative field as a photographer, collector and lover of the visual image, Crista decided to put down her camera and utilize her years of business management to help promote photographers and photography. With a background in science, business and creative arts, she has created a gallery space that celebrates artists' vision. Ms. Dix has been a member of numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions, including Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins and Photographic Center Northwest, and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and New Orleans.

wall space operates two locations. The main gallery is located in Santa Barbara, California, with an exhibition space wall space@Utina, located in the South Lake Union district of Seattle, Washington. The gallery maintains a blog called the Flat File, highlighting photographic artists from across the country. The gallery hosts a series of artist talks called Open Studio, featuring local artists, and artists of note in the community.

See Crista's Gallery at: wall-spacegallery.com