"Celebrating Life" was selected for Camera USA® 2018: National Photography Exhibition and Award in Naples, FL. The Exhibition will be on view June 4, 2018- August 3, 2018 at Naples Art Assoiciation, 585 Park Street. The Exhibition Jurors were: Christopher Jones, Associate Curator of Photography at the Ringling Museum of Art; Mark Sloan, Director and Chief Curator of the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art; and Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. Thank you for selecting my work.
Review in Naples Florida Weekly Through the Lens by Nancy Stetson. May 31, 2018
“Celebrating Life,” another striking image, this one by Seattle photographer Constance Brinkley, is a black-and-white photo of an older couple exuberantly dancing. She has caught the duo in “a decisive moment,” says Mr. O’Brien, (von Liebig curator Jack O'Brien) quoting the photographer Henri Cartier Bresson: “Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is a moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”
Ms. Brinkley has done this in capturing “that exact moment,” he says. “In a second, one of them may have turned away. She captures that very decisive moment.”