Earth In Focus: A Celebration of Our Dynamic Planet

Large-Scale Outdoor Photo Exhibition

long shot of mountains

Earth In Focus: A Celebration of Our Dynamic Planet commemorates Earth Day, the environmental movement's 50th anniversary, and strides made in preservation and sustainability.

The historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival will be adorned with large-scale photographs featuring the work from photographers around the world.  Juxtaposed with the scenic campus, Earth in Focus will highlight the intersection of Earth Day’s origin and the movements of the ‘60s.

Featured Artists

Anya Anti

Anya Anti is a New York-based internationally published and award-winning photo artist who specializes in on-location fine art and conceptual portraiture. Originally from Ukraine, she moved to the USA in 2014. Anya began to teach herself photography in 2010. A year-and-a-half later, she started to create fairy-like, surrealistic female portraits, which became her preferable genre and a hallmark of her work.   Anya strives to create beyond simple portraiture and to tell imaginative stories through her art. She never just takes a photo—she uses photography as a way of collecting material to create something that is not possible to capture. Installations, costumes, and Photoshop manipulation help Anya embody her fantasies into a finished piece of art.

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Bill Livingston

Self-taught and devoid of a particular style, I’m all about the decisive moment, the happy accident and all instances in between to capture compelling images. My photos have been featured in Black & White Magazine, Right Hand Pointing, Damaged Goods, and Sic Vice & Verse. I am a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the International Center of Photography. My influences include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Brett Weston and Sebastião Salgado, to name a few. Originally from Altoona, PA, I now reside in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn with my wife, twin daughters, and a chug named Penny.

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Brent Doerzman

My love for the mountains started early, as my family traveled from our home in Iowa to vacation in Colorado almost every summer. Once old enough, I would shoot with my dad’s camera whenever possible. Several years on the high school yearbook and newspaper were followed by a degree in commercial photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. By that point, the mountains were calling my name again! I moved to Denver and worked as a commercial photographer’s assistant and photographer, getting into the mountains to take photos and play as often as possible

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Callan Field

Callan Field (he/him) is a Queer Canadian multidisciplinary artist. In 2019, he was one of the winners of The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward emerging photographers award for his work In Contact, which explores the emotional possibilities of encounters on the land. While his primary medium is photography, his work has expanded to include video, installation, and writing. Regardless of the medium, his work is driven by research, experimentation and a desire to reveal the complexity of the world around us while critiquing the status quo. The descendant of settlers, he currently lives, works and learns on Treaty 7 Territory in Calgary, Alberta.

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Claire Powell

I was born on the icy shores of Lake Superior in Thunder Bay, Ontario. When I was 15, my mum gifted me her film camera and I began to see the world differently. I have recently graduated from the MA Photography program at the Royal College of Art in London. I believe photography ultimately makes us explorers and I have been on a mission to see as much as I can see.

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Ed Kashi

Ed Kashi is a prolific photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker and educator. A member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi is recognized for his complex and compelling rendering of the human condition. In addition to producing 8 books, he is a pioneer and innovator of multimedia. His award-winning work has been published and exhibited worldwide.

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Guilherme Bergamini

Guilherme Bergamini is a Brazilian reporter, visual artist, and photographer with a degree in journalism. For more than two decades, he has developed projects with photography and the various narrative possibilities that art offers. His work sparks dialogue between memory and social political criticism. He believes in photography as the aesthetic potential and transforming agent of society. Awarded in national and international competitions, Guilherme Bergamini has participated in collective exhibitions in 30 countries.

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Julya Hajnoczky

Julya Hajnoczky was born in Calgary, Canada where she was raised by hippie parents surrounded by unruly houseplants, bookishness, and art supplies. She holds a BDes in photography from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her multidisciplinary practice of photography, fiber art, and paper sculpture asks questions and inspires curiosity about the complex relationships between humans and nature.

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Kathleen Johansen

As an image keeper, I appreciate the lens by my side that travels with me always. The days are long, filled with beauty and we live in an incredible area [the New York Catskill Mountains] to boot. Photography is a yoga-like practice where the world slows and opens. As an educator, my days are filled with high energy but they start slow and thoughtfully and often end the same.

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Kay Kenny

Kay Kenny received a BFA from Syracuse University, an MA from Rutgers University, and an MFA from Syracuse University (all in Visual Arts). She is a painter, photographer, and writes for magazines on art criticism and the visual arts. She has been a photography teacher for over twenty-five years at New York University. She has exhibited her work extensively in museums, galleries, and private collections all around the United States, and has been recognized with numerous awards, fellowships, and publications.

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Kristofer Dan-Bergman

Award winning Swedish photographer Kristofer Dan Bergman lives in New York City.

He was raised in a show-business family in Stockholm. His father owned a theater, while his mother was an actress. Six-year-old Kristofer landed his first big role in ‘Summer Equation’, a Swedish made-for-television art film. The “attention” that ensued lead him to ‘quit’ the movie industry and focus on sports like football, skiing and ice hockey.

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Linda Detwiler Burner

Linda Detwiler Burner is an award-winning photographic artist from California. She has been creating images for over 20 years. She enjoys a variety of photographic styles such as nature landscapes, portraits, and recently, engaging in the art of astrophotography and infrared red photography. Photography is a wonderful outlet that allows her to share with others what they may never have a chance to experience for themselves. In her second solo exhibition "Moments," she conveyed the passage of time through imagery. The exhibition highlighted that photography allows us to capture moments in time.

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Martha Tully

Martha Tully is an award-winning landscape and wildlife photographer from Glen Spey, New York.  She has been published in calendars and magazines including National Geographic and Birds and Blooms.  Martha’s passion for photography began when she entered her chickens in a photo calendar contest and won. From that point on, she has honed and developed her photography skills, and pursued her passion for capturing the scenic beauty and wildlife of her area.  While she is creating and preserving time in our natural world, she continues to explore new places and perfect her skills and image making techniques.

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Maureen Ruddy Burkhart

I received my BFA in Photography in 1976 from the San Francisco Art Institute and went on to work in film (real film!), video, & multi-media. My first love, though, has always been fine art and documentary still photography. Some years ago, I returned to this endeavor full-time. My work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally and is in collections in the Asia Society Museum and Hamburg Kennedy Photographs in New York

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Maurizio Esposito

Maurizio Esposito was born in Naples in 1982. He still lives and works there. Over the last ten years his work has been exhibited in many museums and galleries around Italy. 

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Melinda Hurst Frye

Melinda Hurst Frye is an artist and educator based in Seattle, Washington. She holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art, and has been featured on Humble Arts Foundation, Lenscratch, and WIRED Photo. She works within themes of ecology and place through photographs and scans of the Pacific Northwest landscape. By way of observation, experimentation, and slow investigation in the field, her imagery refers to the mysterious activity of urban and forested ecosystems layered with a sense of place. Melinda may be found digging holes and collecting specimens while learning and making work about the ecology of the northwest region and beyond.

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Ronan Considine

Ronan Considine is an international award-winning photographer with many gallery shows all around the world. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Considine moved to Vancouver at the age of 10. This left him with a unique perspective, having seen so much of the world at a young age. As he got older and continued to travel, photography became part of his life and a way to share his experiences and the beauty of the world. Ronan often uses long exposure in his photography, creating a surreal dreamlike effect, and a deeper sense of the spirit of a place and its timeless qualities.

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Ryan Lips

Photography is the most immersive form of art I’ve ever experienced. As a young boy, I excelled at drawing with pencil and charcoal. I took great pleasure in that endeavor but there was always something missing. Only as an adult did I become interested and then enamored with photography. A photograph is so much more than the instant the shutter clicks. I enjoy every aspect of the process: scouting a location for composition and light, the patience required to sit for hours while you wait for 15 seconds of ideal conditions, and editing thereafter to create an image that captures the elements of the scene. My objective with every photograph is to create something that reflects how I felt both physically and emotionally in the scene itself. I strive to please my own eye first and subsequently hope that others connect to the photograph as well. I know I’ve succeeded when I still continue to look at photographs I’ve seen hundreds of times over the years.

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Sarah Loreth

Sarah Ann Loreth is a self-taught fine art and travel photographer based in Alaska. She specializes primarily in conceptual portraiture and travel landscapes. In her art, Sarah conveys a stillness of powerful emotion with a connection to her love of the natural world. Sarah stumbled upon photography as an outlet for the stress of her demanding job while working long hours in a hospital. Before she knew it, she sold her possessions, bought a van, and was road-tripping across North America to teach creative photography workshops. When not traveling and taking photos, she is also an avid gardener who loves to cook, write, and binge watch The Golden Girls.

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Skye Conner

I’m Skye, a Vermonter at heart, but I have called New York home for 17 years. I would rather be outside than in, would rather be around tall mountains than tall buildings, and began my love for photography by taking pictures of anything and everything found in nature.   When I moved to New York City I began seeing the beauty and uniqueness in people, architecture, and everyday things that sometimes go unnoticed. This new aspect of photography led me to start photographing weddings, which led me to maternity, newborn, and family photography, all of which I love.

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Suzy Ro

Suzy Ro was born in Seoul, Korea in 1947 and immigrated to the United States in 1972. A long-time resident of Southern California, Suzy is a landscape photographer who hopes her images capture the raw beauty of our planet and opens a dialog about preservation being essential in the 21st century. Suzy originally set out to make images that would tell stories about the natural beauty of our earth to share with her children but as she traveled and revisited some locations many times, she has come to understand that her photographs have become key in creating awareness about environmental issues that affect us all.

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Juror's Choice Honorable Mentions

Gérard Staron

Selected by Jan Nagle, Program Manager, CPW: Center for Photography at Woodstock

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Jessica Bidwell

Selected by Alyssa Adams, Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Eddie Adams Workshop

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John Stritzinger

Selected by Elliott Landy, Photographer and Woodstock alum

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Jonathan Sharlin

Selected by Jan Nagle, Program Manager, CPW: Center for Photography at Woodstock

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Khaled Hasan

Selected by Kelby Hochreither, student of photography, Bethel Woods program alumn

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Morag Paterson

Selected by Ruth Fremson, Photographer, New York Times

 

Selected by Elliott Landy, Photographer, Woodstock Alum

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Olivia Dorazi

Selected by Alyssa Adams, Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Eddie Adams Workshop

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Paul Eric Johnson

Selected by Elliott Landy, Photographer, Woodstock Alum

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Rich Scott

Selected by Alyssa Adams, Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Eddie Adams Workshop

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Suzanne Révy

A Murmur in the Trees by Suzanne Révy

Selected by Jan Nagle, Program Manager, CPW: Center for Photography at Woodstock

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Sullivan County Showcase

Follow along our social media accounts to see the work of talented local photographers!

Adele Novick Ioannis Dunn Srimuangboon
Barbara Ward-Blank Keith Ferber
Brandi Merolla Michael Barzda
Cathy Wasserman Steven Fleissig
Cheri Burns  

About The Jurors

  • Alyssa Adams

    Co-Founder & Exec. Director, The Eddie Adams Workshop

    Alyssa Adams is a board member and treasurer of the Eddie Adams Workshop Organization, Inc. She and her late husband, Eddie Adams, co-created the event in 1988. Adams formerly was operations director of the Bathhouse Photo Rental Studio in New York City, a photo editor at TV Guide Magazine and Miramax Films and a graphic designer at Carbone Smolan.

  • Elliott Landy

    Rock music photographer & Woodstock alumnus

    Elliott Landy, born in 1942, began photographing the anti-Vietnam-war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967. He photographed many of the underground rock and roll superstars, both backstage and onstage, from 1967 to 1969. His images of Bob Dylan and the Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Festival, of which he was the official photographer.

    Landy's photographs have been published worldwide for many years in all print mediums including the covers of Rolling Stone, Life, and the Saturday Evening Post, as well as album covers, calendars, and photographic book collections.

  • Jan Nagle

    Program Manager, CPW: Center for Photography at Woodstock

    Jan Nagle is a nationally exhibited multidisciplinary artist, writer, curator, and educator. Her work is held in several public and private collections, such as Light Work and The Burchfield Penney Art Center. She holds a BFA in Photography from SUNY New Paltz, and an MFA from SUNY Buffalo, and taught photography for many years, including full time faculty positions at Alfred University and Kendall College of Art and Design. She is currently Program Manager at The Center for Photography at Woodstock.

  • Kelby Hochreither

    Student of photography, Bethel Woods program alumnus

    Originally from Hawley, Pennsylvania, Kelby Hochreitheris a Penn State undergraduate student in the School of Visual Arts. Kelby is majoring in a Bachelor of Design in Professional Photography degree. Kelby is interested in creating portraiture and automotive photography, as well as commercial studio product photography.

  • Ruth Fremson

    Photographer, The New York Times

    Ruth Fremson is a photographer based in Seattle, where she covers the Pacific Northwest and national stories. Before Seattle, Ms. Fremson was based in New York but covered international news stories, including the second intifada in the Middle East, the attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan and their aftermath in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the war in Iraq. She traveled extensively in India over six years, working on stories about the rapidly developing country. In the United States she covered varied assignments; political campaigns, the 2002 Olympics and local stories.

    In 2013, Ms. Fremson and the reporter Andrea Elliott documented the life of Dasani, a homeless child in New York. The "Invisible Child" series resulted in children being removed from shelters and measures put into place to improve conditions.