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Photographers Share Their Visions

Teri Leigh Teed, Dana Klein, and Martha Coaty

So much has transpired in the world of photography since around 1800, when Thomas Wedgwood made the first known attempt to capture the image in a camera obscura by means of a light-sensitive substance. The following members of Manhattan Arts International have chosen photography as their medium. Here, we share their creative visions and sources of inspiration.

Banner image: Photograph by Teri Leigh Teed.
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Teri Leigh Teed

Teri Leigh Teed, Edge of the Forest, Treetops, photograph
Teri Leigh Teed, Edge of the Forest, Treetops, photograph

Teri Leigh Teed  “cajoles the camera to paint the subtle and lyrical qualities of Nature’s canvas.” She captures tranquil landscapes, woods, and water scenes that take us to mystical worlds.

The artist, who lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina,  writes, “When walking through a forest, the Light and the Spirit of the Place leads me to the right moment in time and the right subject for the photograph. I believe that the healing energies of a place are channeled into the photograph, the stories, poetry and songs, and reach out to the viewer and audience and inspire them to open their hearts and minds for the union with the Divine.”

Sharing her stories and artwork with the world is part of her life mission. “My sincere hope is that these personal gifts will help you find your own inner peace, and perhaps bring a remembrance of who you are.”

Dana Klein

Dana Klein, Hope, Photography, 16” x 24”.
Dana Klein, Hope, Photography, 16” x 24”.

Photographer Dana Klein captures beauty and creates storytelling images with uplifting messages.

“I focus on capturing life and creating magical images using natural light. I specialize in stylized whimsical shoots tailored to the unique vision of my clients.” Her photographic sessions begin with a rough sketch of her and her client’s vision, and  ends “with my customized detailed editing technique that makes each and every image a work of art.”

She has a special mission as a photographer. “I have combined my love for art and passion for photography to create storytelling images with uplifting messages of hope, strength and resilience. My work features breast cancer survivors and the important message they want to embrace and share with others.”

Martha Coaty

Martha Coaty, Revival, photograph 16" x 24".
Martha Coaty, Revival, photograph 16″ x 24″.

Martha Coaty has been a photographer for over 30 years, specializing in fine art photography of Door County Wisconsin as well as outdoor photography of Northern Wisconsin.

“Images that are meaningful to me are those that exude an emotion of affection, survival, sadness or joy. I love the happy appeal of color and the broodiness of black and white.”

None of her images are staged. She explains, “Simplicity narrows my approach when finding geometric shapes and color on the landscape. I use stillness to represent the peacefulness of my subjects. I feel connected to my images in a spiritual sense of how I got there, or why I was there to record what I saw. ”

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HERStory Top Award Winners 2016

About HERStory 2016

“HERStory 2016” was an initiative to bring the art created by outstanding women artists to larger audiences and give them the recognition they deserve. This exhibition, which ran from March 20-May 20, 2016, featured 48 extraordinary women artists from around the world.

The top Award-Winners were  selected for their artistic excellence in their chosen mediums and for the insightful artist’s statements that accompanied their submissions. Additionally, each artist exemplifies a strong professional commitment to having produced a powerful body of work.

Learn more about Manhattan Arts International online exhibitions.

Susanne Buckler
Featured Artist Interview Award
First Place Special Recognition Cash Award

Susanne Buckler, Vagina Dialogs/ Love is More Important Than Sex/Triptych, Inkject on silk and paper, 17” x 22". Larger sizes available.
Susanne Buckler, Vagina Dialogs/ Love is More Important Than Sex/Triptych, Inkject on silk and paper, 17” x 22″. Larger sizes available.

I endeavor to empower and unite women of all ages and ethnicities by revealing them from both the inside and out. These images show stages of transformation from the real to the ethereal. My collaborations with the women I photograph and videotape establish a common ground between us in which to share what is often kept inside.
Visit Suzanne Bucklers page in the Artist Showcase Gallery.
Visit www.susannebuckler.com

Mary Lou Dauray
Second Place Special Recognition Cash Award

Mary Lou Dauray, Black Bird, acrylic, 24" x 24".
Mary Lou Dauray, Black Bird, acrylic, 24″ x 24″.

My art addresses my concern about climate destruction, air pollution and social injustice. Birds are dying and despair prevails among the 160,000 people forced to evacuate their homes in Fukushima, Japan. My new series is an interpretation of 30 million plastic bags stuffed with one ton of radioactive soil as the government is desperately trying to remove land contaminated by the nuclear meltdowns.
Visit Mary Lou Dauray’s page in the Artist Showcase Gallery.
Visit: www.maryloudauray.com

Dana Klein
Third Place Special Recognition Cash Award
Artist Showcase Award

Dana Klein, Hope, Photography, 16” x 24”.
Dana Klein, Hope, Photography, 24″ x 16” .

I have combined my love for art and passion for photography to create storytelling images with uplifting messages of hope, strength and resilience.   “Project SHINE” features breast cancer survivors and the important message they want to embrace and share with others.
Visit Dana Klein’s page in the Artist Showcase Gallery.
Visit: www.photographybydana.com

 

Dana Klein – Photography

Manhattan Arts International
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About Dana Klein

Photographer Dana Klein refers to herself as an “artist with a camera”.  Through her camera lens, she focuses on capturing beauty and creating storytelling images with uplifting messages.

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Dana Klein, Hope, Photography, 16” x 24”.
Dana Klein, Hope, photograph,  24″ x 16″.

Klein’s photographs, ‘Hope’ and ‘Rebirth’ are part of an annual project and growing collection called “Project SHINE”, which is aimed at highlighting and empowering breast cancer survivors.

The artist states, “I have combined my love for art and passion for photography to create storytelling images with uplifting messages of hope, strength and resilience.   My work features breast cancer survivors and the important message they want to embrace and share with others.”

Dana Klein, Rebirth, photograph
Dana Klein, Rebirth, photograph, 24″ x 16″.

Dana Klein received the Special Recognition Third Place Cash Award from Manhattan Arts International in its “HERStory 2016” exhibition. She received this distinction for her positive body of art and her humanitarian efforts.

She has received numerous online awards for her work and was recently featured on KUTV Channel 2 News Utah as well as the cover of Utah Cancer Connection Magazine.

Visit Dana Klein’s website www.photographybydana.com/

Join Dana Klein in Social Media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danaphotography
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/googlies/photography-by-dana-klein/

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About Manhattan Arts International

Manhattan Arts International has been promoting artistic excellence online since 2000. All artists represented in our curated programs have either been approved after submitting their website, have been invited to join, or have received awards in our juried art competitions chosen by prominent art critics, curators, and gallery owners. Visit the Artist Showcase Gallery of Images. ************************************************************************ Manhattan Arts International invites artists from around the world working in all styles and mediums to apply to join the Artist Showcase Program. Learn how to apply. ************************************************************************