Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Fair Play" Photos Featured on Leica Website for 2011 Oskar Barnack Award

Dunk the Clown, Peekskill, NY 2010
© Robert Forlini
Selections from my portfolio, "Fair Play", a series depicting country fairs, carnivals and amusement parks, have been posted on the Leica camera website. The pictures are contenders for the 2011 Oskar Barnack Award. An international jury awards the Leica Oskar Barnack Award to photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between man and the environment in the most graphic form in a sequence. Entry submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between man and the environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, groundbreaking and unintrusive. All photo series submitted will be displayed in a special online gallery in the "Contest" section. The award is named after photographic pioneer Oskar Barnack (1879–1936), the inventor of the Leica.
Calf Feeding, Rhinebeck, NY, 2008            © Robert Forlini

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"Home is Where the Camera Is" at Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery, March 1-26, 2011

Mother's Day, Lake Peekskill, NY 2004       ©Robert Forlini
I will be exhibiting Mother's Day, Lake Peekskill, NY 2004 in an exhibition entitled "Home is Where the Camera Is" at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont. The exhibition runs from March 1-March 26, 2011, with a reception on Friday March 18 from 5-7pm. The exhibition was juried by photographer Julie Blackmon, and sets out to explore how we use the camera to record our lives and the lives of others. There will also be a full color catalog available for purchase. To quote from the Juror's Statement, "When it comes down to the themes of family life and home. . . some things never change. The intimacy, the tenderness, the passion for life and those we love, the small stories found in the most ordinary everyday moments, and even the sometimes inescapable angst built into all of it, are the same things that have defined "home" long before our digital cameras and computer software came along." The PhotoPlace Gallery is located at 3 Park Street in Middlebury, Vermont, just a few doors down from the Sheldon Museum in the center of town.
  • Contact information for the PhotoPlace Gallery is: 3 Park Street,  Middlebury, VT 05753. Telephone (

  • Exhibition dates: March 1- March 26, 2011. 
    Reception: Friday March 18, 5-7 pm.

  • Gallery hours: Tuesdays through Fridays 11-4; Saturdays: 10-2. 
    By appointment only on Sundays and Mondays.