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Image by Wright Schickli Selected by PhotoPlace Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 10/1/2023

An Image by PACC member Wright SchickliGreat-Grandma’s Candlestick, was selected for inclusion in the Poetry of the Ordinary exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.  


For this exhibition, PhotoPlace sought the simple poetic elegance of the ordinary.  Sarah Sudhoff, a Cuban-American visual artist and educator, was the juror.  She said that, in each of the works she selected, the photographer was able to hold her attention through dynamic composition, thoughtful use of light, and unique point of view, drawing her further into the image and implied narrative of the work.  Thirty-five images were selected for the Exhibition Gallery, and 40 images were selected for the Online Gallery.

Wright says:  After folding my laundry one evening, I noticed the light coming into my bedroom window and shining on my Great Grandma’s brass candlestick on my dresser.  I ran for my camera, and then played with the mirror angle a little for this natural light still life.  Handheld, no flash, and no tripod (my usual modus operandi).

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Wright Schickli:  Great-Grandma’s Candlestick

PhotoPlace Gallery, located in the oldest remaining residence in Middlebury, offers monthly juried exhibitions to photographers worldwide, each with a new topic and an internationally recognized juror.  All images selected for the Exhibition Gallery will hang in the physical gallery for the duration of the exhibit, while those selected for the Online Gallery will be viewable in the gallery by continuous-loop projection.  All images from both galleries remain permanently on the website, are reproduced in the exhibit catalog, and are promoted on social media.





PhotoPlace Gallery

  3 Park Street

  Middlebury, Vermont 05753


Poetry of the Ordinary Exhibition:

  November 3 – 24 

  Exhibition Gallery:

  Online Gallery:


Gallery hours:

  11 am to 4 pm, Tuesday – Friday