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Image by Phil Lewenthal Selected by PhotoPlace Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 11/3/2023

Cloudy, an image by PACC member Phil Lewenthal, was selected for the in-gallery Water Exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.  PhotoPlace sought photographs that capture the way the photographer experiences water:  beautiful, wondrous, fearsome, or all of these.  Laura Moya, former director of Photolucida, was the juror.  She said, “The imagery I gravitated towards were photographs with a strong composition that could stand on their own.  I especially paid attention to little stories that existed within the images, perhaps a detail that made me think about water just a little bit differently.”  About thirty-five images were selected for the in-gallery exhibition, and about forty additional images were selected for the online exhibition.

Phil says:  The photo is "Cloudy".  It was taken at Sea Ranch in January during the wild storms of last winter and is my attempt to convey the intensity of the surf cascading over the coastal rock formations.  This dance / battle between water and rock, soft and hard, fluid and fixed, and the little sea palms that thrive in the middle of it all, has fascinated me for several years.
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Phil Lewenthal:  Cloudy

PhotoPlace Gallery was founded in 2009 and offers monthly juried exhibitions to photographers worldwide, each with a new topic and internationally-recognized juror(s).





PhotoPlace Gallery

  3 Park Street

  Middlebury, VT 05753


Water Exhibition

  December 1 – December 22

  Gallery exhibition:

  Online exhibition:

  Gallery hours:  11 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Friday