March 13–April 26, 2015
Opening Reception 5–9 p.m., Friday, March 13
Troy Night Out Reception: 5–9 p.m., Friday, March 27
The Photography Center of the Capital District is proud to present the work of Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott, a wife and husband team, and internationally published photographers of nature. Currently residing in the Catskills, they spend most of the year following some of nature's most amazing animals, ever-changing landscapes — moving with the light and the seasons while exploring the color, rhythm and wild essence of remote places.
Born in Poland, Yva Momatiuk fell in love with nature photography at the age of 8. She has a master’s degree in architecture and urban planning, and worked as a designer for
Their photographs are dedicated to the representation of nature and native cultures. They have a shared vision of their art and travel throughout the world, in the wildest locations, to capture striking images of nature. With rare poetry, the collaborative work of the two photographers has won numerous awards and they are regularly exhibited and published in such magazines as National Geographic, Geo, and BBC Wildlife.
With their photographic and authoring talents merged, they proposed their first story idea to National Geographic and embarked on their Canadian Arctic assignment in 1976.
Momatiuk and Eastcott have followed the mustangs of the American West and had their body of work appear in a book of images and a Smithsonian cover story. They spent many seasons in Alaska, explored the American Southwest, the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and the river swamps of the South. They also returned to the polar regions of the Canadian Arctic, photographed in New Zealand, Afghanistan and Kashmir, explored arid pampas of Patagonia and the outback of Australia and Africa.
They practice long commitments to places they love, and spent three summers exploring the Pribilof Archipelago and other islands of the Bering Sea in Alaska, documenting the rich marine wildlife and a stewardship program designed to strengthen the young Aleuts’ link with the natural world and rekindle traditional values and land ethics of their people.
The coverage resulted in a National Wildlife article, a Ranger Rick story for which the couple received RR's annual Magazine Writing Award, and an annual award of the Alaska
Momatiuk and Eastcott’s photographic essays appeared in National Geographic, Audubon, Smithsonian, Nature Conservancy, GEO France, Spain and Russia, BBC Wildlife, Stern, Focus, Observer, Nature's Best, Wildlife Conservation, Equinox, Sierra, and Nature Canada. Their images were published by Life, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Natural History, Geo Germany, Travel and Leisure, The Sophisticated Traveler, Illustre, Panorama, Elle, Airone, Gente Viaggi, BBC World, Outdoor Photographer, Camera 35, Modern Photography, The Geographic Magazine, Nature Canada, Harry N. Abrams, Chanticleer Press, Grolier, and Reader’s Digest Books.
They have published six books: High Country; This Marvelous Terrible Place: Images of Newfoundland and Labrador; In a Sea of Wind: Images of the Prairies; Mustang; and
Among other honors, Yva and John received four awards at the National Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year and five awards at the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year international competition, as well as awards in Nature’s Best and National Wildlife magazine competitions. Momatiuk and Eastcott ventured repeatedly to Antarctica in a small sailboat and photographed "Shore Leave," a National Geographic photo essay about the southern elephant seals of South Georgia Island, and a Defenders of Wildlife article about global climate changes and their impact on many species of penguins.
Among their portfolios of images, Momatiuk and Eastcott cherish their continuing romance with some of their favorite subjects, to be shown in their exhibition.
2015 Student Show
May 1–May 31, 2015
Call for Entries Deadline: Tuesday, March 31
Christos N. Apostle
Eileen M. Clynes
Another interesting unique date! The exhibit is similar to the 12-12-12: One Day in the Life show in 2013.
Artists’ work while on display or in the proper custody of the Photography Center per exhibition agreements will be insured between the designated drop-off and pickup dates against damage or loss for the full value of all materials which can be documented as comprising the artwork, unless the artist can demonstrate that similar artwork by the artist has been previously sold for the listed selling price, in which case the insured value in case of damage or loss will be half of the listed selling price.
The gallery is not responsible for the insurance of the work during transit or after last pickup date. The artist will be responsible for adhering to all deadlines and schedules imposed by the gallery and for the arranging the drop-off and pickup of their work. No work may be removed before the end of the exhibit.
The Gallery's commission on sold work is thirty (30) percent.