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Only a few days left. If you haven’t gotten the opportunity to check out Missing Nature at the Parthenon in downtown Nashville’s Centennial park make plans to stop by. The show features more than 20 prints some of which are 6 foot canvas pieces. The show ends on September the 10th. The response to the show has been amazing. Our thanks goes out to you all. We have received so many wonderful reviews in the media, and countless warm comments and emails. We are very grateful for each one.
We are very excited to unveil our brand new website. We hope that it will make selecting fine art nature images even easier. Feel free to come in and browse. CLICK HERE
This time it has been featured as the #1 pick by the Shopping Diva in the Tennessean newspaper for July 28th 2011 in the Life section!
Stay tuned over the next few days we think you are going to like it!!
We are excited to announce that Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, The O Magazine has chosen to showcase Byron Jorjorian’s Skywriting Journal in the July issue on page 65 in the “O” List. We are very excited to receive recognition from such a high profile publication! If you are interested in an Autographed copy you can get it by clicking HERE
More than 30 new images have been added to the site in the last week. Many of these new images have been chosen for their relevance to healthcare design. Some of these photographs were created on Byron’s recent trip to California others were selected earlier from other trips. They include everything from waterfalls to beaches and forests to flowers. Click on the New Images link above to view them. There are several pages of photographs to view.
I have finally had time to begin going through some of the images from my recent photographic journey to California along the Big Sur area and Antelope Valley. It was a very successful shoot and there are thousands of images yet to go through. I will be adding them to the website in the coming weeks. In the meantime here are just a few:
Byron Jorjorian will be speaking at The Parthenon on May 26th at 7pm. The talk is entitled “Missing Nature” and Byron will discuss the inspiration and thought process behind images in the Missing Nature Exhibit currently on display there and he will introduce and discuss some new images as well. Details can be found in this Parthenon Press Release below and on the Nature Conservancy Website.
I am pleased to announce the opening of my latest show entitled Missing Nature on March 26th! Below is a copy of the press release for the show:
Parthenon and Nature Conservancy Team for Nature Photography Exhibit
Byron Jorjorian’s Photographs to Feature Areas Protected by Conservancy
Nashville, TN — The Parthenon will host an exhibit of large-scale color nature photography by nationally prominent nature photographer Byron Jorjorian in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, March 26 – August 20. Titled Missing Nature, the exhibit in the Parthenon’s East Gallery will feature locations in Tennessee that have been protected by The Nature Conservancy.
The exhibit’s title is meant to be a play on words that describes both Jorjorian’s work in general and this particular collection of photographs, all taken in Tennessee. On one hand, Jorjorian frequently sees the minute details of nature that many of us miss in passing by. On the other hand, he is documenting the creatures and special places that all of us would miss if The Nature Conservancy had not protected them.
As Parthenon curator Susan Shockley puts it: “Jorjorian hikes to these habitats where he photographs both the wildlife and the land. But Jorjorian creates much more than a simple record of a rural hike. His eye notices the yellow leaf just fallen from the tree, the spider’s web drenched in dew, or the swirl that water creates around a rock. He isolates, selects, and captures a vision of the world. His photographs generate a new habitat for his subjects, and he enables his viewers to see moments we might otherwise miss.”
Now recognized as one of America’s premier nature photographers, Jorjorian has been a longtime supporter and friend of The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization which has protected nearly 120 million acres around the world for people and nature. Since 1990, Jorjorian has been donating his time and photography to The Nature Conservancy’s cause, particularly in Tennessee where he resides. Many of his most arresting photographs, whether close-ups of delicate coneflowers or panoramic vistas of foggy mountaintops, were taken on lands acquired and protected by The Nature Conservancy.
“In my photographs, I am always trying to reveal details in nature that others might overlook,” says Jorjorian. “When people look at my work, what I hope they see first is a work of art (usually abstract) and then the actual subject matter of that art — the place or living thing I’ve photographed. Ideally, the viewer experiences a mental shift back and forth between the colorful patterns and textures of my art to the ‘a-ha’ revelation of the subject that I’ve captured.
“The images I create grow from what I like to call ‘emotional discovery,’” Jorjorian adds. “This is the discovery of previously unseen patterns and arrangements of colors and shapes in nature that create a strong emotional state within us when we notice them. Each image is made unique by the integration of lighting and conditions that come together at the moment of the photograph’s conception. It is here in the space created by natural conditions and emotional discovery that my images take shape. My time spent in nature instills a great sense of childlike wonder, harmony and oneness in me, and though my photographs I hope to share that special feeling.”
The Parthenon, surrounded by the beautiful gardens and landscape of Centennial Park, is an ideal setting for this exhibit. Nashville’s parks bring nature into urban environments, giving the city’s residents increased access to nature and recreational activities out-of-doors.
Missing Nature will be on display at The Parthenon in Nashville from March 26 to August 20, 2011. The Parthenon is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 62 and over, and $4 for children 4-17. Children under 4 are admitted free.