Texas Tech University

Texas Photographic Society's
Listening to the Land Juried Exhibition

Juried by Joel Salcido
School of Art Studio Gallery
September 8 - November 22, 2020

TPS-Appleton Above: Kalee Appleton (Fort Worth, TX) Forest Falls in a Frosty Field, archival pigment print.

Juror Joel Salcido, a San Antonio based artist, has selected 50 photographs by 34 artists for the Listening to the Land Juried Exhibition. A complete list of the exhibiting artists is below. A hearty congrats to all!

Photographers whose work was selected include: Richard Acosta | Bill Allen | Kalee Appleton | Frank Armstrong | Wesley Bernard | Cody Bjornson | Tori Cox | Stephanie Duprie Routh | Heather Eaton | Joyce Ernst | Jeremy Green | Stefan Hagen | Carol Hayman | Wanda Oliver | Chris Ireland | Penelope James | Jaimie Ladysh | John Lightle | Jane Lindsay | Ed Malcik | Tesa Morin | William Nieberding | John Osterhout | Bill Polkinhorn | Jerry Sargent | Carol Serur | Ginger Sisco Cook | Eric Smith | Chaddy Dean Smith | Pamela Steege | Dave Thompson | John Van Beekum | Brooks V. Walker | Becky Wilkes | Clifford Wright.

View the selected works here.

Listening to the Land sought photographic-based work that spotlights the evolution of Texas' natural resources, geography, agriculture and ecological environment while also capturing the essence of its rural communities.

Our natural world is in continual flux as a result of innate forces and human interventions. As photographers we often approach the land from a standpoint of knowledge and our own experience, without making additional claims or assertions about the places photographed. Instead, we should ask - how has the landscape evolved? how has rural life changed? An examination of land use, land consciousness, the impact of extraction (of resources, nutrients, water, etc.) and the effects of humans on rural lands and generally unpopulated places can instill a deeper understanding for the photographer and culminate in imagery that also educates the viewer. Photographs for this exhibition will provide evidence of listening and responding to the changes, adaptations and shifts in the land and environment.