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WGNS Talk Radio’s president is Scott Walker, but in his spare time he digs into a side of life which is unseeable to the mainstream of their population. He looks for the homeless, the poorest among people. Scott’s street photography are tales that you have to go through. He takes snaps of life, captures pain, addiction, homelessness, sorrow and happiness.
As a photographer, often he is asked why he is attracted to these people. Scott told that he is curious. He likes to ask a lot of questions after he take snaps to find out what makes a person tick, what landed them where they are today.
He also serve others and encourages others them to do when he does. Clicking snaps of the life which some lead could open the eyes of many who fail to slow down and take in what or who they walk past every day.
In general, he takes a friend with him as they look for the subjects of his snaps. They offer a voice and give proper respect. He knocks on the door of some of the motels, trailers and poorest homes. He goes to camps under bridges as well as hidden in wooded places. A recent visit to a homeless tent led to a chat with a camper who talked about how he relished smoking crack, but only if it was free crack.
Once, Walker and his friend Jerry randomly knocked on the door of a Nashville home and they ended up having an hour conversation regarding life with a ninety three year old lady who said them that she drinks beer daily.
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For the very first time, nature and wildlife photography lovers would have their say in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. A whole new publicly decided category called the People’s Choice Award would recognize the top standard of all the entries this year. More than that this is the contest’s landmark 50th year.
The brand new category offers up fifty snaps, which are pre-selected by the judges from over forty one thousand entries from around hundred nations, for a worldwide online vote. The People’s Choice Award winners would be declared at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards night and would be a part of this year’s collection of the world’s top nature images.
The People’s Choice Award’s top 5 photographs would be showcased online, bringing together to the hundred strong portfolio selected by the judges. The most anticipated Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit goes on display at London’s Natural History Museum in London on 24th October before coming on an international tour.
One member of the judging panel Tom Ang stated that in this landmark 50th year, they are opening up the judging experience to all their wildlife photography fans very closely. He added that if you have ever puzzled over why one image wins out over another, this is your chance to have your say. But with so many outstanding shots and just one vote per person, the pressure is on to cast it wisely.
The art of Sharon Auberle, photographer and poet, is on exhibit till 30th June at the Lobby Gallery at the 3rd Avenue Playhouse. Sharon, grew up in Midwest, exploring waters, woods and fields, often in company of her grandfather.
Sharon told that she strongly believe in the power of art to bring peace and healing to the planet. If with her words, or images, she could serve someone to know a river or a mountain, a bird or a tree that they might not otherwise notice, it is a start.
Sharon enhanced her snaps with digital apps like colored pencils, beeswax and watercolors. Her work has already been featured in 3 shows in Madison region and in juried shows in Door County and Flagsaff, Arizona. Her works has also featured in countless anthologies as well as online journals.
Her photo art might also be seen in 2 of her poetry books named Crow Ink and EVErywoman, as well as Wind Where Music Was with Ralph Murre and Sharp as Want with Jeanie Tomasko; and an ingathering of art postcards.
To see Sharon Auberle’s photos or her poems, you have to go to her Golightly Cafe website – sharonauberle.blogspot.com. Third Avenue Playhouse is at Sturgeon Bay. To know more, visit – www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com or call (920) 743-1760.
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