Sunday, February 19, 2017
Betty Press is having a wonderful 2017, and its only February
Hattiesburg, MS-based photographer Betty Press (see image above) has had work in shows all over the place in the past few months, while winning prizes and earning well-deserved recognition for her photography.
Check out her website here for full details.
I first met Press at the ACP Portfolio Review in Atlanta a couple of years ago, and knew instantly when I saw her work that she was, and of course continues to be, an exceptionally gifted photographer.
Now, some very special accomplishments have come her way, well worthy of our notice.
First, she is one of eight photographers to be featured in SHOTS Magazine's annual portfolio issue, with an extended display of her stunning B+W photographs made in Mississippi, go here.
This is a truly remarkable achievement. I've been trying for literally years to get even one image in SHOTS, but to no avail. But now Press is in SHOTS with a major body of work.
Second, Press was selected by Aline Smithson to be the curator for the feature on Mississippi for Lenscratch's States Project.
Lenscratch's feature on Mississippi includes a body of work by Press (see image above), go here.
Selected by Press for this project is Sumner, MS-based photographer Maude Schuyler Clay (see image above), whose portfolio in Lenscratch is here.
Also selected by Press is work by Don Norris, another Hattiesburg, MS-based photographer, whose portfolio on Lenscratch is here.
Also selected is work by University of Mississippi professor Alysia Burton Steele (see image above), whose portfolio on Lenscratch is here.
Also selected is work by Oxford, MS-based photographer Jamie Erin Johnson (see image above), whose portfolio on Lenscratch is here.
Also selected is work by Cleveland, MS-based photographer Will Jacks (see image above), whose portfolio on Lenscratch is here.
Also selected is work by Chicago-based photographer Whitten Sabbatini (see image above), whose portfolio on Lenscratch is here.
Congratulations to all these outstanding photographers for such fine work, and to Press for choosing them to represent Mississippi.
Also congratulations to Press for her fine work, and for the very well-earned recognition she is receiving.
She's having a great 2017, and its only February. Who knows what the rest of the year will bring?