The art that is created today is how this time period will be viewed tomorrow. We want to make a difference in the lives of artists as well as a positive change in the world.

"Photography" 2015 Show

This show will run May 1-31, 2015. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. Multiple accepted entries came from the USA and Canada. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, also contributed to the decision. “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and “Second Place” winners received a monetary award in addition to special recognition.

We were very happy to donate to New Eyes for the Needy with 10% of all entry fees from this show. For more information about this organization, please visit their website The lens is an important part of the camera, just as the lens is an essential part of eyeglasses. Therefore, we felt this organization fit well with our theme. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else. 

Thank you to all the artists who participated! Your talents and skills gave us a diverse body of work to create this attractive show.

Buyers- Please contact the artists directly for sales. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery does not handle any part of the sale or collect any commission, it is solely between the buyer and artist. You may find a link to the artist’s website or email address below their work

When I am outside hiking through thick forests and prairies, wading knee-deep through sloughs and wetlands, or even just strolling by on boardwalks, my eyes are capturing the light reflected from all the beauty that surrounds me. My mind then absorbs these images and feverishly attempts to compose a vision with the potential interest and beauty I desire. Failure happens often, but I continue searching for that singular moment when my eyes, the proper light reflecting on the material, and nature itself meet in that glorious instant to form the perfect composition that my mind craves. These rare but precious moments are when I am most peaceful and serene. Though my exterior may appear frantic and anxious while setting up my tripod, pressing and changing settings on my camera, and putting on or taking off filters or lenses, these tasks bring me joy and tranquility as I capture the moment.

My work is a reflection of the reality I see in my mind's eye. It is not meant to be a replica of "reality" for it is impossible to copy it. "Reality", the way things really are, can never be truly captured or even described. Our eyes and senses give us a small, and highly subjective, perspective of it. My work only shows a glimpse of the beauty I discern. You can decide if such vision is what you experience as well, or perhaps more. As Ansel Adams said, "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed." My photographs are an expression of my feelings of earth's beauty.

I am a photographer for three reasons that work in unison to give me vision, meaning and purpose: I love being a part of nature and having the opportunity to capture its imagery. Secondly, I enjoy processing and converting these scenes into visual representation of what my heart and mind envisions. Finally, I enjoy seeing the embers of inspiration and wonderment being rekindled inside you, the viewer, as you bear witness to my work.

Moulton Barn- Magical rainbow descends on John Moulton's barn in Grand Teton National Park. A beautiful horizontal rendition of this gorgeous landscape.

-Andres Leon

I have always had a passion for wildlife, and love to capture the beauty of the natural world; from the smallest of insects, to the largest of ecosystems. I started taking photos at a very young age and owned my first DSLR camera by the time I was 12. I am mostly self-taught, learning through exploration, trial and error, and a whole lot of practice. When people look at my photos they often are surprised, exclaiming “where did you find that!” or “I wish I could go to places like that”. What they don’t realize is that most of the subjects of my photos can be found right in our own backyards! People are often so busy hurrying along in their lives that they fail to stop and really look around at this beautiful world that we live in. As Elliot Erwitt once said, “Photography has little to do with the things you see, and everything to do with the way you see them”. I hope that my images inspire people to get outside; go for a hike or just sit quietly in their backyard for a while and admire just how amazing life really is.

On top of being an avid photographer, I also enjoy Slam Poetry, Acting, and playing the Clarinet. Next year I will be attending the University of Guelph studying Wildlife Biology and Conservation. I would love to use my photography to help bring the issue of conservation to the attention of the general public, for it is my belief that once people see just how beautiful our world is they won’t have a choice but to protect it.

-Christopher Kingdon

Jerold Hale is Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston and lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He is widely published in the field of communication studies, but his passion is photography. His photographic interests have changed over the years. “I began photographing sports because I was turning into one of those youth sports parents I didn’t like very much. I was calmer when I watched my kids through the lens of a camera,” he explains. He was a professor of communication studies at the University of Georgia and photographed many of the University’s athletic events. His sports photos appeared occasionally in media guides and newspapers.

While a Dean at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, a co-worker saw some of his landscape photographs and said “You should meet my friend Monte Nagler. He studied with Ansel Adams.” So Hale went to an exhibition of Nagler’s photographs in suburban Detroit and introduced himself. “Monte said ‘your photos are pretty good, but if you want to, I can help you get a lot better.’” Over the next three years the professor became the student and Nagler mentored Hale, helping him hone his fine art photography in classes and on a series of extended traveling seminars. Jerold says, “I don’t really believe in serendipity, but that chance meeting changed my life.”

Jerold’s photography is diverse but now focuses mostly on landscapes. He says, “photography is the perfect medium for me. I’ve always been an outdoorsman and landscape photography fuses my love of nature and the outdoors with my love of art.” Jerold’s photographs, and those of his brother Jim, are hosted on a website “J. Hale Fine Art Photography” (

The “Weathered Face” photograph is a hand held self-portrait taken while he was photographing the River Walk in Montgomery, Alabama. Jerold thought the lighting and shadows that day “might produce something interesting.” He says of the image “I’ve found that, whether a waterfall or a face, moving in tighter on the image can be compelling.”


"Madison" by Robin Klarmann

"Remembering Jack" (digital photography) by Chip Perone

"Remembering Jack" by Chip Perone

"Sainte Chapelle Lower Chapel" (digital) by Cynthia Le Pori

"Sainte Chapelle Lower Chapel" by CynthiaLe Pori

"Lasting Kisses" (photography, black and white) by Erica Olsson

"Lasting Kisses" by Erica Olsson


"Photography" 2015 Show- (click on any image for more details)

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