about - lesliejyerman

about


Photos created with spirit & heart


leslie j yerman has been making photos most of her adult life. Created through the prism of spirit and heart, her images focus on portraying the essence of her subjects — people, places and things, ordinary and extraordinary — capturing them in the present moment.

Artist’s Statement

I find myself drawn to settings where natural and man-made worlds meet. I am especially moved by trees and the sky, by how nature can make even the most frenetic environment peaceful and healing, by how something ordinary can be beautiful. I have chosen black and white to create a sense of gentleness, as well as to see things more clearly. I think I seek out this type of scene, because in making these images, I am trying to heal myself.

Juried Exhibitions

PIMA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY  Call to Artists Solo Exhibit (15 images)
(Jurors: Representatives of the Arts Foundation of Tucson and Southern Arizona, local arts community, and Pima County Library)
Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Tucson, AZ (December 2018)

IN THIS TOGETHER: Sixty Years of Daring to Create a More Perfect Arizona
ACLU of Arizona
"Demandamos Justicia"
(Jurors: Shelley Cohn, Eric Faulhaber, Robert Reveles)
Touring Exhibit/Arizona (October 2018 – 2019)

WATER
"Arroyo"
PhotoPlace Gallery
(Juror: Ann Jastrab)
Online Exhibition (2018)

PRIMARY COLORS 2016
"Lightning Through the Window"
New York Center for Photographic Art
Juror's Selection (Judge: Ann Jastrab)
Jadite Galleries, New York City (2017)

the spiritual gift
"The Heavens"
(Judges: Douglas Beasley & Laura Valenti)
Sage Gallery
Portland, OR (2016)

RURAL IMPRESSIONS
"Lake Atitilán, Guatemala"
New York Center for Photographic Art
Honorable Mention (Judge: Frank Meo)
Online Gallery (2015)

BLACK AND WHITE 2014
"Baseball in a Tree"
New York Center for Photographic Art
Juror's Selection (Judge: Dan Burkholder)
New Century Artists, Inc.
Chelsea Art District,  New York City  (2015)

CAR CULTURE
"Car Reflection"
(Juror: David H. Wells)
PhotoPlace Gallery Online Gallery Annex (2013)


Curated Exhibitions

X is for XENOPHOBIA
"Demandamos Justicia"
Tucson, AZ (2017)

IN FULL BLOOM
"Ocotillo"
Tohono Chul Gallery
Tucson, AZ (2016)

Group Exhibitions

FIFTH ANNUAL EXPOSURE AWARDS: Black & White Collection
"Mother & Child"
Digital Exhibition
The Louvre, Paris (July 13, 2015)

PHOTOGRAPHERS/ARTISTS FOR NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
"Buddha by Candlelight"
Tibet House, New York City (2015)

POSTCARD FOR HUMANITY: Exhibition and benefit sale of original postcard-sized works of art with proceeds going to the anti-trafficking work of the Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights (BITAHR)
Four photos (2012)

EAST MIDTOWN PARTNERSHIP
"Central Synagogue "
New York Public Library, 58th Street Branch (2012)

IF I DIDN'T HAVE TO BE ME...
"Buddha with Spider Web"
Office of The Manhattan Times, New York City (2011)


Solo Exhibit

RIZZA SALON (11 photos)
Greenwich Village, New York City (2011-2012)


Online

"Arroyo" (October 2017)
The Passporte Prize for Surreal Photography exhibition
(Juror: Sarah Sudhoff)

"Antigua Sky Through Ruins" (August 2017)
The Passporte Geometry Salon

"Baseball in a Tree" (2015)
Your Daily Photograph
(YourDailyPhotograph.com)


Awards

salann Magazine, premier issue (winter 2019)

BLACK & WHITE Single Image Contest 2019: Single Image Award
"Arroyo" (2018)

FAMILY OF MAN: Old Age — Honorable Mention: “Abuela"
International Photography Awards (2016)

RURAL IMPRESSIONS — Honorable Mention: "Lake Atitilán, Guatemala"
New York Center for Photographic Art (2015)

BLACK AND WHITE 2014 — Juror's Selection: “Baseball in a Tree”
New York Center for Photographic Art (2014)

NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY Times Square Photo Contest — Semi-finalist: “Little Brazil" (2011)


In Print

BLACK  & WHITE  Magazine, Issue 131/Special Issue: 2019 Contest Winners, "Arroyo" (2017)

LIGHTIssue 09/Winter 2018/Begin, "Budding" (2018)

LIGHT, Issue 07, Summer 2018/Neglect[ed], "Puddle" (2017)

SHOTS, Issue 137, Autumn 2017/TRANSITION, "Arroyo" (2017)

BLACK & WHITE COLLECTION, Fifth Annual Exposure Awards (2015)

RURAL IMPRESSIONS/New York Center for Photographic Art (2015)

BLACK AND WHITE 2014/New York Center for Photographic Art (2015)

CAR CULTURE /PhotoPlace Gallery (2013)

EXPOSURE 2011/See Me Group (2012)


Photo Shoots

All Souls Weekend/Media Circle (Tucson, AZ)
Artisan Bread School (New York City)
Bent on Learning (New York City)
Blue Lotus Acupuncture Center (New York City)
EPIPHANY, Inc./Little Brother Chapter V Film Shoot (Tucson, AZ)
Free Arts NYC
James Howe
Pando Projects (New York City)


Websites
Christina P. Aguilar,  LPC

Photos are available in limited edition, museum quality prints with or without framing.

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