Light Exhibition Online Reception

Join us as juror John Langmore discusses his selections for the LIGHT exhibition.

This event was held June 3, 2021. Click here to see what events are happening now!

The very meaning of the word photography is “drawing with light.” Without light neither the image nor the art exist. Light is an exhibition that showcases images that have light as a significant element in the image, as if the light itself is a subject in the composition.

To celebrate the photographers selected for Light exhibition, we will host an online reception on Thursday, June 3 from 5:30pm-6:30pm CDT via Zoom. Juror John Langmore will be in attendance and will speak about the winning photographs and why he selected them for this exhibition.

The photographers selected for the exhibition hail from all over Texas and the United States, as well as Austria, the UK, Turkey and Germany. View all the winners and exhibitors for the online exhibition here.

This reception is free and open to all! You must RSVP to receive the Zoom meeting information. We will be giving away a free copy of the exhibition catalog during the online reception. All those attending will be eligible to win!

Photo credit: Craven Bryan

John Langmore is an Austin, Texas, based photographer pursuing long-term personal projects. His first book, Open Range: America’s Big-Outfit Cowboy (Twin Palms Publishers 2018), is the result of more than six years photographing on fourteen of the country’s largest ranches. John spent his summers on working ranches from the age of twelve through his first year of law school in 1986. Over the past several years he returned to photograph the cowboy way of life he lived in his youth. John focuses on “big outfits,” a small number of very large ranches scattered across the West that run a full crew of cowboys, many being the same ranches he worked on and that his father visited for his book on the cowboy in 1975. When photographing, John rises before dawn and works fourteen hour days alongside the cowboys. His photographs bear the unique mark of someone intimately familiar with life in the saddle.

John is also the co-director/producer of the award-winning feature length documentary film, Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait.

John’s second book, Fault Lines: Portraits of East Austin (Trinity University Press 2019), documents the rapidly disappearing communities of old East Austin. John lives in Austin with his wife, Erika, and his two sons, Jordan and Grant.