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In Focus: The Sky – New Photo Exhibit at the Getty

Photo of fence and sky by Joel Meyerowitz

“With its immensity, immateriality, and variability, the sky has been an enduring subject in art history, fascinating and challenging generations of artists.
As soon as the medium of photography was introduced in 1839, photographers attempted to represent the sky and its natural phenomena.”

The above quote is taken from the Getty’s website and partially describes the current photographic exhibit with the topic of the sky. The sky and clouds are one of my favorite things in this world. I never get tired of looking at the constant changes from minute to minute. I have photographed my share of sunsets, sunrises, cotton candy clouds and stars.

From the Kala Series by Gina Genis © 2007 Gina Genis

I look forward to seeing this exhibit that is broken into the following categories: Clouds, Dark Skies, Skies in Color, and Urban Skies. In Focus: The Sky runs until Dec 4, 2011.

See you there under the clouds.

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About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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