One From The Archive…

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2011.

School children share a playful moment on the plaza during recess in the historic settlement of Stonetown. The port city is known for its role as a slave trading center on the island of Zanzibar- a short distance from the African coast.

Today the island communities are alive with cultural and ethnic diversity, Stonetown being the only developed city center on an otherwise quiet, rural island country.

I have always enjoyed this image for its playful spontaneity, the cultural differentiation, and the photographic tension created the the subjects themselves, and deep shadows.

Enjoy…

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Open Shutter Gallery: TRAVEL

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010. All Rights Reserved.

The Open Shutter Gallery, 735 Main Ave. Durango will exhibit a show titled “TRAVEL”, a collection of images from community members of Durango. Local amateur and professional photographers will be showcasing their work at the Gallery for the community show. The exhibit begins Friday, January 8th and continues through January 20th, 2010.

The show consists of both color and black and white photographs entered by community members highlighting the theme of the exhibit. Come enjoy the creative and wonderful images as seen through the eyes and lenses our local artists. This is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss!

Please join us for the opening reception and to meet our local photographers, Friday January 8th 5PM – 8PM. For more information contact the Open Shutter Gallery at 382-8355 or visit www.openshuttergallery.com

Cheers, Jeremy

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010. All Rights Reserved.

AntiDull Art Magazine

A man trims his beard on a construction site while coworkers slumber nearby in the heat of the afternoon, Namibia.

A woman makes her daily commute on the underground Metro system, Washington, DC.

Men pass the afternoon with a game of Mancala in the narrow streets of Stonetown, Zanzibar.

These are scenes of “everyday life” taken from around the globe. Perhaps they also act as “statements” …..for me they are documentary, they are my memories, experiences and often times a record of my direct and indirect contact within the environments I have chosen to explore. “Moments”….. captured. The beautiful reality of photojournalism!

AntiDull magazine, an online art and photography publication has recently published a few of my images. I encourage you to check out their site link HERE.

The most recent issues, one dedicated to Photojournalism and the other Fashion, were both released yesterday. Online media will perhaps be the “press” of tomorrow. AntiDull’s commitment to an “advertisement free” environment will hopefully continue to attract talented photographers and artists from around the globe as the publication continues to grow and inspire!

Enjoy the Magazine! -Jeremy

Above Photographs © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2008. All Rights Reserved.