Member Profile: Barbara E. Leven

Artist’s Statement
Photography is about light and time, the transformation of a field of light in an expressed fraction of time into a two dimensional image. I am able to see things and more importantly, the relationships between things I would not without the benefit of lens and viewfind...
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Photography is about light and time, the transformation of a field of light in an expressed fraction of time into a two dimensional image. I am able to see things and more importantly, the relationships between things I would not without the benefit of lens and viewfinder. During the years my work has focused on two main themes: the first being close-up details of the urban environment to the point of abstraction with particular attention to those objects weathered by time and the elements. The second major theme is the natural world and botanicals — those that flourish in cultivated gardens, those that are grown for consumption in kitchen gardens as well as those like the ubiquitous sunflowers that survive in the midst of the city.
SPECIALTIES: Abstract/Design, Fine Art, Nature, Scenics, Street Photography

MOBILE PHONE: 917-679-3323
Work

Accomplishments
  • Gallery Show
  • Award
  • Book
  • Lecture
  • Other

  • GALLERY SHOW
    WHEN: 11/9/18 - 12/9/18
    OPENING RECEPTION: 11/16/18 5:00pm
    ADDRESS: Sol Mednick Gallery - Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St., University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 9/5/18
    9th Prize in the 2018 Photo Review Competition
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 3/4/17
    Honorable Mention the the 10th Annual International Photography Awards category Wildlife for "River Frog"
  • BOOK: Urban Relics (published by Silvershotz, The Contemporary Photography Magazine on 8/30/16)
    WHERE TO BUY: Silvershotz.com
  • BOOK: Showcase Portfolio (published by Shadow and Light Magazine on 1/15/16)
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 11/1/15
    1st Place in the Photography and Digital Category and 2nd Place Overall in Light Space & Time's Botanicals competition for "Two Coves Sunflower".
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 9/29/15
    1 Honorable Mention in the International Photography Awards Professional Division Category Fine Art – Landscape for "Bundoran Beach, County Donegal, Ireland
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 9/30/14
    3 Honorable Mentions in the International Photography Awards Professional Division Categories Nature — Flowers for "Rose is a Rose" & "Heliconia"; Architecture — Historical for "Grecian Temple Ruin"
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 9/17/13
    2 Honorable Mentions in the International Photography Awards (IPA) Professional Division Categories Nature – Seasons for "Spring Etude" and Fine Art – Landscape for "Navy Yard Woods"
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 6/17/13
    Honorable Mention in the iPhone Photography Awards for "Bronx Tree"
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 2/16/13
    3 Nominations in the Photography Masters Cup categories: Wild Life for “FreeRange2” and “Peacock2”; Still Life for “ham"
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 9/8/12
    2 Honorable Mentions in the International Photography Awards Professional Division Categories: Fine Art – Abstract for “DinerAbstract3” and Nature – Flowers for “Water Lilies”
  • LECTURE: Enchanted Earth: A Study of Nature Up Close & Personal
    WHEN: 5/24/12 2:00pm
    WHERE: B&H Event Space. B&H Superstore 33rd St & 9th Ave., NY
  • GALLERY SHOW
    WHEN: 5/5/12 - 6/24/12
    OPENING RECEPTION: 5/5/12 5:00pm
    ADDRESS: TK Home and Garden Gallery, 441 Warren St., Hudson, NY, 12534
    NOTES: The Flower Show
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 1/31/12
    Shortlist Professional Nature and Wildlife category – Sony World Photography Awards
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 10/28/11
    1st Place – Outstanding Achievement Award in the Photography Masters Cup for "TwoCovesSunflower"
  • BOOK: Enchanted Earth 3.0 (Self Published on 8/24/11)
    WHERE TO BUY: www.blurb.com
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 8/24/10
    4 Honorable Mentions in the International Photography Awards Professional Division
  • REVIEW IN ART NEWS
    WHEN: 6/1/09
    Rebecca Robertson, “7 Photographers”, Art News, NY, NY Vol. 108, No. 6, June, 2009 p.109
  • GALLERY SHOW
    WHEN: 2/28/09 - 3/28/09
    OPENING RECEPTION: 2/28/09 6:00pm
    ADDRESS: Louis K. Meisel Gallery, 141 Prince St., New York, NY, 10012
    NOTES: "7 Photographers"
  • AWARD
    WHEN: 5/1/07
    Outstanding Art/Photo Site Award — Awarded by Wayne J. Cosshall of The Digital Imagemaker
  • GALLERY SHOW
    WHEN: 10/1/11 - 1/31/12
    ADDRESS: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, NY, 11355
    NOTES: Enchanted Earth 2.0, solo show