Julie Grahame

American Photographic Artists "Off the Clock"

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Many thanks go to the board of APA LA for hosting one of the best events of my life. APA invited me to judge their annual "Off the Clock" exhibition, wherein I had the pleasure of choosing 100 photographs from nearly 1000 entries. It's all well and good viewing images on a screen but I still get the most pleasure from seeing a print, and all the artists' work looked great. APA framed and laid it all out for one night at Santa Monica Art Studios and the prints will now travel around advertising agencies in Los Angeles. Photographers flew or drove in from far and wide, so I got to meet a fair number of those I had selected. What a pleasure. See the gallery of winners here.

Cassandra Plavoukos had three photographs chosen and I enjoyed a few minutes discussing their merits with her kids. Check out her blog post about the event.