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Opening Friday: John Delaney & Svjetlana Tepavcevic

Eagle Hunter #9, 2008 -- John Delaney & No. 807 -- Svjetlana Tepavcevic

Exhibitions run Friday, May 17th through July 12, 2013.
Artist Reception Wednesday, June 5, 2013, Reception 5-7 pm, Artist Talk 6 pm
photo-eye Gallery is located at 376-A Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by John Delaney and Svjetlana Tepavcevic. John Delaney’s silver gelatin photographs depict an ancient Kazakh nomad tradition of hunting with golden eagles. His portraits of the birds of prey with their handlers capture a striking relationship between man and animal. Svjetlana Tepavcevic gathers the seedpods of various trees and plant-life and photographs her finds in her studio. By making the small large, Tepavcevic's images illuminate the strange beauty of the natural world.

Shot in Mongolia in 2008, John Delaney's Golden Eagle Nomads centers on the relationships between the nomadic Kazakh people and their golden eagle hunting companions. Though their nomadic lifestyle and hunting traditions date back to the 5th Century (and possibly earlier), the Kazakh's way of life is now threatened by an encroaching Western influence and globalization. Delaney's photographs capture the unique and complex symbiotic relationship between the Kazakh people and these powerful birds. Delaney was honored with the 2008 Lucie/International Photography Awards 'Discovery of the Year' for this series, and honed his black & white printing skills while printing for Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Annie Leibovitz. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.

In Means of Reproduction, Svjetlana Tepavcevic has photographed seeds and seedpods of various trees discovered on her walks in nature. Shooting them in her studio, Tepavcevic's aesthetic emphasizes the delicate details and inherent beauty of these intriguing objects, bringing to life the resilience of plants and their perseverance in reproduction. The viewer is able to witness the great mysteries of nature and its impressive ingenuity. Tepavcevic’s work was selected as a finalist in Photolucida’s Critical Mass contest and received third place and an honorable mention from the Lucie/International Photography Awards. Her work is in the collection at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Elizabeth Avedon recently featured Delaney's work in a blog post that can be read here.

Svjetlana Tepavcevic's Means of Reproduction series was written up on the PNAS First Look Blog, on  the website of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America website. Read it here.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact Anne Kelly at 505-988-5158 x 121 or