ThisManilkara bidentata, to make a specific kind of latex. It was once widely used in various industries but has since become obsolete, which left many balateiros unemployed and forgotten.photo is part of a series about the balateiros of Monte Alegre, a small city along the Amazon river in Brazil. Balateiros are people that work(ed) extracting sap from Balatá trees,
ON THE ROAD: TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
It is an honor to be the juror for this competition and see these amazing images from the many different photographers sharing their vision of travel and passion for the medium of photography. With more than 900 hundred images to review, it was a challenging, even daunting task to select only 75 images for the gallery and online exhibitions. There were a handful of images that really stood out and yet, choosing the top 40 was not easy. The selection features so many areas in which contemporary photography is focused: travel, landscapes, portraits, personal projects, and abstract images. There are some striking single images throughout. All through the hours I spent reviewing the submissions, I especially would like to mention the artists Corey Hendrickson, Michael Sibilia, Frank Armstrong, and Kasey Hembel who presented strong series from what I imagine are wonderful bodies of work. Even though I could not include all the photographers in the final selection I want to congratulate those whose works were selected for “On The Road” and all the entrants who submitted work. I would also like to thank PhotoPlace for inviting me to be the juror for this year exhibition. I truly enjoyed seeing what people are doing and thank you for the experience.
Sandra Chen Weinstein, Lake Forest, California