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League Presents Fine Art Photography

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The League of Reston Artists hold their annual IMAGE 3 fine art photography exhibition throughout the entire month of July. Photos are on display at the U.S. Geological Survey

Over 40 years ago, some of the original founders of the Reston League of Artists were fine art photographers. In recent years, an emphasis on fine art photography was small, but the League of Reston Artists want to continually expand the passion for the art.

The LRA is presenting a fine art photography gallery called IMAGE 3 through the month of July at the National Gallery at the U.S. Geological Survey. The gallery is a professionally judged exhibition.

“There have always been camera clubs in the Northern Virginia area,” said James Bailey, director of the LRA. “But there hasn’t been an opportunity for professional exhibition for photographers. We offer an opportunity for photographers to demonstrate the power position of photography as a fine art.”

A unique quality of the show is the fact that there are no categories, resulting in a wide array of technique and media used. Bailey said everything from 35-millimeter black and white film to the advances of digital today all has a place in the gallery.

“With the advancement of digital technology continually growing, you can always expect something new and exciting,” Bailey said.

This Thursday, an open reception will be held from 4:30-6:30. Jim Carrell, a renowned amateur photographer will go through each photo individually, giving instructional critique, a good opportunity for budding photographers to obtain some advance knowledge on the art. Carrell will also present the awards for the gallery.

The gallery runs through July 31 and is free to the public. Bring a photo ID to enter into the gallery.