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Photojournalism professor presents work

Rob Heller portraitPhotojournalism professor Robert Heller has had work selected for five international juried photography exhibitions, including a photograph that received the distinction of Director’s Choice.

The chosen photographs range in style from portraiture to architecture, and include subjects from a Holocaust liberator— “an extraordinary face, one of my favorites photographically,” said Heller— to the wafting gray hair of American bluegrass musician Del McCoury— “I’m always looking for something different.”

Heller says the opportunity to participate in juried exhibits exemplifies his work not as only a photojournalist but as a fine arts photographer. 

“I felt that they were strong photos but never had them judged on their own for artistry,” said Heller, who dug into his collection of work in preparation for the submissions. “It feels really good.”

View Heller’s selected photos:

"Witness," I'll Be Your Mirror: The Portrait 2013 Photography Exhibition.  Ÿ1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, Calif.

Harry,” International Juried Portrait Exhibition. 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, Va.

San Francisco,” City. Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., Vt.

Bluegrass,” Center Forward 2013. The Center for Fine Art Photographers, Fort Collins, Colo. 

Gun Show, Knoxville 1,” Onward Compé. Onward Summit Festival, Philadelphia, Pa.