2008 OPEN JURIED EXHIBITION
ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Michael Burch
is a multi-disciplinary artist currently working toward his BFA in Photography from
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. More work can be seen at
terrorkill.com/michaelburch.

Adrienne Defendi lives in Palo Alto, CA and her work is included in Photomedia Center's permanent
collection. More work can be seen at
adriennedefendi.com.

Born in Paris in 1971,
Estelle Dougier is a fine-art photographer whose key themes are night life, shows
and childhood. More work can be seen at
estelledougier.com.

Amy Jackson has been a photographer since 1982, and finds inspiration in industrial as well as natural
subjects, bringing you art from unusual places. More work can be seen at
amyjackson.cc.

Marty Klein lives in East Hampton, MA.

Andrew Lapiska lives in Erie, PA and has had work featured in previous years' Open Juried Exhibitions.

Mike Mergen is a freelance photojournalist and fine art photographer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
More work can be seen at
mimages.com.

Blue Mitchell implements many photographic techniques in his work but most recently he has been
specializing in "acrylic lifts" and "burnt transparencies." More work can be seen at
bluemitchell.com.

Stephen O'Rourke is from Dublin, Ireland, and just completed a BA in Psychology from Mercyhurst
College, Erie, PA.

Rob Penner, a photographer who lives and works in Beacon, NY, uses frame and context to develop a
visual narrative. More work can be seen at
robpenner.com.

Brea Souders lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently working on a project that explores
superstitions culled from various sources, including old texts, internet forums and word of mouth. More
work can be seen at
breasouders.com.

Sarah Small's work was previously seen in Photomedia Center's Big Top Photo Show. More work can be
seen at
sarahsmall.com.

Cassie Staub lives in Erie, PA and works from this exhibition were purchased for the Photomedia Center's
permanent collection.
Juror Anthony LaSala selected 13 artists to feature in this year's Open show. Their work is
represented by 22 pieces that emphasize the interplay between indoor and outdoor spaces.
Works in this year's show loosely thread a theme of humans and their connection to and
encroachment upon the natural world.

LaSala is currently the Deputy Photo Editor at Food & Wine magazine after nearly eleven
years as a Senior Photo Editor at Photo District News magazine, where he helped the
publication become the “bible of the photography industry.”