“Shelter Dogs” Exhibition at the New Rochelle Public Library

Great news! The “Shelter Dogs” exhibition featuring my photographs of dogs from the New Rochelle Humane Society is now on view in the New Rochelle Public Library from February 10, 2012 to March 4, 2012.

It is great to see “Shelter Dogs” becoming a travelling exhibition, promoting animal adoption and fighting common misconceptions about shelter animals across Westchester County. We would like to bring “Shelter Dogs” to all 17 towns that the New Rochelle Humane Society serves. Stay tuned to see if “Shelter Dogs” will visit your town!

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The New Rochelle Public Library is located at 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801. For hours of operation and more information about the library please click here.

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“Sisters” selected by Henry Horenstein for “Family Dynamics” exhibition

A few months back I began to work on my new portfolio. Although it is still work in progress, one of the images titled “Sisters” was selected by juror Henry Horenstein, well known and respected fine-art photographer and educator, for a group exhibition “Family Dynamics” at The Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, Virginia. I am very honored to be a part of this exhibit.

In his Juror’s Statement, Henry Horenstein writes, “In choosing the winners for the physical and online gallery, I tried to select single images from each photographer, as there were so many worthy entries. But for the physical gallery, I tried to choose photographers whose body of work (as entered) showed consistency and clear direction. Some other photographers had some great images, but one didn’t necessarily link to another or the chosen one was so much stronger than the rest of their entered work.”

The show will run from February 6 to March 4, 2012. So if you are in the area, make sure to stop by…:)

“SHELTER DOGS” Exhibition at the Mamaroneck Public Library

I am very excited to share with you that the photographs of the dogs from the New Rochelle Humane Society that I have taken are being exhibited in the beautifully renovated Mamaroneck Public Library from December 19, 2011 to January 17, 2012.

We hope that The “Shelter Dogs” exhibition will help us to promote animal adoption and correct common misconceptions about shelter dogs by portraying them for who they really are: loving, playful companions in search of a home.

The photographs are on display in the gallery space of the library located on the ground level. The Mamaroneck Public Library is located at 136 Prospect Avenue, Mamaroneck NY 10543. For hours of operation and more information about the library please click here.

Please make sure to stop by and take a look!

April Murphy Inspired by Venture Pup

May 16, 2011 by Klara Hanincova

I am very happy to share with you that the photograph of Missy with her hungry eyes from my project  “Life of a dog” became an inspiration for an amazing Houston-based artist April Murphy. Inspired by real animals April creates whimsical paintings that are awash with colors and positive energy. I fell in love with April’s paintings the first time I saw them and I hope that you will too!

This particular piece is a part of April’s PETites collection. PETites are roughly 5×7 custom color sketches with an 8×10 mat and are available at price of $49. If you love April’s work and can not afford a commissioned painting then PETites are way to go!

It Is “Life of a Dog” and It Is Out There

April 13, 2011 by Klara Hanincova

My dear photography and animal lovers, but also those who randomly stumble over this post: It is out there!….:)

As some of you may already know one of my ongoing projects that I have been working on is about dogs and their day to day lives. Well, I know that you doubt whether this project of mine even exists as you have never seen a single image that is a part of it. But that is about to change! Although the project is far from being finished I managed to glue myself to the computer for the last 24 hours and was editing, thinking and creating a selection of images that are representative of “Life of a dog”. Not only that but I gathered my last strength and posted it on my website. Please swing by and have a look. I hope you will enjoy it…:)

Published in F-Stop Magazine

April 01, 2011 by Klara Hanincova

I am very happy to announce that one of my photographs (marked in red on the image bellow) is featured in the April edition of F-STOP MAGAZINE, issue #46 exploring self-portraits. Click on the image to see the entire group exhibit titled “All About Me”.

F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.”

F-Stop magazine All About Me Selfportraits

A True Story

A Juried Exhibition at the Vermont Photo Space Gallery

March 21, 2011 by Klara Hanincova

I am very excited to share with you that the juror Peter Turnley selected two of my photographs capturing the life of little Andrew as a part of A TRUE STORY exhibition at the Vermont Photo Space Gallery. Exhibition will open on Saturday, April 5, 2011 and the opening reception will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.

I had begun to photograph Andrew a couple of years back in the hope that showing a slice of his daily life will help parents, families and the public to realize that children with Down syndrome are “children” first. They have moods and emotions, they like to play with toys, enjoy life and learn new things. As any other children, they need to be held, cuddled, and most of all, loved.

A little boy with Down syndrome holding his favorite music toy.

Since he was a baby Andrew had a great love for music. He has a large collection of musical toys and is rarely seen without one.

Life with his loving family, so typical for Andrew, is forbidden to so many others like him. Sadly, even now, in many countries around the world, children with Down syndrome are seen as a burden on their families and a stigma of society. They live severely restricted lives in the emotionless, often cruel environment of orphanages and mental institutions. They die alone, abandoned by their families and betrayed by society.

A little boy with Down syndrome and his sister

Andrew’s disability taught his older sister Alex many things about acceptance of people differences, compassion and social injustice.

I believe that more often than not it is a lack of knowledge and prejudice about children with Down syndrome that leads to their sad fate. Even if, as a society, we acknowledge their existence, we often fail to get to know them and understand them.

I am very thankful to Andrew and his family for sharing their life with me and I hope that Andrew’s story will open the door into the real life of children with Down syndrome. Please indulge in the photographs and for a moment become a part of their world, because only then, when we get to know them, we can assure that they will live the lives that they truly deserve.