2009
The Adirondack Review Photography Contest
FINALISTS
TWILIGHT HOUSE by COLIN CLARK
MALAWI KIDS by DONA FRANCIS

RECLINING SOLDIER by B.R. HOMER-GUNTHER

RUSS TAYLOR is a freelance photographer who was born in Alabama and currently works for Outward Bound as a wilderness guide and educator as well. After graduation from the University of Alabama and two years in banking his vision for the broader world led him to the Peace Corps where he served in Papua New Guinea. Upon his return he worked as a backcountry ranger in Yosemite Nat'l Park, volunteered repairing homes in eastern Kentucky, led expeditions for adjudicated youth with Outward Bound in Florida and worked as a wilderness instructor with Summit Adventure in the Sierra Nevada mountains. After receiving an MA in intercultural studies and in theological studies from Golden Gate Seminary, he moved overseas to serve with the International Mountain Leadership Institute in Ladakh, India, where he served for five years.

Russ' passion for photography began in earnest in 2002 when he entered his first photo competition in Mill Valley, CA and won "Best in Show."   He has
since taken two courses at Santa Fe Workshops where he gained insight from Vincent Musi, Sam Abell and Leah Ben-David Val. He also assisted with two
photography workshops run in Ladakh, India.  He relies almost exclusively on natural light and desires to bring to people through his photography a greater understanding of foreign cultures and a deeper appreciation of the beauty in the natural world. To see more of Russ' work visit www.nomadruss.com or visit his gallery space at Atelier24Lexington in Asheville, NC.


B. R. HOMER-GUNTHER is a photographer based in Sauquoit, NY.


COLIN CLARK is a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has worked for Ski Magazine, Men's Journal, Real Simple and others. He is currently shooting a cookbook with James Beard Award-nominated chef Seamus Mullen.


DONA FRANCIS is a 20-something freelance writer and photographer who dreams of a year-round flip flop tan, a never ending supply of mangoes, and long bus rides down dusty roads. Talk to her about wasting less, giving more, and going organic. Riding bikes, climbing stuff, and getting lost are a few of the things that make her giddy. Join in her adventures at www.wanderingdona.com
WINNER
DESCENDING INTO BLUE by RUSS TAYLOR
Jodhpur, "Blue City", India