Curator Selection / 2022 / /

Becoming in a Life Changing World

  • Photographer
    Pamela Hanlan, United States
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This is Ryan and Gray.Ryan's pronoun of choice is They.Gray is transitioning from female to male.They have both grown up in a rural community and have been friends since childhood.Living in a rural community they have endured abuse, physical and verbal but they have always had the support of a close circle of friends and each other. Ryan is vivacious, intelligent, compassionate. Gray is quiet, introspective, intelligent, and expresses his thoughts through beautiful compassionate poetry. As long as they retain their friendship I expect them to do well as they explore the world beyond here.

It has taken me a while to consider myself a photographer. In my lifetime I have been daughter, sister, wife, mother, empty nester, grandmother, great grandmother, widow and partner. Never in those years was I a photographer. Frankly except for family memories, I didn't have time. Some might and have said that that I am stubborn. I prefer determined. I have also been described as quirky, but only by those who say they love me. I have always seen stories in the world around me but without a camera didn't have a way to tell these stories. Now that I have a camera, the stories are being told

Awards Two Bronze Awards in Rise Awards, finalist and honorable mentions in Urban Photography Awards, Honorable Mentions in 2020 and 2021 International Photo Awards, two honorable mentions in Worldwide Photography Gala Awards, Honorable mentions in Budapest International Foto Awards, Honorable mentions and 3rd place in amateur portrait awards in Monochrome Photo Awards, Short listed Siena Creative Awards, Ist place self portrait in 16th Pollux Awards, Merit Award Fotonostrum Portrait Awards, overall amateur winner Julia Margaret Cameron Awards 2021, second place product, IPA, non professional, hon. mentions and editor's choices IPA, curatorial choice PX3 State of the World, Silver Budapest Awards, official selection London International Creative, published FotoNostrum Magazine.