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Church and State

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    Kent Wisner
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Sassi di Matera, Italy, where people live everyday life among the ancient caves. Part of a larger body of work, Evidence of Life

I learned to print before I learned to operate a camera.  My formal education is in languages, diplomacy, and law and I use words to resolve conflicts among governments, companies and people. I use photography both as a conscious chronicle and as a vehicle for subconscious themes that are revealed if I pay enough attention. I’m curious about the interplay of physics and art and the tensions between them. I photograph landscape, still life, people and abstracts, but regardless of subject matter, the images are also contemplations on the coexistence of elements in opposition.

Awards Gallery Exhibitions::
SF Black & White Gallery, San Francisco
San Francisco City Hall
START/Soma Gallery, San Francisco
Hotel des Arts, San Francisco
CityArt Gallery, San Francisco
ArtistXchange Gallery, San Francisco
SomArts Gallery, San Francisco (2009)
Picturish Gallery, Berkeley, CA (2011)
Grotteschi | Exploring Hieronymus Bosch, Carmel Visual Arts Center (2015)
PhotoPlace Gallery:  Stories and Secrets, image selected in juried

7x7 Magazine, November 2003, as the overall winner of the Bring on the Night photo competition.
Best of Photography Annual 2006 (December 2006)
Best of Photography Annual 2007 (December 2007)
Best of Photography Annual 2014 (December 2014)
2005 International Photography Awards, 3 Honorable Mention Awards,
2006 International Photography Awards, 6 Honorable Mention Awards
2008 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 3 Honorable Mentions
2008 International Photography Awards, 1 Honorable Mention Award
2011 Prix de la Photographie Paris, 1 Honorable Mention
2015 International Color Awards: 3rd Place, Still Life
2015 Prix de Photographie PX3 Honorable Mention
2015 International Photography Awards 7 Honorable Mentions
2015 (10th Annual) Black & White Spider Awards Nominee
2016 INPrint juried competition, named Honorable Mention by juror Catherine Couturier of the Catherine Couturier Gallery
2016 International Color Awards, Nominee
2016 International Photography Awards, 3 Honorable Mentions
2016 Prix de Photographie PX3, Honorable Mention
2016 (11th Annual) Black & White Spider Awards Honorable Mention
2017 (12th Annual) Black & White Spider Awards Honorable Mention and Nominee
2018 (13th Annual) Black & White Spider Awards, 1st Place Abstract