/ 2020 / Fine Art /

Life Revisited

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Collage, 2nd Place winner in Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Dale Niles
  • Credit
    Dale Niles

As a child my family would pack into our car to take long trips. My mother would begin a story with a couple of sentences. We would go around and around in the car adding our additions until the story was complete.

In the manner of storytelling, I have combined my photographs to create a backdrop for vintage photographs spinning a tale as I create the montage. Often there is a connection to the the person if I knew them. Otherwise it becomes just a wild tale of my fabrication. It is my way of preserving these images for a bit longer, bringing them back to life in a present day 'car tale'.

Dale Niles is a Georgia based artist who was born in Norfolk, Virginia. She is known for her diverse photographic interpretations from her black/white and color photographs to her montage storytelling collage photographs. She received her BA in sociology from Lenoir Rhyne College in Hickory, NC. Upon graduation she interned as a probation officer but realized this was not her calling. While doing several other vocations she continued her personnel interests which included painting, sculpting and photography, realizing that photography was her art of choice

Awards -2019
-Chromatic Awards-honorable mention in Fine Art
ā€‹-Selected for exhibit at Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville, Florida
-Slow Exposures-Strickland Building-Concord, GA-1st place
-Ask to show my work at Civic Center-South Bend, Indiana
-Solo show-Cochran Gallery, LaGrange, Georgia
ā€‹-PX3 Prix DeLa Photographie Paris- Honorable mention in Fine Art/Collage for 'Animal in Redux' series

-Top 10 to watch-Atlanta, Georgia
-Critical Mass Top 200-Animals Lives Redux
ā€‹-Chromatic Awards-2nd place Fish Plates and Bourbon, honorable mention for Family Bibles and Buddy and Blanche
-Virginia Twainam Smith purchase award for "Fish Plates and Bourbon" MOCA GA permanent collection
-The Fence-"Animal Lives Revisited"-exhibiting in 8 cities-Brooklyn, Boston,Atlanta,
Santa Fe, Durham, Denver, Houston, Calgary (Canada), Sarasota
-Solo Show of "Solidifying Roots" series at Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill, NC
-Solo Show at Art Clayton-Jonesborough, Georgia
-L.A Photo Curator-'The Animal Kingdom-honorable mention
-Solo show at Brickworks Gallery-Atlanta Georgia
-Atlanta Photography Group-Portfolio 2018

-Chromatic Photo Awards-7 honorable mentions
-International Photography Awards-honorable mention in art collage category for "Lives Revisited" series
-Santa Fe Photographers-"Summer Vacation" exhibition-1st prize
-Lensculture Emerging Talent Competition Gallery
-Slow Exposures-Concord, Georgia-Third place and People's Choice
-Art Clayton-Jonesboro, Georgia-Best in Show
-Moscow International Foto Awards-Gold Award in family category for "Solidifying Roots" series
-Rfotofolio 2017 Juried Call-portfolio "Solidifying Roots" selected by Willie Osterman- Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
-Fine Art Photography Awards nominee for "Water Trees" in Nature Category