Photography Masters Cup International Color Awards


Recently I received four awards from the Sixth Annual Photography Masters Cup.

The International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup is the leading international award honoring color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional photographers in a prestigious online red carpet event that has become the world’s most watched annual Photoshow and global celebration of color photography.

Here is a fun Video of the Winners.

“Ladder at 15000 Feet” received the 3rd place award in the Sport Category 


“End of Summer”

Last Days of Summer

From my Edible Botanicals Series these two pictures also won awards:

“Sweet Corn”

Sweet Corn

“Tomatillos 2″


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SOHO PHOTO’s 2013 National Photography Competition includes my photograph from The Earth Series, “Flood” and I am honored that it has been awarded an Honorable Mention.
The juror for 2013 is Laura Paterson, Vice-President and Specialist in the Photography Department at Christie’s, New York

The exhibition is July 3 to July 27, 2013.

SOHO PHOTO | 15 White Street | New York, NY 10013 | 212.226.8571 | Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 6 pm.

If you are in New York or plan to visit during that time, please take the time to see the show. SOHO Photo always has great exhibitions!

LopezJoyeP_SOHO PHOTO Nat Comp 2013 Flood

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Six awards from the IPA 2012 Professional International Photography Competition


I am proud to announce that I have received six awards from the 2012 IPA Professional International Photography Competition. “Ladder at 15,000 Feet” won in two categories.

If you click on the images you can see other images from the same series.

“Night Sky” digitally enhanced category 

“Ladder at 15,000 Feet” landcape category

“Poinsettia Series-A Metaphor” still life category 

“In La Boca” cityscapes category 

“In Memoriam” still life category 

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Ragdale Residency 2012

I am thrilled to announce that I have been accepted into the Ragdale residency program for Nov. 2012.  This will give me a block of time to work on new work as well as sharing conversations at dinners with other residents including writers, composers, and others artists.

At Ragdale, visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists find what they need to create important new work: time and space.

Throughout the year, Ragdale offers readings, artist lectures, workshops, and special events designed to connect artists and the community of Lake Forest, Chicago, as well as nationally and  internationally.

Designed as the summer home of Arts and Crafts architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, Ragdale is one of the most complete examples of a turn-of-the-century retreat. The Ragdale House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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7th Black and White Spider Awards

I have been nominated for an award in the international competition 7th Black and White Spider Awards.



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Tribune article on photography

My ongoing group exhibition “After Classical Portrature” at Schneider Gallery was written up in the Tribune on May 24, 2012.

“… at the Schneider Gallery, photographers Lydia Panas, Joyce Lopez, Barbara Ciurej, Lindsay Lochman and Mark Thomas have taken inspiration from the Flemish masters (think Vermeer and Rembrandt) for their portraits of people, vegetables and other subjects.”


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Professional Women Photographers 2012

I was recently selected by Professional Women Photographers to be in their 2012 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography in New York City. My work “Ladder at 15,000 Feet” received the First Place Award in the Places category. The exhibition was held at .NO Gallery, 2012 New York, New York. and was juried by Debra Klomp Ching.


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Small Works 2012 Competition Soho Photo Gallery NYC

Small Works 2012 Competition

February 8-March 3, 2012

15 White Street  |  New York, NY 10013  |  212.226.8571  |  Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1 – 6 pm

“In an era when large prints, really large prints, are in vogue, there is still a group of photographers who enjoy the discipline of creating small masterpieces.”  To afford them a measure of recognition, Soho Photo is continuing its Annual National Small Works Competition in February, 2012. The Competition has no limit as to subject matter or technique, but the finished print size cannot be larger than 6 inches in each direction.

The juror for the this year’s Small Works Competition is Karen Marks. Karen, whose vast experience includes selling photographs for some of the most prestigious photography galleries, is currently the Exhibitions Director of the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York City.”

This piece ”Crossroads” is from the new Surveillance Series has been included in this show.



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Bienal Internacional de Fotografia Artistica y Documental Exhibit



Recently, I returned from beautiful Argentina where I was selected to be in an international exhibition in Buenos Aires. Upon arriving in Argentina, I first spent several days at Iquazu Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil where the Falls divide into numerous spectacular separate waterfalls and cataracts.  This is an enormous national park, with acres of nature walkways where one encounters the South American Coati with their babies (similar to raccoons, pointed snouts, ringed tails but without the mask) crossing the paths as well as monkeys and exotic birds in the treetops. I stayed in a small jungle hotel, waking to fantastic bird calls every morning.  I then flew to Buenos Aires which is a very European city, with wide tree lined boulevards, many parks and museums and lovely old classical architecture along with newer modern buildings.

The Biennale of Fine Art and Documentary Photography opened on Jan. 19, 2012, and was held in the Galerias Pacifico, a gorgeous Beaux Art Building modeled after Le Bon Marche in Paris.  It is now an upscale mall with murals on the ceiling, fountains, and expensive shops.  Within this building is the Jorge Luis Borges Cultural Centre that has two wonderful large gallery spaces on the second floor.  The well juried, high quality, international exhibition was comprised of professional work varied and evocative.  Two of my images from the series, “The Trouble with Birds” were awarded 1st and 2nd place awards.

The work will be auctioned off to benefit UNICEF before the show closes on Feb. 15th.



Entrance to exhibition in Buenos Aires

Joyce at the opening


Visitors at the Exhibition in Buenos Aires


Entrance to Exhibit

Galerias Pacifico, location of Jorge Luis Borges Cultural Centre

Galerias Pacifico

Galerias Pacifico

Jorge Luis Borges Cultural Centre-Photo Biennale Exhibition in Buenos Aires


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Additional Nov. Studio News

The photograph “Web on the Pond” was selected by Jurors Dan Burkholder and Jill Skupin Burkholder for the fotofoto gallery 2011 National Juried Competition.


December 2, 2011 – January 7, 2012
Opening reception December 2, 2011 from 6-9 PM
The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Aline Smithson, the juror for the Dreams exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography, defines a dream as, “a personal goal, a life fantasy, a desire, and an ethereal scramble of ideas and imagery ripe for interpretation.” The 62 works selected by her in this exhibition illustrate these themes extensively from the otherworldly and surreal to amplified moments of daily routine. Images that encourage us to question where we’ve come from, where we’re going, and what role our dreams play in understanding ourselves.

My photograph, “Ladder at 15,000 Feet” taken at Mont Blanc, France was selected.

This same image received a Bronze Award from the International Loupe Awards for 2011.



Juror Debra Klomp Ching has selected the same image, “Ladder at 15,000 Feet” for First Place in the Places Category in PWP’s International Women’s Juried Exhibition. The image will be in a group show at Manhattan’s .NO Gallery in May, an online exhibition, and will appear in a feature article in the January issue of PWP’s IMPRINTS Magazine.


Tuesday, May 1st, 2012- Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Reception: May 9, 2012, 6:00
at the .NO Gallery, 251 East Houston Street New York NY 10002212-410-3865

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