Focus on Photography

“Focus on Photography” showcases two photographers from last year’s 2nd Annual Photography at the Emerald: Autumn Exhibition, Harry Longstreet (Bainbridge Island, WA) and Al Harden (Cincinnati, OH).

Now through March 2nd in the Emerald Art Center’s Jaqua Gallery. Opening reception Friday, February 9th from 5-8 pm.


Above Image:“We Are All One II”
Al Harden: Winner of the “Emerging Photographer Award” (2017) and “Honorable Mention” (2017) at Photography at the Emerald’s Annual Autumn Exhibition.

Artist’s Statement for Al Harden:
I love you and I’m sure my father loves me and his father loved him.I left a particular Legacy for you I’m not proud of, it wasn’t intentional but it was something I did not, could not stop.The role I played in this endeavor was the part of the harassed, denounced, and deprived.You may unfortunately, continue to encounter these issues.I wish I could stop this maltreatment but I do not know how, So I attempt to teach you how to survive in this climate exactly how I have been able to survive, my father and his father had been able to survive.


“Just Take Me Home” by Harry Longstreet
Longstreet was awarded the “Bronze Medal” (2016) and “Award of Merit” (2017) at Photography at the Emerald’s Annual Autumn Exhibition.

Artist’s Statement for Harry Longstreet:
Harry Longstreet is retired after twenty-five years as a writer, producer and director of filmed entertainment, primarily for television.Longstreet is always looking for images that speak to the human condition and the world around him. He favors ambient light and unposed, unaware subjects. In the last twelve years he’s had a number of one-man shows and his work has appeared in more than two hundred national and international juried exhibitions. Longstreet is twice a Single Image Merit Award recipient from Black & White Magazine and twice a Single Image Merit Award winner from Color Magazine. In 2013, he was awarded the FIAP Gold Medal (monochrome) in the International Varna Salon, and in 2014, he took Best in Show in the annual CVG Washington State competition and First Place (photography) in the 2017 competition.


Many thanks to our sponsors: Ducko’s Custom Framing 2.0 and Photography at Oregon.