Desert Photography Show

The Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association’s annual photography show opened March 7 and runs to March 19. It’s located in the foyer next to Art Under the Arches Gallery, in Ajo.

This show is part of the Sonoran Shindig, a festival celebrating the Sonoran Desert with live entertainment, food, vendors, informational booths and activities.

Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries in one of 6 categories. There is also a Best in Show winner.

Winners are chosen by popular vote. You can choose your favorites, mark them on the entry form and drop it in the ballot box. Winners will be announced at the Shindig in the Plaza on Saturday March 19.


Shindig Photo Contest 2015

Yes, it’s that time again — plans are underway for the annual Sonoran Shindig photography contest sponsored by the Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association. This year’s show will take place March 21, in the Plaza in Ajo, AZ.

Organizers are looking for entries in 6 categories:

  • Desert Plants
  • Desert Wildlife
  • Desert Places
  • Desert Patterns
  • Desert Landscapes
  • People in the Desert

All photos must have been taken in the Sonoran Desert and previous entries are not eligible. Photos can be in color, or black and white. They must be unframed and mounted on mat board. Printed frames are not acceptable.

We want to showcase the desert, not computer programs.  That being said, even Ansel Adams used a few tricks in the dark room.   So computer enhanced photos will be accepted. Photos may not have text, dates or other data on them.

You can see previous winners here and a copy of the entry form here. So grab your camera, head out to the desert and see what you can find. 🙂

Katie Kerr Photographs

Kate Kerr is known for the color and striking clarity of her photographs. Her latest show, “Light & Color”, opened at the Ajo Public Library last week.

She gave a talk at the opening reception, outlining the cameras and techniques she uses to capture her images. “I use mainly a Nikon and an Olympus, ranging from 4 to 24 pixels, and usually on automatic settings.”

For editing she uses Picassa, a free program you can download from the internet. “I used to use some of the bigger photo editing programs but I found that Picassa gives me the tools I need and the natural colors I saw when I took the photo.”

Katie is currently upgrading her website so it’s offline for the next while but you can see some of her gorgeous work at the library. The show is up until the end of December and all the photos are for sale.