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table of contents

Eric SERVIN

Jessica NGUYEN

Alyssa LILLEY

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Arshpreet BASSI

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Blanca SANCHEZ

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Rangel ZARATE

2017 dotphotozine award for excellence in photography

Jamie ALARCON

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Madilynn DEVILLEZ

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Andrew REGALADO

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Rodgers COURTNEY

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Andrew REYES

Laura D RAMIREZ

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Jessica OLACHEA

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Joanna ARAUJO

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Cynthia MONARREZ

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Maelani BALANE

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Cecilia DURAN

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Ali RAVENTOS

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Tami BAHAT

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Jacqueline MONARREZ

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Jessica CANTLIN

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Christian TRUJILLO

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Yamilette RULLAN

Carlos CHAVEZ Nylles VERNON Chris COBURN

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Gabriela TOSTADO

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Julia ARAUJO

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Edgar PEREZ PENA

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Jairus CABALU

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Jaquai PATTERSON

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Jeremy PRUITT

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front cover photo:

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Megan URIBARRE

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Melissa ALDANA salon 60-61

Jessica BANOS

Alicia CORNEJO

Vanessa VEGA

Clarissa WELCH

Kaytlin GRETZNER

Daisyk BUCKLEY

Anna O’NEILL

Lars ANDERSON

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Alondra VALENTIN Estanero B.

Gabriela SOTO Melina GONZALEZ Chris MERCADO Chavez CARLOS

Nylles VERNON

Cynthia HUERTA

Carissa LOZANO

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Janiel PAZ

Brian BANUELOS Daniela SALAVERRIA

Jessica NGUYEN

kaylaber MUDEZ

Janetzy VERA Rinoi IMADA

Gabriela SOTO

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Holly Van LEER

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Lizbeth GONZALEZ

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Lester MORALES

Jeannie TAYLOR

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Megan URIBARRE

Kevin STUMP

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Blanca GABRIELLA SANCHEZ

back cover photo:

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p ublisher/editor in chief

editorial team

Thomas McGovern

Thomas McGovern, Theodore DeHart,

design director/designer

Sant Khalsa, Don Woodford, Tony Maher

Theodore DeHart The publishers would like to thank everyone who has furnished information and materials for this issue. Unless otherwise noted, artists featured in DOTPHOTOZINE retain copyright to their work. Every effort has been made to reach copyright owners or their representatives. The publisher will be pleased to correct any mistakes or omissions in our next issue.

ISBN: 978-0-9850165-6-2

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DISCONTENT/SEEKING MEANING AND CONNECTIONS It has been a tumultuous year since our last magazine: terrorist attacks at home and abroad, overt expressions of racism and anti-Semitism, and the rolling back of legal, environmental and fiduciary protections. And perhaps most important, the undermining of the veracity of objective reality by labeling it “fake,” while blatant lies are promoted as truth. Within such a framework, lens-based work has become less trusted than ever. Of course, the advent of digital technology with its ability to fool the eye through constructed images--while a boon for artists--has further eroded viewers’ trust in news and documentary photography. It is in this climate that image makers operate. Contemporary photographers, especially emerging artists who are developing their own visions and ethics, have important questions to ask: What is the value of lens-based images? How do they communicate anything more than a fleeting experience, and are our images truthful to something bigger than our own ambitions and egos? While our personal snapshots, social media posts and visual experiments don’t need to address, much less live up to the scrutiny of such profound questions, it’s also evident that the accumulation of images portraying real and imagined violence, misogyny and racism makes us less sensitive to it. Like a ‘politically incorrect’ comic, we laugh at the outrageousness of the affront, but as more and more offensive images and words are built, we also see more and more expressions that accept such debasement as truthful and righteous, creating an atmosphere conducive to bias, if not outright hate.

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What gives me hope for a positive outcome are the images made by emerging photographers, some of which are published herein. We are privileged to see what they saw, what they discovered. The fact that a fresh perspective and vision can emerge and thrive in our media-saturated environment is a testament to the power of human intellect and intuition and to the good common sense and moral compass of many photographers. Dotphotozine celebrates such photographs and photographers.

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I am proud to announce that the winner of the 2017 Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography is Lars Anderson from Cincinnati. Mr. Anderson’s project (pages 40 – 45) confronts the reality of limited access that many of us photographers face. His images suggest the barriers to realizing our visions while reveling in the beauty of what we find in our creative pursuits. Congratulations to Mr. Anderson. In addition, for the first time we are publishing the work of the first and second runners up to the award, Tami Bahat and Jessica Cantlin (pages 28 – 58). Images by the remaining 10 finalists can be seen on our website. The ambition that drives us to make photographs is propelled by a belief that no one sees the world exactly as each of us does and the belief that our pictures are worth making and being seen and that they would not exist if we didn’t make them. Such conceit rarely holds up under critical scrutiny, but for committed photographers, it drives us to discover that which no one else can find. Thomas McGovern editor in chief


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Guillermo LOPEZ

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Alyssa LILLEY


Arshpreet BASSI

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Blanca GABRIELLA SANCHEZ


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sal on The Salon is a wide ranging group exhibition of work by photographers of all styles and techniques that address issues from the obvious to the sublime. The power of this selection is driven by the individual photographers and their visions, and the effect of juxtaposing these disparate images is often the joy of discovering the subtle narrative implicit in each.

Rangel ZARATE

Daisyk BUCKLEY

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Jamie ALARCON

Madilynn DEVILLEZ

Andrew REGALADO

Rodgers COURTNEY


Alicia CORNEJO

Carlos CHAVEZ

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Megan URIBARRE

Nylles VERNON


Chris COBURN 14

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Gabriela TOSTADO

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Jairus CABALU

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Jaquai PATTERSON


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Jeremy PRUITT


Anna O’NEILL

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Vanessa VEGA


Jessica NGUYEN

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Joanna ARAUJO


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Lars ANDERSON The Access series began life as the product of failure. I approached various industrial sites, intending to photograph inside the perimeter, and often found myself stymied by privacy fences. Over time, I discovered that working from outside created visual possibilities and insights that might have gone unnoticed had access been gained. The fences act as filters, mediating the reality coming to us from the other side. Lars ANDERSON larsandersonimages.com

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Tami BAHAT

2017 dotphotozine award first runner up

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Inspired by the Old Master Painters, I construct and photograph scenes from an alternate history, my own characters from Renaissance through Victorian times. Simply staged yet complex and haunting, these intimate studies plunge the viewer into unique moments throughout the past several hundred years. The use of live animals plays upon Tami BAHAT tamibahatphotography.com

the human-wildlife connection, adding humor and intrigue to the tableau. Each photograph is embraced by an antique frame that carries its own story. I often wonder who owned them beforehand, or from which walls they hung while being admired throughout time. They are an important component to each piece, bridging the gap between past and present.


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Jessica CANTLIN dotphotozine award second runner up

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When you live in Seattle, you very quickly learn to deal with the weather, and I have learned that it is the single determining factor that can completely change a landscape photograph. As a result, I have evolved into a photographer who enjoys shooting when the weather is bad. “Damn the Weather,� features a group of images that I have shot over a period of years that exhibit a variety of landscapes Jessica CANTLIN feedmywanderlust.com

enshrouded in weather. What I see when I shoot is not necessarily the scene in front of me, or the landscape as it would be in bright light. What I see is a landscape that is momentarily changed by the presence of rain, snow, fog, or wind. Wind creates current. Snow brings a brilliant negative space. Fog erases horizons and transforms a windy lake into mirrored glass.

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Kaytlin GRETZNER

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Alondra VALENTIN

Yamilette RULLAN

Estanero B.

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Janetzy VERA

Carissa LOZANO

Janiel PAZ

Janiel PAZ

Rinoi IMADA

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Jessica NGUYEN


Lizbeth HERNANDEZ GONZALEZ

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Lester MORALES


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Megan URIBARRE


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Andrew REYES 50


Jessica OLACHEA

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Cynthia MONARREZ 52

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Maelani BALANE


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Cecilia DURAN


Ali RAVENTOS

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Jacqueline MONARREZ

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Christian TRUJILLO

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Clarissa WELCH

Melina GONZALEZ

Melissa ALDANA

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Gabriela SOTO


Chavez CARLOS

Cynthia HUERTA

Daniela SALAVERRIA

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Brian BANUELOS


Gabriela SOTO

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Holly VAN LEER


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Jeannie TAYLOR


Kevin STUMP

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contact All of the artists that have appeared in DOTPHOTOZINE may be contacted at the following:

Jessica NGUYEN

nguyen.jessica87@gmail.com

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Yamilette RULLAN yrullan@gmail.com

Jamie ALARCON

Chris COBURN

Jaquai PATTERSON

Jamaymay21@gmail.com

coburnyourself@gmail.com

jaquai.patterson@gmail.com

Cecilia DURAN

Melina GONZALES

Julia ARAUJO

ceciliaduran879@yahoo.com

gonzalezgmelina@gmail.com

004818732@coyote.csusb.edu

Guillermo CORONA LOPEZ

Lizbeth HERNANDEZ GONZALES

Edgar PEREZ PENA

guillermocoronalopez@gmail.com

lindy121690@yahoo.com

004913047@coyote.csusb.edu

Victoria BELTRAN

Holly VAN LEER

Laura D RAMIREZ

hopevictoriaa@hotmail.com

HollyVanLeer@gmail.com

004552196@coyote.csusb.edu

Carlos CHAVEZ

Alicia CORNEJO

Joanna ARAUJO

kryptic1026@gmail.com

cornejo0125@yahoo.com

004818888@coyote.csusb.edu

Alyssa LILLEY

Andrew REGALADO

Kaytlin GRETZNER

alyssalilley@gmail.com

aregalado661@gmail.com

004646056@coyote.csusb.edu

Madilynn DEVILLEZ

Cynthia HUERTA

Jessica OLACHEA

devillezm@yahoo.com

cynthiahuerta.lwj@gmail.com

olacheaj@coyote.csusb.edu

Kaytlin GRETZNER

Megan URIBARRE

aytlingretzner@yahoo.com

Roxxeeegurl17@yahoo.com

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Submissions for the Dotphotozine Award for Excellence in Photography will be accepted from June 1 - July 1, 2018. Visit our website for submission details (dotphotozine.com) or contact the editor: info@dotphotozine.com

Anyone not on the contact list can be contacted through the editor.

CONTACT THE PUBLISHER/EDITOR IN CHIEF Thomas MCGOVERN | info@dotphotozine.com Dotphotozine issue five is funded by the Instructionally Related Programs Board at California State University, San Bernardino. The opinions, views, ideas, etc. expressed within this publication are solely those of the authors and DOTPHOTOZINE.


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