"Zen in the Art of Photography" Project and Competition

posted Apr 19, 2011, 8:09 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Sep 21, 2011, 5:24 PM by Rudy Guernica ]
In 1969 Robert Leverant first published the timeless book  ‘Zen in the Art of Photography’. It has become a cult classic and the bible of photography for photographers around the world. The book is comprised of 162 ‘poetic stanzas’ that inspire and nurture readers.

The book has been out of print and in demand for decades and in 2011 Robert Leverant is publishing an updated version. A multi-media exhibit and catalog are planned to celebrate this much-anticipated event.

Since 2009 Robert and three photographers: Jon Butler, Alfredo Marin-Carle and Marius Jomphe have interpreted 44 of the 162 ‘poetic stanzas’. The remaining 118 ‘poetic stanzas’ from the book will be open, as a contest, to be interpreted by 118 photographers from around the world. Both a catalog and a multi-media exhibit then will be created using the 162 photographs and ‘poetic stanzas’ from ‘Zen in the Art of Photography’.

Entries will be accepted from photographers, worldwide, until November 30, 2011.

Every entrant receives an autographed copy of Robert Leverant's
'ZEN in the Art of Photography'.