ANMPAS 2023 Judges
The Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show is New Mexico's best color photography exhibition.
We usually receive over 200 entries from over 100 artists.
With this type of turn out we need qualified experts to judge such a field.
This years judges are:
Amy M. Ditto
An award-winning artist, Amy's process is a fusion of original photography and digital techniques to create playful, iconic images from the imagination. Her bold, vibrant, fantastical, and undeniably fun mixed digital media collages evoke a sense of wonder and irreverence. As someone that has evolved with the photography genre from black-and-white wet media to the digital age, Amy has been motivated to define herself without apology as an artist with a distinct vision. She strives to push the boundaries between photography and other art forms to communicate the inherent vibrancy of the world around us.
Amy's work is widely collected both locally and internationally and is held in public collections, including the permanent collections of the City of Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico. She has been named a “Local Treasure” by the Albuquerque Art Business Association (AABA) and had work featured in museums and national art shows. Her work has also been featured in a variety of publications, donned book covers, and just made people laugh. As a way of giving back to the art community, she opened Ghostwolf Gallery in Albuquerque Old Town, a contemporary gallery focused on highlighting the work of local artists with a truly unique vision. She also volunteers as the President of the AABA, and is a past VP of the Corrales Society of Artists. Amy lives and works in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband Stefan and her two dogs Yoté and Flynt.
I am an electronics/computer engineer and worked at Sandia National Laboratories for 34 years. I retired from the Labs in 2019. My interest in photography started while in college. I bought my first camera, a Pentax K1000, in 1982 with money earned during a college summer job. For many years, photography was an occasional hobby and I used the camera and a growing collection of lenses primarily on vacations.
My interest in photography went to a new level with the transition from film to digital, since this transition played well with my technical training. I bought my first DSLR in 2009 and started using Adobe Lightroom at that time as well. Nature and Travel photography become a serious hobby and creative outlet. It was also an excellent opportunity to meet other photographers locally, nationally, and even internationally. I joined the Enchanted Lens Camera Club (ELCC) around that time and took advantage of the many resources it offers to its members. I served as Vice-President of the ELCC for a period of time as well.
I started participating in ANMPAS in 2013 and in Shades of Gray in 2016 with the encouragement of two great friends and photography mentors. To my surprise, I was given the ANMPAS 2015 Best Scenic Award for “Niagara”. More recently, “Three Amigos of Yellowstone” was given the ELCC’s 2022 Best Picture of the Year award.
In 2019 I started an English and Spanish YouTube Channel (“Pablo GE Foto”) on Nature and Travel Photography with the slogan “Teach and Share”. I focus the content on the needs of beginner and intermediate photographers and cover topics such as editing techniques and tips as well as software and hardware reviews. I enjoy producing a couple of episodes every month while learning about video production and editing. And I am also beginning to learn how to get better video and audio in the field with the same cameras that I use for photography. You can see my photography work at www. pablogefoto.com.