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Shades of Gray 2024 Judges

Shades of Gray is New Mexico's premier Black and White photography show.

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:

Ann Walton

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Since I was ten years old, Black and White photography has been a passion in my life. I began shooting with black and white film, and have always marveled at how back and white images have a timelessness to them. When I was raising my four children, I started a business that focuses on taking black and white portraits of children in natural lighting. I had a darkroom in my home, and I thoroughly enjoyed created timeless images of children.


Now, years later, I use several digital camera and the program, Light Room, to create many genres of black and white photography. I have shared my images in many juried exhibitions ;and I have received awards in Shades of Grey, the New Mexico Stare Fair, New Mexico Magazine Photo Awards, and the Enchanted Lens Photo Club.


I am married to a very supportive husband, and have a combined family of 7 children and 9 grandchildren. My husband and I live in the Cayman Island for 6 weeks every Spring, and I am the only water yoga teacher in New Mexico.


I am really looking forward to viewing all of your images. Namaste, Ann Walton

Frank Dobrushken

Frank has been involved with photography since the mid 1980’s when he made many worldwide backpacking trips lasting several months. He has thousands of slides from that era. Frank lived in the Seattle area for 40 years before moving to New Mexico in 2013. Frank worked as a union electrician and retired in 2008. He then took up photography as a primary avocation and joined the digital world. He has won many awards in local shows in Seattle and Albuquerque. His work has been shown at several venues including galleries, city halls, and churches. Frank is currently a member of the Enchanted Lens Camera Club in Albuquerque.


Frank’s work can be seen on his website.

Amy Howard

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