Dayle Ann Clavin
Altmuenster, upper Austria , Austria
About Dayle Ann Clavin
Born in Los Angeles California 1952. University studies at the University of California, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester,England, and Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria. Professional flutist and teacher in Austria from 1980 until 2012 Education as a fine art Photographer in Austria at the Prager Fotoschule, graduating with honors in 2000.In 2012 professional photographer in Austria.Active in exhibiting Photography in Austria and the US. My aim as a photographer is to capture the wonder,the beauty and poetry in a world which often leads us far away from the small, the unassuming and the everlasting. I have been inspired by the straight photographers of the early 1 9 0 0 's capturing the scenes of life which appear everyday in all their perfection of form and content, without need for manipulation. I also wish to share my personal inner visions which I approach in a conceptual way, in the hope of opening up dialogue with the viewer . I am fascinated by the ability of photography to escape the constant progression of time,in which the differences among people no longer have an effect,allowing a universal and timeless language to emerge which speaks effortlessly to people of any era or any place. I f I can awaken a sense of joy and hope in sharing my images, I have achieved my goal as a photographer. In conclusion , I add a statement from Alfred Stieg1itz:"Life is very wonderful.Amazingly so. Why not affirm.Why ever deny? Denying is too easy. Too simple. Affirming is living. Truly living.He who has ever created must ever believe." (1938)
Born in Los Angeles, California, Dayle Ann Clavin studied music in Salzburg, taught classical flute at the Landesmusikschulwerk Upper Austria and performed chamber music.
She began to photograph in the early 1990’s inspired by the school of Straight Photography, Ansel Adams and the zone system.
In the following years she acquired knowledge and experience and exhibited her work in several galleries in Austria, including the Nikon Gallery, Vienna, Pan Optikim Gallery, Burgenland, 44iger Haus, Leonding Linz, and the Anton Bruckner Zentrum, Ansfelden.
Several Images appeared in the book "Von der Idee zum Bild" by Martin Sigrist, Laterna Magica in 2000 and over the 1990’s many images were published in "Photographie” magazine as well as a portfolio of her series ”Dance and the Soul” in the publication ”La Fotografia Actual”, Barcelona, Spain .
In 2001 she graduated with honors in fine art photography at the Prager Fotoschule,( Schloss Weinburg, Kefermarkt, Upper Austria.)
Dayle Ann Clavin won several awards in international photography competitions, including first prizes in the Prix de la Photographie de Paris, International Competition for Women in Photography, USA, International Photography Competition of the San Diego County Fair.
She has been nominated each year over the last 7 years by the jury of The Black and White Spider Awards International Photography Competition. Her images have been included in the book ”The World’s greatest Black and White Photography, Vol.1”, a collection of photographs from the Black and White Spider Awards, as well as two editions of the yearly Spider Awards calendar publication.
In 2005, her first book of Black and White images “Dance and the Soul” was published by Imschoot Publishing Company Ghent, Belgium.
In 2006 and 2007, her images were amongst the best 100 images selected out of 3000 entrees by Hugh Davies, curator of the Museum for Modern Art, San Diego, California, to take part in the exhibition “The Art of Digital Show” Lyceum Theater Gallery, San Diego, California.
Three of her nominated images were recently included in the magazine publication "Photo Paper" Journal of Photography featuring the best Black and White Photography of the Spider Awards 2011.
In June 2012 Dayle won the "Coordinator's Prize" in the International Photography Competition of the San Diego County Fair among over 3000 entries.
In July 2012 Dayle was chosen as semi finalist in the Artists Haven Gallery Photography Competition 2012 to be part of a group exhibition of 45 Artists in Fort Lauderdale, Texas.
Dayle Ann Clavin joined the group of professional Photographers(Berufsfotografen 0Ö) in 2012.Visit her website at www.dayleannclavin.com for more information.
Future Shows: Dayle Ann Clavin is presently involved in promoting her first book of photography called"Dance and the Soul", published by Imschoot of Ghent, Belgium. She is looking ardently for interesting galleries and photo museums where she can exhibit her work. She welcomes all invitations and looks forward to presenting her imagery in new places around the world.