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Congratulations Mitch Dobrowner: 2012 Sony World Photographer Award Winner


We are very pleased to announce John Cleary Gallery photographer, Mitch Dobrowner, has been awarded the 2012 Sony World Photographer award for his Storm series.

Mitch Dobrowner_Jupiter

Jupiter, Mobridge, South Dakota, 2011


In a selection process that began with over 100,000 applicants from 171 different countries from across the globe, Mitch's stunning images blew away the competition to nab the $25,000 price along with Sony's most recent digital imaging equipment.

Mitch Dobrowner_Mammatus

Mammatus, Texline, Texas, 2011


W.M. Hunt, chairman of the judging committee, had these kind words to say of Mitch and his work:

There is enormous pleasure in the jury's selection of Mitch Dobrowner because he is the best of what is classic and what is contemporary in photography.

He brings a sense of its history and enormous skill in his craft while pushing his imagination and, even, physical strength. The work offers a visceral rush while being wonderfully well made. I think he is an exceptional choice.


Mesocyclone, Valentine, Nebraska, 2011


Born and raised on Log Island, New York, Mitch began his photography career the moment his father gave him an old Argus rangefinder.  At the age of twenty one he quit his job and toured the American Southwest, finding inspiration in the limitlessness of the natural landscapes and the photography of artists like Ansel Adams and Minor White.  It is no wonder then that Mitch's work exudes a reverenced solemnity for the American vistas in his landscape portraits and the tumultuous elegance of the elements in his Storm series.

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A Photographic Arbor Day

Posted on Apr 27, 2012

  The last Friday of April is set aside annually in celebration of National Arbor Day, a holiday which encourages the planting and caring for of trees and other foliage.  According to our good friend, Wikipedia, it originated in Nebraska during the early…

Dan Burkholder: A Gold Standard

Posted on Apr 25, 2012

  Please join us Saturday, April 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Dan Burkholder: A Gold Standard.  The exhibition will run through Saturday, May 26, 2012.  The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception. Trees in April Snow, Catskills   Dan…

Robert Doisneau at 100

Posted on Apr 14, 2012

  Today is the 100th anniversary of the birth of French photographer Robert Doisneau, and the John Cleary Gallery blog is pleased to offer a small retrospective of some of his most enduring images.   La dame indignee, 1948   Valse du 14 juillet, 1949   Jacques…

Gerald Pisarzowski: Art and Alchemy

Posted on Mar 16, 2012

  Please join us Saturday, March 24, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Gerald Pisarzowski: Art and Alchemy. The exhibition will run through Saturday, April 21, 2012. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception. Scott's Falls #1, ON   Canadian…

Mitch Dobrowner Passes a YouTube Milestone / Price Increase Announcement

Posted on Mar 9, 2012

  A big congratulations to Mitch Dobrowner for reaching over 1 MILLION views on his Google produced Epic Storms video!     Please Note: Due to their popularity, many of Mitch's images have sold into the next price tier and will be undergoing an increase…

Tickets and Schedule for The AIPAD Photography Show in New York

Posted on Mar 9, 2012

  With the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) Photography Show in New York close on our heels, we here at the John Cleary Gallery wanted to give you the most up-to-date information regarding schedules and purchasing of tickets. Catherine…

Understanding Jewish Ceremonial Art: A Conversation with Dr. Vivian Mann

Posted on Mar 9, 2012

  Though we often focus primarily on photography and goings-on here at the John Cleary Gallery, it is also of importance to us to celebrate and acknowledge other artistic conversations occurring in the Houston area. This Sunday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.,…

Jeri Eisenberg Price Increase

Posted on Mar 9, 2012

  Effective May 1, 2012, the price for Jeri Eisenberg's A Sojourn in Seasons waxed Kozo series will be undergoing an across-the-board price increase.   Magnolia, No. 9     Friends of the John Cleary Gallery will remember Jeri's exhibition that opened…

David Fokos featured in Rangefinder and Natural Landscape Photography

Posted on Mar 8, 2012

  Recent exhibitioner, David Fokos, has been featured in this month's edition of Rangefinder: "When David Fokos takes a photo, his goal is to create the feeling he wants the viewer to experience; the objects in his images are simply devices to stir up specific…