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By EDWIN RYAN BAILEY Polk News Chief [Full
and mixed media works dominated the show, as is
evident by the awards announced at the opening Thursday
Judge Beth Ford's choices seemed very clear to me.
of Show" deservedly went to Barbra Beeler for Batgirl,
a large Polacolor Transfer. Combining tight photography
with a mastery of depth-of-field and solid composition,
it is a modern Vanitas. A visually slick image made more
powerful by remnants of emulsion run-off around its edge,
Beeler's work represents the new tradition of photographic
Ryan Bailey has a master's degree in fine arts and is
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