"Rails" by Eric Rennie
My photograph, "Rails," appears in a juried competition called "Trees" that opens April 30, 2022 at the A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX near Austin. The juror was photographer Kevin Tully, co-director of the gallery. The e-mail announcing the results noted that my image was one of 55 acceptances out of 1,093 submitted. No doubt this was intended to make me feel part of a select group. But it merely drove home to me just how hard it is to get one's work accepted in any show. I have suffered rejection often enough to know there are thousands of excellent fine-arts photographers out there producing first-rate work. The exhibition runs until June 9.