We would like to congratulate Mill Valley based photographer and Dickerman Prints client Barbara Hazen on her second place Galleriest’s Choice award at The Center in Santa Fe, NM for their “Choice Awards” which recognizes outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter.

Barbara’s beautiful black and white images in the series “Perfectly Imperfect” illustrate her perspective on feminine beauty. When her daughter asked her if she thought she was pretty it inspired Barbara to reflect on what beauty meant to her. Barbara writes, “In short, my answer was that I felt that I was ‘perfectly imperfect’, because beauty comes from within. I feel that beauty is far more complicated than our physical selves, but rather includes our mental, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and social selves as well. This is what I wanted to capture in photographs of women–their inner beauty emerging out of their physical body.”