Support Your Local Photographers

by Dawn Hester April. 08, 2018 488 views

Donnamaria R. Jones, a local photographer from Maryland, has her exhibit “Circalyans, Warriors Of The Untime” at the Center for the Arts in Manassas, VA. The duration: March 6 – April 25. This past Saturday was the Meet the Artist & The Warriors night. I was very lucky to attend this event last night… and glad that I did. To hear Donnamaria R. Jones speak about her vision for her project, and how she got from A to Z was unreal.

Early March I saw the exhibit. Looking at the brochure I received through my email I wasn’t for sure what I was going to see. I walked in the exhibit and was blown away! Creating composites isn’t an easy task. I have listen to photographers presentations about composites but never seen any in person…until now. Here’s a little bit of how Photographer Jones described Circalyans “Fascinated by the indomitable spirit defining warriors of times past, present and imagined future, she has created an amalgamated league of conquerors, the Circalyans Warriors of the Untime, that transcend all time periods. The rustic, near life-sized portrait panels evoke the sheer might and domination of the eclectically adorned and armed combatants”.

I hope everyone enjoyed the exhibit as much as I did. I know we all get excited when we go to hear famous photographers speak, their workshops, or just to be able to shake their hands. But don’t forget about the ones that live up the street from you or around the corner. Support your local photographers; you’ll be surprised how great they are.

Here’s Donnamaria R. Jones website:


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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 6 months ago

Stunning portraits and interesting review. I like the portraits of models and guests #3, #4, #9 & #10.

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Dawn Hester Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 6 months ago

Sigrid thank you! I wish I was able to get all the models near their portraits but I didn't want to be a I was enjoying myself also. I can't wait to see her next project.

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

TFS. Her work is breathtaking.

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Dawn Hester Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

Yes they are. To see them in person was awesome!

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