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Festival attracts growing number of photographers

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The photography portion of Thin Line Festival has grown this year, event officials say.

Thin Line is a film, music and photography festival that turns 10 this year. Denton photographer Ed Steele directs the Photography Gallery Experience at the fest. Steele said the photo component of the festival is bigger than ever.   

"We are excited to see an increase in photography submissions from extremely talented photographers," Steele said in a press release. "As our name suggests, we are always pushing that thin line a little further and this year we've narrowed our photography submission categories down to just one: 'Show Us Your Best Work.' We asked our submitters to send us that one image, or series of images, that clearly defines their style, scope, and passion."

The photography for this year's festival not only comes from the Denton and Dallas-Ft. Worth area, but from all over the country, including New York, Iowa, Illinois, Arkansas, and New Jersey.

The festival will host photography workshops about copyright law, drone photography and more.

"We'll have plenty of surprises in store for festival goers," Steele said.

Daniel Rodrigue demonstrates instant film at the 2015 Thin Line Instant Film Lecture at the now-closed Banter. Rodrigue will give a similar lecture this year with help from Denton Camera Exchange owner Armand Kohandani.Courtesy Photo
Daniel Rodrigue demonstrates instant film at the 2015 Thin Line Instant Film Lecture at the now-closed Banter. Rodrigue will give a similar lecture this year with help from Denton Camera Exchange owner Armand Kohandani.
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The Photography Experience galleries will exhibit more than 100 printed images at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center  and an outdoor exhibit on the Square in downtown Denton. Festival galleries will also include a Young Artist Series, featuring work from students at Denton and Ryan high schools, Koan School, Denton Independent School District's Advanced Technology Complex and more. A special gallery at the Golden Triangle Mall will showcase photos from a few of this year's featured films.

General Admission will be free for the public to celebrate this monumental event. All attendees must register .

Photographers participating in the Gallery Experience

  • Jesse Anderson

  • Anna Baack

  • Rudy Cervantez

  • Charlie Collier

  • Claire DeJarnett

  • Brian Doore

  • Shannon Drawe

  • Angelika Ejtel

  • Connor Fenwick

  • Charlene Ferguson

  • Elizabeth Harding

  • Stephanie Holloway

  • James Holt

  • Ingeborg Jaynes

  • Preciosa Johnson

  • Jill Jordan

  • Chance Kirby

  • Erika Kuciw

  • Kendra Laflin

  • Michael Leza

  • Kylie McLaughlin

  • Debra Miller

  • Will Milne

  • Katie Montgomery

  • Ray Murphy

  • Maegan Noel

  • Nick Paugh

  • Katie Reese

  • Mary Simon

  • David Simpson

  • Patti Simpson

  • Matt Sims

  • Curtis Smith

  • Abby Stanford

  • Skyler Styron

  • Jason Thornton

  • Geoffrey Ussery

  • Adam Van Fossen