Peter Toth


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Peter Toth
About the author

Born in Hungary, Mr. Toth graduated with a BA from Indiana University. For the next 30 plus years he worked at some of the top advertising agencies and corporations in the US. His commercial work has won over 300 national and international awards for photography, design and advertising. Today, he devotes himself to nurturing his fine art photography into significant bodies of work, taking his photography into contemporary art making, using the medium in ways that challenges it artistically, intellectually, and technically. He states... “...I wanted to broadened the notion of what a photograph could be in art. In an equally rigorous but more aesthetically adventurous analysis, I began to probe photography itself—from the role of light, color, composition, to creating unique layers, and manipulation of the image in my digital darkroon.The result is a group of images that never could be accomplished in the traditional camera and darkroom environment. I wanted to create images that embody a delicate, lyrical sensitivity and thus enhance the emotive tone and overall mood making each photograph special – more thought-provoking and timeless than the original. I strive to express the outward appearance of a scene, but, more importantly, its soul, its inner nature, its spirit. I want to challenge the viewer’s perception of contemporary photography – artistically, intelectually and technically.” HONORS, AWARDS AND EXHIBITS Photographis Annual, International Photo Competition, Germany, Vol. 78, 79, 80 Finalist, International Juried Competition, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR 2012 Finalist and Honorable Mention, Juried Competition, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA 2012 Finalist, Juried Competitions, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Finalist and 1st Place Winner, Juried Competition, Art Space Herndon, Herndon, VA 2013 Finalist, National Juried Competition, Acadamy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA 2013 Finalist and 2nd Place Winner, Juried Competition, Vienna Arts Society, Vienna, VA 2013 Finalist, Juried Competition, AWSome Art (Amazon Web Services), Herndon, VA 2013 Finalist, Juried Competition, Art Space Herndon, Herndon, VA 2014 Finalist, Juried Competition, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art 2015 Finalist and 2nd Place Winner, Juried Competition, Post Gallery, Herndon VA 2015 SOLO & GROUP SHOWS Solo Show, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport IA, 1977 Group Show, International Juried Competition, EXPOSURE 2013, NY, NY and Paris, France 2013 Solo, Fisher Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 2014 Dual Show, USGS Center Gallery, Reston, VA, 2014 Group Show, Studio Gallery DC, Washington DC, 2014, 2015 Group Show, PHOTO DC, 2014 Group Show, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, 2015 Solo, Arts Space Herndon, 2015 Dual Show, Studio Gallery DC, Washington DC, 2015 Solo, Washington Court Hotel, Washington DC, 2016 Group Show,Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 2016 Group Show, Arts Club of Washington, Washinton DC, 2016 Selected in a national competition to exhibit in conjunction with a special exhibition of Ansel Adams’ works titled “Ansel Adams: Classic Images,” a part of “America’s Parks: A Centennial Celebration” exhibit. Colorado, 2016 MEDIA EXPOSURE élan magazine: August 2015, featured artist, Cover and pages 32, 33, 34, 35 Island’s magazine: finalist, people’s choice award HCTV & 30 minute documentary on my 2015 solo exhibit Washington Post, Fairfax County Times COLLECTIONS Work represented in corporate and private collections internationally