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Tori Gagne

Tori Gagne

In Stride

Rescued wild horses at sanctuary in South Dakota. Our iconic wild horses are being rounded up by our government off of the public lands where they are supposed to be protected by the US 1971 Wild and Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act.

Awards

Black & White Photo Contest

2022

Nominee

Wildlife

Professional

In Stride

Rescued wild horses at sanctuary in South Dakota. Our iconic wild horses are being rounded up by our government off of the public lands where they are supposed to be protected by the US 1971 Wild and Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act.

About Artist

Tori Gagne

Tori Gagne was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she earned a BFA in Fine Art Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her love of photography began in grade school working with a pinhole camera and developing film in the darkroom in her family home. She was deeply influenced by her mother and brother who were both professional photographers. She has a retired off the track thoroughbred who has led her deeper in to the magical world of the horse leading her to devote much of her work to photographing equine subjects. She has a special affinity for wild horse photography and is happiest on a dirt road in the western states seeking herds of wild horses to photograph advocating for them through her work. Her equine images celebrate the magical world of the horse, there is something very special and spiritual about standing in the high desert in complete silence experiencing the vast US western lands, the land of our beloved wild horses who are under threat from multiple pressures on US public lands. Tori has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She has received International awards for her work and has work in private collections nationally and internationally. She currently resides in her hometown of Orono, MN. 10% of proceeds from selling her equine work is donated to organizations involved in the protection and education about the plight of the wild horse population in the western US. Selected Awards and Events 2022 AI-AP American Photography 38 selected winner, judged by Washington Post, NYT, Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Guardian 2022 International Color Awards Honorable Mention 2021 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards 2nd Place Series Culture and Daily Life 2021 Siena Creative Awards Short List images from Songs of Trees Series 2021 International Color Awards Honorable Mention in Wild life and Americana categories, Several nominations 2020 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Honorable Mention in Alternative Process, Fine Art, Nature and Open Theme categories for Wild Horse and Tree Series Elizabeth Avedon Juror 2019 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Honorable Mention Elizabeth Biondi juror 2019 Feature Shoot grant awarded for work with wild horse photography at Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary 2018 Feature Fotoblogia Poland Photography Blog by Monika Holman 2018 Interview July Feature Shoot Blog by Ellen Kail Select Solo and Group Exhibitions Solo Exhibitions 2023-2024 Minneapolis Airport Arts Commission Exhibit South Mall Gallery ‘Vanishing Wild’ 04/23-04/24 2022 Art Santa Fe Art Fair Solo Booth Exhibition 2017-2018 Lipton Fine Arts Ketchum, Idaho ‘Art of Equus’ Contemporary Photographs Group Exhibitions 2023 Women Behind the Lens Exhibition March 1-31 YJ Contemporary East Greenwich, Rhode Island 2022 ADC Fine Art Awards Show October Cincinnati, Ohio 2022 ADC Fine Art Booth at Art San Diego 2022 Save Our Wild Horse & Wild Life on America’s Western Lands Washington DC 2022 Winter Group Show Burnet Fine Art and Advisory Wayzata, MN 2021 6th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography Foto Nostrum Gallery Barcelona 2021 Praxis Gallery Minneapolis Animal Beings Juried by Laura Valenti 2021 SE Center for Photography Greenville, SC Fauna Juried by Carol Erb 2020 Fresh a Summer Selection Burnet Fine Art and Advisory Wayzata, MN 2020 Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Fair St. Paul, MN 2019 Studio Galerie B&B Paris, France Elise Prudhomme Juror 2019 A Smith Gallery Johnson City , TX Botanical Juried by Wendi Schneider 2019 Let’s Go 2 Burnet Fine Art and Advisory Wayzata, MN

Tori Gagne

Photographic Areas of Focus

Domestic Animals, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nature, People, Portrait, Wildlife

Location

United States of America

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