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When I originally entered this exhibition, I was informed that one of my photos made it into the animal collection, and that I made it to level 3 in judging. I was under the impression my photos did not make it to the final event...  Turns out I have, so it was a amazing surprise to open my e-mails today to this letter!!!

Another small triumph, for years of hard work, and as is human wondering if your work is actually worth the time you spend on it... So I will share with you all another piece of my joy...

The art of living your dream...

Dear Helena Marais,

We were thrilled to include your work in the digital display at the Louvre on July 13th as part of the Candid Collection. It was magnificent to see work from photographers representing over 191 different countries displayed together at the most esteemed museum in the world. Thank you for being a part of it!

We are excited to announce that the books featuring select Exposure Award Collections are almost ready! Below, you will find a sneak preview of the Candid Collection book (this preview is just for you)!

The hard cover printed version will be available soon! We are spending the next few days putting the finishing touches on the book and we will be sending them to the printer later this week. Stay tuned for special discounts on books for you and your friends.

Preview the Candid Collection book.

My Photograph can be found on page 49 of the book.

It's been an honor to show your photography as part the Fifth Annual Exposure Award. The work of this year’s project has been extraordinary, viewed by over five million photo enthusiasts from around the world. Additionally, your photograph was included in a digital display of images presented at the Exposure Award Reception at the Louvre.

Your photography was included in the Candid Collection
and was presented at a private reception at hosted at:

Musee du Louvre
75058 Paris - France
July 13th, 2015

Photography holds power. The act of taking a photo acts as a historical marker and a capture of time. Just as archaeologists offer hypotheses about ancient societies based on cave paintings, historians of the future will base their conjectures about us on the photography that is happening at this very moment, including yours.

As technology makes our world more interconnected, the act of creation has become a universal language and a vital conversation. Your photography, represented at the Fifth Annual Exposure Award reception is a thrilling contribution to that dialogue.

It's been an honor to have your work included. Thank you for sharing your photography with us and with the world.

  William Etundi Jr.
Founder of SeeMe


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Helena Marais
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
South Africa
There is no such think as great art, only AUTHENTIC art! Real art, come from the soul!

I am a Freelance artist open for commissions.


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A Stallion of Legend and dream's.  A Champion Stallion that has filled the hearts of many, and was the father of many champions.
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Was playing with 3DS Max to see how it work, I start my course on 3d modeling soon.  Boy this is not easy

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alwaysCrua Featured By Owner 22 hours ago
thanks for the fav !!!:D (Big Grin) 
Runshin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
150816 - Thank You-2 by Runshin  
setius Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
thanks for watching :iconlazeplz:
pawelshogun Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the watch Llama Emoji 27 (Awesome) [V2] 
I'm very happy you enjoyed my paintings. I hope you have a wonderful day!
Fyrrea Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Big thanks for your support :heart: I wish you a nice day, stay awesome! :)
505CF Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
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SolidMars Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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Thank you kindly for the watch. I hope you'll keep enjoying my work as long as I keep on terrorizing dA :giggle:
btw, you're an awesome person. Have a great day :heart:
SaimGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hearty Thanks For Watching❤

It means a lot to me❤

You've been added to my friends list❤

Have a Nice Day❤


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Anuden Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx very much
xbastex Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch
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