During the Beckley Jury Session held earlier this month, photographer and digital media artist Nima ShahabShahmir, a Lewisburg resident, was accepted as a West Virginia artist at Tamarack.
After submitting five digital media pieces and 10 photographs to the jury session under the digital media and photography category, he was officially accepted. Artists that have been selected during jury sessions are then eligible to submit their work to exhibitions held at Tamarack, which is a popular hub for artisan products and food fare from around Appalachia. Artists who have their work featured at Tamarack get exposure to the hundreds of thousands of people that visit the grounds each year.
ShahabShahmir’s work was recently on display at the Greenbrier County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in downtown Lewisburg, and featured photos that were taken around the state, as well as digital collages. When making his surreal digital works, he says, “The idea is to make something imaginary that you can’t see in real life,” out of his photography. His work can be viewed on Instagram at @nia_nima.