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Nelson National Triptych Salon

Triptych – “threefold” derived from the Greek “tri” meaning three and “ptysso” meaning “to fold”. ln its earliest religious form, a triptych consisted of three painted panels hinged together so that the two outer panels could be folded in over the (usually larger) central panel. Today “triptych” can be taken to mean any set of three art works designed to be displayed together.

Nelson Camera Club’s National Triptych Salon has been initiated to encourage and stimulate photographers in the skill of creating three images that not only work well together but also succeed in providing a total impression on the viewer that is greater than the sum of the three individual photographs. The images must be made up of three (and only three) distinctly separated photographs presented on a common background. The subject matter is open.

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