About S J Carter
S J (Jimmy) Carter is originally (and currently) from Buchanan, Virginia. Since his return to the area in the fall of 2005, he has discovered a real passion for photography. He owes much of his steep learning curve to his membership on DPChallenge.com, where he participates in weekly photography contests with thousands of photographers from around the world, learning from their examples, critiques, tutorials, and friendships.

Jimmy is a member of Gallery By The James, DPChallenge.com, and BetterPhoto.com, has twice been the featured “Artist of the Month” at Bank of Botetourt, has completed three one-man photography exhibitions, and has had several successful shows at local arts festivals. Jimmy is also a member of Operation Photo Rescue, through which he donates his time and talents restoring damaged photos for Gulf Coast hurricane victims.


2006 International Photography Awards (Los Angeles, CA)
• 2nd Place in Digitally Enhanced
• Honorable Mention in Self-Portrait

2006 Spider Awards (Int’l B&W Photography) (London, Sydney, Beverly Hills)
• Photographer of the Year - 3rd place
• 1st Place in Nature
• 2 Finalists in Architectural
• 2 Finalists in Fine Art
• 2 Finalists in Nature

2006 Nancie Mattice Awards (Dangenart Gallery, Nashville, TN)
• 4 Winners

2006 Virginia Wildlife Magazine Annual Photography Competition (Richmond, VA)
• 2 Honorable Mentions

Kodak.com’s Picture of the Day (Times Square, NYC)
• July 17, 2006
• January 6, 2007
• March 6, 2007

2007 National Photo Awards (Warroad, MN)
• 2nd Place (February)
• 7th Place (February)

2007 Roanoke College Juried Art Exhibition (Olin Gallery)
• 2 Finalists
• 1 Honorable Mention

2007 International PX3 Awards (Paris, France)
• Honorable Mention

2007 Highlands Camera Club (Abingdon, VA)
• Guest Speaker
• Juror

2007 Dangenart Gallery Juried Photography Exhibition (Nashville, TN)
• Winner

2007 WVTF Juried Art Exhibition (Roanoke, VA)
• Finalist

DPChallenge.com Weekly Competitions
• 1 1st Place
• 1 2nd Place
• 7 Top 10s

BetterPhoto.com Monthly Competitions
• 17 Finalists (July ‘06 – May ‘07)

One-Man Photography Exhibitions
• 3 Shows at Gallery By The James
• Numerous Arts Festivals