Submissions to Multiples close in

EXHIBIT Closed on September 1st 2010

Juror: Graham Gordon Ramsay

Juror's Choice: "Glass Barriers" by Maria Elena Gioka
of Athens, Attica Greece

The juror for our portrait exhibit will be looking for portraits that "bring the viewer into a visual dialogue with the sitter". It's a challenge to have such rapport with your subject that they let down their guard and suddenly you know that you have an extraordinary Portrait - with a capital "P"!

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:8 August 10
Artists' Reception:TBD
Exhibit Closes:1 September 10
Interactive Portraits
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Have you got portrait shots that draw out your subjects in ways that reveals personality, character, emotions?   How does this happen?  This is what earned early photographers the title of "spirit catchers"!

 

 

 

Juror's Statement:

A portrait captures a moment in the life of the sitter.  If the portrait speaks to us clearly, we come to understand something new about the person represented, and through the process of seeing the portrait we learn something new about ourselves.  We see these pictures and have our own personal reactions to them--feelings, emotions, memories.  We create narratives in our minds about who these people are, what they feel, where they come from, and how they see their world.

I made the selections for this exhibition based on the premise that an intimate portrait is a revelation.  I chose a first round of images that were well executed from a technical and compositional standpoint.  From that subset of images, I looked for portraits that draw the viewer into the stories of the people being photographed.  I favored images that evoked an element of the personal and the truthful about their subjects.

GGR


Glass Barriers
Juror's Choice

Maria Elena Gioka
Athens, Attica Greece
Annie, packing
People's Choice

Nicholas Shepard
Brooklyn, NY USA
Self portrait: the faces of a personality

Adriano Castelli
Milan, Lombardy ITALY

Curtis "Thunder"

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Chris

Blake Dieters
Fort Collins, CO USA
The Painter

Brent Harrewyn
South Burlington, VT USA

The Painter's Brother

Brent Harrewyn
South Burlington, VT USA
Chloe

Brook Hewitt / Rose Riot Photography
Roswell, GA USA
George, morning (2008)

Charles Rozier
Westport, CT USA

Faces On The Street #24, Los Angeles 2007

Dick Sanders
La Quinta, CA USA
Black Angeles #15, Los Angeles 2009

Dick Sanders
La Quinta, CA USA
Inquietude
SOLD

Drew Hoffman
Blacksburg, VA USA

Katie's Dad

Elspeth Maxwell
Brooklyn, NY USA
Brant

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA
from the series My Ethiopian-American Portraits

Eyakem Gulilat
norman, OK USA

Nicole & Diana

Hila Vugman
rehovot, israel Israel
People of Hoi An Vietnam 1

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Self-Portrait, Chemo 4th Cycle, 03.2006 (Aftermath series)

Kerry Mansfield
San Francisco, CA USA

Homeless Mike

Leroy Allen Skalstad
milwaukee, WI USA
Kenny, 15 year old American Catcher from the All Star Series

Lisa Levine
Alameda, CA USA
Jeffrey

Lisa M Jones
Jefferson Township, PA USA

Pete Knows

Lorin Duckman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
The Young Man and the Sea

Maria Elena Gioka
Athens, Attica Greece
Unique Luisito

Maria Elena Gioka
Athens, Attica Greece

Helena

Maria Elena Gioka
Athens, Attica Greece
Daniel

Mary Economidy
Chicago, Illinois USA
The Regular

Mica McCann
New York, NY USA

Bye-Bye Baby

michelle sank
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom
Birds of a Feather

Monica April West
Coopersville, MI USA
At The Races With Jim

Nick Roberts
Louisville, KY USA

Draining Love

Pere Ibañez
Barcelona, SPAIN
Chris in a Hotel Room, Queens, NY

Rebecca Finley
The Woodlands, TX USA
A Man Selling Fox Skins, Huntsville, TX

Rebecca Finley
The Woodlands, TX USA

Tearing with Joy

robert c. anderson
chicago, IL USA
The Space Between

Sarah Balch
Shaker Hts, oh USA
Sissy and Pup

Sarah Balch
Shaker Hts, oh USA

Megan

Sita Mae
PIttsburgh, PA USA
Jessalyn

Sita Mae
PIttsburgh, PA USA
My Father at 78 Years Old

sue lezon
chazy, ny USA

Cluj, Romania

Wendy Simmons
Brooklyn, NY USA

Juror: Graham Gordon Ramsay

Our Juror, Graham Gordon Ramsay , has had his photography published in Atlantic Monthly, Time Magazine, Science magazine, La Figaro (France), Die Weltwoche (Switzerland). Technology Review, and many others.  When not photographing around the world, he is a photography instructor at MIT.

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

A portrait captures a moment in the life of the sitter.  If the portrait speaks to us clearly, we come to understand something new about the person represented, and through the process of seeing the portrait we learn something new about ourselves.  We see these pictures and have our own personal reactions to them--feelings, emotions, memories.  We create narratives in our minds about who these people are, what they feel, where they come from, and how they see their world.

 

I made the selections for this exhibition based on the premise that an intimate portrait is a revelation.  I chose a first round of images that were well executed from a technical and compositional standpoint.  From that subset of images, I looked for portraits that draw the viewer into the stories of the people being photographed.  I favored images that evoked an element of the personal and the truthful about their subjects.

 

GGR

Login

Upcoming Exhibits

 

 

  

  

 

Go to top