Juror: Johan Hallberg-Campbell
Time-oriented photography; vintage, futuristic or rhythmic imagery.
― Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending
Clocks, watches, pendulums and metronomes tick the seconds away. At a most elemental level, the moon, sun, stars and shadows tell us time as the tides and waves of the oceans create a rhythm we exist within. A river can cut away a rock face in time as waves can clear a beach. People become worn, gnarled and aged over time as the rings of a tree count the decades. Retro furniture, fashion or surrounding atmospheres can automatically date a place. Darkroom Gallery is calling for explorative visual depictions of time. Pasts and futures can often collide...and what of time travelers and quantum physics? Lastly, photographs can be truly devoid of time, they can have a sort of classic "timelessness".
Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change) Exhibit Opens: 29 January 15 Artists' Reception: 22 February 15 16:30 Exhibit Closes: 22 February 15 Chronograph
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
Once I began looking, the literal description of time became almost arbitrary, a consideration, but not the reason for choice. How do you record time in a photograph? Essentially, as soon as you click the shutter you are recording a moment, a moment created conceptually or literally, a moment made by you, a moment of time. Each photograph was something special, the artist’s attempt to connect with the viewer, their version of time and what that meant. I liked that thought.
I looked for images that had connection, that felt honest, made me pause and made me think. The stranger the picture the more I was drawn in. I felt I could make my own story.
|Funeral of Father|
| Family Vacation|
|Cadere [To Fall] I|
|Grandmother, Granddaughter |
|De heer Roodenburg with great grandson; commissioned family portrait by the grandson and father|
|Time Still No. 2|
|Fingers of Thought|
|Romeo y Juliet|
|Untitled #15, From The Drive-by Series|
|Ebb and Flow|
|in the lead.|
|Je Ne Sais Plus [What Is This Feeling] #1|
| Hands, Philadelphia|
|Woman on Horse|
|The Tension Between |
|Only Trees Will Tell|
|Time, In Pictures|
|Boy, in time|
|Shadow of the self 01|
|Birdscapes: Voting Day 2014|
|Time for Memories|
- All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
- Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, and a free exhibition catalog.
- Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
- People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
- We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
Johan Hallberg-Campbell was born in the Highlands of Scotland and has been living and working in Canada since 2007. He is a Graduate of The Glasgow School of Art.