EXHIBIT Closed on September 13th 2015
Juror: Daniel Power
Juror's Choice: Victoria by David Aimone from Saratoga Springs, NY USA
Figural works, depicted and exposed by fine art photography.
Portraying the human form has been among the greatest challenges, preoccupations, and supreme achievements of artists throughout the ages. The earliest known representations of the human body come from Europe and date to between 25,000 and 12,000 years ago. These carvings were made of stone and ivory, ‘Venus’ figures representing the female form and may have been associated with fertility. Humans feature in other prehistoric art including the cave paintings of early Europe and in the rock paintings of southern Africa. Although there is no way of telling for certain, the production and meaning of art amongst these cultures was probably spiritual, the figures perhaps representing deities or ritually important people.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||20 August 15|
|Artists' Reception:||21 August 15 17:30|
|Exhibit Closes:||13 September 15|
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
Darkroom Gallery is calling for figural nudes that push the confines of the photographic medium. Images that are expressive, evocotive and revealing. A timeless subject matter redefined and propelled into contemporary resonance.
I looked for work that embraced simplicity in depicting beauty, daring in depicting fresh perspectives on tired cultural cliches, and flashes of eroticism in composing stark and compelling compositions of the living, breathing still life.
|Secret Lover Portrait, I|
|Prague nude (3)|
|The Temptation of Eve|
|Homage to Vargas|
|Alive, Again (2015)|
|And Then the Day Came|
|Les coups de soleil |
|Ayn On Rocks and Moss|
|Kelsey On Maine Rocks|
|Nude, Scotland, 2004, #2|
|Brianna in Stairwell|
|Brianna, Sumner, Maine|
|Brianna Behind the Barn|
|Human Landscape II|
|In the Flesh|
|Momento Mori Portrait, I|
|Sabrina & Sahara|
|Untitled (Sandra #3)|
|Wrath of Fortuna|
|Woodland Avenue #10|
|Travis 1.9 years|
|Travis 2.6 years|
- 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.
Juror: Daniel Power
Daniel Power is the Founder/CEO of powerHouse Books, a world-renowned publisher acclaimed for its diverse publishing program and its ethos of perpetually challenging popular conceptions of the role of the “art book” in contemporary culture. He is also the Director and Co-Founder of the New York Photo Festival, a series of Brooklyn-based photography events focusing on the Future of Contemporary Photography.
With a focus primarily on photography, powerHouse publishes both photographers and artists known for work in other fields. It partnered with Charlie Ahearn on Wild Style: The Sampler, a behind-the-scenes look at Ahearn's 1982 Wild Style, considered the firsthip hop film. In November 2008, the book Yes We Can: Barack Obama's History-Making Presidential Campaign by Scout Tufankjian sold out its initial print of 55,000 a month before its official December release, prompting powerHouse to print 22,000 more copies. Other prominent photographers published by the firm include Jack Pierson, Ron Galella, Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, and the cooperative Magnum Photos.