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EXHIBIT Closed on September 23rd 2012

Juror: Dan Burkholder 

Juror's Choice: "Baseball and the Skyline" by Erik S. Lieber Brooklyn, NY USA

Images made with mobile phones are becoming part of the photographic mainstream. Made with a phone camera, processed on the phone and even printed from the phone, these images are showing up in exhibitions both as a genre and alongside classic silver gelatin prints.  What distinguishes mobile device photography from that made with other devices?  Less and Less.  Possibly the fact that you can do it all on one device is unique.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:30 August 12
Artists' Reception:21 September 12 18:00
Exhibit Closes:23 September 12
Mobile-O-graphy
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Sometimes the images created with mobile devices are more candid. Having a camera with us all the time lets us capture moments that can otherwise escape. Very quickly mobilephones are becoming just another type of camera taking their place alongside pin hole cameras, toy cameras, point and shoot cameras, SLR cameras etc. Here, in the gallery, we say it over and over - it's not the camera - it's the photographer's vision and skill that makes a great photograph. Last year's mobile phone photography exhibit said it. We want this year's exhibit to prove it.

 

Video tour by Polly Raine and Clement Yonkers including interviews with
Dan Burkholder and Laurie McCormick

Interview with Dan Burkholder on the Brian Lehrer Show about iPhoneOgraphy
and it's place on the photography scene

Juror's Statement:

Five years have passed since the first iPhone opened the floodgates to easily captured and easily stylized imaging. For Photography — a medium just 186 years old — that’s long enough for a certain maturity to emerge. Happily, you’ll see some of that visual coming-of-age surfacing in this fine exhibition. Yes, there are still the ubiquitous grunge filters, vignettes, borders and square crops. Heck, these effects are part of what we love about cell phone photography. But when the app dust settles, the best photographers are discovering how to use their cell phone cameras in unique and hyper appropriate ways.

This exhibition is a stunning selection of today’s cell phone talent, enthusiasm and fun. Enjoy it now because, inevitably, the next show will be different. That’s the nature of photography, whether practiced with a view camera or a cell phone.

Dan Burkholder


Baseball and the Skyline
Juror's Choice

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
Enthralled
Honorable Mention

Bob Weil
Costa Mesa, California USA
Bliss
Honorable Mention

Rana Nicole Young
Portland, OR USA

Oliver on the Hill
People's Choice

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
Bath time

Alicia Kidd
San Juan, PR USA
To the top

andrew morgan
culpeper, VA USA

Better Late Than Never

Betty Schlueter
Chandler, Az USA
Crossing the Great Divide

Bob Weil
Costa Mesa, California USA
Old School

Catherine Panebianco
Jamestown, NY USA

oh canada

cynthia e. frantz
burlington, VT USA
Little Fish

Danielle Pocock
Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Moonrise over the Hudson

Del Higgins
Palenville, NY USA

Canoes

Del Higgins
Palenville, NY USA
Adirondack Railway

Delinda K Hood
Arlington, VA USA
Cat in a Box, in a Box

Delinda K Hood
Arlington, VA USA

Rainy Niagara

Delinda K Hood
Arlington, VA USA
From the F Train

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
Moscow City

Evgeniya Sterlyagova
Moskow, Russia

The Coast

Evgeniya Sterlyagova
Moskow, Russia
Pedo-Beren (Berlin)

Jen Pollack Bianco
Los Angeles, CA USA
Steeples for Peoples

Julie Mixon
Florence, SC USA

Less Traveled

Julie Owen
Santa Barbara, CA USA
Movie Night

Julie Owen
Santa Barbara, CA USA
"Spiderman"

Katerina Kotti
Athens, Greece

Greetings From Ocean City

Kathleen Hayes
Long Island, NY USA
Flamingos Of The Sea

Kathleen Hayes
Long Island, NY USA
umbels

Kimberly Post
Raymond, ME USA

Approaching Storm

Larry Huhn
Bend, Oregon USA
Haystack Rock

Larry Huhn
Bend, Oregon USA
Road Trip

Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA

Cruising Wilshire
SOLD

Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA
Untitled

Liam Sinnott
Pasadena, CA USA
Pasay District

Liam Sinnott
Pasadena, CA USA

Seattle City Series: Don't Drop the Kid

Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
Longmont, Colorado, Colorado USA
First Day Series: Dream to Nightmare

Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
Longmont, Colorado, Colorado USA
Powerless

Mickey Strider
Encinitas, CA USA

Don't Tease the Beast

Missy Nuzzo
Reading, PA USA
untitled 1

Molly Geiger
Waitsfield, VT USA
Fonthill Castle

Rad A. Drew
Indianapolis, IN USA

Fall Creek, Geese, and Full Moon

Rad A. Drew
Indianapolis, IN USA
In Transit

Rana Nicole Young
Portland, OR USA
Mormon Row, Jackson Hole

Rhonda Harris Baines
Chevy Chase, MD USA

Egret, OBX

Rhonda Harris Baines
Chevy Chase, MD USA
Chick Mobile

Rob Ricketson
West Bolton, VT USA
Joan

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA

Prey

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA
Alone

Sandi Pfeifer
West Palm Beach, FL USA
Twin Lily

Sarah Miller
Austin, Texas USA

Bath Time

Shannon Smith
Tucson, AZ USA
She Has Her Dancing Gloves On

Sofia Verzbolovskis
New York, NY USA
The Bridge of Potes

Sofia Verzbolovskis
New York, NY USA

Bairro Alto

Sofia Verzbolovskis
New York, NY USA
Newly planted trees

Steven Jungquist
Rochester, Michigan USA
Sunset with trees

Steven Jungquist
Rochester, Michigan USA

Westheimer Cruisers

Susana O'Docharty
Houston, TX USA
"Rainbow"

Susannah Virginia Griffin
Bellaire, Texas USA
Once Upon A Time

tiina anttila
houston, TX USA

gulf shores, alabama

Wendy Simmons
Brooklyn, NY USA

 


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. Juror's Choice and hororable mentions will also received a signed copy of Dan Burkholder's Book iPhone Artistry.  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.

Please do not contact jurors regarding your entry in this exhibit. Doing so will disqualify your entry.


Juror: Dan Burkholder

Dan Burkholder has a long history of looking over the photographic horizon to see, explore and teach the next great thing in imaging. Dan's new book "iPhone Artistry" (Pixiq Press, 2012) is the definitive resource for creative iPhone photographers. His first book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing (Bladed Iris Press, 1995) became a seminal manual for photographers wanting to blend the power of digital imaging with the charm of the handmade print.

Dan received his B.A. and Master’s degrees from Brooks Institute of Photography, in Santa Barbara, CA. Dan has taught digital imaging workshops for 18 years on three continents and several island countries. Including here at the Darkroom Gallery. His platinum/palladium and pigmented ink prints are included in private and public collections internationally.


EXHIBIT Closed on November 18th 2012

Jurors: Brooks Jensen and Maureen Gallagher

Juror's Choice "Best Friends" by Lisa Howarth Montreal, Canada
Juror's Choice: Lips1 by Elisabeth Pollaert Smith Larchmont, NY USA

Red.
A primary color.
Light. Laser. Sunset. Earth. Brick. Fire. Lips. Blood. Heart. Heat.
Heroism. Rage. Loyalty. Aggression. Honor. Evil. Love. Stop.
Curry. Pepper. Paprika. Pomegranate. Cherry. Apple. Red Dress.
Red Riding Hood.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:25 October 12
Artists' Reception:4 November 12 15:00
Exhibit Closes:18 November 12
Red
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

The Scarlet Letter. 
The Red Badge of Courage. Raise the Red Lantern.
Happiness. Success. Fortune. Fertility. Passion. Lust.
The Feast of the Martyrs.
Rose. Ruby. Cardinal. Sin. Loss.
Communism. Socialism. Revolution. And, a safelight in a Darkroom. 
Red. Roja. Rosso. Rouge. Red. Rot. Rooi. Roig. Rood. Red. Roge. Rudhira. 紅. RED.

Juror's Statement:

As an editor of a publication dedicated to black-and-white fine art photography, it was an interesting (and fun!) opportunity to work with color – especially since the participants were focusing on just one color: RED. Every juror has their way of whittling down to their final selections. In my process of elimination I retained images where RED was essential (rather than incidental) to the image. That eliminated the images where RED was present, but not necessarily making a strong visual statement. Of interest is that there were a number of photographs that may have made the exhibition cut, but the unnecessary “stuff” left at the edge of the image was just too distracting. A bit of subtle cropping can go a long way to tidy-up the intrusion of clutter into the rest of the print. This is probably the most common oversight we see while conducting portfolio reviews for LensWork.

When it came down to selecting my prize winners, I must confess that I had a more difficult task. I chose “Best Friends” for Juror’s Choice, as I loved the rich feeling of atmosphere – with the trees reflecting in the glass as well as casting shadows on the doors. RED was essential to this image: I can’t imagine that “Best Friends” would be as captivating if these were brown doors shot at noon.

I selected two completely different images for Honorable Mention: “Red Carpet Solo” was shot from the perfect perspective to juxtapose the monochrome gray lines of the concrete and glass with the bold ribbon of RED running the length of the entry. I appreciated that the photographer was careful in achieving clean lines – and the addition of a person brought a sense of scale and austerity. My other choice for Honorable Mention, “Car In Field,” offers an untold story in a land that clearly loves the color RED. Maybe this is a case of “f8 and be there,” but the green landscape and gray sky conspired to give the photographer a wonderful study in RED.

Maureen Gallagher

Photography offers a fundamental choice to anyone wanting to use a camera for more than just family snapshots. The moment we pick up a camera and set out to make something we might call “art,” we must first decide if we are editors who select which tiny part of the world to capture in our recording or whether we are more proactive in making something in the world, or out of it. The former leans toward the documentary side of photography’s capabilities; the later leans toward the use of the world as merely a starting point for an interpretive act of creation. Both kinds of photography are valid and interesting, but as the years have gone by in my involvement in photography, I find myself more and more drawn to the interpretive side of creation. Photography is not just what we see, but even more so what we make.

Where these two strategies intersect is one of the most powerful point in the photographic process — as I would propose is easily seen in the work in this exhibition. Powerful seeing and imaginative making combine into a most exciting duo in the creative process. The selection of a Juror’s Choice image is based on this combination — a beautifully seen composition in combination with an imaginative making that brings the theme of the exhibition to the forefront. In fact, there is so much talent on display in this exhibition that we have here proof that this is one of the best times in all of photograph’s history, simple because of the plethora of great images that are being produced by so many people who find photography an ideal medium for personal expression. Well done!

Brooks Jensen


Lips1
Juror's Choice

Elisabeth Pollaert Smith
Larchmont, NY USA
Best Friends
Juror's Choice
SOLD

Lisa Howarth
Montreal, Quebec Canada
Car in a field
Honorable Mention

Elisabeth Pollaert Smith
Larchmont, NY USA

a sinking realization
Honorable Mention

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Bloodshot
Honorable Mention

Keith Parks
La Mesa, CA USA
Red Carpet Solo
Honorable Mention

Suzan Mandla
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Pensive Novice Monk
People's Choice

tom cheatham
durango, co USA
Heavenly Doorway

al garber
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
Across

Aneta Szydlak
Berlin, Germany

Barn in Back Field

Benita VanWinkle
Winston-Salem, NC USA
Morning at the Tsukiji Fish Market

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Red Candles

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA

Abandoned Roundhouse

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Phyli and Red Veil

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Girl in Korean Garden

Bob Tetro
Arlington, VA. USA

Brita, Bed

Christopher Lee Donovan
Chester, NH USA
Untitled

Dana Shelley
Fajardo, PR USA
Willie Nelson

Daniel Kramer
Houston, Texas USA

Cuban Dominoes

Daniel Kramer
Houston, Texas USA
Mysterium #5

David Weinberg
Brookline, MA USA
Flow

Dok Wright
Burlington, VT USA

Private Window

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Sneem, County Kerry

Ed Friedman
Arlington, MA USA
Plymouth in the Rain

Elisabeth Pollaert Smith
Larchmont, NY USA

Plymouth in the Rain

Elisabeth Pollaert Smith
Larchmont, NY USA
Bicycle Amsterdam

Elisabeth Pollaert Smith
Larchmont, NY USA
Guest House, Martin's Creek, PA

Emma Horning
Emmaus, PA USA

Passion

Gary Mitchell
Dayton, Ohio USA
One stands out from the others

George Hamlin
Fairfax, Virginia USA
Birdseed Vendor

George S. Gati
Beekman, NY USA

Head to Head

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA
Dancer

Hemali Acharya Zaveri
San Francisco, CA USA
Hoop-it-Up

Henry Fernando
Ottawa, ON Canada

Red Doughnuts

Ingrid Lundquist
Granite Bay, CA USA
Lips

José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain
Untitled

Kerry Rowand
Portland, OR USA

Red Barn

Kim Gifford
Bethel, VT USA
Red Poppy

Larry A Dunn
Wolcott, VT USA
Cemetery's Dawn

Lisa Howarth
Montreal, Quebec Canada

West Monitor Barn

Lou Borie
Richmond, VT USA
Geraniums
SOLD

Louise Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Passion

Maren Becker
Boeblingen, Germany

Jessica

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
Red III

Mariana Bartolomeo
Tucson, AZ USA
Red Turban

Marti Belcher
Vienna, Virginia USA

Beauty in Strength

Meaghin Ludwig
Pacific Palisades, CA USA
Cowboy

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
Inner Light

Patty Maher
Terra Cotta, Ontario Canada

Choices

Patty Maher
Terra Cotta, Ontario Canada
Frosted Apples

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Casa Luna at Night

Penelope Clute
Plattsburgh, NY USA

A Chili Story

Rashiq Muhamad Ali
London, London United Kingdom
Waiting

Richard Goodman
Oakland, Ca USA
Boy Playing

Rick Bucknall
Hampton, Victoria Australia

From the series "Floristics"

Ruslan Nurgaliev
Saratov, Russia
Bruce, Cross House, Chicago, IL

Selena Salfen
Burlington, VT USA
Rainy Day

Stephanie Kirk
West Chester, PA USA

There is a Crooked Window

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
The End of America

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
Failing Health

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA

Sin Will Find You Out

Susana O'Docharty
Houston, TX USA
Rustic

Suzan Mandla
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Havana

Suzanne Engelberg
Tiburon, CA USA

Rainy Yellowstone

tom cheatham
durango, co USA
The Littlest Monk

tom cheatham
durango, co USA
Meeting expectation...

Vera Kirilenko
Moscow, Russia

beijing, china

Wendy Simmons
Brooklyn, NY USA
zhouzhuang, china

Wendy Simmons
Brooklyn, NY USA
The Red Door

Yiannis Logiotatides
Athens, Attiki Greece

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.

For this exhibition each juror will make a Juror's Choice and the winners may choose a:

  • 40-minute eConsulation with Brooks - $60 value
  • OR a one-year Full Access Membership to LensWork Online - $59 value

Each juror will also choose TWO Honorable Mentions. The winners may choose a

  • A one-year Subscription to LensWork Magazine (print version) - $39 value
  • OR a one-year Subscription to LensWork Extended (DVD version) - $39 value

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: Lenswork's Brooks Jensen and Maureen Gallagher

Brooks Jensen is a mainstay at the popular Review events such as Photolucida and the Houston FotoFest. As a fine art photographer, author, and educator, he has counseled one-on-one, hundreds of photographers on their work, technique, and careers through personal reviews, and many more through his workshops, books, and multi-media outlets. As publisher of LensWork, he has reviewed thousands of submissions over the last 20 years. He brings a studied eye, to say the least, to his Jury task for our exhibition “Red.”

LensWorkBrooks Jensen, together with Maureen Gallagher, are Co-Editors of LensWork Magazine, LensWork Extended, and LensWork Daily, an online resource for news, technology, commentary, and discussion through blogs and podcast. The award-winning LensWork magazine is an anthology-style periodical published bi-monthly, featuring LensWork3-4 portfolios, articles and commentary, and is devoted to fine art black & white photography. It was first printed in September of 1993 and is currently available in print and for download. LensWork Extended is its expanded online companion, also featuring color work, available on disc and for download. At www.lenswork.com you’ll find easy access to extensive educational opportunities through downloadable short and long tutorials, books and eBooks, and audio interviews, in addition to the LensWork Daily blogs, and an extensive collection of beautiful museum-quality publications.

Brooks and Maureen are a perfect pair to Jury “Red.” Jurying for single-color focused images requires a particular, deliberate scrutiny. We are convinced that their combined experience in observing the fine points of black & white imagery (including tonality, shade and shadow, texture, density, and full-spectrum grey scale) would lend incredibly vigilant eyes to the single-color focus. They are highly sensitive to color, and with their LensWork Extended color-included online review additions, “Red” is the perfect foray for this dynamic duo.

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
SOLD

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.

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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

EXHIBIT Closed on September 30th 2010

Juror: Thomas Bachand

Juror's Choice: "Buffalo on Road in Lamar Valley" by
Janet Pritchard of Storrs, CT, USA

The touch of man on the natural landscape is all around us. From shimmering cityscapes and rural farms to strip mines and garbage dumps. Let's see images that show the touch of man, light or heavy, on the earth around us.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:6 September 10
Artists' Reception:TBD
Exhibit Closes:30 September 10
Managed Landscapes
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

"Contemporary landscape photography's insights and observations reach far beyond the natural environment. A close examination of the land will often reveal more about ourselves  as individuals, communities, and society at large,"  - Thomas Bachand.

Juror's Statement:

The submissions were inspiring and insightful. After careful consideration, I first selected those images that struck me on an emotional level, and then culled further based on the photographer's intent and technical execution, including composition, exposure, focus, and effects. The strongest photographs speak to the subject on many levels. The Juror's Choice, "Buffalo on Road in Lamar Valley", took my breath away. The power of this photograph lies as much with that which is unseen as seen. The bison are unaware that the land has been "saved" and placed on display. We look out from behind glass at a pristine landscape detached from its history.

Thomas Bachand


Buffalo on Road in Lamar Valley
Juror's Choice

Janet L. Pritchard
Storrs, CT USA
Balance #1. Pemigewasset River, NH
People's Choice

David Gardner
San Francisco, CA USA
Gowanus Canal
People's Choice

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA

Hoover Dam

Andrew Langdal
Scottsdale, AZ United States
Landscape 0555

Anthony Korotko Hatch
Hollywood, CA USA
Solitude

Bill Kneen
Richmond, VT USA

Puerto Penasco, Mexico

Brendan Regan
Phoenix, AZ USA
Chacabuco

Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson
Moretown, VT USA
Sea

Conan Lai
Kitchener, Ontario Canada

Tattered Tennis Courts

Donna Scholl
Los Angeles, CA USA
Salton Sea Tires

Donna Scholl
Los Angeles, CA USA
Beach chairs

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA

Read Up Girl #2

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
Coney Island Beach

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
Dubai

Francois Dagenais
Montreal, QC Canada

Smokey Mountain 2

Francois Dagenais
Montreal, QC Canada
End of the Road

Genevieve Parker
San Francisco, CA USA
Puzzle Box

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

Anglesea Moire

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
launch

gregory lancaster
los angeles, ca USA
Post Constructivist Man

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA

The Island

Joe Cornett
Flagstaff, AZ USA
Grubsteak

Joe Cornett
Flagstaff, AZ USA
Rowley, MA 2009

John Steck Jr.
Jamaica Plain, MA USA

Living Roof, San Diego, CA 2009

John Steck Jr.
Jamaica Plain, MA USA
Barley

Karen Guth
Burlington, VT USA
Fenced Home In Developing Community, Shakopee, MN 2009

Keith Cich
Duluth, MN USA

Ireland

Kelly O'Neal
Burlington, VT USA
Green Ribbon - Palouse, WA

Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA
SalisburyDumpTHREE

Lorin Duckman
Boynton Beach, FL USA

Rush

Lyndsay Shaw
Malta, NY USA
Halfmoon #4 (Grass)

Matthew Crowther
Chicago, Illinois USA
Halfmoon #2 (Trees)

Matthew Crowther
Chicago, Illinois USA

World's Largest Cow - North Dakota

Michael Middleton
Summit, NJ USA
Toward Hudson, NY

peter bruno
rutland, VT USA
Queen Anne's Lace and tarp (N. Clarendon, Vermont)

peter bruno
rutland, VT USA

Struggle to Survive (Perpignan, France)

Rebecca B. Hudson
Glen Allen, Va USA
Roswell, New Mexico

Roger Boulay
Albuquerque, NM USA
Park, Glendale, Arizona

Rosalyn Song
Chandler, Arizona USA

Wave Wall

Scott Wunderle
Chester, VT USA
RESTORATION

Sonia Melnikova-Raich
San Francisco, CA USA
Catlin Mound, Catlin, IL

Theodore William Arnold
Champaign, IL USA

James, Racine, OH

Theodore William Arnold
Champaign, IL USA
Masaya Volcano, Managua, Nicaragua

Wendy Simmons
Brooklyn, NY USA
Juror: Thomas Bachand

Thomas Bachand has been a professional photographer for over a decade, working in both traditional and digital mediums. His photography has appeared in magazines, advertisements, brochures, and textbooks - both in print and on the web. He writes on digital imaging issues for professional trade publications and lecturers on photography and technology issues.

Tom is the author of  Lake Tahoe: A Fragile Beauty. In addition to private collections, his photography can be found in the Bancroft Library and the California Historical Society.

Thomas Bachand's photography is a consideration of the land and the competing visions that inform our interaction with the world at large. Core to the work is its accessibility to the viewer. The use of color and a documentary style allow for an open and immediate connection to the subject. By embracing a historical perspective, the photography captures a sense of honesty characteristic of the medium's early pioneers. Whether creating a single, evocative image inviting reflection or a series conveying a sense of time and place, Bachand's exploration includes the role of storyteller. He seeks a convergence of the ordinary - extraordinary only in so much as it is revealing, offering both possibility and contemplation.

The Vermont Photo Space Gallery helps photographers grow by providing opportunities to have their work evaluated by a qualified juror for display in our Vermont gallery with very little expense or hassle. We provide free archival quality matting and framing of accepted entries for each of our exhibitions, subject to standard sizes. Photographers retain the rights to their work and set their own prices for sale in the gallery.

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