EXHIBIT Closed on August 18th 2013

Juror: Stephen Perloff

Juror's Choice: SW 5th Av by Peter Maeck Lexington, MA USA

Uptown, downtown, urban spaces, public places and the life that inhabits them!

Nothing in the city is stopping, nothing is slow. There's never a moment of silence,never a moment alone. Horns honking,people talking, vendors yelling,children laughing, trains running, doors opening and doors closing. The city has a beat, a rhythm, a constant ebb and flow. Strangers brushing shoulders, lovers holding hands, catch it all in an instant. Because in an instant it will be gone.

All except the buildings. The stoic silence of these structures, juxtaposes all the life. Distinct architecture, setting the scene, a beauty so quiet in a sea of so much noise. Each brick tells a story, every street, bridge and tunnel oh so pertinent. They are characters in this play of city life.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:25 July 13
Artists' Reception:2 August 13 17:30
Exhibit Closes:18 August 13
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Juror's Statement:

     Cities are extraordinary places filled with wonder, mystery, incongruity, humor, and pathos. There is constant tension between order and chaos, stasis and frenzy, rich and poor, young and old, as well as occasional harmonies of breathtaking beauty. There is pulsating energy, obscene wealth, grinding poverty. Which is more incongruous: that soaring towers of steel and glass remain standing, or that slums do? And how is it that hordes of rushing commuters don't break out in daily stampedes and that somehow they coordinate their steps in a constant ballet so that they flow mostly unimpeded from place to place?

     There are wonderful images of the built environment is this selection, modernist images as well as romantic ones. There are mostly public moments but also a few lovely personal ones. I was surprised not to see more street photography. Maybe in an age of social media photographers don't know how to interact with actual strangers anymore. The minority of images here that do deal directly and honestly with human beings are striking.

     So congratulations to those image-makers who have an authentic voice and something to say. I am glad to have engaged with your images and I hope many others will appreciate them too.

Stephen Perloff, Editor
The Photo Review

SW 5th Av
Juror's Choice

Peter Maeck
Lexington, MA USA
Misty Gate
Honorable Mention

Francesco Carucci
San Jose, CA USA
City Ball
Honorable Mention

Jodi Champagne
Palmdale, California USA

Window Dressing
Honorable Mention

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
WTC BB 2013
Honorable Mention

Shawn Tucker
West New York, NJ USA
From the Top
People's Choice

Hautcoeur Julien
Gatineau, Québec Canada


Kayseri, TURKEY
445 Park NNW

Alan Gaynor
New York, NY USA
Qualcosa là fuori

Anna Gianfrate
Brooklyn, New York City, NY USA


Armen Dolukhanyan
Kharkov region, Ukraine
502 W. Victory Dr.

Ashley M. Jones
Savannah, GA USA

Bernie Kubiak
Amherst, MA USA


Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Times Square Multiple Exposure #5 Limited Ed 1/30

Carl Rubino
Wilmington, New York United States
Santa Cruz - Manila

Claude Peschel Dutombe
Bangkok, Thailand


Dandan Geng
Walnut Creek, California USA

Dave Bennett
Mossley, Lancashire United Kingdom
Brooklyn Bridge Panorama

Del Higgins
Palenville, NY USA

Yonge And Richmond Street, Toronto Canada.

Dylan McArthur
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Edson F. Scudder, Jr.
Charlotte, NC USA
Man in hat, Pittsburgh

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA

Girls Girls Girls

Ericka Markley
Fort Wayne, IN USA

Evan Amato
Jeffersonville, VT USA
This Is Our City

Forrest Dylan Bryant
Millbrae, CA USA

Esplanade Theatre Singapore

Gary Swanson
Greeley, Colorado USA

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Drying Clothes #2

George S. Gati
Beekman, NY USA

Big Shoulders

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA
I Hate Your Dad

Glen E. Gross
Highland, KS USA

Graciela Stinnes
Essen, Germany

Opera Singer

Howard Larsen
San Jose, CA USA
Torre Del Mangia, Siena Italy

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Stormy Stockholm

Jeff Dannay
Scottsdale, AZ United States

Griffith Park Romance

Jim Brammer
Los Angeles, CA USA
Painted Rooftops of Cadiz

Jim Gambaro
Belchertown, MA USA
Paris Rain, 1989

John Wylie
Grayslake, Illinois USA

Night, Philadelphia, 2013

Joshua Hopkins
Springfield, Pennsylvania USA
Howl at the Moon

Kyle J Kujawski
Chicago, IL USA
Awnings & Balconies

Larry A Dunn
Wolcott, VT USA

La Chapina

Leonard Correa
Tustin, CALIFORNIA United States

Liza Hennessey Botkin
Studio City, CA USA
Route 66 (from the Dream Series)

Maria Denzler
Reno, NV USA

New York City Subway

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
Empire, 2013

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA
Portholes In The Sky

Michel Godts
Rochester, New York USA

Istanbul Modern Skyline

Michelle Concetta Parchini
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
RE/MAX Building No. 1, Denver Tech Center, Colorado

Misha Gregory Macaw
Fort Collins, CO USA
Hospet Station II

Nelson Goodrich
Portland, CT USA


Sky High

Nick Winkworth
Menlo Park, CA USA

Paul Dandurand
South Burlington, VT USA

Living The Dream

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Chicago from John Hancock Observatory

Pauline Fernandez
Lake Forest, CA USA

Rainer Quesada
Inglewood, CA USA

Mothers - MCA Chicago

Rebecca Griggs
Orland Park, IL USA
San Francisco

Robert Heller
Knoxville, TN USA
Delayed Train

Ron Azevedo
San Clemente, CA USA

Central Park West

Russ Rowland
Afternoon Tea Dance

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA

savaş onur şen
Van, Turkey

Summer in the City

Suzanne Engelberg
Tiburon, CA USA
wynken, blynken & nod (dead end)

Timo Evon
Burlington, VT USA
Untitled (New York, No Pictures)

Tyler Roste
New York, New York USA

Singapore work in progress...

vittorio chiampan
verona, Italy italy
medellin, colombia

Wendy Simmons
Brooklyn, NY USA
La Tour Eiffel and La Défense

Wilco Dragt
Arnhem, the Netherlands

Las Vegas At Night

Will Hoskins
Essex Junction, Vermont USA
Night Ferry

Yorgo Pasadeos
Buda, Texas USA

Juror: Stephen Perloff

The founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market. He has taught photography and the history of photography at numerous Philadelphia-area colleges and universities and has been the recipient of two grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for arts criticism. He was the recipient of the Sol Mednick Award for 2000 from the Mid-Atlantic region of the Society for Photographic Education, the first annual Vanguard Award from the Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image in 2007, and the Colin Ford Award from the Royal Photographic Society in 2012.

His photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and reside in many museum and private collections. His exhibition, “Unseen Color, Part I,” was shown at The Light Room Gallery, Philadelphia, in March and April 2012. His work was recently included in the exhibitions “An Evolving Legacy: Twenty Years of Collecting at the Michener Art Museum” at the James A. Michener Art Museum (June 2009 – January 2010); “Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970–1985” at The Print Center, Philadelphia (fall 2009); “The Silver Garden” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (February– July 2005); “Continuum: Photography in Philadelphia: Past, Present, and Future” at the Free Library of Philadelphia (March–July 2007); “Filling the Frame” at Photo West Gallery, Philadelphia (April 2007), and “Hot Topic,” a show about global warming, at The Germantown Academy (fall 2007). His work was included in the exhibition "Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image" at the James A. Michener Art Museum from November 3, 2012 – March 31, 2013, and images from "Unseen Color, Part I" were shown at the InVision Photography Festival in Bethlehem, PA, from October 2012 – January 31, 2013. Other recent shows include "Photography: Perceptions & Perspectives" at the State Theater in Easton, PA, from January to March 2013, and “Two for the Road,” a two-person show at Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, in March and April 2013. “Unseen Color, Part II: East and West,” will be on view at The Light Room Gallery from May 4 – June 16, 2013.

He has curated more than a score of exhibitions, including “Philadelphia Past and Present” at the Philadelphia Art Alliance for the city's tricentennial in 1982. He was the curator of the acclaimed series “Photography: Contemporary Prospect” at Historic Yellow Springs (1994–2001). And he curated the exhibition “Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration,” which opened at the James A. Michener Art Museum in September 2003 and traveled through January 2005; an exhibition of environmentally concerned photographs, “Paradise Paved,” for the Painted Bride Art Center (April–May 2005); “Radical Vision: The Revolution in American Photography, 1945–1980” at the James A. Michener Art Museum (January–May 2006); the retrospective exhibition “Andrea Baldeck: The Heart of the Matter” at the Moore College of Art, Philadelphia (January–March 2007); and “Saving Face,” an exhibition of portraits drawn from the collection of Robert Infarinato at the Michener (November 2008 – March 2009). He was also the curator for the Woodmere Art Museum Photography Triennial (September 2009 – January 2010).

  • 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.