EXHIBIT Closed on September 15th 2013

Juror: Matthew Gamber

"Loneliness" Juror's Choice by Naoto Takahashi San Diego, CA USA

The inability to distinguish one or more chromatic colors, distinction of space by the edges of darkness and light.

Color plays an important role in how we perceive the world around us. So when you take that information away what do you get in return? Without color, other elements of the photograph take on a more distinct role in telling the story. Notice how lighting, contrast, and composition are much more important in monochromatic images.

Black & white photography is a timeless art; always relevant, always contemporary despite being so historically ancient.  Our juror

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:22 August 13
Artists' Reception:23 August 13 17:30
Exhibit Closes:15 September 13
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Matthew Gamber states, “There is something about how when you photograph something in black and white, it gets locked in that timeframe where it just becomes obsolete as an everyday seeing experience.”

Whether you are a darkroom purist or a Photoshop crafter, show us your love for hue-less images. We want to see your best black and white or alternative process photographs. Pay tribute to the origins of photography.


Juror's Statement:

The title of this show, Color-blind, is essentially theme encompassing a broad approach to the idea of black-and-white. The term itself, black-and-white, conjures an entire history of photographic picture making, and is often defined by its unique graphic limitations. In taking a broad approach to the idea of Color-blind, I selected images that took a certain element of risk in their visual approach, regardless of technique. As a juror, I identified with work whose subject and method were not immediately recognizable. The variations were many; the final choice was difficult.
Matthew Gamber

Juror's Choice

Naoto Takahashi
San Diego, CA USA
dead bobcat
Honorable Mention

Burlington, VT USA
Branches 2
Honorable Mention

Louis DeLuco
Novato, CA USA

Honorable Mention

Mikhail GUBIN
Kew Gardens, NY USA
Portrait of my mother in the morning
Honorable Mention

Rob Blews
Washington, DC USA
There and Back Again
People's Choice

Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD USA

Christmas caroling, 2013

Alena Kuzub
Dorchester Center, MA USA
Sewing Bridge 1

Amanda Lass
Jeffersonville, VT USA
Restructured "Thirteen"

Andrea K. Baker
Chicago, IL USA

Untitled Narrative, Alavon #19

Aubree Ross
Darlington, SC USA

Bernie Kubiak
Amherst, MA USA
Curved Sprout

Brett Henrikson
providence, ri USA


Brian Wilson
Jamaica Plain, MA USA
The Wind and the Umbrella 2

Bryan Ballinger
Huntington, in USA
K'un 2

santa fe, nm USA


Caity Fares
Berkeley, California USA
When we move...

Cameron R Vaughan
Baltimore, MD USA
Fedora Ave

Cameron R Vaughan
Baltimore, MD USA


Caroline Adamsclark
Delray Beach, Florida USA
Basking Charlie

Christine Wichert
Underhill, VT USA

Denise Tarantino
San Francisco, CA USA


Drew Hoffman
Blacksburg, VA USA
Light Sculpture in a Tokyo Hotel

Ericka Markley
Fort Wayne, IN USA
Virginia City, Nevada 1984

Frank Armstrong
West Boylston, Massachusetts USA


Heather Ross
Taos, nm USA
Light Bridge

Jeff McCrum
Cranford, NJ USA

Jenna Petrone
Rochester, New York USA


John Diamond-Nigh
Asheville, NC USA

Josh Souza
Fairhaven, MA USA
Intimate History No. 4

Kathryn O'Riley
Watervliet, Michigan USA


Katie Lee Mansfield
Jamaica Plain, MA United States
Arlington West

Kelly Michael Cannon
Orinda, CA US
The library complex.

Lanchel Brutus
miami, florida USA

Monaco High Rises

Larry A Dunn
Wolcott, VT USA
Electric Lady Land - Her ghost through my veins 2

Lee-Marie Sadek

Lisa Flanary
Knoxville, TN USA

enchanted flowers

Margrieta Jeltema
At The End of The Day

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
Kate, a portrait

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA

Three Elephants, Botswana

Mark Olwick
Seattle, WA USA
The Synthesis of Forgetting Step 1: Assembly

Marta Manning
Midland, MI USA
Once upon a time

Mihai Florea
Wheelers Hill, Victoria Australia

Santa and Reindeer, Longmont Colorado

Mike Whiteley
Longmont, Colorado USA
Dust #3

Nathan Gillam
Hobart, Tasmania AUSTRALIA

Nathan R. Smith
New York, New York USA

Flower Vendor

Nathan R. Smith
New York, New York USA
Midnight Vendor

Nathan R. Smith
New York, New York USA

Patrick Carr
Evanston, IL USA


Phoebe Kiely
Lincolnshire, UK


Samin Ghiasi
London, United Kingdom

I'm in the diptych

Saša Lazarević
Belgrade, Serbia serbia
Body and Soul

Sheung Yiu
Tin Shui Wai, Hong Kong
Peeping Steve

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA

US Hwy 2, Dobson, MT

Susan Berger
Tucson, AZ USA
Taking off

Tyler Santor
Colchester, VT USA
The roots

Vladimir Lyovin
Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Egyptian wedding, Giza.

Walter Rothwell
London, UK

Yosuke Terada
Rego Park, NY USA
Rhythm No. 2

Zsolt Bátori
Budapest, Hungary

Juror:Matthew Gamber

A Boston-based artist with degrees from Bowling Green State University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University. Teaching appointments include: Art Institute of Boston / Lesley University, Boston College, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, College of the Holy Cross, Savannah College of Art & Design, Massachusetts College of Art & Design. He is a founding editor of Big Red & Shiny.

Recent exhibitions include: Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2012, The 2012 deCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2012; Flash Forward 2011 Exhibition, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, CA, 2011; The Sum of All Colors, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, 2011. Awards include: Traveling Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2011; Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Finalist, 2011; Humble Art Foundation, New Photography Grant, 2011; Funding Awardee, LEF Foundation, New England (awarded for Big Red & Shiny), 2007 & 2005.

  • 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.