EXHIBIT Closed on June 15th 2014

Juror: Al Satterwhite

Juror's Choice: "Late" by Amanda Marie Harner Damascus, Maryland USA

Color in photography has symbolism and meaning that travels beyond what you see. 

More than the combination of red, green, and blue or cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, color is a visual tool for non-verbal communication: a viewer's perception and connection to an image can be significantly enhanced by a certain hue.

Strip away the subject matter from a photograph, and what is left behind? Two things. The underlying geometry of the photo, its composition or balance, and the color.  The design and geometry make an image coalesce, become solid, and enduring. Whereas the color carries the opposite message, one of transience and impermanence. That’s because colors are not inherent in objects, but change  and evolve with the changing light – and we photographers know, light is always changing.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:22 May 14
Artists' Reception:13 June 14 17:30
Exhibit Closes:15 June 14
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Hues must contrast or complement one another to create a successful image, a delicate dance of visual balance. For this exhibit we are looking for works that exemplify the innate power of color.  Images that drive us through hue to an emotive response.

Juror's Statement:

I was very impressed with the quality of work, and the wide range of vision of the many photographers; some very nice use of color and composition; bold use of color and particularly, some really nice close-up work with color in mind as one piece of the composition; some very simple and bold composition and also more complex use of color and design. very well done

Al Satterwhite

Juror's Choice

Amanda Marie Harner
Damascus, Maryland USA
Yellow and Green in Blue
Honorable Mention

Bill Bowerman
Lawrence, Ks USA
Parkway Diner Stool, Burlington, Vermont
Honorable Mention

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA

Underworld rising
Honorable Mention

Jim Barker
Charlotte, VT USA
Schizoid Bubble
People's Choice

William Horton
Boulder, CO USA

Amanda Marie Harner
Damascus, Maryland USA

Hairdryer, Spruce Pine, NC 6-2013

Benita VanWinkle
Winston-Salem, NC USA
Fatigue, 5 cents, Salisbury, NC 5-2012

Benita VanWinkle
Winston-Salem, NC USA

Camilo Ramirez
Jamiaca Plain, MA USA

The Favored One

Candi S. Kalinsky
Omaha, Nebraska USA

Carol Roullard
Moorpark, CA USA
Passion Ivy

Charles Laurier Dufour
Belfast, ME USA

Life Imitating Art

Charles Laurier Dufour
Belfast, ME USA
Equality For All

Charles Laurier Dufour
Belfast, ME USA
Schizophrenic Photogenic #7

Chris Buxbaum with David Richardson
Atlanta, Georgia USA


Dana West
Chicago, IL USA
Kelsey In The Window

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Working Iron

David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA


MONTAGUE/, Massachusetts USA

Don Rice
Gainesville, Florida USA
Bird of Paradise

Don Rice
Gainesville, Florida USA

A Dark Comedy No. 1

Elizabeth Baker
Houston, Texas USA
Galvanized Refraction

Fritzi Newton
Fredericksburg, Virginia USA
High Rollin'

Fritzi Newton
Fredericksburg, Virginia USA

V8 Hot Rod

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
Swallow Motorscooter

Gene Cheltenham
Los Angeles, California USA

Abandoned Beach

Holly Jackson
Jamestown, NY USA

Ilka Boogaard
Ventura, CA USA
Magenta Beauty 4

Jen Decker
Burnaby, BC Canada

English Room, West High School, Manchester NH

Jen Drociak
Manchester, NH USA
Period barn

Jim Barker
Charlotte, VT USA
All eyes

Judith Monteferrante
Scottsdale, AZ USA

Turnbuckle Blue

Ken Van Dyne
Cincinnati, OH USA
Public Bathroom

Laura Knapp
Redding, CT USA

Louise Halstead
Belmont, MA USA


Miao Zhao
Brooklyn, New York USA

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
Red Wall, White Lights

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA


Norman Borden
New York, NY USA
The Bowery

Norman Borden
New York, NY USA
Tacking Duel

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA

Stimsonite #2

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA
Well Pleasured Reads

Rebecca Rothey
Glass Menagerie

Rebecca Zagoory
Tomkins Cove, NY USA

Alaire train

Richard Rappleyea
Colts Neck, NJ USA

Sinziana Velicescu
South Pasadena, CA USA

Sinziana Velicescu
South Pasadena, CA USA

Fluid Convergence - Red

Susan Jacobs
Brooklyn, NY USA

Suzan Mandla
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Augustine Cove

Ted Dinkel
East Burke, VT United States

Memories of Carnaval

Thamyres VM

Xiangyang Liu
San Jose, CA USA

Xiangyang Liu
San Jose, CA USA


Yosuke Terada
Rego Park, 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, 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: Al Satterwhite

Al Satterwhite started working as a photographer at a major daily newspaper in Florida while in high school, covering major news stories in the Southeast. After a year as the Governor of Florida's personal photographer, he started a career as a freelance magazine photographer. Over the next 10 years he worked on assignment for almost every major magazine (Automobile, Car & Driver, Fortune, Geo, Life, Look, Money, Newsweek, People, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Time, Travel & Leisure, to name a few).

In 1980 he moved to New York City to form his own production company and concentrate on advertising. For the next 15 years he did a wide range of national and international advertising work, becoming known for his saturated color images and keen sense of design and composition..... from action and aerial work, to miniatures in the studio, to major production campaigns in worldwide locations. Some of his advertising clients include American Express, Coca Cola, Dole, DuPont, Eastman Kodak, Johnson Outboards, Kent Int'l, Molson, Nikon, Oldsmobile, Porsche, Polaroid, R J Reynolds, Saab, Sony, Tuborg, Universal Studios and Westinghouse.

He was a consultant to Kodak for digital imaging for a number of years. He has lectured at Boston University, Brooks Institute of Photography, Hallmark Institute of Photography, ASMP, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, PhotoExpos in Los Angeles & New York. He has given workshops at Dawson College (Montreal), ICP (NYC), Kauai Photographic (Hawaii), the Maine Workshops, the Missouri Workshops, Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe Workshops & his own studio in New York City. He lectures and holds workshops at various facilities around the U.S.

His photographic prints are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Houston Fine Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), George Eastman House, Polaroid Collection, National Museum of African American History and Culture and numerous private collections.

In recent years he has focused his attention on making films. He has shot commercials, features & award-winning feature shorts as Director/Cameraman. He is currently working on several book and museum projects.