EXHIBIT Closed on July 19th 2015
Juror: Dan Burkholder
Wild, wild wilderness, its grandeur and grace epically and intimately explored through photography.
Humans have always looked upon the beauty, majesty, and ingenuity of the world around them with reverent wonder. The regular rhythms of the sun and moon, the myriads of living creatures in all their splendid diversity, the magnificence of a flower, a butterfly’s wings or a snow crystal – The ancient Greeks aptly called the universe kosmos, a word denoting order and harmony.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||25 June 15|
|Artists' Reception:||17 July 15 17:30|
|Exhibit Closes:||19 July 15|
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
Many of nature’s patterns are related to the golden section and the Fibonacci numbers. For instance, the golden spiral is a logarithmic or equiangular spiral – a type of spiral found in unicellular foraminifera, sunflowers, seashells, animal horns and tusks, beaks and claws, whirlpools, hurricanes, and spiral galaxies.
Darkroom Gallery is calling for photography that investigates this intrinsic magic in the natural world. From macro shots to large scale landscapes show us your examples of this otherworldly complexity within our natural realm.
Juror's Choice & Honorable Mention winners received free custom prints for the exhibit that are ecologically sound, sustainable and recyclable created by EcoVisualLab!
If you truly love Photography, you love the way constant change has increasingly become one of the heartbeats of our medium. And as photography morphs in so many new directions so does our concept of what’s “natural.”
What doesn’t change is that a good photograph will still give you pause to consider the subject, the treatment and, most importantly, the photo’s ability to hold your eye, perhaps leaving you with more questions than answers. You might say the best photos are unexpected.
The final images in this exhibition weren’t always the most technically perfect, the most color faithful, or even of the most tried and true compositions. But they are the ones that will stick with you long after your iPad’s gone dark.
|Delicate and Unique|
|Mountain Goats, Mount Evans|
|Lenticular Cloud at Dusk|
|Total Eclipse, March 29, 2006|
|Capitol Reef National Park|
|Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee|
|Boat in the Fog|
|Ditch Plains II|
|Grasses on a September Morning|
|Adirondack Mts TinType|
|Owl Eye Moth Wing|
|South Dakota Sunset|
|South Shore Suite, May 2, 2015|
|Mirrored Sky Meditation: Egret|
|Cattail Creek, Glass, Arkansas|
|Fall Impression at Bellevue|
|Midnight In The Lemaire|
|The Trees of Arnhem|
| Le Tournesol|
|Omnibus 61 par le delta|
|Walls of Ice, Greenland|
|La Quinta Hike|
|Fire on the Mountain|
- Juror's Choice receives a signed copy of Douglas Beasley's Earth Meets Spirit: A Journey Through the Sacred Landscape.
- 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.
- Juror's Choice & Honorable Mention winners will be offered free custom prints for the exhibit that are ecologically sound, sustainable and recyclable created by:
- 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: Dan Burkholder
Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology in the early 1990’s. True to his love of the traditional photograph, Dan uses digital technology to build images that still look and feel like realphotographs, not like something from a graphic designer’s portfolio. Melding his unique vision with mastery of both the wet and digital darkrooms, his platinum prints are now included in many museum and private collections.
Originating the digital-negative process in 1992, Burkholder has helped open doors for all black and white photographers interested in moving into the new electronic technologies. His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, is regarded as the most authoritative work in the field.
Dan has taught classes and workshops at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the lnternational Center of Photography in New York, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego and others. Active with the Texas Photographic Society for many years, he is currently serving on the Advisory Board for this organization.
Dan Burkholder was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, an agri-industrial community in the Appalachian Mountains. He attended Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, where he received his BA and Masters Degrees in Photography.