EXHIBIT Closed on September 10th 2017

Juror: Stephen Perloff

Horse-Dog Diné Bikéyahv by Robb Johnson

 A good photograph is knowing where to stand. – Ansel Adams

A corollary to Adams’ statement could be “A good photograph is knowing where to walk”. We’ve all been in places, or ob-served places, where we feel pulled into the scene; where the road, path, river, bridge, tunnel, passageway, lane or ray of sun compels us to see where the way will lead. There’s a mystery in it, the fascination of finding out what lies beyond the limit of vision, in the realm of imagination.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:17 August 17
Artists' Reception:26 August 17 16:00
Exhibit Closes:10 September 17
Pathways and Passages
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

For this exhibition, Pathways and Passages, we’re challenging you, the photographer, to entice us, your viewers, to wonder where you’re leading us. Your pictorial impression of what lies ahead will be different than anyone else’s, just as we all take our own path through life. This exhibition presents an opportunity to illustrate a good place to stand and a good place to walk, drive, sail, or fly.

Juror’s Statement:

Pathways and Passages is both literal and metaphorical. We are confronted by what lies ahead and where we've come from. We see what is immediately at our feet or impossibly far away. Before us is what is known and unknown. Before us is something new, perhaps unexpected, an adventure — or the warm embrace of home and the familiar. And occasionally there are impediments in our path. How will we overcome them?

I was pleased to see in this selection that the photographers so seamlessly blended form and content — and led the eye not only through a three-dimensional space, but around the two-dimensional plane of the picture. They deftly handled color and chiaroscuro equally and balanced fact and mystery in order to engage the viewer and leave us wanting more.

Stephen Perloff, Editor
The Photo Review

  • 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, a free exhibition catalog, and a signed copy of Stephen Perloff's book North Dakota
  • 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: Stephen Perloff

Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review (www.photoreview.org), a critical journal of international scope pub-lishing 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 colleges and universities. His photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and reside in many museum and private collections.

Perloff has been widely praised for his writing about the photography art market and for his extensive reporting on major stories in the photography industry. He has curated more than a score of exhibitions and has also has served as a juror for scores of competitions. His most recent book, North Dakota, was published by wilburerditions in April 2016.