Exhibits

EXHIBIT Closed on February 28th 2016

Juror: Taj Forer

 Juror's Choice "Staircase" by Anita Schiedeck Nürnberg, Germany
 Juror's Choice Staircase 
by Anita Schiedeck Nürnberg, Germany

Shadows fall and light shines, and where they meet is where the drama ensues.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:4 February 16
Artists' Reception:19 February 16 17:30
Exhibit Closes:28 February 16
Shadow and Light
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

 The use of shadow in a photograph gives an object or person a solid context. Time of day, one's relation to the light source, and darkness of the shadow can create an ambience or backstory all it's own. Shadows can be subtle and add to the composition, or they can be strong, sharp and piercing. They can direct the entirety of the photograph.

...light is nothing without shadows. Shadows are not simply a dark mass that borders the light. Rather, shadows are an entity as alive as the light. It is the shadows that shape the light, that draw attention to the light, and that integrate with the light to produce striking photographic opportunities. If we are to reach our full potential as photographers, we must think as much in terms of mastering the shadows as we do of mastering the light. - Ron Bigelow

Darkroom Gallery is looking for works that explore the vast languages of shadow & light. Low light, bright light and every stop in between. Light can be luminous & rich, or a stark spotlight, it can wildly dance, or softly edge darkness and cast shadows. Light can reflect and sparkle or be blinding and disarming. Natural light vs. man-made light sources: sunrises and sunsets, moonlight and neon light! Photographs are steeped in emotive qualities that go well beyond the work's subject and content, an almost indecipherable layer is imparted through the usage of light.  

Juror's Statement:

Tension. If there is one theme I return to time and time again in photography, it is tension. I know it when I see it and I like it. These images are filled with it. Tension. Formal, conceptual, emotional. As I culled through the some one-thousand photographs submitted here for consideration, I found myself immediately drawn to those that arrested me; be it formal or be it conceptual, the "arrest" was driven by tension in every single instance. From lyrical science experiments riffing on our relationship to the universe via light spectrums, to eerie noire-style narratives that unfold in a single frame, to surveillance-referencing imagery that suggest something unknown (and likely very bad), is about to take place (or will it?); the tension throughout this collection of photographs is palpable.

Taj Forer 


Staircase
Juror's Choice

Anita Schiedeck
Nürnberg, Germany
There's Really No Way to Reach Me
Honorable Mention

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
tanya
Honorable Mention

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA

Barn Light
People's Choice

Sara Roche
Westport, CT USA
Passage

Alexandria Donovan
Westport, Connecticut USA
Illusion

Amanda Marie Harner
Damascus, Maryland USA

Vincent's Chair

Analía Gutiérrez
San Francisco, California USA
Rainy Night

Andrea Waxler
Nashua, New Hampshire USA
Dune Fence

Barbara Curcio
West Islip, New York USA

Andy's Bedroom, Panama.

Barbara Hauzinger
Burlington, VT USA
Subway Exit

Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA
Subway Stairs

Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA

Hopkins Basement

Corey Reeb
Grove City, OH USA
Zocolo in the Rain, Oaxaca, Mexico

cynthia roderick
centerville, mass USA
The Whitney

Danielle L Goldstein
NEW YORK, NY United States

Daily Objects and Salt Crystals

Dascha Esselius
Stockholm, Sweden
Summer light circus

Dieter Schamne
Kiel, SH Germany
Inverted World

Ding Ren
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tree Shadow

Federica Armstrong
PALO ALTO, CA USA
Diary of a Recluse

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Bedroom

Gonzaga Gómez-Cortázar
Bilbao, Vizcaya Spain

Long Term Effects

Heather Ross
Taos, nm USA
Showchoir: Sequins

Helene Fischman
Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin USA
Algophobia

Jenn Allen
Orlando, Florida USA

Paul

John Prince
Atlanta, Georgia USA
Katy and Circumzenithal Arc

John Stetson
Falmouth, ME USA
Analemma made with gnomon (a stick used to create shadow); sun/earth relationship; mathematical symbol for infinity

John Stetson
Falmouth, ME USA

Sinto

José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain
Lungs

Leonardo Magrelli
Rome, Italy Italy
Rio de Janeiro

Leonardo Magrelli
Rome, Italy Italy

Steam

Li Shen
Thetford Center, Vermont USA
Death Valley, 2010

Lin Moore
Lincoln City, OR USA
Woman in Thought

Lisa Saltzman
New York, NY USA

Morning Sill

Louise Parms
Bronx, New York USA
Self-portrait, Presumpscot River, Falmouth, ME

Mark Barnette
Portland, ME USA
Moonshadow

Mark Hopkins
Concord, MA United States

Dark Cobblestone Alley

Matt Brittenham-Jones
Montpelier, VT USA
Abstract Sunset

Melissa Berrios
Orlando, FL USA
she and her shadow walk away from me

Michael Sullivan
Madison, WI USA

people on the bus... revealed

Michael Sullivan
Madison, WI USA
people on the bus... blinded

Michael Sullivan
Madison, WI USA
Memory of the crowd.

Nabil TAZI
Le Crès, - France

Lost

OTHELLOBANACI
SILVER SPRING, Maryland USA
Portrait #2

Philip Sager
San Francisco, CA United States
Child with Gun

Philip Sager
San Francisco, CA United States

Untitled

Rainy Silvestre
Miami, FLORIDA USA
Untitled

Rainy Silvestre
Miami, FLORIDA USA
Sape

sofia yu
Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

Burden

Stephen Milne
Alliston, Ontario Canada
New England Geometry

Wil Scott
Annapolis, MD USA
Encounter

William Chandler
Burlington, Vermont 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: Taj Forer

Taj Forer is a photographic artist, publisher and educator. He is a Cofounder of Daylight, the celebrated international photography publisher.

Daylight is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine-art, Daylight’s uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography, and the world-at-large. 

Forer received his MFA in Photography from UNC-Chapel Hill (where he is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Art) and his BA from Sarah Lawrence College. Forer is the author of two books of his own photography, Stone by Stone (Kehrer Verlag, 2011, Heidelberg, Germany) and Threefold Sun (Charta Editions, 2007, Milano, Italy).

His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe including those of The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC), The Sir Elton John Collection (London, UK), The Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, NC) and The Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA).

EXHIBIT Closed on March 27th 2016

Juror: Peter Turnley


 Juror's Choice: Sweet Dream. Refuge in America
by Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA

Photography documenting moments of the human condition 

Culture: a word with many shades of meaning and numerous subtle connotations. To the anthropologist, culture defines the social, behavioral, material, and spiritual characteristics of distinct groups of people such as tribes, ethnic groups, and nations, as well as subgroups within those larger entities.

Already in the earliest photographs, in the 19th century, we see a fascination with non-western and "exotic" cultures. While much of this ethnographic depiction of non-western peoples and their ways of life are now regarded as another form of colonial exploitation, there is value in those images which honestly present nom-western cultures as they once existed.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:3 March 16
Artists' Reception:19 March 16 15:00
Exhibit Closes:27 March 16
Culture
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Today terms like "cultural appropriation" and "multiculturalism" serve to create an awareness of the sensitivity of others, even as we are increasingly exposed to cultures unlike our own. Global emigration and resettlement have brought widely varied cultures into close proximity. Virtually every large city in America now has a street or district that's like a miniature United Nations, with shops and restaurants offering goods and cuisine from all over the world.  In addition, our own culture has become more and more tribalized, with subgroups comprising every distinct interest, belief, and region. Think of bikers, surfers, square dancers, rodeo riders, football fans, Trekkies, historic reenactors... the variations are endless.

Darkroom Gallery has created this exhibition called Culture as a challenge to you, the photographer, to look around at the cultural groups you encounter. If you're a world traveler, that's fine, but even if you never venture far there are opportunities to depict the differing cultures of your own community, state, and nation. Think creatively, avoid stereotypes, and bring us your world.

Juror's Statement:

It was an honor and a pleasure to have the privilege to look at all of the photographs submitted for the exhibition “culture”. This is a beautiful and powerful mosaic of visual stories of the human condition worldwide. As I looked at all of the photographs, I found myself sitting at a desk peacefully, with some music in the background, and my heart was moved by so much humanity, energy, spontaneity, authenticity, and profound existence within the visual poems I was seeing. We are all one amazing, beautiful human family, and it is our diversity that makes our world and existence so powerful, and truly rich. Our most important friend is communication, empathy, compassion, and a respect for each other’s vulnerability, and dignity. Thank you for the chance to see such a wonderful group of images. Bravo.

Peter Turnley


Sweet Dream. Refuge in America
Juror's Choice

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA
Locker room
Honorable Mention

Charter Weeks
Barrington, NH USA
Youth Young Gifted & Black
Honorable Mention

Michael Sullivan
Madison, WI USA

Summer
Honorable Mention

Niki Boon
Blenheim, Marlborough New Zealand
follow the shadow
Honorable Mention

Simona Nanoveanu
Bucharest, Romania
River
People's Choice

Niki Boon
Blenheim, Marlborough New Zealand

Happy Day

Barbara Curcio
West Islip, New York USA
Outside Brooklyn Borough Hall

Caitlin Garvey
Alexandria, VA USA
Affection

Chip Kahn
Arlington, Virginia USA

Havana

Chip Kahn
Arlington, Virginia USA
Horse Dancing on Lake Chapala, Mexico

Dane Strom
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico
The Puppet Master Adjusts His Hat

Dane Strom
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico

Scraped Chin, Hamtramck, Michigan

Daniel Farnum
Tulsa, Oklahoma USA
LEADS Kids

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
San Lazaro, La Habana, Cuba, 17 diciembre 2013

David Garten
Waitsfield, VT USA

Francis J. Killay, Montpelier

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA
Himba Woman

Fran Meckler
San Francisco, Ca USA
Saraswati

Fran Meckler
San Francisco, Ca USA

Belinda - Riverside Restauranteur

Gary Horsfall
Seattle, WA USA
vecchio in attesa

Gianluca Afflitti
BorgoTossignano, Bologna Italia
tribal bar

Gianluca Afflitti
BorgoTossignano, Bologna Italia

Just Take Me Home

Harry Longstreet
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
flag

JOHN B DOUGLAS
Burlington, VT USA
A Quest For Healthcare in Ethiopia

Joni Kabana
Portland, OR USA

Calder’s Child, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 2014

Julie O'Connor
Weston, CT USA
Tibetan Man in a Coracle

Julie O'Connor
Weston, CT USA
Tidbinbilla Man

Karen Burgess
Frenchs Forest, NSW Australia

Carnaval Drummer, Buenos Aires

Kip Harris
Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada
L.A.dy Like-Los Angeles CA.

Lance Shigematsu
Los Angeles, CA USA
Modern Chief- Reagan Airport, Virginia

Lance Shigematsu
Los Angeles, CA USA

Workers Wall - Los Angeles CA.

Lance Shigematsu
Los Angeles, CA USA
Belushi Brothers mask band, NYC

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Starlight dance band

Len Speier
New York, NY USA

The "Lady" in Red

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
To Market

Li Shen
Thetford Center, Vermont USA
surfer’s paradise

Lisa Dorenfest
New York, New York USA

India Woman

Miles Scanlon
South Burlington, VT USA
A traditional Camel Bazaar

Mohammed Munir El Kadi
Abu Dhabi, AUH United Arab Emirates
Apple Picking

Natalie Fay Green
Bethesda, MD USA

Sleepover

Natalie Fay Green
Bethesda, MD USA
Courtside Seat

Natalie Fay Green
Bethesda, MD USA
Beach sculptures

Niki Boon
Blenheim, Marlborough New Zealand

No Way...

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Red

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Society of Survivors

Rebecca Morrison
Jamaica Plain, MA USA

Krakow Couple

Robert Heller
Knoxville, TN USA
The Gypsy Family

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA
The Wedding Singers

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA

Day of Ashura

savaş onur şen
Van, Turkey
Untitled (Selma, AL)

Stephen Marc
Tempe, Arizona USA
Untitled (New Orleans, LA)

Stephen Marc
Tempe, Arizona USA

Untitled (Selma, AL)

Stephen Marc
Tempe, Arizona USA
I hate you

Stephen Milne
Alliston, Ontario Canada
Joy Town

Stephen Milne
Alliston, Ontario Canada

Rodeo Kids, Buena Vista, Colorado

Stephen Witty
Colorado Springs, CO USA
Gun People - Ace

TBowphoto.com
Houston, Texas USA
Myriam

tilman
Villejuif, France

Perles sur Peachtree

Zachary Garrett
Atlanta, GA USA
Monsieur en Bleu

Zachary Garrett
Atlanta, GA USA
PROGERIA

Zahra Khorami
Tehran, Iran

  • 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.
  • Juror's Choice also receives a signed limited edition copy of Peter Turnley's book Cuba - A Grace of Spirit
  • 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: Peter Turnley

Peter Turnley is renown for his photography of the realities of the human condition. His photographs have been featured on the cover of Newsweek 43 times and are published frequently in the world’s most prestigious publications. He has worked in over 90 countries and has witnessed most major stories of international geo-political and historic significance in the last thirty years. His photographs draw attention to the plight of those who suffer great hardships or injustice. He also affirms with his vision the many aspects of life that are beautiful, poetic, just, and inspirational.

Turnley’s photographs have been featured in Newsweek, Harper’s, Stern, Paris Match, Geo, LIFE, National Geographic, The London Sunday Times, VSD, Le Figaro, Le Monde, New Yorker, and DoubleTake. Peter Turnley worked on contract for the Newsweek Magazine from 1986-2001 and as a contributing editor/photographer with Harper’s Magazine from 2003-2007. His work is frequently published in photo essay form in magazines, on major television networks such as CNN, ABC’s “Nightline”, and in online publications, such as The Online Photographer. Turnley’s photographs have been published the world over and have won many international awards including the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, numerous awards and citations from World Press Photo, and the University of Missouri’s Pictures of the Year competition.

Turnley has photographed most of the world’s conflicts of the last decade including the Gulf War-1991, the Balkans (Bosnia), Somalia, Rwanda, South Africa, Chechnya, Haiti, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Kosovo, the war in Iraq-2003, and also maintains an ongoing documentation of the major refugee populations of the world. He witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolutions in Eastern Europe in 1989, the liberation of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid in South Africa. He was in New York at “Ground Zero” on Sept 11, 2001, New Orleans during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, Haiti after the tragic earthquake of 2011, and Egypt during the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in 2011. He is currently working on a long-term project on daily life in Cuba, “Cuba-A Grace of Spirit”. Turnley has produced portraits and covered many of the modern world’s most influential people: Obama, Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin, Mandela, Arafat, Schroeder, Ceausescu, Gaddafi, Chirac, Clinton, Reagan, Bush Sr, Lady Diana, and Pope Jean Paul II among others.

Since 1975, Turnley has also continually photographed the life of Paris, his adopted home. Turnley was born in the U.S., but has lived more than half his life in Paris. His tender, humorous, and sensual view of Paris, offers distinct contrast to the stark realities depicted in his photojournalism. He has photographed the extensively the life of Paris these past 35 years. Turnley worked as the assistant to the famous French photographer Robert Doisneau in Paris in the early 1980’s.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, the Sorbonne of Paris, and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris, Turnley has received Honorary Doctorate degrees from the New School of Social Research in New York and St. Francis College of Indiana. He received a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard for the academic year 2000-2001.

Peter Turnley also teaches photography workshops on street photography and the photo-essay in Paris, Cuba, New York, Mumbai, Venice, Sicily, and Lisbon.

He presently lives in both New York and Paris, and has previously published six books of his work: French Kiss – A Love Letter to Paris, Beijing Spring, Moments of Revolution, In Times of War and Peace, Parisians, and McClellan Street.

 

EXHIBIT Closed on May 22nd 2016

Juror: Olaf Willoughby

We now are enrolling spots for Olaf's Street Photography Workshop at the gallery Saturday July 23-24, 2016

"Beach Day" Juror's Choice by Russ Rowland NY, NY USA
"Beach Day" Juror's Choice
by Russ Rowland NY, NY USA

Momentous moments frozen forever through the lens of our cameras.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:28 April 16
Artists' Reception:14 May 16 15:00
Exhibit Closes:22 May 16
In the Moment
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

The very medium of photography lends itself to chance.  In all instances an image is defined by how skillfully a single shot can be fired and, in turn, a work of art created.To capture in moment, an unexpected scene, the unscripted interaction between strangers or friends alike.  

It’s about capturing life...revealing the drama in the everyday. That’s it. Like any good photograph it needs to exude an energy which resonates with the viewer. It may capture a decisive moment, highlight drama and tension or just pose a question. -Olaf Willoughby

Darkroom Gallery is calling for works that interpret moments in reality as monumentally powerful, humorous, heart-rending or sublime. Just as an improv actor steps onto the stage without any thoughts or goals is his or her head we are looking for the very telling, thoughtful and insightful images. Photographs that succeed because they aren't staged. 

 

Juror's Statement:

‘In the Moment’ was a difficult challenge and therefore very rewarding to judge. Some went for classic ‘decisive moments’, others were more carefully staged but nevertheless still projected the energy of powerful moments. The few landscape entries were particularly good at capturing that feeling we get, when we want the moment to last just that little bit longer.

In my selection process I look for the element of intrigue. Something about the image which makes me linger and ideally poses a question about the intent of the artist. Then I look for technique; cropping, composition, exposure and processing values..etc. The juror’s choice and the three honorable mentions all have the magic ingredient of going beyond being simply good pictures to capture extraordinary moments.
I was honored to be spoiled with so many good images submitted and I want to thank everyone who entered. 

Juror’s choice - Beach Day
This certainly has intrigue value! The image is striking in its directness. The figure in the background provides contrast. Black and white is a good choice for a situation where color might be distracting. The image is simple but complete, a puzzle where the pieces have fallen neatly into place.
 

Olaf Willoughby


Beach Day
Juror's Choice

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA
Break Time
Honorable Mention

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA
Shallow Dreams
Honorable Mention

Julie Hamel
Loudon, NH USA

Monster Visit
Honorable Mention

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA
Iyla
People's Choice

Julie Hamel
Loudon, NH USA
Her Hero

Amy Nowak
Pawcatuck, CT USA

Jury

Anatolie Poiata
Chisinau, Moldova
shh

Anita
Baltimore, MD USA
Close Up

Barbara Curcio
West Islip, New York USA

The Escape

Cristina Tinta
Bucharest, Romania
Strange Snow

Cristina Tinta
Bucharest, Romania
Aztec Dancers in Mexico

Dane Strom
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico

Rain Toys

Dane Strom
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico
Dance Like No One is Watching

Danielle L Goldstein
NEW YORK, NY United States
Yellow

Danielle L Goldstein
NEW YORK, NY United States

Bridge

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA
Sarah Matthew and Athena, Plainfield, VT.

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA
not man made

Felice Douglas
Stuttgart, Germany

The Space Between

Georg Worecki
Erpeldange, Luxembourg
Despite

Greer Underwood
Jackson, MS USA
Untitled 1 Sled Dog Series

Iggy Beerbower
Potsdam, NY USA

The Climb

Jennifer Carr
Virginia Beach, VA USA
What are you holding?

John J Young
Washington DC, DC USA
Rain Room

JP Terlizzi
New York, NY USA

Guatemala Dog

Karl Hirsch
Tempe, AZ USA
Quinceañera

Karl Hirsch
Tempe, AZ USA
NYC

Kristen Victoria Harner
Damascus, MD USA

Urban Encounter

Li Shen
Thetford Center, Vermont USA
Break Away

Lorraine Castillo
Martinez, CA USA
Death Valley Sunrise

Louise Halstead
Belmont, MA USA

Talking It Out

Marcia Mahoney
Chicago, Illinois USA
Country Singer

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
Sunday Storm in Woodstock

Mark Allen Dierker
Dubuque, Iowa USA

Lightning Over the Point

Mark Allen Dierker
Dubuque, Iowa USA
Quercus Lyra

Mark Allen Dierker
Dubuque, Iowa USA
A Selfie

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA

Santa's Uh-Oh Moment

Meagan Dwyer
eastchester, ny USA
Picasso's Serenade

N. Gianturco
Asheville, NC USA
Nectar's Draw

N. Gianturco
Asheville, NC USA

a diary set to fall no.1

Nate Mosseau
Burlington, Vermont USA
The X

Nawfal Jassim Jirees
Springfield Gardens, NY USA
AirShow

Nawfal Jassim Jirees
Springfield Gardens, NY USA

Holding Out For a Hero

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Loss

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA
Brothers

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA

Lamentations

Rebecca Rothey
LAUREL, MARYLAND United States
The Kids Are All Right

Rik Carlson
Burlington, VT USA
Reflection

Rik Carlson
Burlington, VT USA

Protest #BlackLivesMatter

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA
Untitled

Serge Soucy
Plainville, CT USA
girls will be girls

Simona Nanoveanu
Bucharest, Romania

he's so cute

Simona Nanoveanu
Bucharest, Romania
Morning Mist

Stephen Milne
Alliston, Ontario Canada
Live to Ride (Ho-Hum)

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA

FIRE, Palappuram, Palakkad, Kerala, India, 2016,

Susan Copich
Hillsdale, New York USA
Where She Reads

Tamra Yandow
Jericho, Vermont USA
Freedom

Tareq Habib
Forest Hills, NY USA

Until The Cops Come

TBowphoto.com
Houston, Texas USA
Some Happy Some Sad

TBowphoto.com
Houston, Texas 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, a free exhibition catalog;
  • Juror's Choice also receives a signed edition of Visualizing Poetry: The Power of Word and Images by Olaf Willoughby andEileen McCarney Muldoon
  • 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: Olaf Willoughby

Olaf enjoys an excellent relationship with Leica UK, being one of a number of photographers video interviewed about using the classic Leica M rangefinder camera.  He is co-founder of a Facebook/website group called The Leica Meet. Started in Aug 2013, it now has almost 10,000 members. His work has been exhibited in the UK and the USA and he has authored articles for leading photography magazines and guest blogged on top photo websites. Olaf is a photographer and writer living in London. His work is about Pattern Detection. Exploring the ebb and flow of energy around us.  It is also diverse, involving everything from advocacy to collaborative projects, from multiple exposures to street photography. In advocacy he has visted the Antarctic twice and authored a book titled, ‘Antarctica A Sense of Place’ which the WWF sent as an ebook to their global top 5,000 donors.
In commercial work he has photographed the Soweto String Orchestra in Trafalgar Sq, London, outside the South African Embassy on Nelson Mandela’s birthday. He has just published a book, 'On Tongue Tip Turn a Thousand Times, Moments Frozen in Photography & Haiku Poetry' using abstract imagery to illustrate the beautiful and intense verses of haiku poems.

In 2016 with Eileen McCarney Muldoon, he’ll be co-teaching Visual Conversations workshops at Maine Media College, in New York and at Leica UK, plus running a Street Photography course in Brooklyn. They have also published 'Visualising Poetry', a book celebrating the power of words and images. Getting work out there is important. It was John Cage who said that he didn't feel his work actually existed until someone had heard it. Publishing a single image, showing a project in an exhibition, or seeing a book in print is exciting.  As work comes to a fruition it marks an ending. And
endings contain new beginnings......

 

EXHIBIT Closed on April 24th 2016

Juror: Susan Spiritus


Juror's Choice: FACADE
by JOE CALLERI
NORTHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

Color photography: the power of a palette reveals the true nature of an image. 

It is easy to take color for granted; after all, it is how we see the world every day.  But color plays such an integral part in our emotions and in our perception of a scene.  Knowledge of the nature of color and how to capture it gives paramount impact and expression to photography.

As long ago as the 6th-century in China, people have tried to understand how and why we react to different colors and how the various colors work together.  More than the combination of red, blue and yellow, color is a visual tool for non-verbal communication.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:31 March 16
Artists' Reception:15 April 16 17:30
Exhibit Closes:24 April 16
Chroma
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

...for all our knowledge and technology, there are still aspects of color and light that we do not fully understand. Even the way that we actually see colors is a mystery; although the basic physical aspects are known, how our brains interpret the information gathered by our eyes is still open to much speculation...Color has the power to create moods, evoke emotions, or show the world in ways that would otherwise be invisible or lost to our everyday lives. By carefully selecting, adjusting, or manipulating the colors present in an image, it can be given a meaning that can be as blatant or as subtle as you like.  - Chris Rutter

Darkroom Gallery is calling for works that exemplify the vast aptitudes of color.  Photography that compels, through it's very saturation, an emotive response.

Juror's Statement:

Having five days to carefully review 991 submissions to Darkroom Gallery’s “CHROMA” exhibition was somewhat of a daunting thought at the outset, but upon receiving the selections, I was immediately inspired by the first image I had to judge, which gave me the enthusiasm to want to see more. (And yes, the first image I saw did make it into the final cut!)

The call for entries requested works to “exemplify the vast aptitudes of color” which is a fairly broad statement, but was interpreted by me to look for works that clearly exhibit a color’s intensity and its total saturation. I wanted to have and was looking for an immediate emotional response to the image that was before me.

I was looking for a “WOW”! I responded immediately to the starkness and simplicity of "Pepper in Pan" , while with “Façade” , the tri-color palate and shadows were so in sync, that it gave me the emotional response I was seeking. I can say much the same for the saturated color and simplicity in, “In Agreement” . “Optimistic” exemplifies an everyday scenario that we see on a regular basis, but in this instance, the juxtaposition of the colors against the unbalanced form gave me reason not to have to look twice!

There were other images that caught my eye and were shortlisted for commendation, but I was limited only to 3 Honorable Mentions. As a result, I was unable to choose "Red Tulips", "Painter’s Canvas", "Chromatic Cube" and "Happy Home" which are worthy of mention.

Susan Spiritus


FACADE
Juror's Choice

JOE CALLERI
NORTHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
In Agreement
Honorable Mention

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA
Pepper in Pan
Honorable Mention

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA

Optimistic
Honorable Mention

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
Full Moon, Rockport, Maine
People's Choice

Bruce Van Valen
Torrington, CT USA
Burano

Anna Pepe
Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

Rural England. A verdant patchwork

Anna Pepe
Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
Lawn Chairs

Barbara Kantz
East Setauket, NY United States
Sunset at Lake Chapala, Mexico

Dane Strom
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico

Bag 7005

David "Squid" Quinn
Brooklyn, NY USA
Blue Chairs

David Dumo
Palm Springs, CA USA
Shelter

Dawn Watson
Hastings on Hudson, NY USA

Cape Cod Pond

Dick Lavine
Austin, Texas USA
Summer shower

Dick Lavine
Austin, Texas USA
Tela

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA

Red tulips

Ellen Freyer
Los Angeles, CA USA
Red Lily

Ellen Freyer
Los Angeles, CA USA
Happy Home

Ethna Gillespie
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada

A little Hopper in Budapest

Felipe Gavioli
São Paulo, SP Brazil
Hot Rod Lime

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
Fear of the Marketplace

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

Painter's Canvas

Greg Bennett
Hampden, ME USA
RED BOW

JOE CALLERI
NORTHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
SHOVEL

JOE CALLERI
NORTHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

Puebla Rroof tops

John Padour
Oak Park, IL USA
Door Hoi An Vietnam

Karen Burgess
Frenchs Forest, NSW Australia
Rooster, Hoi An Vietnam

Karen Burgess
Frenchs Forest, NSW Australia

Red Onions

Kitty Stanley
Wilder, VT USA
Whose Got The Buttons?

Lynda Younker
Lantana, Florida USA
Yellow Pit Stop

Lynda Younker
Lantana, Florida USA

The Bench By The Lake

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
City of Gold

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
Red Box

Mark Kalan
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico

Farm Door

Mark Kalan
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico
Dos Abuelas Y Un Arbol

Mark Kalan
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico
Shutters

Mary Ciullo
Glen Head, NY USA

Big Yellow Doors

Meagan Dwyer
eastchester, ny USA
Blowing in the Wind

Mildred Alpern
New York, New York USA
SeaForms

N. Gianturco
Asheville, NC USA

Little buddhas in Bayon

Nikhil Ghodke
Purchase, Ny USA
Somewhere

Patrick M Lynch
Lexington, NC USA
Ludington Pool

Peter A. Taylor
Grand Rapids, MI USA

Untitled [Field]

Ruth Raveh
Brooklyn, NY USA
Aarhus Pilot

Sally Canzoneri
Washington, DC USA
The Path

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA

Caribbean Colors

Sara Roche
Westport, CT USA
Red-Eyed Green Tree Frog

Sara Roche
Westport, CT USA
on water

Simona Nanoveanu
Bucharest, Romania

Los Morellos Light - Puerto Rico

Stephen Beattie
Burlington, VT USA
Neon Abstract

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
Roseate Spoonbill

Steven Winker
Mascoutah, IL USA

East Texas Autumn

Susan Hanson
San Marcos, Texas USA
Pepe

TBowphoto.com
Houston, Texas USA
Summer Beach House

Ted Dinkel
East Burke, VT United States

Chromatic Cube

William Chandler
Burlington, Vermont USA
Banana Yellow

William Lee
Miami Shores, Fl USA

Photo Credits(starting with yellow duck image, left-right): Oh, the Humanity ©Geoffrey Agrons, Havana Pink ©Suzanne Engelberg, Diner ©Norma McGehee Woodward,  ©Al Satterwhite, ©Al Satterwhite, Hot Rod RainDrops ©Gary Tobler, ©Al Satterwhite 

  • 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: Susan Spiritus

Susan Spiritus has been a leader in the field of fine art photography for 39 years, opening the doors to her Southern California gallery in 1976 so that she could share her passion for photography with others.

Today, the gallery handles works by such photographic luminaries as Ansel Adams,Ruth Bernhard, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Eikoh Hosoe, André Kertész, Paul Caponigro,Brett Weston and George Tice. The selection is always varied as new images arrive regularly while others have been sold. Please inquire.

Also represented are many of today’s most popular and award-winning contemporary artists including Camille Seaman, Hiroshi Watanabe, Cara Barer, Fran Forman, David Burdeny, Roman Loranc and Adrian Roland Davisin addition to several emerging artists, Tami Bone, Mitchell Hartman, Ellen Jantzen, Deborah Parkin, Tim Hyde and Chris Kovacs from Vancouver, BC .

The gallery regularly works with new artists from overseas.  Besides Seung Hoon Park (South Korea), Deborah Parkin (UK) and William Furniss (Hong Kong), we have recently begun to represent Hengki Koentjoro http://susanspiritusgallery.com/artist/hengki-koentjoro/ from Jakarta, Indonesia and Ellie Davies from the UK.

We also have a robust collection of work by artists from Japan, including Eikoh Hosoe, Celine Wu and Yoichi Nagata. The newest addition to the gallery is Ryota Kajita, aka Kanji, whose work can be viewed here.

The gallery works with private collectors, corporations and design professionals providing personalized counsel in order to address each client’s individual needs. Whether a first time buyer or a prolific collector, the gallery has something for everyone. Art ranges in price, style and type including platinum, silver, hand-colored and digital. Custom framing can be arranged. Artwork can be shipped anywhere in the world.

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