Exhibits

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.

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 July 17th 2016

Juror: Tim Booth


Juror's Choice: Entwined
by 
Gary Mitchell from Dayton, Ohio USA

Hands and feet, examined and depicted though the medium of photography. 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:23 June 16
Artists' Reception:8 July 16 17:30
Exhibit Closes:17 July 16
Manus et Pedibus
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

The hand: we uses it as a tool, as a symbol, and as a weapon. A whole literature of legend, folklore, superstition, and myth has been built up around the human hand. As an organ of performance it serves as eyes for the blind, the hearing impaired and mute talk with it, and it has become a symbol of salutation, supplication, and condemnation. The hand has played a part in the creative life of every known society, and it has come to be symbolic or representative of the whole person in art, in drama, and in music.

Juror Tim Booth devotes a series of works to photographing hands called A Show of Hands: "With hands from all corners of society, from builders to world class musicians, artists to grave-diggers...For some they are just tools, blunt instruments that enable them to achieve a desired result. For others their relationship with their hands goes beyond the mere physical, to a more esoteric connection, where in many cases the hands are a conduit through which intentions, and indeed feeling, can be passed from the mind to their task, be it labour, art, sport, music or craft."

Much in the same way that hands play a vital role in defining human nature and brilliance, feet also provide a imperative purpose. They transport us from place to place and allow us to dance. Our upright heel-toe, heel-toe is taken for granted once we get the hang of it, ask any parent of a toddler you know and the moment a baby takes their first step cannot be more magical or transcendent.

Darkroom Gallery is calling for photography that captures the many different uses and appearances of hands and feet. We are looking for images that not only capture these body parts in unique or all too familiar circumstances but also the handiwork and destruction that they leave behind. Foot trails, fingerprints, handmade objects, tools worn dull, paths of destruction as well as bountiful creation are all fair game for this exhibition. From soles to palms and shoe collections to lost mittens, we want to see the many uses, abuses and fetishes that hands and feet have come to know.

Juror's Statement:

Overall I was very impressed with submissions. The range of concepts was broad, even if some of them did go a tad off brief!
The selection for the show was not as hard as I had imagined, and everyone who made it through should be very pleased.
Picking the juror’s choice was of course the hardest task of all. From the fifty selected images there were twelve images that I agonised over. In the end I had to choose one that I felt most strongly fulfilled the brief.
This of course meant that a few images I’d hoped to shortlist for Juror’s Choice I had to pass on. I would love to critique all 50 of the ‘Picked’ images of course.

Juror’s Choice: Entwined
I love this image because it makes such a powerful point. Here we have a naked couple lying on top of one another, noses touching in a moment of extreme intimacy, and yet it is their clasped hands that show the true bond and communication that’s going on between them. Despite the content it’s not remotely sexual, or even sensual really, it just shows that touching and hold or clasping hands is a stronger and more honest form of communication than anything else, and is so easy to empathize with.

Honorable Mentions: Step Sleep
A gorgeous image with a strong narrative. It’s beautifully balanced and shows the hands and feet together in a more powerful way than any of the other work. I love the vulnerability of the story and the strength of the feet that have walked so many miles.

Don’t Let Your Books Gather Dust
This I’d want on my wall. It’s animated and yet still, nicely processed and toned without being over fiddled with, perfectly composed and balanced. This came so close to being my Juror’s Choice because it has so much heart, and only missed it by a fraction as I felt that whilst being a beautiful image, it wasn’t quite on brief enough.

Scream
Now I’m not a great fan of digital manipulation/fantasy images, but this composition says a lot. We can gag ourselves, hold as much in as we dare, but our hands will always give the game away and let our voice out. At least that’s what I get from this. It’s well executed and lit, simple and yet powerful.

I think all fifty finalists are winners.

Tim Booth


Entwined
Juror's Choice
SOLD

Gary Mitchell
Dayton, Ohio USA
Step Sleep
Honorable Mention

Robert Moore
Dallas, TX USA
Don't Let Your Books Gather Dust
People's Choice

Sue Henry
Nolensville, Tennessee USA

Scream
Honorable Mention

Trevor Shingler
Daytona beach, Florida United States
Creative Hands

Ashley Sheppard
Crescent City, Florida USA
The Weakness Is In the Want 2

Candi S. Kalinsky
Omaha, Nebraska USA

Christine

Christine Miess
Vienna, Austria
Zapotec Hands

Dane Strom
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico
1+1x2

e andrew bartel
New York, NY USA

gulliver's travels

e andrew bartel
New York, NY USA
Dona Miguelina

Felipe Gavioli
São Paulo, SP Brazil
Monotype #3

George Pennington
Southborough, MA USA

Living Room Fort

Holly Thompson
New Braunfels, TX USA
Strength in Solitude (7)

Jody Berns
Highland Park, Illinois USA
Tõnis Malkov (Hands of A Jewelry artist)

Jun Ishikura
Yokohama, Kanagawa Japan

Mudra (Phoebe; Congress x High)

Karen Merritt
., Maine USA
Prayer (Phoebe; Congress x High)

Karen Merritt
., Maine USA
Be with me

Lacourt Guillaume
Bangrak, Bangkok Thailand

Magical Hands, Philadelphia

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Levitation

Mark Allen Dierker
Dubuque, Iowa USA
Waiting for Einstein

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA

Sharpen

Marty Cohen
Carmel, CA USA
Los Dedos

Mary Ciullo
Glen Head, NY USA
Morning Alms

Michael Trupiano
Abiquiu, New Mexico United States

Lacquerware Beginnings

Michael Trupiano
Abiquiu, New Mexico United States
Dueling Instruments

Mildred Alpern
New York, New York USA
A Traditional Emiratee dance

Mohammed Munir El Kadi
Abu Dhabi, AUH United Arab Emirates

April 22, 1975

Neal Panton
Cranbrook, BC Canada
August 4, 1937

Neal Panton
Cranbrook, BC Canada
January 19, 1973

Neal Panton
Cranbrook, BC Canada

Second Sight

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Toe Point

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Prayer Beads

Philippa Stannard
Perugia, Perugia ITALY

Distance 1

Philippa Stannard
Perugia, Perugia ITALY
It's Only Mud

Rachel Eubanks
Lucedale, Mississippi USA
Mirrors and Moons

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA

Drill, Cambria, Calif., 2014

Richard Greene
Los Angeles, CA USA
Street Dance, Venice Beach, Calif., 2014

Richard Greene
Los Angeles, CA USA
Relic

Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA

Ego

Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA
The Reluctant Celebrity

Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA
Shield

Robertino R. Ragazza
San Jose, California USA

Francisco Niquinás, Calderas reservation, Nasa

Silvino Gonzalez
Bogotá, Cundinamarca Colombia
Hand in Leaves

Stephanie Facer
Grand Rapids, MI USA
Root Hand

Stephen Milne
Alliston, Ontario Canada

All That Jazz

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
The Fiddle Player's Hands

Sue Henry
Nolensville, Tennessee USA
Pain

Trevor Shingler
Daytona beach, Florida United States

Fishing Nets Maker

Viktoryia Vinnikava
Grodno, Belarus
Pearls Collector

Viktoryia Vinnikava
Grodno, Belarus

 

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 edition of Tim Booth's book A Show of Hands.
  • 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: Tim Booth

 

Born in the UK in 1963, Tim Booth began taking photographs with his father’s camera at the age of eight. By he time he was a teenager he’d bought his first SLR, thrown on a backpack and headed off around Europe. Infected by both travel and photography he spent several years shooting freelance features for most of the UK’s weekend magazines and newspapers in Africa, Pakistan and South East Asia. Once settled back in the UK he shot commercial, corporate and design work from his London studio whilst also pursuing personal projects. His first exhibition ‘Into The Light’, shot whilst on assignments in Africa, was followed by the first ‘A Show Of Hands’ exhibition, which comprised his first fifty hands portraits. Now twenty-four years on and over a hundred hands later his book has been published to worldwide critical acclaim. He’s now based deep in the Dorset countryside in South West England, shooting people and landscapes for commercial clients both here and abroad, as well as the odd pair of hands to add to his collection.

Asked why he loves his work Tim replied – “Photography is all about passion. Passion for communication, passion for art, passion for light and for change. Every moment of every day there are pictures happening all over the world, and occasionally I’m lucky enough to witness some of them.”

 

EXHIBIT Closed on June 19th 2016

Juror: Carlos Mínguez Carrasco

©Lauren Mazzotta
Juror's Choice: ©John Flynn
White River Junction, VT USA

Photographing the art of architecture; the anthropological implications of structural design.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:26 May 16
Artists' Reception:11 June 16 15:00
Exhibit Closes:19 June 16
Construct: Art in Architecture
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Humans are not the only beings on the planet who alter the landscape with their activities and not the only ones who construct elaborate structures for use as shelter, work space, storage, and transportation. Social creatures such as ants, bees, and birds are quite skilled at constructing places for shelter and comfort, as well as building roads and bridges for moving themselves and their food supply from place to place. The constructions of humans, however, have taken the molding of natural resources to a level at which the results of their activity have literally transformed the earth and can be seen from space.

"Architecture depends on its time. It is the crystallization of its inner structure, the slow unfolding of its form." -Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

This exhibit is sponsored by:
Scott + Partners

As this quote from Mies points out, constructed artifacts... architecture... is always in a state of change. New structures go up, old structures come down or are burned or buried. Appearance changes when new materials, new technology, new cultural norms, and new functional requirements create a need for new physical forms.

Construct is a challenge to you, the photographer to create your unique vision of the constructed environment. Photography has been, from its very inception in the 19th century, recording the human environment, both in its contemporary manifestations and in its past configuration. For Construct we're not looking specifically for formal architectural photography, but rather for images of the built environment that evoke a sense of place and time, whether in the present or as a record of the past. Where do you see things being built up, being utilized, being torn down, or simply abandoned? Anything we humans have built on the earth is fair game in this challenge. What do you see when you look around you?

Juror's Statement:

As a juror, I am pleased by the wide range of photographs and the creativity with which participants approached the difficult task of portraying architecture. What we usually call "Architecture" often consists of the signed, designed, discussed, and photographed buildings made by and for known and renowned architects. But this exclusive set of buildings represents only a small percentage of a variety of architectures, and of their scale of influence in defining our reality. 

While evaluating the photographs, I focused on how the images reveal that, beyond the aesthetics of facades, architecture is a complex construct entangled in the legal, social, and political pressures of contemporary life. In portraying a variety of issues, such as the muscular transformation of the city; the various ways in which we live together; the technological textures of urbanism; and the banality of our public spaces, the selected series of photographs brings to light particular architectural facets that often remain hidden to our daily perception. Despite the diversity of issues and contexts these photographs display, there is one thing they have in common: while bodies are kept off camera, a sense of community remains in focus.

Carlos Mínguez Carrasco

The order in which these images are displayed was specifically specified by juror Carlos Minguez Carrasco.


Hawaii
SOLD

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Istanbul Street

Yorgo Pasadeos
Buda, Texas USA
Apocalyptic Sublime I
People's Choice

Ibai Rigby
Austin, Texas USA

Art vs Trash

Yoong Wah Alex Wong
Istanbul, Turkey
Between Neighbours

Yoong Wah Alex Wong
Istanbul, Turkey
Blue

Danielle L Goldstein
NEW YORK, NY United States

Antennas Galore

George S. Gati
Beekman, NY USA
Mexico

George S. Gati
Beekman, NY USA
Desert Towers at Sunset

Wil Scott
Annapolis, MD USA

The Final Solution, Dachau

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA
Reconstructed Cottage, My Lai

Kip Harris
Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada
Corbusier House

Artur Sikora
Dublin, Ireland

Construction Fence, East 10th Street

Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA
Last Frontier

Ashok Sinha
New York, NY USA
Blue

Ashok Sinha
New York, NY USA

Vertical Lines

Ashok Sinha
New York, NY USA
Rue Gosford, Montreal

Ted Dinkel
East Burke, VT United States
Boat Slips, Montreal

Ted Dinkel
East Burke, VT United States

Costs of Comfort
Juror's Choice

John Flynn
White River Junction, VT USA
Fresh Meats

S.A. Hopkins
Glen Allen, Virginia USA
Behind the Church

S.A. Hopkins
Glen Allen, Virginia USA

Radome

Mark Indig
Valley Village, CA USA
SECTION 10

Mary Ciullo
Glen Head, NY USA
Broadcast, bleak.

Mary Ciullo
Glen Head, NY USA

Rundetaarn

Calli McCaw
New York, NY USA
Amish Barn

Larry Rankin
Florence, MA USA
Geometry

Mildred Alpern
New York, New York USA

The Playhouse

Mildred Alpern
New York, New York USA
Views

Kristen Victoria Harner
Damascus, MD USA
"Hotel" (Praha-02)

Dennis Moser
Lynden, Washington United States

Industrial Night Puddle

Stephen Milne
Alliston, Ontario Canada
Roof Eye

Kitty Stanley
Wilder, VT USA
Lake Erie Lighthouse

Lynda Younker
Lantana, Florida USA

Cité du couvent

Ashkan Noroozkhani
suresnes, france
Stade Bernard ISAMBERT

Ashkan Noroozkhani
suresnes, france
The RedBricks Studios, London - photo by RO 2016

Ramir Oliveira
London, London UK

Building Scaffolding in Havana, Cuba

Monica Schneider
washington, dc USA
Evening Light

Kelly Hanseth
Flagstaff, Arizona USA
Banalscape I

Ibai Rigby
Austin, Texas USA

Banalscape II

Ibai Rigby
Austin, Texas USA
Composition I

Ibai Rigby
Austin, Texas USA
Impatient Capitalism

Ibai Rigby
Austin, Texas USA

Urbanity

Ibai Rigby
Austin, Texas USA
untitled

Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk
Amsterdam, Nederland The Netherlands
untitled

Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk
Amsterdam, Nederland The Netherlands

untitled

Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk
Amsterdam, Nederland The Netherlands
Changing Seasons

Siyuan Ma
Singapore, Singapore
Doors with Blue Trim, Staten Island

Edward Coppola
Staten Island, NY USA

Side of a Light-Blue House, Staten Island

Edward Coppola
Staten Island, NY USA
Wilder Motel

John Flynn
White River Junction, VT 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: Carlos Mínguez Carrasco

Carlos Mínguez Carrasco is a New York based architect and curator. He is Associate Curator at Storefront for Art and Architecture and Chief Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, together with the After Belonging Agency. In 2014, he was Assistant Curator of OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Previously, he co-founded PKMN, a renowned architecture collective based in Madrid. Trained as an architect at ETSABarcelona and TU Delft, he received a Master of Science in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP.

Mínguez has organized a wide range of exhibitions and events focusing on the ways in which pressing social, cultural, and political issues influence contemporary architecture, including Interpretations (2010), Storefront’s 30th Anniversary project BEING (2013), Letters to the Mayor (2014), and the platform World Wide Storefront (2014). He is an editor of two forthcoming publications entitled OfficeUS Manual and Sf30 (Lars Müller Publishers). Mínguez has been an Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP, and has lectured at various universities in Europe and the U.S. 

 

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