Exhibits

EXHIBIT Closed on April 19th 2015

Juror: Yumi Goto

Juror's Choice: "Collections, Linda's Angels" by Diane Gabriel from Burlington, VT USA

The study of inanimate objects; subject matter, placement and compositional balance imply meaning that surmount everyday functionality.

Historically, a still life composition is an array of commonplace objects, inert and set in space. These objects often include natural components such as plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts, flowers accompanied by man made objects like dishes, boxes, mirrors and vases within an interior setting at eye level like a table top. 

While still life painting can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, it was with the Dutch painters of the 17th century that it was borne its own as a fine art genre.  The rise of still life painting in the Northern and Spanish Netherlands reflects the increasing urbanization of Dutch and Flemish society, which brought with it an emphasis on the home and personal possessions, commerce, trade, learning.  All the aspects and diversions of everyday life. 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:26 March 15
Artists' Reception:29 March 15 17:00
Exhibit Closes:19 April 15
Still Life/Life Still
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

The key feature of a still life image is the degree of control that an artist can exercise over a work. Key elements that make up a still life can be arranged or composed by the artist at will within a studio setting the lighting can be designed and directed minutely.  Still life compositions are recognized to be a pure form of art, while being pleasing to the eyes, they can be coupled with dizzying underlying meanings.

Items are often used that symbolize earthly pleasures: vanity and deluxe luxury juxtaposed by the fleeting nature of these types of objects.  A ripe apple implies something completely different from a rotten one.  Needless to say, the world has changed a lot since 1600 AD, so modern still lifes may harbor materials and objects that the old masters could never fathom, such as plasticine, fake fruit. 

Juror's Statement:

In my selection of the still life photography submissions, I chose images where I found a visual narratives over experimental photographic technique. Sometimes too much artificial creativity in a photograph loses the viewers engagement. I normally like looking at stories with multiple images that have some visual elements rather than single images, but I saw potential from the submissions. In some cases, the single images illustrated many emotions and I could come up with questions and produce my own answers to the image. It's just like I am enjoying a Zen dialogue over the image. I could also define the meaning of the image without knowing the photographer's intention or how they want people to react to the photograph.

Yumi Goto


Linda’s Angels, from the series, “Collections"
Juror's Choice

Diane Gabriel
Burlington, VT USA
Tackle Box Memories
Honorable Mention

Ben Davis
Rochester, NY USA
Presence
Honorable Mention

LeeAnne Mallonee
Bangor, ME USA

Roadside Distraction #11
Honorable Mention

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA
Discarded Dispositions
People's Choice

Julie Hamel
Loudon, NH USA
Thief!
People's Choice

Larry Rankin
Florence, MA USA

circles

allison schallert
Los angeles, CA USA
Thanksgiving II

Angela Franks Wells
Ayden, NC USA
Tune Out :: Turn On

Austin/Katie Tabor
Brooklyn, NY USA

Milkweed

Bernie Kubiak
Amherst, MA USA
Two Eggs, Four Yolks

Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA
All Is Still

Bryan Ballinger
Huntington, in USA

Untitled

Caroline Adamsclark
Delray Beach, Florida USA
Salamander

Catherine Wilcox-Titus
Jefferson, Massachusetts USA
Signs of Life

Charles Neal
Centerville, Utah USA

Found Bird 64°07'40.7"N 21°55'35.3"W

Charlotta Hauksdottir
Palo Alto, CA USA
Spring Thaw

Debra Lee Fanatia
Homer, AK USA
Untitled #2, from the series, Collections

Diane Gabriel
Burlington, VT USA

Josephine and Napoleon

Diane Gabriel
Burlington, VT USA
Daybed

Dominic Lippillo
Starkville, MS USA
Bear, Currier’s Quality Market, Glover, Vermont

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA

Mona Lisa

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA
Moths

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
The Ripple

Haruko Fujimoto
Astoria, NY USA

Frozen Bananas

John Flynn
White River Junction, VT USA
Untitled #8

Joshua Sariñana
Cambridge, MA USA
Untitled Photograph

Julie Gautier-Downes
Spokane, Washington USA

Untitled Photograph, paired with found photograph

Julie Gautier-Downes
Spokane, Washington USA
If I knew where to send them, I would have sent you flowers

Kate Allen
Coralville, Iowa USA
He hid me behind a couch

Kate Allen
Coralville, Iowa USA

Snow Grass

Larry Rankin
Florence, MA USA


Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Crossroads Women 3

Lorenzo Mangini
Castelfiorentino, Florence Italy

Quandary#3

Mareli
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
Quandary#1

Mareli
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
Red Rag in Drain, 2014

Marian Stasiorowski
Philadelphia, PA USA

Frozen Dino

marita gootee
MS ST, Mississippi USA
Life Force

Mark Kalan
Ajijic, Jalisco Mexico
Everyday Artifact 1.2

Melissa DiPalma
Dublin, New Hampshire USA

Untitled

Michael McAllister
Charlotte, NC USA
Broken

Mike Zaia
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Hairpins

Parrish Dobson
Belmont, MA USA

Trinidad Turquoise

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Havana Living #3

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
When I was 3, I wanted to be Heath Barkley from The Big Valley.

Ricardo Febre
McKinleyville, CA USA

Feathers & Turquoise Chair, 2014

Stefan Wood
Herndon, VA USA
Santa's dream

Stelios Karatheodorou
Serres, Greece
Asylum - Ode to Thomas Eggleston

Steve DePalma
Anghiari, AZ Italy

The Hong Kong Leaf

Toralf Sümmchen
Brooklyn, NY USA
extra

Toralf Sümmchen
Brooklyn, 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: Yumi Goto

Independent photography curator, editor, researcher and consultant who focuses on the development of cultural exchanges that transcend borders. 

She collaborates with local and international artists who live and work in areas affected by conflict, natural disasters, current social problems, human rights abuses and women’s issues. She often works with human rights advocates, international and local NGOs, humanitarian organizations and as well as being involved as a nominator and juror for the international photographic organizations, festivals and events. She is now based in Tokyo and also a co-funder and curator for the Reminders Photography Stronghold.

http://reminders-project.org

EXHIBIT Closed on May 17th 2015

Join us for an artist talk and book signing with Ed Rubin during the reception at 6PM

Juror: David J. Carol

Juror's Choice: Untitled from "You Who Never Arrived" by Jennifer McClure from Astoria, NY USA

The whole of a person caught within a single frame; portraits can be reactive, didactic, contemplative and illusive. 

"Semblance" refers to the outward appearance something or in this case, someone. Portraits can be especially dynamic when certain characteristics of a person are highlighted, coaxed into the light and captured as prized specimens.

Juror David J. Carol states:

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:23 April 15
Artists' Reception:17 May 15 17:00
Exhibit Closes:17 May 15
Semblance
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

What makes a good portrait? I love August Sander, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus and many other "classic" portrait photographers. But for me a photograph of a "thing" posing in front of camera is not the only definition of a portrait. Like with all good photographs a good portrait has to first be interesting and have an opinion. By this I mean as soon as you see the picture you must be compelled to look at it for more than a moment and in some way become involved with with the image. Once the photo has your attention and I think this applies to all photography, it needs to also be either informative, mysterious, humorous, ironic, beautiful, disturbing, unusual or any combination of qualities that tells the viewer something about the photographer and/or the subject. I don't care if its film, digital, Polaroid, tintype, 4x5, 8x10, a cell phone or anything else, if it meets these requirements I'm in. I just love a good picture!

Darkroom Gallery is calling for photographs that explore the portraiture genre. The semblance of a person can be but a whisper of true personality or a roar of honest, glowering character. We can’t wait to fill our gallery walls with a newly visioned works - portrait as character and caricature. 

Juror's Statement:

I was presented with the task of selecting a finite number of photographic portraits for a show in a gallery. Does that mean select the best photos? Does it mean to select a group of photos that make a cohesive show? Does it mean I should be cognoscente that there is an equal distribution of B&W, Color, Men, Women and Children? Does it mean I should be sure to include interiors, exteriors, daytime and nighttime images? The answer for me is yes and no.

Here's what I did. I selected what I felt were the most unique, compelling, curious, interesting, fun and/or any other attribute that made the photo stand out from the rest. This first set of images was approximately twice the size of where we needed to be for the show. Now the hard part. Break these photos down into a group that A) made sense together and B) stood on their own individually. In the end I had to remove images that were very good but didn't make sense to me for the flow of the show. Its always tough to cut a good image, but that's the reality of putting photos on walls in rooms.
I hope you all enjoy my version of the "Semblance" show.

Cheers,
David


Untitled from "You Who Never Arrived"
Juror's Choice

Jennifer McClure
Astoria, NY USA
Stand Up Straight - as triptych
Honorable Mention

Dana West
Chicago, IL USA
Peyton
Honorable Mention

Jaclyn Cori Norman
Savannah, Georgia USA

Cloud Nine. California series
Honorable Mention

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA
Incantation
People's Choice

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Untitled

Aksel Coruh
Hopkins, MN USA

Rick

Bill Harbin
Rome, Georgia USA
Avenue B

Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA
Untitled

Cody Bratt
San Francisco, California USA

Untitled

Cody Bratt
San Francisco, California USA
Man Staring at a Puddle

Darren Baldwin
Peacehaven, East Sussex Uk
Ralph

Daryl Burtnett
montpelier, VT USA

coffee in bed

Daryl Burtnett
montpelier, VT USA
Turkey Man

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Rachel

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA

Portrait Within

Denise Trotier Johnson
Williston, VT USA
Lawrence W. Hamel, Hardwick, Vermont

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA
the cocoon.

Elaine Suzanne Miller
Chicago, Illinois USA

No. 17, Radiator conversations soaked in yellow lamplight

Forrest Wasko
Minneapolis, MN USA
Closed Eyes

Giovanni Savino
New York, NY USA
untitled

Hellen Gaudence
Tucson, Arizona USA

chapter two: cameron

Jaclyn Cori Norman
Savannah, Georgia USA
Untitled

James Graves
Plant City, Florida USA
THE MOURNER

JAVIER VILLAR MORALES
ZARAGOZA, Not Required Spain

Lancaster, PA, August 2012

Jeniva Quinones
New York, New York USA
The Mitchell Project, December 2011

Jeniva Quinones
New York, New York USA
Untitled from "You Who Never Arrived"

Jennifer McClure
Astoria, NY USA

Untitled from "You Who Never Arrived"

Jennifer McClure
Astoria, NY USA
Emotive Untitled # 1

Jill Shepherd
Kent, OH USA
DayDreamer

Joan Brook
Boone, NC USA

Sandbox

Joanne Rojcewicz
Sterling, VA USA
Captiva

Joanne Rojcewicz
Sterling, VA USA
Air and Space Museum

Joanne Rojcewicz
Sterling, VA USA

The instrument repairman

John Padour
Oak Park, IL USA
Sisters II

Kathryn Oliver
ROCKPORT, MAINE USA
Sisters

Kathryn Oliver
ROCKPORT, MAINE USA

Toy Soldier 2

Leif Carlson
Savannah, GA USA
Mickey in Tub, Scranton, PA

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
My real Mom and Dad, at Lake Oscawana, NY

Len Speier
New York, NY USA

Missed the bus, again

Marc Lavergne
Gatineau, Quebec Canada
Charles Ashana, Pflugerville, Texas 2015

Matthew Defeo
Austin, Texas USA
pondering?

Michael Sullivan
Madison, WI USA

Girl on a bicycle

Nataly Rader
Los Angeles, CA USA
Man In The Tiger Shirt

Nima Taradji
Chicago, Illinois USA
At The Museum of the Art Istitute of Chicago

Nima Taradji
Chicago, Illinois USA

On State Street

Nima Taradji
Chicago, Illinois USA
Brady Street #27

Paul Matzner
Shorewood, WI USA
Michigan Avenue #57

Paul Matzner
Shorewood, WI USA

Amanda

Pippi Ellison
Cambridge, MA USA
Magdalena

Ralph Hassenpflug
Camden, ME USA
Alex in the garden

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA

Ben in the snow

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA
Portrait of Earl

Robert Moran
Bar Harbor, ME USA
Shelean. San Francisco

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA

Untitled

Sara Fields
Austin, TX USA
Uncle David, 2012

Todd Danforth
Watertown, Massachusetts USA
Postcards, Newberry, South Carolina

Tracy Fish
Durham, NC USA

Waiting, McCammon, Idaho

Tracy Fish
Durham, NC USA
Portrait of anonymous orthodox pilgrim in Poland

Velar Grant
London, UK
Venice, Italy 2014

Virgil DiBiase
Valparaiso, IN United States

Miami, 2012

Virgil DiBiase
Valparaiso, IN United States

  •  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 first edition of Edward L. Rubin's book Vermont: An Outsider's Inside View.

  • 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: David J. Carol

 

David J. Carol is a photographer. He attended the School of Visual Arts and The New School for Social Research where he studied under Lisette Model. He was the first assignment photographer for The Image Bank photo agency (now part of Getty Images) at the age of 26. He currently works daily in the real world of commercial photography as the Director of Photography at Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor). Yet he also loves giving other photographers a platform to share and discuss their work with the photographic community. He is able to do this as a contributing writer and contest judge for Rangefinder Magazine and PDN. He also serves on the Board of Advisers for the Center for Alternative Photography.

 David is the author of three monographs, 40 Miles of Bad Road..., ALL MY LIES ARE TRUE... and "THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS!". He recently completed a trilogy of books, "Where's the Monkey?", "Here's the Deal!" and "All My Pictures Look the Same." with Cafe Royal Books, London.

 

EXHIBIT Closed on October 9th 2016

Juror: Shana Nys Dambrot

 

Jurors Choice: In Absentia
©Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA

 

"A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he (she) is being photographed, and what he (she) does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he (she) is wearing or how he (she) looks."  -Richard Avedon, paraphrased.

 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:15 September 16
Artists' Reception:30 September 16 17:30
Exhibit Closes:9 October 16
The Environmental Portrait
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

While by definition the subject of a portrait is the most important element of the image, the surroundings in which the subject is presented can give more information about who she/he is as a whole person.  The inclusion of the environment, the gestalt  - the entirety of the picture - can fill out and round out the personality of the person being portrayed.  Including in the photo the person's natural surroundings, the place he or she lives, works, plays, or just enjoys spending time can illuminate character, as can the inclusion of tools, creations, and objects that have meaning to the subject can present a deeper understanding of the subject.  People are generally more comfortable in their own environment than in a structured studio setting, as well, so the opportunity for the "real person" to be seen is increased. Such portraits are often referred to as "environmental portraits".  Though it's not hard-and- fast rule or requirement, often the background in an environmental portrait is in focus, whereas in formal portraiture the subject is usually isolated by blurring the background, or choosing a backdrop with no information. Creativity is encouraged! 

For this exhibition we're inviting you to submit images that get to the essence of your portrait subjects, providing a look, perhaps an intimate glimpse, into their lives and personalities.  Your subjects will be posed, of course, but can you present them as if they're truly inhabiting their surroundings?

 

Juror's Statement:

I almost never photograph people. I’m drawn to architectural elements, depopulated vistas and street views and especially to abstract details and scenic etant-donnes. Portraiture is another matter altogether -- and environmental portraiture even more so. With elements of street photography, social and anthropological documentary, and biographical narrative, the challenge in choosing from an impressively diverse and talented pool came down in many cases to interpreting the terms -- seeking to include images which portrayed more than a subject’s happenstance, but the affirmative choice to be and be seen in those settings. I looked for signs of the subject embracing and orchestrating their environments, for elements radiating a sense of their owner/occupant’s inner life through deliberate external expressions. Besides imparting intimacy in content, these images must also be affecting, thoughtful, emotional, and artfully made compositions across a range of styles and voices, presenting a cross-section of humanity as it wishes to be seen.

- Shana Nys Dambrot 


In Absentia
Juror's Choice

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA
Cpl. Mac McWilliams, USMC
Honorable Mention

D. Clarke Evans
San Antonio, TX USA
Mary C. Fernandez, Fernandez Hardware
Honorable Mention

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA

Dave Sipe Woodcarver
Honorable Mention

Nick Roberts
Louisville, KY USA
La Cocinera
People's Choice

Nancy B. Weber
Burlington, VT USA
Woodstock is back

Amir Lavon
Afula, Israel Israel

echoing back

Barbara Redondo
Coral Gables, FL USA
Kasey

Ben Davis
Rochester, NY USA
A Grilling

Carol Beck
New York, NY United States

The Stillness The Dancing

Charles A. Thomas
Arlington, Virginia USA
Janet, Buster and Roo

Cynthia August
Ipswich, MA USA
1st Lt. Josephine Reaves, Army Nurse Corp

D. Clarke Evans
San Antonio, TX USA

Olof

Dascha Esselius
Stockholm, Sweden
JoJo Suicide

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Jo

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA

Psychic

David Whitney
Andover, MA United States
Hotel

David Whitney
Andover, MA United States
Mothers Coffee

durga Garcia
Williston, SC USA

Alana Webb, Hardwick Boxing Club

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA
Peter and Elka Schumann

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA
The Tailor

Eileen Scullin
Bedford, NH USA

self portrait

farzane ghadyanloo
tehran, tehran iran
Floyd - Vermont Hill Farmer

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA
Sponge Diver Family - Mangrove Cay Bahamas

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA

Harry G - violin bow maker

Greg Brand
Underhill, VT USA
The girl in floral print clothes

Iringo Simon
Miercurea Ciuc, Harghita Romania
Endangered Alphabets

Jared Katz
Richmond, VT USA

The Playwriter

Joni Kabana
Portland, OR USA
Ethiopian Joy

Joni Kabana
Portland, OR USA
Concierge. Hong Kong. China.

Katya Rosenzweig
Centerville, MA USA

Afternoon Drinker, Hanoi

Kip Harris
Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada
Multi Tasking

Liza Hennessey Botkin
Studio City, CA USA
Robin and Rose from The Modern Day Diana Series

Margaret LeJeune
Peoria, IL USA

Cindy from The Modern Day Diana Series

Margaret LeJeune
Peoria, IL USA
Manny

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
Sam in Her Room

Mark Kinnaman
Columbia, MO USA

Midway John

Mark Kinnaman
Columbia, MO USA
In Celebration

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA
Proud

Marta Manning
Midland, MI USA

Posing Practice

Matthew Defeo
Austin, Texas USA
Sigurdur

Maylee Noah
Sandy, UT USA
Birgir

Maylee Noah
Sandy, UT USA

Julia swimming

Melanie Metz
Davie, FL United States
Mister G Takes a Moment

Michael Sullivan
Madison, WI USA
Fashionista

Mildred Alpern
New York, New York USA

Where's Waldo?

Nancy B. Weber
Burlington, VT USA
Family I - Kaunas, Lithuania

Nicole Henning
Zurich, Zurich Switzerland
Family II - Kaunas, Lithuania

Nicole Henning
Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

DOORMAN TRUMP TOWER NYC

paul greenberg
dallas, TX USA
RABBI KLEIN TEMPLE EMANU-EL DALLAS

paul greenberg
dallas, TX USA
Reading Room

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA

Fredericksburg, Texas - 2015

Richard Greene
Los Angeles, CA USA
Angela

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA
Dave

Stephanie Luke
Cottonwood, CA USA

The Good Life

Stephanie Luke
Cottonwood, CA USA
Mother - 2016

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, 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: Shana Nys Dambrot

 

Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Los Angeles. She is currently LA Editor for Whitehot Magazine, Contributing Editor for Art Ltd., and a contributor to Flaunt, the Huffington Post, The Creators Project/VICE, Fabrik Magazine, Palm Springs Life, Vs. Magazine, Porter & Sail, and KCET’s Emmy-winning Artbound series. Formerly Managing Editor at Flavorpill.com, previous publications have included the LA Weekly, Modern Painters, Art Review, Artweek, ARTnews, Desert Magazine, Montage Magazine, Bespoke, The Believer, tema celeste, Angeleno, Art Asia Pacific, Bluecanvas, Scene, Coagula, THE Magazine LA, and Juxtapoz. She studied Art History at Vassar College, has written hundreds of essays for art books and exhibition catalogs, curates one or two exhibitions each year, publishes short fiction, and speaks in public at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. An account of her activities is sometimes updated at sndx.net.

Dambrot sometimes exhibits her personal photography practice, and as an artist she is drawn to elements of the natural and built environments encountered as étant donnés which are free to be enjoyed rather than analyzed, appreciated for synchronicity rather than evaluated for intentionality -- as a respite from her job as an interpreter and a way of soothing, sharpening, and purifying the quality of her attention. There is no need to ask a tree or a crack in the pavement to explain its meaning. 

 

EXHIBIT Closed on June 16th 2015

Juror: Chris Kovacs 

Juror's Choice: "Superhero in Training" Shannon Wilkinson from Las Vegas, NV USA

Black & white photography is a timeless art; always relevant, always contemporary despite being historically ancient. 

Photographer Robert Frank states,

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

Darkroom Gallery is calling for works that excel within these monochromatic constraints. The absence of color adds a sort of purity to images, shows the bones of a composition without the chaff.  
Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:21 May 15
Artists' Reception:12 June 15 17:30
Exhibit Closes:16 June 15
Black & White
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

It allows for the photographer top get creative within a variance of grays, whites, blacks and sepias - abstraction is bred within restraint.  
 
Whether you are a darkroom purist or a Photoshop guru, show us your love for hue-less images.  We want to see your best black and white or alternative process photographs. Pay tribute to the origins of photography. 
 

Juror's Statement:

I wish to thank everyone who entered the “Black and White” competition. I am honoured to have been asked to Juror this event. It was both a joy and a challenge to judge the submissions as there were a number of amazing images which made it very difficult to narrow down the finalists. Every juror has their own unique eye when it comes to viewing submissions. I personally try to keep it simple. I look for the usual things such as lighting, composition, form, curves, lines, technical excellence, etc… However, the most important thing for me is my first impression of the image. How does the image make me feel? Does it convey some kind of emotion or story? These are the same criteria I follow when selecting images from submissions to publish in Adore Noir magazine.
 
Juror’s Choice: Superhero In Training by: Shannon Wilkinson
The image is remarkable, it clearly evokes a sense of excitement, joy and nostalgia. I was able to connect with the subject immediately, which was largely due to the composition, there was nothing in the image that did not need to be there to get the story across. The mid air shot, the smile on his face, his Flash boots and Captain America shirt are all perfect details that compliment the overall feel of the image. Great work!
 
Honorable Mentions
1. Corporate Landscape at Night by: Daniel Farnum
2. High Bar by: Denis Sivack
3. The Dark and the Light, Iceland by: Thomas Pickarski
 
Again, all of the submissions were excellent! And I wish everyone nothing but the best in their future endeavours. Congratulations to all of the finalists. 
 
Best wishes,
 
Chris Kovacs , 
Adore Noir Magazine


Superhero in Training
Juror's Choice

Shannon Wilkinson
Saratoga Springs, UT USA
Corporate Landscape at Night
Honorable Mention

Daniel Farnum
Tulsa, Oklahoma USA
High Bar
Honorable Mention

Denis Sivack
Brooklyn, New York USA

The Dark and the Light, Iceland
Honorable Mention

Thomas Pickarski
New York, New York USA
Saratoga
People's Choice

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
Echos of My Past No. 1

Aleksandra Miesak
Bozeman, MT USA

Weekend

Amanda Marie Harner
Damascus, Maryland USA
Nebel

Anita Schiedeck
Nürnberg, Germany
Street Soccer, Madrid

Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA

a winter's tale I

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
a winter's tale II

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
a winter's tale III

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany

a winter's tale IV

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
the sea

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
NEBELLEBEN

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany

winter aquarelle

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
Sand Beach

Caroline Twohill
Miami, Fl USA
Dance with Me

Craig Stocks
Delavan, IL USA

Growing Up with Dinosaurs

Dana West
Chicago, IL USA
Bent

David Martin
Clearwater, Idaho USA
Face Book

Denis Sivack
Brooklyn, New York USA

Man Holding Bottle

Dominic Lippillo
Starkville, MS USA
Woman Holding Child

Dominic Lippillo
Starkville, MS USA
Man Wearing Bow Tie

Dominic Lippillo
Starkville, MS USA

Iris

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Rose

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Otherworld

George Anderson
Montpelier, VT USA

Compressed

Greg Bennett
Hampden, ME USA
The Light Between

Ira Weinschel
Austin, TX USA
Beach Selfie

Joan Brook
Boone, NC USA

Big Chief Diesel

John Flynn
White River Junction, VT USA
The Man Who Drowned by a Ripple

Joshua Dancause
Corpus Christi, Texas USA
Hands on a Viola

Law Hamilton
Rockport, MA USA

Dhaka Trenches

Liza Semler
Waterbury, VT USA
LAX

Mark Indig
Valley Village, CA USA
Rodeo Cowboy

Mark Peterson
Roanoke, Texas USA

Goats and Bamboo Leaves

Melina McGrew
Brooklyn, NY USA
Skyrian Village Breeze

Melina McGrew
Brooklyn, NY USA
Twirling Tizzy

Melina McGrew
Brooklyn, NY USA

Visions of Sugarplums Danced in her Head

Melina McGrew
Brooklyn, NY USA
Where Have All the Children Gone?

Melina McGrew
Brooklyn, NY USA
No Escape

Michel Godts
Rochester, New York USA

Hats

Miriam Mayer
South Burlington, VT USA
Timeless

Natasha Rudenko
Moscow, Russia
Dark Waves

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA

Henry County Illinois, December, #6

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA
Beauty is...

Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA
Being Not Being

Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA

Herald

Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA
Numb

Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA
As if In a Dream

Shannon Wilkinson
Saratoga Springs, UT USA

Mandala in Black & White 1

William Horton
Boulder, CO USA
Mandala in Black & White 2

William Horton
Boulder, CO USA
Mandala in Black & White 3

William Horton
Boulder, CO USA

Mandala in Black & White 4

William Horton
Boulder, CO 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: Chris Kovacs 

 

Chris Kovacs is an award winning photographer best known for his black-and-white fine art photography.

Chris combines his love of science with his photography and the results are multiple exposure images of a dreamlike quality.  The possibility of multiple universes (see Multiverse) is something that inspired Chris to create this latest series of images.

Magazines worldwide have published Chris’ works, one of the most notable being the 2011 portfolio issue of B&W magazine (issue no. 84) in which he earned an excellence award.

Chris is also the editor and publisher of a popular digital magazine, Adore Noir, which celebrates black and white photography.

Chris resides with his wife and two sons in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

 

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