Exhibits

EXHIBIT Closed on October 8th 2017

Juror: William Albert Allard

Juror's Choice: Four Giraffes by Bruce Berkow


We’re proud to present Multiples, Darkroom Gallery’s 99th exhibition. In keeping with the repetitiveness of the numeral nine in 99, the theme of repeating subjects seemed like a good way to mark this milestone. As in the above photo by our juror William Albert Allard, the subjects in your photos need not be alike, but they should be all of the same kind or genre, in this case three buildings. Other than that requirement the subjects of your entry can be anything.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:14 September 17
Artists' Reception:23 September 17 16:00
Exhibit Closes:8 October 17
Multiples
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

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Think of birds on a wire, triplets, a repetitive pattern in a natural  formation, like mountains, clouds and sand dune crests, a city skyline, patterns in graphic or decorative motifs. Look for the repeating forms in your life and photos!

Juror’s Statement

Overall I was impressed with the submissions. I eliminated some pictures because I thought the processing was perhaps too heavy, too obvious, and became more important than the subject matter. There were some images, many images, if fact, that needed simply clearer vision. I always wonder why people will submit a picture that obviously need better, cleaner framing. It's the old Hemingway thing I teach in workshops: get rid of the extraneous. Cut away, cut away, cut away that which you don't need. However, considering we started with so many images the number that fell short because of visual clutter was not too big.

William Albert Allard
National Geographic Society

 

 

 

EXHIBIT Closed on April 15th 2018

Juror: Christy Karpinski


Syzgy
© Pere Ibañez
Barcelona, Spain

With the beginning of a new year and the resumption of new Calls for Entry it seemed appropriate to give our contributors a chance to choose their own best photos, regardless of subject or genre, to enter.  Thus we named this exhibition OPEN - 2018, a chance for our contributors to choose their own photo genre. Entrants were encouraged to critique their own portfolio and enter those photos they felt were strongest, recognizing the technical factors that create the "appearance" of their photos - exposure, cropping, focus, depth of focus, etc.  Composition is another big factor to be considered. Is the photo pleasing to the eye, does it follow the "rule of thirds", are there objects or lines in the photo that confuse the eye or lead it to the wrong place(s)?  But at the same time we encouraged entrants not to be  be overly concerned with the "rules". Thinking outside the box is often what makes for a striking photo image.  Or, in the words of Pablo Picasso, "Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist"

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:15 February 18
Artists' Reception:24 February 18 16:00
Exhibit Closes:15 April 18
Open - 2018
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Juror's Statement:The process of jurying this exhibition was a total pleasure. It was great to see such varied subjects and styles brought together under the Open theme. For me, the strongest images tend to be ones that spark my imagination and curiosity through composition, technical skill and a point of view. I enjoy when an image creates a sense that I am being shown something more about a person or a place or being given insight that gets me thinking and wondering. I am also taken by strong composition where the subject may not be new to me and may be rather straight forward or even focused on pure visual pleasure, but the presentation and point of view keep me engaged with the image in a way that I want to go back to again and again. This is what was behind the images I chose for this exhibition, along with an effort to represent the diversity of work that I had this wonderful opportunity to spend time with.

 

 

EXHIBIT Closed on September 2nd 2018

Juror: Wendi Schneider


 Milkweed II  © Deb Ehrens

Much as we might try to deny it, the essence of existence is change. Photography from the beginning has often been called a means of stopping time, a way of preserving a fleeting glimpse of existence in material form. Whether the photographic representation of a temporal moment is a rendering of reality is another question - one that's become a topic of considerable controversy now that it's possible to alter a photo to present an "unreal reality". But for the purposes of this exhibition we're looked for images depicting or representing a specific instant

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:25 July 18
Artists' Reception:11 August 18 16:00
Exhibit Closes:2 September 18
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For Metamorphosis we invited submission of photographs that address the transient, the ephemeral, and the transition from one stage of being to another.  Sometimes it's possible to illustrate two states of existence in the same image,. In most cases, however, change or transition can be represented by a single image: think of photos of a Bar Mitzvah, the birth of a child, the demolition of an iconic building, the erosion of a hillside and its converse, the volcanic eruption. or the poignant little life and death dramas that take place in our yards and gardens every day. It's also quite possible to suggest change and transition less literally, through the abstract or surreal image, and we encouraged entrants to explore those possibilities as well.

 

Juror's Statement:

I’m honored to have had the opportunity to jury the Metamorphosis exhibit and was delighted to see the thoughtful submissions. 
 
“Milkweed II” , by Deb Ehrens, was awarded Juror’s Choice. This stunning, evocative image is well-composed and lit, exquisitely and appropriately vibrant, and a technically and emotionally sound representation of the theme - it jumped out at me immediately, not only for its beauty, but also because it so wonderfully illustrates the metamorphosis of the plant and the passage of time.
 
I awarded Honorable Mention to “Selfportrait as Bather of Valpincon” by Rheana Gardner for its fascinating, contemporary, successful take on one of Ingres’ most famous paintings. 
 
I’m grateful to each of the artists who entered the call, as I know you have many opportunities from which to choose. Most of the images could be interpreted to fit the theme, which made my task both easier and more difficult. The chosen images had to be strong thematically, technically and conceptually. Some of the images that moved me were excluded as they didn’t fit with the entirety of the exhibit, or they were simply too similar in subject or treatment to others. Jurying is a ultimately a subjective process. Our task is to make a cohesive whole from disparate parts, to find the threads that pull them together and yet also celebrate the diversity of vision and craft. I hope you will not be discouraged if your work did not make the cut this time, and continue to hone your vision and make work that speaks to your soul and your own personal metamorphosis. http://www.wendischneider.com/                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                            Wendi Schneider  Denver CO, June 2018
 
 


Milkweed II
Juror's Choice

Deb Ehrens
South Dartmouth, MA USA
Self-portrait as Bather of Valpincon
Honorable Mention

Rheana Gardner
CEDAR CITY, UT USA
Disrupted Chaos
People's Choice

Rebecca Womble Carpenter
Frederick, MD USA

Leaves Turn

Alexandria Donovan
Westport, Connecticut USA
Artifact III

Allison Roberts
Madison, WI USA
Reflection, scene #01

Andreas Kuehn
East Sandwich, MA USA

In the mist

Anna Pepe
Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
Rebel

Barbara Curcio
West Islip, New York USA
Ice Diamond Blue Wall

Barrack Evans
Dorset, VT USA

Creekside 2011, 2016

Benjamin Dimmitt
Fairview, NC USA
Untitled

Candice Inc
Chicago, Illinois USA
The Peony's Party

Carol Wontkowski
Attleboro, MA USA

Both Sides Now

Catherine Fairchild
Houston, Texas USA
Ophelia, after

Cynthia August
Ipswich, MA USA
Nature Moves In

Dascha Esselius
Stockholm, Sweden

Turning

Debra Van Swearingen
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Dust Bowl Blues

Debra Van Swearingen
Norman, Oklahoma USA
Looking Out

DIANE MICHAUD LOWRY
AMES, Iowa USA

natural transformation

Evelin Juen
Imst, Tirol austria
Acrylic Reaction 4

Jana Styblova
Portland, Oregon United States
The Passage

Jennifer Glassman
Bell Canyon, CA USA

In The Stars

Jenny Helbraun Abramson
Sebastopol, CA United States
Florence_2016

Joel Plotch
New York, New York USA
Sea Into Sky

Julie O'Connor
Weston, CT USA

Smoke

Kanat Akar
Baltimore, Maryland United States
One Night I Dreamed...Creation

Karla Bernstein
Newtown, CT United States
One Night I Dreamed...Escape

Karla Bernstein
Newtown, CT United States

Dissolution

Kathryn Reichert
Fairbanks, Alaska USA
Emerge

Kathryn Sarken
Watertown, MA USA
A Winter Sequence, 12

Lawrence Russ
Southport, CT USA

Reaching

Leslie Jean-Bart
New York, NY USA
The twins

Maria Åkerblom
Järvsö, Sweden
Singapore in Transition

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA

Preborn

Mark Sadan
Burlington, VT USA
Untitled

Matt LaPierre
Gorham, Maine USA
Ablation

Meredith Howe Jones
Pelham, MA United States

The Ramp to the Salish Sea

Michael Elenko
Vashon Island, WA USA
Changing of the Guard

Mildred Alpern
New York, New York USA
Deniz

Nadide Goksun
Scarsdale, New York United States

Lost

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Peal of Wall

Philip DUTCH Bagley
ELKINS PARK, PA United States
Queen Anne's Lace - Daucus carota

Philip Hopper
Brooklyn, NY United States

Untitled

Rheana Gardner
CEDAR CITY, UT USA
Detritus

Rich Vogel
Andover, MA USA
Keys

Richard K. Kent
Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA

Offering House, Hengyang China

Robert Gilbert
Edinburg, TX USA
Shade Dancer

Robert S Johnson
NY, NY USA
Wounded butterfly, Series "Big bang in my hand"

Sandrine Aim
LONDON, london England

Palace under the Sea

Sangmin Yoon
Uijeongbu-si, Gyenggi-do South Korea
Exploration of A Barren Land, Iceland, 2017

Stephanie Paine
Lafayette, LA United States
Jesse

Steven McBride
Weaverville, NC United States

Tulip

Susanna Patras
Reno, NV USA
Self Portrait

Taylor Mathues
Lebanon, NJ USA
Ice Moon, from the series, Floating Blue

Thomas Pickarski
New York, New York USA

Boulder in the Woods

Tom duffy
bloomington, in USA

 

EXHIBIT Closed on July 15th 2018

Juror: Saul Robbins

  Juror'sChoice Party Dress ©Jo Ann

 

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."  - Ansel Adams

That's a rather simple statement from a master photographer whose methodology and rigorous striving for perfection were anything but simple. Yes, knowing where to stand is important, but so is knowing what to shoot and when to shoot it.  Our juror for this exhibition, Personal Perspective, is Saul Robbins, a well-known photographer, teacher, and critic. He states in his personal bio that (he is) "... interested in the ways people interact within their surroundings and the psychological dynamics..." of that interaction. We all have a unique way of looking at things, a singular vision that can be enhanced and polished by our observations of the world around us through our camera lens. The 42 images comprising this exhibition were carefully selected to represent the singular ways in which the individual photographers included view their world.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:7 June 18
Artists' Reception:23 June 18 16:00
Exhibit Closes:15 July 18
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Juror's Statement:  

Jurying an exhibition such as this is always a challenge. The power of lens-based imagery is such that through the eyes of others we find new opportunities to consider the myriad ways in which particular themes are addressed, and this selection is no exception. I remain particularly intrigued by where photographers continue to direct their lenses and the subjects they deem worthy of investigation. The images that caught and held my attention are the ones striving harder than usual to place their maker and myself a few steps closer to a thesis that has not yet been so fully articulated as to become cliché. It is my hope that viewers will follow my lead and look, think, and move a step or two closer than usual at the world around us, and to appreciate the inherent potential for discovery that lies in every Personal Perspective. 

 - Saul Robbins, New York, May 2018 

Robbin's work has been exhibited and published internationally, and may be viewed at www.saulrobbins.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

 


Party Dress
Juror's Choice

Jo Ann Chaus
Edgewater, NJ United States
Luxembourg Gardens
Honorable Mention

Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA
Living Room Fort
Honorable Mention

Holly Thompson
New Braunfels, TX USA

Abstract of Desire #1
Honorable Mention

Michael Tkach
Erie, PA USA
Here Is a Riddle, Find the Answer
Honorable Mention

Wen Hang Lin
Mesa, AZ USA
Suspension
People's Choice

Kathryn Sarken
Watertown, MA USA

by the sea 02

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
by the sea 03

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
memories

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany

Urban Abstract II 3/10

Carol Donahue
Kingwood, TX USA
In The Shadow of Stars

Devin K Grady
Irvine, CA United States
Rising Sun

Francisco Isaac Alvarez
Houston, Texas United States

Infinite Jest

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Puerta

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Slip

Jo Ann Chaus
Edgewater, NJ United States

Green Dress

Jo Ann Chaus
Edgewater, NJ United States
Carol

Jo Ann Chaus
Edgewater, NJ United States
Sheers

Jo Ann Chaus
Edgewater, NJ United States

Window Seat

Jo Ann Chaus
Edgewater, NJ United States
Looking Back

Jo Ann Chaus
Edgewater, NJ United States
Stealth Read

Joanna Stuart
New Haven, CT USA

Shadow's Antonym

Joanna Stuart
New Haven, CT USA
Inside Anxiety

Kathryn Sarken
Watertown, MA USA
Quiet

Lauri Collins
Highland Village, TX USA

White Hot

Michael Jon Coleman
S. Burlington, VT USA
Atmospheres

Michael Miner
Studio City, CA USA
Grand Illusion

Mildred Alpern
New York, New York USA

Sinan

Nadide Goksun
Scarsdale, New York United States
Mina

Nadide Goksun
Scarsdale, New York United States
Street Seen

Nick Winkworth
Menlo Park, CA USA

Antarctica Valley Cloud

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
WaterFire Blaze

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Rainy Day N°5

Philippe Antoine Boirin
New York, New York États-Unis

Catharsis

Renee Revah
Athens, Elliniko Greece
Catharsis

Renee Revah
Athens, Elliniko Greece
Untitled 3

Sally Chapman
Medford, MA USA

Where Do I Begin, and Where Do I End

Shweta Poddar
Gurgaon, Haryana India
Gray Day in the Park

Susan Hanson
San Marcos, Texas USA
Woodland

Suzan Mandla
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Juggalo

Timo Evon
Burlington, VT USA
White in the Blue, Stretching Afar

Wen Hang Lin
Mesa, AZ USA
Creeping Quiet as the Wind

Wen Hang Lin
Mesa, AZ USA

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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