Exhibits

EXHIBIT Closed on October 5th 2014

Juror: Darren Heath

Juror's Choice: "Derby Eyes" by Christine Pearl Washington, DC USA

Next to the discovery of fire, the invention of the wheel has been the most significant achievement in the development of human culture and civilization.

The  horse drawn chariot revolutionized warfare, while the stone wheel of  the gristmill made it possible to process enough grain to feed  increasing numbers of city dwellers, and the oxcart provided  transportation for people and produce.  In the modern era, life would be  unimaginable without wheels.  America is truly a "car culture", and the  rest of the world is not far behind.

How  do you envision wheels in your own life? Maybe you're a car nut, a  lover of anything that looks sleek and goes fast, from a Grand Prix car  to a NASCAR racer, to a land speed record vehicle.  Or perhaps you're  more aware of other types of wheels, such as those on bicycles, baby  carriages, or trains.  And then there are Ferris wheels and pinwheels, skateboards and rollerblades, conveyor belts and steamboats. The  possibilities are nearly limitless.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:11 September 14
Artists' Reception:20 September 14 17:00
Exhibit Closes:5 October 14
Wheels
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Wheels is  Darkroom Gallery's invitation to you depict your photographic discovery  of the wheel.  We're looking for photos that feature cars in any and  all forms, of course, from the classic car to the newest zero-emission  vehicles, but Wheels is not limited to cars; anything that  moves or operates on wheels is fair game.  This is your opportunity to  show us what makes your world go 'round!

Juror's Statement:

The standard of entries I thought generally high and those that I’ve selected for the final group particularly good examples of contemporary photography. Encapsulating so many aspects of the art the entries showed the high standards that are being achieved by long time photographic enthusiasts and those that – due to the democratisation of photography in this digital age – have only recently started shooting with a considered attitude.

As a photographer known for his work in the highly charged world of Formula One one may imagine that I’d like pictures with similar chaotic feel but, away from the race tracks of the world, I like to shoot and enjoy viewing a certain style of photography that is far simpler in it’s execution and mien. It can be viewed here: http://www.darrenheath.com/off-track. The pictures that I’ve chosen for my final group, two runners-up and my juror’s choice, are perfect examples of this type of work.

My winning picture, entitled 'Derby Eyes’, is a wonderful study of a seemingly innocent night’s racing at the local dirt track oval. With a haunting and completely mesmerising look on her face the girlfriend of – I assume – one of the race car drivers seems lost in a world of her own. Behind her a row of beaten-up cars and a perfectly positioned trio of guys, fussing over one of the cars, acts as a perfect background isolating and adding intensity to her stare ever more. The picture’s composition, lack of colour, mood and ambience results in me continually coming back to view the picture over and over.

My two runners-up: Sleeping at the museum and No overnight parking.

Both these superb images I’d be over the moon to have shot. Looking for all the world like pictures shot by Magnum’s Alec Soth or legendary photographer and inspiration to so many William Egglestone, I think both are brilliant. No overnight parking is very reminiscent of the work I so enjoy shooting.

Darren Heath


Derby Eyes
Juror's Choice

Christine Pearl
Washington, DC USA
No Overnight Parking
Honorable Mention

Alan Strassman
Weston, MA United states of america
Sleeping at the Museum
Honorable Mention

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA

The last hippie
People's Choice
SOLD

Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA
Mud, Sky and Dirt Bikes

Amanda Lass
Jeffersonville, VT USA
Joe, Dakota & Ray 2014

Beth Reynolds
Greenfield, MA USA

Off Road

Chris Burt
Dallas, TX USA
Arriving Home

Chris Burt
Dallas, TX USA
Arcadia

Christine Pearl
Washington, DC USA

Truck

Christine Pearl
Washington, DC USA
Cab Blur, NYC

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA
Newton's First Law

Denis Sivack
Brooklyn, New York USA

Morning Skate

Dollie Banner
New York, NY USA
Roosevelt Island Roller Girls

Dollie Banner
New York, NY USA
American Oasis

George Hamlin
Fairfax, Virginia USA

Mine Truck in Shop

Hal Beesley
La Canada, CA USA
Crash 57_Toyota Corolla 2006

Jean-Marie Guyaux
Long Island City, New York USA
Smash 04_Nissan Fairlady_1/35 scale

Jean-Marie Guyaux
Long Island City, New York USA

OLD YELLOW

John Kopp
Ramsey, NJ USA
Wheel in the Sky

Karen J. Lloyd
Winooski, VT USA
Bike on the Dike

Kendall Rattner
Edgewood, NM USA

Lucky Service

Kevin Lozaw
San Anselmo, CA USA
Back from summer vacation

Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA
Special delivery

Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA

Life in the fast lane

Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA
Shopping Carts, Long Island

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
B/W volkswagen NYC

Len Speier
New York, NY USA

Rolling On By

Lynn Thomas
Temple, Texas United States
Scar

Macic
Italian Riviera, Italy
Cyclist, Copenhagen

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA

Bolt

Marta Manning
Midland, MI USA
His Big Day

Natalie Fay Green
Bethesda, MD USA
The Metro

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA

Ford

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
Crashed

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
outback

Patrizio Cipollini
Roma, RM Italy

Capsized

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA
Emergency Exit

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA
Gondolas

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA

Neck and Neck

R.A. Hennessy
Washington, DC USA
Banked

R.A. Hennessy
Washington, DC USA
Bad weather

Robert M Burden
Rochester, NY USA

1958 Pontiac Star Chief

Sean K. Sullivan
Natick, MA USA
Willets Point Father and Daughter

Stephen F Sherman
Bronx, NY USA
Las Vegas Traffic

Will Hoskins
Essex Junction, Vermont USA

Wheel Barrow

Yosuke Terada
Rego Park, 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: Darren Heath

Darren Heath is a multi award winning photographer based in London England, specialising in Formula One and the automotive industry, endeavouring to cover events and commissions in a creative and artistic manner using natural light and colour to their maximum effect.

Clients include McLaren, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, BMW, Toyota, Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, Vodafone, Bridgestone, FIA, Henri Lloyd, Time, F1Racing, Car Graphic, F1 Sokuho, F1 Scene, Car, Top Gear, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Observer, The Financial Times, The Sun, and Conde Nast Traveller.

In 2005 The Royal Photographic Society awarded Darren their prestigious Honorary Fellowship as recognition of his excellence and evidence of distinguished ability in his chosen field.

In addition to his motor sport work he also shoots both commissioned work and more personal photography taken away from the race tracks of the world. Find this work in his ‘off track’ gallery.

EXHIBIT Closed on September 7th 2014

Juror: Joanna Hurley

"5th Avenue" Juror's Choice by Katharine Ryals Brooklyn, NY USA

Blue is a favorite color of all people, yet it has more complex and contradictory meanings than any other hue. 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:14 August 14
Artists' Reception:5 September 14 17:00
Exhibit Closes:7 September 14
Blue
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Throughout the ages, as the natural world's color for water and sky, blue lends itself to spiritual and heavenly leanings.  In these modern days, blue is embraced as the color of heaven and authority, denim jeans and corporate logos.  Most blues convey a sense of trust, loyalty, cleanliness, and understanding. On the other hand, blue evolved as symbol of depression in American culture. “Singing the blues” and feeling blue” are good examples of the complexity of color symbolism and how the color has been evolved in different cultures.

 

Juror's Statement:

It was interesting and fun to jury a show with such a specific theme. Still I found that I had to narrow down the criteria I used in selecting images. The color blue had to be in there, and while it didn’t necessarily have to predominate, in most cases it did have to stand out and in some way “make” the image. I eliminated many images that had been heavily and obviously filtered or photoshopped, those where the blue was an obvious gimmick, and those that, even mostly blue, could easily have been mostly red, or yellow or some other color. And of course, the image itself had to be strong, so in some cases I chose images that were not necessarily about the blue, but that were powerful, and in which blue was a component.

––Joanna Hurley, July, 2014


5th Avenue
Juror's Choice

Katharine Ryals
Nashville, TN USA
Vision
Honorable Mention

Cary Loving
Richmond, VA USA
Alone in the Field
People's Choice
Honorable Mention

George S. Gati
Beekman, NY USA

Naturally Blue 2
Honorable Mention

Vicky Stromee
Tucson, AZ USA
Twilight
Honorable Mention

Wendi Schneider
Denver, Co USA
Vermont Blue House

Alan Strassman
Weston, MA United states of america

Birthday Dress

Amanda Marie Harner
Damascus, Maryland USA
Beaver Brook Fall

Andrea Waxler
Nashua, New Hampshire USA
Montana

Bernie Kubiak
Amherst, MA USA



Betsy Chapek
Underhill Center, VT USA
Blue Bottles in Window, Helsingor, Denmark

Bob Tetro
Arlington, VA. USA
Front Door, Chefchaouen--Morocco's Blue City

Brad Perkins
Chicago, IL USA

Chester Vermont in Blue #2

Bryan Ballinger
Huntington, in USA
Habana

Camila Jurado
London, United Kingdom
Pompeii

Charolette Stoehr
Salem, Oregon USA

Seventeen

Dana West
Chicago, IL USA
Point Arena, A Mood of Blue

David Martin
Clearwater, Idaho USA
Le Mur Bleu

Deborah Loeb Bohren
White Plains, NY USA

Iris

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Flores

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Somes Sound - 9:23PM

Eric A. Bailey
Boxborough, Massachusetts USA

Rosenhayn

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Blue Glass Fiddle

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Just beyond our sight

James Winkless
Preston Canterbury, Kent UK

Morning Light Blue

Jim Gambaro
Belchertown, MA USA
Vietnamese Waterlily

Jim Squires
St Simons Island, GA United States
Arctic Traveler

Jim Squires
St Simons Island, GA United States

The Blue Doors

JOE CALLERI
NORTHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
Abebe

Joni Kabana
Portland, OR USA
In Flight over Blue Waters

Judith Monteferrante
Scottsdale, AZ USA

Brass Door Knocker

Kathleen Nademus
Fords, NJ USA
Silent Landscape

Katia Platonova
St.Petersburg, Russia
Triangled Shore / Artist's Proof

Marjorie Nichols
Somerville, MA USA

Playground

Mark Indig
Valley Village, CA USA
Dome

Mark Indig
Valley Village, CA USA
Electric Blue, Clarksdale, Mississippi

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA

In Case of Rain, St. Petersburg

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA
Under Tanzania Sky

Michael Havice
Whitefish Bay, WI USA
Blue Dreams

Michael Havice
Whitefish Bay, WI USA

Boy, Berlin 2012

Michael Martin
San Jose, California USA
Hunting Island, South Carolina

michael w. ellison
savannah, georgia USA
Twin Doors Rt 66

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA

Horizon

Patrizio Cipollini
Roma, RM Italy
Home From School

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Blue on White #2

Philip Constant
Salem, OR USA

That Mood Indigo

Ricardo de Vicq de Cumpitch
Sao Paulo, SP Brazil
Ara ararauna

Ricardo de Vicq de Cumpitch
Sao Paulo, SP Brazil
Sardine, no chips

Ricardo de Vicq de Cumpitch
Sao Paulo, SP Brazil

The Blue Room

Richard Burniston
Brighton, East Sussex UK
Untitled (Paris)

Robert Schneider
Lexington, MA USA
Canoe

Robert Schneider
Lexington, MA USA

Variations in Blue

ruth sousa
BRASÍLIA, Distrito Federal Brasil
Ball Bottles Blue

Sally Canzoneri
Washington, DC USA
Gone Native

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA

Faith

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
The Rest

Steven Olson
Montrose, CO USA
Sequel

Stilson Snow
Eureka, CA USA

Steel Waves

Tara Malone
New York, NY USA
Blue Book Glass

Thomas Ladd
North Easton, MA USA
Electric Blue

Tim Schroll
Carol Stream, Illinois 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: Joanna Hurley

Joanna Hurley has had a thirty-year career in book publishing working as an editor, publicist, agent, packager and publisher for dozens of photography books as well as books on many other subjects for companies large and small. She is president of HurleyMedia, LLC, which she started in 1994. Previously she was publicity director of Vintage Books, the trade paperback division of Alfred A. Knopf, marketing director of The University of New Mexico Press, and publicity director of the Body Politic Theatre/Community Arts Foundation in Chicago. During the course of her long career, she has worked on projects for a wide variety of photographers and writers ranging from Nick Brandt, Mark Klett, Richard Misrach, Irving Penn, and Eliot Porter to Tony Hillerman, Richard Russo, Thomas McGuane and Richard Ford. She is a co-founder of Radius Books, and board chair of Center, a not-for-profit organization based in Santa Fe that supports and provides opportunity for gifted, committed photographers.

EXHIBIT Closed on February 3rd 2013

Juror: William Neill

Juror's Choice: "Antarctica Portal" by Paul M. Murray from Jamestown, RI USA

It is partially a gift of the subject itself, how varied the genre of landscape photography can be. Combine the extremes of the land each of us has walked, with the variety of visions each of us chooses to communicate, and we're bound to witness just how rare our earth can be.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:10 January 13
Artists' Reception:13 January 13 16:40
Exhibit Closes:3 February 13
Rare Earth
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

We're looking to see a range of what landscape images can be:  macro details to vast panoramas, conceptual narratives, abstractions, document, or relational gestures.  We hope to feature varied points of view from every crook and bend, angle and junction, on the globe.  With your unique images, we will honor the extents of this Rare planet we call Earth.

Juror's Statement:

The photography submitted for the Rare Earth competition was a pleasure to review. The work as a whole showed a strong sensitivity to the wondrous qualities of our planet. The styles of capture and post-processing varied greatly, some straightforward in technique, and other highly interpretive. I appreciate any technique that communicates both the emotion of the artist and a sense of place. My initial editing removed photographs that I felt had technical issues, whether in composition, exposure or post-processing. I also focused intently on how I felt the image fit the theme of Rare Earth.

In the later half of my decision-making process, I found it very difficult to narrow down to the required number as I became attached to many more photographs than made the final selections. All of the images were viewed many times over many days of studying the submissions.

Being a landscape photographer myself for 38 years, I was very pleased to see the range of ideas and emotion expressed in the submissions about this Earth. All of them showed a deeply felt value for, and connection to, the land. The high degree of creativity in how photographers are approaching the genre stylistically was encouraging, as was that I saw very few clichés. Whether your photographs made the final cut or not, please continue to photograph and share your work, stay connected with nature and aware of our impact on the landscape so that our children’s children will live on a healthier Earth.

William Neill

 


Antarctica Portal
Juror's Choice

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Blue Macro #3
Honorable Mention

Carl Rubino
Wilmington, New York United States
Receeding Storm
Honorable Mention

Chuck Kimmerle
Casper, WY USA

light in the underwood
Honorable Mention

Laurence Chellali
Genova, Genova Italy
Antarctica iceberg
Honorable Mention

Michael Leggero
Carthage, NY USA
XIN JIANG
Honorable Mention

Suchet Suwanmongkol
Pathumwan, Bangkok THAILAND

Tire Swing

Amanda Schilling
Kingwood, TX USA
Navel

Betsy Chapek
Underhill Center, VT USA
Moon and Craters

Christopher McBride
Westford, VT USA

Ducks in a Row

Chuck Kimmerle
Casper, WY USA
Winooski River, Burlington, VT series 4

Daniel Peters
Brattleboro, VT USA
Reaching Out

David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA

Caliigraphic Reflections

Deb Ehrens
South Dartmouth, MA USA
West Fork Oak Creek Canyon

Doug Dolde
Joshua Tree, CA USA
drought fire-rebirth

douglas smith
somerville, new jersey USA

Gathering Storm, Scotland

Edward Lilley
Bradford, VT USA
Ancient Iceberg

Elaine Heron
Portola Valley, CA USA
Iceberg Lagoon 968

Elisabeth Pollaert Smith
Larchmont, NY USA

Iceland Glacier with Ash 1206

Elisabeth Pollaert Smith
Larchmont, NY USA
Moonstreak, Malibu CA 2011

Eric Newnam
Monterey, CA USA
Post Arcadia 8

Florence Iff
Zurich, Zurich Switzerland

It's not the wind, it's man who does the wind, 2011

Frank Schubert
Frankfurt, Hessen Germany
Roots

Gary Mitchell
Dayton, Ohio USA
Artifact

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

Champlain Lake

Hautcoeur Julien
Gatineau, Québec Canada
enso, Mekong Delta

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Yellowstone Tree

Jean Andersen
Bradford, VT USA

Rust

Jeff Grant
Newport Beach, NSW Australia
Frost

Jennifer Koe
Salisbury, North Carolina USA
Fungi Stainoglyph

Jim Gambaro
Belchertown, MA USA

Guillemotte on Ledge

Jim Squires
St Simons Island, GA United States
Grand Daddy Beech

Joyce Harman
Flint Hill, VA USA
Mud Pool

Kate L. Porter
Baltimore, MD USA

Homecoming

Katherine Booth
Plattsburgh, NY USA
Sparkle

Kathleen Taylor
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
New Walls, Palm Springs

Kathleen Taylor
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

Upper Grizzly Falls

Kelly Michael Cannon
Orinda, CA US
Birds

Kelly Michael Cannon
Orinda, CA US
Waves

Kelly O'Neal
Burlington, VT USA

landscape 4

Larry Newberry
miami, florida USA
Monocacy River Triptych

Lisa Sheirer
Thurmont, MD USA
the lost forest

Margrieta Jeltema
VERMEZZO, Italy

First Day
SOLD

Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
Longmont, Colorado, Colorado USA
Diptych, Touch the Earth, Touch the Sky
SOLD

Misha Gregory Macaw
Fort Collins, CO USA
El Calafate Glacier

Nataly Rader
Los Angeles, CA USA

Patterns

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
A different world #1

Peter Marx
Marburg, Germany
BigWalnutCreek

Rad A. Drew
Indianapolis, IN USA

Mammoth Hot Springs Study
SOLD

Robert Carrier
Loveland, CO - Colorado USA
If You Were So Inclined

Robert Dash
Eastsound, WA USA
Les dunes du Sahara No.2

Ross Laurence Anderson
Minneapolis, MN USA

Laurel Ridge

Roy Money
New Haven, CT USA
Solitude

Russ Hartung
Morrisonville, NY USA
Schwarzwald Snowscape

Ryuten Paul Rosenblum
San Anselmo, California USA

Wind

Seth Dunne
Manchester Center, VT USA
Jagged Sky

Shauna Milton
Carpinteria, CA USA
Mother Earth

Stelios Karatheodorou
Serres, Greece

Green Anemone

Steven Shepard
Williston, VT USA
Back of the Beast

Stilson Snow
Eureka, CA USA
Leaves

Suzanne Engelberg
Tiburon, CA USA

vernal fall

Takako Matoba
Santa Clara, California USA
Flow

Trisha Haskins Ntalianis
Denver, CO USA
The Rolling Hills of Sevan

Vahe Peroomian
Montrose, CA USA

Realm of Endless Stretches - Borderless Borderlands

Yoong Wah Alex Wong
Istanbul, Turkey
The Arid Land

Yoong Wah Alex Wong
Istanbul, Turkey


  • 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 and 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: William Neill

It is no wonder William Neill has developed a deep, spiritual connection with nature, being a resident of the Yosemite National Park area since 1977. His award-winning photography has been widely collected and exhibited in museums and galleries, including the Museum of Fine Art Boston, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Vernon Collection, and The Polaroid Collection.

His work has been published in several books: Rachel Carson's The Sense of Wonder, and John Fowles' The Tree. Chronicle Books published his photographs of natural patterns in By Nature's Design (1993), and featured his images in The Color of Nature (1996). The Yosemite Association published a major portfolio of Neill's Yosemite photographs entitled "Yosemite: The Promise of Wildness" (1994). A retrospective collection of his finest landscape photographs was published by Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown & Co, in 1997, entitled Landscapes of the Spirit.

Several periodicals have published his images, including: National Geographic, Smithsonian, Natural History, National Wildlife, Conde Nast Traveler, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Travel and Leisure, Wilderness, Sunset, Sierra and Outside magazines. Neill writes a monthly column "On Landscape", for Outdoor Photographer magazine. Feature articles have appeared in Life, Camera and Darkroom, Outdoor Photographer and Communication Arts (from whom he has also received five Awards of Excellence).

Neill's corporate clients include: Sony Japan, Bayer Corporation, Canon USA, Nike, Nikon, The Nature Company, and Sony Music/Classical.

Perhaps most important to the task of Jurying Rare Earth, is Neill's extensive experience in close observation of others' work - he has been an instructor of photography for 32 years. Mr. Neill is looking forward to the opportunity to see your work, for the purpose of curating what will be an awe-inspiring exhibition of landscape photographs. 

 

EXHIBIT Closed on January 6th 2013

Juror: Joe Baraban

Juror's Choice:"job" by lauren mazzotta Manchester Center, VT

There are principles of good design that when used properly, will make a good image much better, and a great image dynamite.  With an understanding of how to apply these principles in making your images, you’ve got a excellent chance at elevating even dull subject matter to visually enticing, and in some instances, simply persuasive.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:13 December 12
Artists' Reception:16 December 12 15:00
Exhibit Closes:6 January 13
Photography by Design
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Does your image use point, line, color, form or shape, space, texture, and/or pattern to effectively communicate your intent?  Does the image portray a sense of unity, balance, proportion, rhythm/repetition/similarity, hierarchy/dominance/emphasis/figure to ground.  Let’s also add a few of the gestalt principles into the mix:  Closure (our tendency to see and assume something which is not technically there/to fill in the missing pieces), Continuance (our tendency to follow a visual or suggested path), and Proximity (the two-dimensional relationship of objects to each other within the frame).  For more on these Gestalt principles and others, visit our Juror’s article mentioned below.

If you have images that clearly illustrate one or several of the above mentioned elements and/or principles of design, we would love to see them.  Our Juror Joe Baraban is prepared to apply his expertise to choose work that is both alluring and exemplar of the design standards we expect in graphically successful imagery.  You don’t need to be able to label your work with the appropriate element/principles - if you’ve got one or more images that pops with visual success, submit them – they may the mark of great design that we’re looking for.

Juror's Statement:

I based my decisions on how much was created in the camera, and how much was created in front of a computer. If this was a competition and the criterion was how well someone knew how to manipulate his or her original photograph, this would be an entirely different show. I didn’t want to mix the two genres. Well composed and designed photographs stand on their own with little or no help.

There were several entries that I liked and would have fit in this classification if left alone, but were immediately disqualified when I felt too much post processing was applied and no longer looked like photographs. The same goes for incorrect exposures of an otherwise well thought out picture.

There are photographers, then there are computer artists and for me, I’d rather see good pictures that were created at the moment when the shutter release was depressed. Then, I have no problem with some enhancement using Photoshop.

I considered my “juror’s pick” based on what I considered best fit in my thought process when I first started viewing all the images. I was very impressed with the level of expertise in the submissions, and there are several in this show that I would put my name on.

Joe Baraban


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Juror's Choice

lauren mazzotta
manchester center, VT USA
Crowd in Mauerpark
Honorable Mention

Erin Audry Hoffstetter
covina, ca USA
Remembrance of Things to Come (Proust's Dinette)
Honorable Mention

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

308
Honorable Mention

Peter Marx
Marburg, Germany
My Balloon
Honorable Mention
SOLD

Vo Anh Kiet
HCM City, HCM City Vietnam
Juxtaposition
Honorable Mention

William Horton
Boulder, CO USA

Pitcher With Blinds
People's Choice

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
Life is Good

al garber
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
This Way

al garber
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

Incoming Outgoing

Alix Passage
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Is this Seat Taken

Alix Passage
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Rails

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA

Tulip Buds

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Raindrops on Lupine

Bill Rowley
Florence, MA USA
On the Rocks

David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA

Over There

David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA
On pride.

Dominik Dunsch
Frankfurt / Main, Germany
A Beacon In The Night

Ericka Markley
Fort Wayne, IN USA

Homes in Siemensstadt

Erin Audry Hoffstetter
covina, ca USA
Relativity

Gary Mitchell
Dayton, Ohio USA
Yes

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

Palimpsest II

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Je Suis le Voyeur

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Low Hanging Fruit
SOLD

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

The Myth of Argus

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Orgone Vapors

Glenn Fay, Jr.
Burlington, VT USA
One Way

Glenn Fay, Jr.
Burlington, VT USA

Thunder, Iguazu Falls
SOLD

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Weeding The Palms

Ingrid Lundquist
Granite Bay, CA USA
Longing

Isabel Batteria
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Bike Rack

Jeff Seltzer
Sherman Oaks, CA USA
San Diego Trolley Yard

Jim Moss
Wrightwood, CA USA
Dos Lagos Bridge

Jim Moss
Wrightwood, CA USA

Dance_Tango Tattoo_NYC

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Belushi Masks_Parade NYC

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Above the Fog

Lou Borie
Richmond, VT USA

Saranac Lake

Lou Borie
Richmond, VT USA
Untitled 2

Michael A McCullough
Biglerville, PA USA
Garden Gate

Michael Havice
Whitefish Bay, WI USA

Abandoned whaling boat Deception Island Antarctica

Michael Leggero
Carthage, NY USA
Layers

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
Homage to Wyeth

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA

Red top

Peter Marx
Marburg, Germany
Ideal

Rana Nicole Young
Portland, OR USA
Shoulder Season

Roger Leege
Venice, Fl USA

Galata Steps, Istanbul, Turkey

Ross Laurence Anderson
Minneapolis, MN USA
Untitled 02

Sandro Tedde
Sassari, Sassari Italy
Plants by Design

Sonia Melnikova-Raich
San Francisco, CA USA

Homage to Constructivism II

Sonia Melnikova-Raich
San Francisco, CA USA
Homage to Constructivism I

Sonia Melnikova-Raich
San Francisco, CA USA
Retirement Incarceration

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA

Havana Pool

Suzanne Engelberg
Tiburon, CA USA
Vineyard

Suzanne Engelberg
Tiburon, CA USA
Napa Valley Vineyard

Suzanne Engelberg
Tiburon, CA USA

Memories of Spain, Santander, 2012

Wil Scott
Annapolis, MD 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.

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: Joe Baraban

Joe Baraban has been photographing since the age of 24, where he took a job as a Medical Photographer at the Methodist Hospital in Houston (there aren’t many of us who can brag about a field entry like that!) He became Freelance soon thereafter, and over the next forty years built a commercial portfolio including work for clients from Coca Cola to Hennessy, Cessna to Boeing, and IBM to Microsoft. His resume also includes most of the Fortune 500 companies. He has photographed the full line automotive brochures for Acura, Saturn, and Range Rover, not to mention campaigns for Jaguar, Ford, Toyota. Although he’s rather famous in the auto industry, you’ll see his work spans portraiture, travel, industrial, and general commercial with a visual voice clearly seated in eye-popping design. Visit his portfolios at www.joebaraban.com.

Mr. Baraban has been subject matter for feature articles in Communication Arts Magazine (including the cover), Photo Design (including the cover), Design, Japan’s Premier magazine (including the cover), and Studio Magazine. Joe’s images are often seen in Communication Arts, Graphis, and The Mead Annual Report Show. You’ll also find Joe imparting invaluable knowledge as guest speaker from East to West Coasts. He offers enlivening seminars at venues such as Photo East (the national convention in New York), Photo West in San Francisco, and Viacom (Canada’s national convention). You’ll also be motivated in workshops Internationally.

 

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