Exhibits

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 March 3rd 2013

Juror: Seth Resnick

Juror's Choice: "Surfer Warrior" by Charlie Hunt from Huntington Beach, CA USA

If a confident use of color defines your work, we want to see it.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:7 February 13
Artists' Reception:10 February 13 16:30
Exhibit Closes:3 March 13
Color Story
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

There is infinite potential for an exhibition such as this, which crosses subject, theme, and genre; we are equally enthusiastic to see realism and abstraction, and the not-so-gray areas that balance between. There is also limitless possibility for your choice of color story: every hue, tint, and shade applies, where it is used to characterize, describe, communicate and celebrate your subject or concept

Juror's Statement: (Seth's comments are extensive and are paraphrased here, please click through to read the entire text)


GENERAL COMMENTARY

I have over the years judged many contests. Normally, when I am asked to select fifty plus images for a contest, I have trouble because it is usually tough to find fifty that would truly pass my own criteria. With this contest I was caught off guard for a very different reason. I started off with 719 images and I was easily able to eliminate 300 plus images from the contest without hesitation and I will talk about that in a bit. The next 250 or so was a bit tougher because I was really seeing some strong imagery but was able to carefully go through them and one at time eliminate additional submissions. At this point it got much tougher and continued until I was down to 91 images. Never as a judge have I seen so many excellent images and I think a show of 91 would have been an fantastic show by any standard. I went back through every single image, noting things I liked or didn't like about each one and eventually narrowed it down even further. In the end I ended up with 82 images that were truly winners in my mind. Gallery space allows for 62 images so I still needed to eliminate 20.  I was able to do so but I want to reiterate that all 20 that I eliminated were well qualified in my mind to be in the show and if you were one of those photographers you should be very proud.   . . . . Read More


Surf Warrior
Juror's Choice

Charlie Hunt
Huntington Beach, CA USA
BiscectedNautilusPompillius
Honorable Mention

Edward Lilley
Bradford, VT USA
Oh, the Humanity
Honorable Mention

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

Magnesite
Honorable Mention

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
A Study in Orange
Honorable Mention

Joyce Harman
Flint Hill, VA USA
Red Chair
Honorable Mention

Randall Kaye
Toronto, ON Canada

Roof Lines
Honorable Mention

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
Jellyfish
People's Choice

Cat Cutillo
South Burlington, VT USA
Seidenfarben

Anita Schiedeck
Nürnberg, Germany

Lichthof

Anita Schiedeck
Nürnberg, Germany
Wildeye III

Anna Bennett
Longparish, Hampshire UK
TURQUOISE WALL

bianca dorso
los angeles, ca USA

GREEN WALL

bianca dorso
los angeles, ca USA
YELLOW

bianca dorso
los angeles, ca USA
Animals war

Boris Kotlyar
Saint-Petersburg, RU Russia

Red Flag

Brian D. Meredith
Vista, California USA
wall

Carmen Spitznagel
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
pink high heels

Christine Bridges
Burlington, VT USA

UFO

Cristina Soares
Lisboa, Portugal
Bubbles

Dale Niles
Fayetteville, GA USA
Spray

daniel bowman ashe
plano, texas USA

Light Leaf

Daniel J Victor
New York, NY USA
Oil Field Equipment

Dick Lavine
Austin, Texas USA
Dragonfly

Dick Lavine
Austin, Texas USA

Black Cat

Dick Lavine
Austin, Texas USA
White Window

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Stairway

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA

Duplex

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Dandelion

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
3A

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA

House of Blue

Edmund L Leckert III
Boise, ID United States
NeedsWork

Edward Lilley
Bradford, VT USA
Room with a View

Emily Naff
Nashville, TN USA

Chance Encounter

Emily Naff
Nashville, TN USA
Ruins_01Poland

Eric Bladholm
Chicago, Illinois USA
Ruins_01romania

Eric Bladholm
Chicago, Illinois USA

Surface_02Poland

Eric Bladholm
Chicago, Illinois USA
Limelight

Ericka Markley
Fort Wayne, IN USA
No, It's Not IKEA

Ethna Gillespie
Burnaby, British Columbia Canada

(P)ink

Gary Mitchell
Dayton, Ohio USA
Hot Rod RainDrops

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
Hot Rod Pink
SOLD

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA

Hot Rod

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
False Equivalency

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Contraband

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

Dali and Clown

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Feather; Macaw

James Henderson
Columbia, SC USA
Chair 8 - Telluride, CO

Jared Vincent
Shelburne, VT USA

Amusing Gates

Jeanette Serrat
Pennsauken, NJ USA
Forest sky

José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain
Balloon

Kathleen Taylor
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

Endless Summer

Kevin Brannan
Verona, NJ USA
Auburn 8

Larry A Dunn
Wolcott, VT USA
Orange & Chrome

Larry A Dunn
Wolcott, VT USA

Through my eye

Laurence Chellali
Genova, Genova Italy
Hotel Cuba

Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA
Irish Lace

Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA

Reflection-grass

Linda Sawyer
Pensacola Beach, Florida USA
On the Lock

Meryl Ann Schneider
Heidelberg, Germany
Red Piers

Miska Draskoczy
Brooklyn, NY USA

Diner

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
Chaordicolors

Ordi Calder
Cuiaba, Mato Grosso Brazil
Reflections Of Renewal

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA

Pride And Excellence

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Red Shoes

Randall Kaye
Toronto, ON Canada
Coming Home

Randall Kaye
Toronto, ON Canada

Laundry Day

Randall Kaye
Toronto, ON Canada
Bicycle

Randall Kaye
Toronto, ON Canada
49 Shades of Red

Robert Fish
New York, NY USA

Untitled

Sandi Pfeifer
West Palm Beach, FL USA
The players

Shifra Levyathan
Ramat-Gan, Israel
Stairs

Shifra Levyathan
Ramat-Gan, Israel

Raining pleasure" series

Stelios Karatheodorou
Serres, Greece
Raining pleasure series

Stelios Karatheodorou
Serres, Greece
Passage de Marais

Stephen F Sherman
Bronx, NY USA

Floating Target

Steve Stokan
Flower Mound, Texas USA
Architectural Abstract

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
Pinceaux

Suzan Mandla
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Havana Pink

Suzanne Engelberg
Tiburon, CA USA
Havana Street

Suzanne Engelberg
Tiburon, CA USA
Staircase and Shadow

William Horton
Boulder, CO USA

Axiom

wilson hurst
warrensburg, missouri 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 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: Seth Resnick

We are honored to have Seth Resnick as Juror for “Color Story.”  He has marked the world of contemporary Photography by a prolific career spanning education, fine art, editorial, stock and commercial work, and entrepreneurial contributions to the education of digital workflow through D-65 online.

Resnick’s CV includes only a partial client list of over 75 of the most influential corporations in the world, including Apple to IBM, Forbes to Time Warner. He has been credited in over 2500 publications worldwide - in Photo District News over 55 times alone, including as one of The 30 Most Influential Photographers of The Decade (January 19, 2010).  Abundant workshops gather fans internationally, at venues from Alaska to Tokyo, Chile to Botswana.

You’ll find Resnick’s influences on www.pixelgenious.com, www.d-65.com, and an additionally abundant list of professional credits, and broadly inspiring portfolios, at www.sethresnick.com.   He is genuinely looking forward to the Jury process, and invites each of you to present him your most appealing Color Stories.

 

EXHIBIT Closed on April 28th 2013

Juror: Allen Birnbach

Director's Choice "Nude 020" by Peter Bajzek

The undulating landscape of the human form is one of the most variable in nature.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:4 April 13
Artists' Reception:21 April 13 17:30
Exhibit Closes:28 April 13
SKIN
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

With so many sizes, shapes, textures, and tones, our subject matter is endlessly inspiring. How we see, interpret, re-define, and then represent the figure in our photographic work is as diverse as the individuals we celebrate. Show us the Bodies you’ve portrayed through your photographic eye.

 

Juror's Statement:

My first impression as I did my quick overview was the breadth of styles in the submissions.  And the high level of technique brought to bear in the images.  The result was several extended editing sessions poring over the concepts and great craft participants exhibited in their work.  In the end it was difficult to narrow the field down to a cohesive show, and I felt honored to have been involved in the judging.

 

Notable was what was not included.  Interesting diptychs, tributes to Kertesz, Mondrian and Japanese printmaking, wonderful self-portraits and playful juxtaposition of the figure in unique environments.  In the end, many well-conceived images were not included because they fell short in composition or technique but the creative process behind the work was truly impressive.

 

Congratulations to all who submitted.

Allen Birnbach

(Allen selected five "Honorable Mention" images, but he didn't feel comfortable choosing a "Juror's Choice" overall. We selected a "Director's Choice" from those five images. Congrats to Peter Bajzek!)


Nude no. 20
Juror's Choice

Peter Bajzek
Middleton, WI USA
Fallen
Honorable Mention

Billy Monday
Frederick, MD USA
Joanna Recumbent
Honorable Mention

Brett Henrikson
providence, ri USA

Queen of Sheba
Honorable Mention

Ludwig Desmet
Ronse, Belgium
Gray Area_SelfPortraiture
Honorable Mention

Paris Carter
Clermont, FL USA
small, smaller, smallest
People's Choice

Caitlin Jean
Burlington, VT USA

A Few Small Repairs
People's Choice

Melissa T. Hall
Lexington, KY USA
Upended

Aaron Kennison
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA) USA
Nude Aloft

Andrew H Miller
Fort Myers, FL USA

Summertime Encounter

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Expecting

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Inspired by the Sculpture of Gaston LaChaise

Billy Monday
Frederick, MD USA

Apollo

Bob Burkhardt
Atlanta, GA USA
Julianne - Gaze

Brett Henrikson
providence, ri USA
Enigma

Brittney Cathey-Adams
Santa Cruz, California United States

The Fringe

Brock Bill
Stowe, VT USA
Drip

Charles Laurier Dufour
Belfast, ME USA
untitled

Clement Yonkers
St. Albans, VT USA

Ash Cave

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Untitled Nude, 2006, #1

Dave Rudin
Brooklyn, NY USA
Kamsya

Dok Wright
Burlington, VT USA

Sirens' Cave

Don McCunn
San Francisco, CA USA
Affinity

durga Garcia
Williston, SC USA
sea of sin

Eddie Bragard (think tank ART)
Koblenz, Germany

tropic of cancer

Elle Hanley
Seattle, Washington USA
Wood Nymph

Emmy Walden Fox
Barnard, VT USA
Untitled from "Life Sciences" series

Eran Gilat
Rohovot, Israel

Weston Desk

Harper Parson-Grey
Houston, USA
Nude #1

Hope Kahn
Cherry Hill, NJ USA
Humanscape

irina dumitrascu magurean
cluj, transylvania romania

Humanscape

irina dumitrascu magurean
cluj, transylvania romania
In the Fullness of Time

James Atherton
Boulder, Colorado USA
Up In Smoke

Jason "Devilish" Renek
Burien, Washington United States

Self Reservation

Jennifer Bondy
New Boston, Michigan USA
Shower Mom

Jennifer Edgerton
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina USA
Restrained desires

José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain

Beyond

José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain
Back of Mud

Karen Cortes
Doral, Florida USA
Chair

Ken Beach
Chicago, IL USA

Overlook Hill

Ken Van Dyne
Cincinnati, OH USA
Breastscape In Blue

Ken Van Dyne
Cincinnati, OH USA
Homage- Adolph Gottlieb

LeAndra LeSeur
Lilburn, GA USA

Joyce

Lee Fearnside
Luckey, OH USA
just that

MAG
jerusalem, israel
Reminder

Mariana Bartolomeo
Tucson, AZ USA

Woman In Enchanted Forest

Mark Mason
Ocean Ridge, FL. USA
Lady Victoria

Michael Berkowitz
Kew Gardens, NY USA
Evie's Tree

Michael Pannier
Greenville, SC USA

memories of the old bathroom

Nicole Schwartz
Medford, New Jersey USA
Lattice_SelfPortraiture

Paris Carter
Clermont, FL USA
Tulips

Pat Berrett
Albuquerque, NM USA

flash

Patricia Pastore
London, London United Kingdom
Spiral

Peter Janecke
Seabrook, Tx USA
Geisha

Randy Persinger
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA USA

Weighted Flight

Rhye Tempest
San Francisco, CA USA
UNTITLED
SOLD

Ron Testa
Wilmette, IL USA
A European Vacation Gets Off To A Good Start

Sally Canzoneri
Washington, DC USA

Serenity

Sandra McMartin-Fiedler
Mission, British Columbia Canada
skin in motion

Sara Dolley
GRANADA HILLS, California USA
Talc

scott nichol
Allentown, PA USA

Alice

Sharon Harris
Laurel Springs, NJ USA
curves

Sharon Kain
Draper, UT USA
Jade

Ted West
Oklahoma City, OK USA

Death to America

Ted West
Oklahoma City, OK USA
Maternal

TinaMarie Jaehnert
Poughkeepsie, NY USA

Juror: Allen Birnbach

Allen Birnbach has worked as a Photographer for over 30 years; from product to non-profit, hospitality to finance and to the performing arts, he has found great success in commercial Photography. His clarity of vision as a professional Photographer flows through his portraiture, lifestyle, landscape and dance portfolios, as well. The breadth of these achievements may be viewed at www.allenbirnbach.com. Birnbach’s body of work represents much more than commercial. Begin by viewing his fine art photography on www.birnbachimages.com, then visit www.birnbachfigureworks.com for extraordinary examples of the fine art nude. There is boundless visual motivation for your own submission to Body, in the galleries on FigureWorks.

Birnbach imparts his photographic skills as a lecturer and instructor at The Santa Fe Workshops, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Focus on Nature in Iceland, The Anderson Ranch, and through his own private workshops, NudePhotoWorkshops.com. You’ll find a fantastic blog on his take of photographic education at http://allenbirnbach.squarespace.com/


  • 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.

EXHIBIT Closed on March 31st 2013

Juror: Davy Rothbart 

Juror's Choice: "Great Falls, MT" by William Rugen from Seattle, WA USA

To happen upon something forgotten, forsaken; to find what was once lost.
Photography eliciting scenes or subjects that meant something to someone long ago or in the recent past. 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:7 March 13
Artists' Reception:10 March 13 16:30
Exhibit Closes:31 March 13
Lost and Found
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Foraging in a far away land, or even in your own backyard and uncovering the unexpected. We are looking for photographs that embody this murky realm of faded glory; haunting happenstance, and beauty found in the details dropped by a stranger on the street. Capture those ancient treasures tucked away from plain sight; the handiwork of a craftsman now far away, but re-imagined, and re-discovered by your lens.

In light of recent events, we are all feeling a communal sense of loss.  We see that, like material things, people can be lost, sometimes tragically. They can be misplaced, or forgotten--lost souls, the invisible humans in our midst. Bring these subjects into the light, show us what was lost and you have found.

Juror's Statement:

10 years ago, I started Found Magazine, a collection of notes, letters, and photos that folks had plucked up off the ground or the street. At Found, we receive dozens of finds a week, mesmerizing in their humor and heartbreak. Each find is a fragment of a story, and it's up to you to piece things together and fill in the blanks.
The same is true of the subjects of the beautiful, haunting, and lyrical photographs collected here—discarded items found in the weeds; abandoned buildings; broken-down trucks in a field; scraps of metal left to rust and decay. Looking through these images, I'm reminded of a koan that my mom, a Buddhist teacher, often shares. She'll hand someone a fresh scrap of paper, ask them to crumple it into a tight ball, and then un-crumple it. "Do you see," she'll ask, "within the crumpled paper, its original perfection?"
All of the decayed, lost, abandoned places and things in these photographs possess their original glory and perfection -- and their wizened present hints at a rich, textured journey which is up to us to imagine.
 
--Davy Rothbart


Great Falls, MT
Juror's Choice

William Rugen
Seattle, WA USA
Four Minutes in Eighth Grade
Honorable Mention

Jeff McCrum
Cranford, NJ USA
Diving Board Grafitti
Honorable Mention

Jim Kohatsu
Long Beach, CA USA

Cycle Memories
Honorable Mention

Roshan Ghimire
Arlington, VA USA
The Perfect Perch
Honorable Mention

William Horton
Boulder, CO USA
Setting Sunflower
People's Choice

Chuck Kimmerle
Casper, WY USA

Red wagon

ALICIA RIUS
San Francisco, California United States
Pursuing the light

ALICIA RIUS
San Francisco, California United States
Portsmouth Terrace #1

Amanda E. Dailey
Rochester, NY USA

Abandoned Childhood

Amanda Umberger
Seattle, WA USA
"1611 Memorial" from the Dead Payphones series

Ashton Thyles Cloud
Decatur, GA USA
At a Glance

Betsy Chapek
Underhill Center, VT USA

Lost Texas 3

Bronson Dorsey
Austin, Texas United States
Unusable Tub

Chelsea
Plattsburgh, NY USA
Snow Car

Chuck Kimmerle
Casper, WY USA

Days Past

Dale Niles
Fayetteville, GA USA
Atlanta

Damaris Drummond
Essex Junction, VT USA
MANNEQUIN CRIME SCENE

daniel bowman ashe
plano, texas USA

INDUSTRY ABANDONED

daniel bowman ashe
plano, texas USA
Abandoned IV

David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA
Abandoned V

David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA

Implosion

David Sanders
Tulsa, OK USA
Got Milk

Dennis Staffne
Marquette, MI USA
MY ROOM

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA

Home

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA
Museum Pieces

Eric Johnson
Westford, VT USA
If Doors Could Talk

Fritzi Newton
Fredericksburg, Virginia USA

Family Does Laundry

Gary Mitchell
Dayton, Ohio USA
They Wrangle Through the Night

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Bombe

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

Oz

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Untitled #6 (Near Heubrücke, Nürnberg, Bavaria)

Hans Gindlesberger
Blacksburg, VA USA
Barber Chair

Harry Sandler
Mount Vernon, NY USA

bal masque

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Frida found

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
All The Stage Is A Stage

Jeff McCrum
Cranford, NJ USA

Day in September

Jennifer Hall
Ligonier, IN USA
Salton Sea Shower Tank

Jim Kohatsu
Long Beach, CA USA
All Natural

Jordan Douglas
Jericho, VT USA

Reflections

Joyce Harman
Flint Hill, VA USA
Cupboard

Justin Barton
LONDON, UK
Mantelpiece

Justin Barton
LONDON, UK

Between the Lines (no. 10)

Kris Sanford
Mt. Pleasant, MI USA
Still

Kristin Reeves
Murray, KY USA
"Mouse Attack"

Leblanc Pierre
MONTREUIL, FRANCE

Found Ms. Red

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Horse

Linda Wilson
South Bend, IN USA
Andrew's Boys

Liza Hennessey Botkin
Studio City, CA USA

Echo

Lora Mancini
Shaftsbury, VT USA
The Other Hospital

Lora Mancini
Shaftsbury, VT USA
Lost And For Sale

Michael Gora
Boca Raton, Florida USA

Abandoned

Michael ONeil
New Bedford, MA USA
Forgotten

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
Caught

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA

Arched

Olivier Du Tré
Cochrane, Alberta Canada
Desert Garden. Abandoned Bedouin Graveyard, Sahara Desert.

Ross Laurence Anderson
Minneapolis, MN USA
Annie Julia, or Life After Death

Roz Leibowitz
New York, NY USA

Alcatraz Ruins with Gull

Sherry Stephens
Wellington, FL USA
There Was a Time

Steven Shepard
Williston, VT USA
Washington Park, Burns, OR

William Rugen
Seattle, WA USA

Holbrook, AZ

William Rugen
Seattle, WA USA
Commercial Casino, Elko, NV

William Rugen
Seattle, WA USA
Afterimage

wilson hurst
warrensburg, missouri USA

Piece

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, a free exhibition catalog, free entry into a future exhibition, and a $300 USD scholarship to be used in admittance to The New England Institute of Professional Photography Annual Session in Hyannis, MA USA.

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: Davy Rothbart

Davy Rothbart is the creator of Found Magazine, a publication dedicated to discarded notes, letters, flyers, photos, lists, and drawings found and sent in by readers. The magazine spawned a best-selling book, Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World, published in April 2004. A second collection was published in May 2006, a third in May 2009. The magazine is published annually and has a worldwide following, it's online blog is updated daily.
 
Rothbart is a frequent contributor to This American Life, and author of My Heart Is An Idiot, a book of personal essays, and the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. He writes regularly for GQ and Grantland, and his work also appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Believer. He is also the founder of Washington II Washington, an annual outdoor adventure for inner-city kids. Rothbart lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Los Angeles, California.
 
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