Exhibits

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.

 

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 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.
 
Found Magazine:
 
My Heart is an Idiot:
 
This American Life:
 
Washington II Washington:

 

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.

 

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