Exhibits

EXHIBIT Closed on May 26th 2013

Juror: Benjamin Von Wong

Juror's Choice: "Water Lilly" by Jack Long Grafton, WI USA

Magic that is channeled in a single shot, a recalibration of reality, be the clever and cunning illusionist behind the lens.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:2 May 13
Artists' Reception:5 May 13 16:30
Exhibit Closes:26 May 13
Trick of the Eye
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Optical illusions conjured by a variance of processes; from physically meticulous studio setups, to spontaneously captured works of luck, and ones hugely composed in post. Manipulate our perceptions with flourish. Deal with foreshortening, vanishing points, sandwiching negatives or the unique mash up of subjects.  Employ sleight of hand use of color and composition that begs us to ask the question,"How ever did they do that?"

Juror's Statement:

All images should have a purpose - whether it is to tell a story, convey to the viewer an emotion, or to capture a moment of perfection. These are the things that speak to me and how I made my selection. It was a tough decision overall but I was happy to discover some great new works.

Thank you all :)

Benjamin Von Wong


Water Lilly
Juror's Choice

Jack Long
Grafton, WI USA
"1%". Paris. 2009
Honorable Mention

Alexey Krupin
Moscow, Russia
Obscenity in Pink
Honorable Mention

Anick Morel
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Parallels no. 13
Honorable Mention

Eric A. Bailey
Boxborough, Massachusetts USA
Weltzeituhr
Honorable Mention

Frank Machalowski
Berlin, Germany
Moby Dick
People's Choice

Corey Rondeau
Burlington, VT USA

Avenue de Verdun, 12. Nice, France. 2010

Alexey Krupin
Moscow, Russia
Pantheon. Rome. 2011

Alexey Krupin
Moscow, Russia
Seeing The Unseen

Andrew Kufahl
Menasha, WI USA

Guess I'm really not the type, that likes to say goodbye...

Andrew Kufahl
Menasha, WI USA
To Meet In Nightly Dreams...

Andrew Kufahl
Menasha, WI USA
Underwater Sunshine

Andrew Kufahl
Menasha, WI USA

The last time he said goodnight, was also his goodbye...

Andrew Kufahl
Menasha, WI USA
The Flight

Anick Morel
Montreal, Quebec Canada
Nebulea 1

Anick Morel
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Flower Explosion

Boris Kotlyar
Saint-Petersburg, RU Russia
Multiple Entendre

Carl Rubino
Wilmington, New York United States
The Iceman Cometh

Carol McCord
Niskayuna, NY USA

Resurgence

Carol McCord
Niskayuna, NY USA
Final Approach

Charles Laurier Dufour
Belfast, ME USA
Orionid's Kiss

Corey Rondeau
Burlington, VT USA

Schauspielhaus

Frank Machalowski
Berlin, Germany
Alte Nationalgalerie

Frank Machalowski
Berlin, Germany
Deutsches Historisches Museum

Frank Machalowski
Berlin, Germany

For So Long

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Mirage

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Surrender Dorothy

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA

Misty Morning

George Hamlin
Fairfax, Virginia USA
all the worlds a stage
SOLD

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Stove Pipe

Jack Long
Grafton, WI USA

Silver Swamp II

Jack Long
Grafton, WI USA
Moonlight on Miyuki

Jim Kohatsu
Long Beach, CA USA
Resurgam

Jim Kohatsu
Long Beach, CA USA

Ascension

Jim Kohatsu
Long Beach, CA USA
"Pig #2"

John Singletary
Philadelphia, PA USA
"The Dance of Hades"

John Singletary
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undersides #5

Ken Moran
Providence, RI USA
Seattle Montage #8

Ken Moran
Providence, RI USA
Stairway To Heaven

Kristofferson Brice
Montréal, Québec Canada

Into The Void

Lora Mancini
Shaftsbury, VT USA
The Moon Pours In

Marc Ward
Dandridge, TN USA
The Door on the Right

Marc Ward
Dandridge, TN USA

Shipbuilding #04

Mark Stetler
Brooklyn, NY USA
Shipbuilding #03

Mark Stetler
Brooklyn, NY USA
Shipbuilding #01

Mark Stetler
Brooklyn, NY USA

Out for a Ride

Sandra McMartin-Fiedler
Mission, British Columbia Canada
In Search of the Smith Building

Sandra McMartin-Fiedler
Mission, British Columbia Canada
Frames 2

Sultana Raza
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Frames 1

Sultana Raza
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Ocean Ova No. 9

William Goodwin
Birmingham, AL 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, a free exhibition catalog and digital downloads of  SLR Lounge Lightroom Workshop ($189) and SLR Lounge HDR DVD ($129).
  • 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's Choice winner will be awarded these digital downloads
Courtesy of
slrlounge.com

Lightroom 4
&    HDR
(Over $300 in Value)

Juror: Benjamin Von Wong

“Sounds Impossible, Let’s do it”

 

Coming from the Web 2.0 generation, Von Wong maximizes his utilization of the social networks to gather passionate individuals that volunteer to participate and collaborate in his projects. He has also launched his first international collaboration “Von Wong does Europe” crowd-funded by fans and friends with the help of numerous social networks. This project has allowed him to collaborate with a variety of artists throughout Europe such as Pyrotechnicians, Underwater film crews and Paraplegic Olympic athletes.

 

His photographs, articles, as well as many of his Behind the Scene photos and videos can be found on Facebook, flickr, 500px, Youtube as well as numerous social blogs such as DIYPhotography, Petapixel, Fstoppers, SlrLounge, Prophoto, B&H Photo.

 

www.vonwong.com

 

Eddie Soloway Workshop "The Art of Nature Photography" Jan 26, 2014 11AM

Juror: Eddie Soloway

Juror's Choice: "Reflections" by Bina Altera - Brooklyn, NY USA

Photograph the beauty of nature, five elements provide the foundation for our entire physical world.

Earth, and everything on it, is the product of different combinations of the five basic elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Everything found in our world is unique because it contains a varying ratio of these five elements.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:9 January 14
Artists' Reception:26 January 14 16:30
Exhibit Closes:2 February 14
Five Elements
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Whether walking headfirst into a gale of wind or digging our hands into the soil, we possess an inherent familiarity with the elements. All organic and inorganic substances are combinations of them, be it a time-polished rock or a shiny piece of plastic. A multitude of spiritual practices revolve around these five important pieces of the universe.

We are looking for photographic depictions of the natural world. Landscapes, macro and micro shots, abstractions and realistic images that capture the beauty, uniqueness and magic which makes up our planet.

Juror's Statement:

I truly understand the emotional risk of submitting your heartfelt work to the scrutiny of someone else. If a juror selects your piece, he or she is an awesome judge. If your work is not selected, “What do they know?” But if we decide to bring our work into the world, and as we take the step to push our vision in new directions, two good things can happen regardless of whether we win or not. First, we get to explain our vision to others. To friends as we agonize over the selection, and to the viewer if our work is selected. It is often true that an image should rest on its own merits, but it is also true that being able to talk about your work brings clarity to our path. And second, if we are open, we can learn how to get better. There will always be people that just don’t get what we are doing, but there are often times when our vision is rough or our craft is not perfected. Putting work next to others is a way to better understand where we are on the creative journey.

I did my best to approach the submitted images with open eyes and an open mind. I love all kinds of photography, way outside the realm of what I personally create. I was looking for images that made me go “WOW”, and especially, a quiet “wow”. I responded to images that resonated about a place or conveyed a feeling. I appreciated images where the craft of photography was integrated into the finished piece.

These fifty-eight images are an exciting mix of what people with vision can create. They have made the first important step in creating the image I saw represented as a digital file. Now they get to make a beautiful print, the time-honored second half to photography. I look forward to seeing their efforts.

Eddie Soloway


Reflections
Juror's Choice

Bina Altera
Brooklyn, NY USA
Ice #4
Honorable Mention

Jeff Clarke
Burlington, Vermont USA
Horizon Lines #01
Honorable Mention

Mark Stetler
Brooklyn, NY USA

The Sea, The Sky
Honorable Mention

Nick Winkworth
Menlo Park, CA USA
Zen Dolphins Eleven
Honorable Mention

Pauline Gola
Redondo Beach, CA USA
Early Ice, Essex, Vermont
People's Choice
Honorable Mention

Will Hoskins
Essex Junction, Vermont USA

Current Movement 2

Alice Kivlon
Kinnelon, NJ USA
...into blue

Andrew C. Eller, Jr.
Benton, Kentucky USA
Sand Dollar

Annette LeMay Burke
San Jose, CA USA

Change

Bina Altera
Brooklyn, NY USA
Between Earth and Sky

Bryan Ballinger
Huntington, in USA
Waves #1 (BW)

Cate Brown
North Kingstown, RI USA

The Power of Nature, Iceland, 2013

Dave Rudin
Brooklyn, NY USA
Ice Over ... Fog In

David J. Griggs
Highgate Center, VT USA
The Winooski River from Colchester, Vermont

Diane Gabriel
Burlington, VT USA

Normandy, France

Diane Gabriel
Burlington, VT USA
Mississippi River

Dick Lavine
Austin, Texas USA
Elements III

Doug Johnson
Marlborough, Massachusetts USA

Pond in Summer

Eric Rennie
Cromwell, CT USA
Super Iceman

Francois Boutin
Quebec City, Quebec Canada
Canadian Geese

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA

Lake George " Island In The Lake "

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
Deracinated

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Yosemite Falls By Moonlight

Jay Moore Photography
Columbia, MD USA

Birch Tree

Jeff Clarke
Burlington, Vermont USA
SPLENDENT

Julius Kassovic
Silver Spring, Maryland USA
Morning Has Broken

Karen Cohen
Washington, DC USA

The Weave

Katia Platonova
St.Petersburg, Russia
Platinum Sand Series

Katia Platonova
St.Petersburg, Russia
Shadows

Kelly O'Neal
Burlington, VT USA

Knit together.

Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA
Crying Tree

Laird M. Bindrim
Philadelphia, PA USA
Wall of Fire

Law Hamilton
Rockport, MA USA

Air & Water No.82

Marc Ward
Dandridge, TN USA
Flow No.73

Marc Ward
Dandridge, TN USA
Wooden Portal

Maria Åkerblom
Järvsö, Sweden

The River

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
Horizon Lines #03

Mark Stetler
Brooklyn, NY USA
waterfall

Marnae Rathke
Salt Lake City, UT USA

Rain Colors

Miren Etcheverry
Cambridge, MA USA
Rock Harbor Nightfall

Miren Etcheverry
Cambridge, MA USA
Water Spirits

Olga Rook
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Still Waters

Olga Rook
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Iceland Beach Ice #1

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Antarctica Occluded

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA

Zen Dolphins Seven

Pauline Gola
Redondo Beach, CA USA
Quarries 7

Raphael Warshaw
Fairfax, Virginia USA
In Sync With Nature

Ricardo de Vicq de Cumpitch
Sao Paulo, SP Brazil

drop

Ricardo de Vicq de Cumpitch
Sao Paulo, SP Brazil
Incoming Tide Triptych

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA
Frenzied

Suzan Mandla
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Where it Ends

Thamyres VM
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ BRAZIL
Blue Salar

Thamyres VM
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ BRAZIL
Aria #1 - Wisconsin

Tim Lamey
Fargo, ND USA

Capri : Faraglioni

vittorio chiampan
verona, Italy italy
Melancholy

vittorio chiampan
verona, Italy italy
Rickshaw puller reflected in monsoon rain.

Walter Rothwell
London, UK

Midsummer Dream

Wil Scott
Annapolis, MD USA


 

  • Juror's Choice will also receive this signed copy of Beth Moon's Book "Between Earth and Sky"All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
  • Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, a free exhibition catalog and a signed copy of Beth Moon's book Between Earth and Sky.
  • 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: Eddie Soloway

Eddie Soloway’s photographs are an expression of his passion and commitment to the natural world. His eye has developed during a lifetime of exploring the earth’s wild places. Former positions in educational workshop design, wilderness program development, and custom fine photographic printing have further honed his expertise. In 1998, Eddie was the first recipient of the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award presented by the Santa Fe Center for Photography, and in 2011 Photo District News named Eddie one of the country's top workshop instructors. Today he divides his time between making fine-art prints, teaching, speaking on creativity and the photographic life, and furthering photographic publishing projects. He is the author of the book, One Thousand Moons, and the instructional DVD, A Natural Eye Workshop

EXHIBIT Closed on July 21st 2013

Jurors: Mark Sink & Kristen Hatgi Sink

Jurors' Choice: Semailles by Carr Kizzier from Baltimore, MD USA

Flower among flowers, soft bud swooning, opening her lovely petals, bursting forth with life.

Blooms gladden all they espy; youthful candor and fragrance abounding!  They summon romantic gestures, evoke seasonal rebirth and highlight a raw yet delicate beauty.  Show us your most sensual works exploring flower power.  Rapturous still life images; the bloom on the vine, the bud in the vase. 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:27 June 13
Artists' Reception:12 July 13 17:30
Exhibit Closes:21 July 13
In Bloom
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Floral portraiture ever-nuanced, ever-growing. Humans bloom like flora and fauna; the girl on the cusp of womanhood, a boy breaching the threshold to manhood.

Romance us with your interpretations of this tenuous beauty, these arrangements of organic sensuality. 

Juror's Statement:

This was a very high quality set of submissions. Hundreds down to sixty, it breaks my heart to have to cut so hard.

Its very subjective and personal selecting favorite work. I look for work that touches and speaks to me. I am always looking for personal voice. Concept is always key. I look for the understanding of design with strong positive and negative use of space. I love chance and the creation of a unique image by bold experiments and risky subject matter.

The top pieces delighted me greatly. "Semailles" I love Polaroid and its rare and unique quality used with a sensuous figurative tableau of mystery. "Rebirth" displays a knowledge alternative lost art processes mixed with a interesting staged concept. Great humor and happiness with "Raccoon Kitty in the Lilly" its a marvelous staged fantasy telling a story. Gotta say i have never seen kitties made into flowers. "The Return The Return" is a finely crafted environmentalism concept man and nature, man returning to nature. Yes staged fantasy won my heart this show.

Mark Sink

It was wonderful going though all the work for the "In Bloom" submissions. Staged figures and flowers are most often what makes my heart flutter. I love form, color, and attention to detail, along with playful gestures of experimentation.

Flowers are with us on our most important days; weddings, funerals, dance recitals, birthdays. They represent so many things to us, beauty, life, love, death, reproduction, fleetingness. To name a few.

For me, I love flowers, and they are a large part of my pictures. The obsession started before I could even afford to buy real flowers, I would make paper flowers to add to my pictures.

Kristen Hatgi Sink


Semailles
Juror's Choice

Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD USA
Raccoon Kitty in the Pink Lilly
Honorable Mention

Carol J. Truesdell
Underhill Center, VT USA
Rebirth
Honorable Mention

Jaime Aelavanthara
PLANT CITY, Florida United States

Ghost flower
Honorable Mention

Timo Evon
Burlington, VT USA
The Return, The Return
Honorable Mention

Troy Colby
Beloit, ks USA
Innocence
People's Choice

Judith Monteferrante
Scottsdale, AZ USA

Voices Rise and Fall 2013

Candi S. Kalinsky
Omaha, Nebraska USA
The Weakness Is In the Want 2013

Candi S. Kalinsky
Omaha, Nebraska USA
Daffodil Goose

Carol J. Truesdell
Underhill Center, VT USA

Cat In Yellow Lilly

Carol J. Truesdell
Underhill Center, VT USA
The Germination

Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD USA
Le printemps est arrivé

Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD USA

Furrows

Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD USA
Bouquet

Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD USA
Twelfth of Never

Charles Laurier Dufour
Belfast, ME USA

Towards Flight

Diane Gabriel
Burlington, VT USA
Eggs

Diane Gabriel
Burlington, VT USA
Anna-Rose

Diane Gabriel
Burlington, VT USA

Gardenia
SOLD

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Itoh Peony
SOLD

Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
faded flowers

Elle Hanley
Seattle, Washington USA

summer solstice II

Elle Hanley
Seattle, Washington USA
Laureate

Émili Bermúdez
Tacoronte, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Spain
Delicate

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA

Milk of Amnesia

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Free Agency

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Almost Real

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA

Women Holding Gladiolous

Hope Kahn
Cherry Hill, NJ USA
Sandra1

Hope Kahn
Cherry Hill, NJ USA
Mica1

Hope Kahn
Cherry Hill, NJ USA

Dream On

Hope Kahn
Cherry Hill, NJ USA
Green

Jaime Aelavanthara
PLANT CITY, Florida United States
Out of Africa

Jaime Aelavanthara
PLANT CITY, Florida United States

She Keeps On Passing Me By

Janelle Pietrzak
Basalt, CO USA
Flower Cart, Day of the Dead

Janelle Pietrzak
Basalt, CO USA
Golden Afternoon

Jen Kiaba
Rhinebeck, NY USA

stella_super nova II

Jenny Papalexandris
Kiama Heights, NSW Australia
Dead Flowers

Kevin Stiles
Harwinton, CT USA
In Bloom

Kevin Stiles
Harwinton, CT USA

Desire II

Kyle J Kujawski
Chicago, IL USA
Slumber

Lauren Dishinger
Yorktown Heights, NY USA
Growth

Lauren Dishinger
Yorktown Heights, NY USA

Budding

Lauren Dishinger
Yorktown Heights, NY USA
When She Married Herself

Maria Åkerblom
Järvsö, Sweden
In the Forest

Maria Åkerblom
Järvsö, Sweden

Appelbloom

Maria Åkerblom
Järvsö, Sweden
Garden of Dreams

Maura Brennan
Los Angeles, California USA
Blossom

Maura Brennan
Los Angeles, California USA

The First Flowers of Spring

Michael Berkowitz
Kew Gardens, NY USA
Peonies

Michael Berkowitz
Kew Gardens, NY USA
Soul Blooming

Ron Azevedo
San Clemente, CA USA

Summer Wreath

sally muir
Roswell, Georgia USA
Emily Amid Ice Plant, Summer Before Eighth Grade

sally muir
Roswell, Georgia USA
Rainy Night In Paris

Suzette Troche Stapp aka the glitterguru
Los Angeles, CA USA

HEAVENLY

TERENCE KNEALE
Cranbourne, Victoria Australia
reaching bloom
SOLD

Timo Evon
Burlington, VT USA
eternal youth

Timo Evon
Burlington, VT USA

The Return, Acceptance

Troy Colby
Beloit, ks USA
The Return, Untitled

Troy Colby
Beloit, ks USA
The Return, Glare

Troy Colby
Beloit, ks 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.

Jurors: Mark Sink & Kristen Hatgi Sink

 
Mark Sink, photographer, curator and teacher, has been and making a living from fine art photography since 1978. He is well known for his imagery made with the toy plastic camera the Diana. Currently, also a reverse technology, he is producing collodion wet plate photographs. His personal work is in numerous museum collections as well as gallery solo and group shows in the US, South America and Europe.  He is currently represented by G. Ray Hawkins in CA. Robin Rice in NY, Paul Cava in Philadelphia, Rule Gallery in Denver. As a photographer of fine art he worked with and documented noted artists lives and their work such as Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat and Rene Ricard.

His curatorial photography projects are numerous. Critical acclaim with the Museum Of Contemporary Art/Denver photography exhibitions should be noted where Mark was a co-founder and director from 1999-2000. Mark recently is a private art consultant in Denver, independently curating showing a wide range of emerging artist’s with internationally known names. Recent shows at Gallery Sink are Emotional Distance (landscape), Human Form and Social Landscapes(social documentary).    Photography exhibits culled from and created on the Internet has been a fifteen-year passion with Mark. He achieved successful results with web sites such as (TheSight.com) and by assembling traveling exhibitions from the net such as "Off The Highway".

Mark’s family heritage in photography runs deep. Sink's on-going research is on his great grand father photographer James L. Breese, who was the founder, member and primary inspiration for the Camera Club of NY one of the earliest grouping of fine art photographers in America. And further back Samuel Finley Breese Morse, (Breese’s uncle), was "the father of American photography" and inventor of the telegraph. With this legacy in mind Sink, has formed a monthly Salon of artists both on the Internet and in his living room.

Kristen Hatgi was born in Denver Colorado on the 24th of December 1984. At the age of twelve she borrowed her dad’s camera to create staged situations in her room. At sixteen she took a photography class at her high school and was thereafter committed to the medium.

Her love for art and photography carried her to Boston where she spent five years studying at the Art Institute of Boston. Kristen graduated with a bachelor in Fine Arts in May of 2008.

Kristen lives in Denver where she collaborates with her Husband Mark Sink creating wet plate collodion photographs. She also works as a commercial photographer, and designer. She has exhibited her photography in NYC, Boston, DC, and Denver. Kristen spends most of her time thinking about or making photography.

 

This was a very high quality set of submissions. Hundreds down to fifty, it breaks my heart to have to cut so hard.
Its very subjective and personal selecting favorite work. I look for work that touches and speaks to me. I am always looking for personal voice. Concept is always key. I look for the understanding of design with strong positive and negative use of space. I love chance and the creation of a unique image by bold experiments and risky subject matter. 
 
The top pieces delighted me greatly.  "Semailles" I love Polaroid and its rare and unique quality used with a sensuous figurative tableau of mystery.  "Rebirth" displays a knowledge alternative lost art processes mixed with a interesting staged concept. Great humor and happiness with "Raccoon Kitty in the Lilly"  its a marvelous staged fantasy telling a story. Gotta say i have never seen kitties made into flowers. "The Return The Return" is a finely crafted environmentalism concept man and nature, man returning to nature.    Yes staged fantasy won my heart this show.

EXHIBIT Closed on August 18th 2013

Juror: Stephen Perloff

Juror's Choice: SW 5th Av by Peter Maeck Lexington, MA USA

Uptown, downtown, urban spaces, public places and the life that inhabits them!

Nothing in the city is stopping, nothing is slow. There's never a moment of silence,never a moment alone. Horns honking,people talking, vendors yelling,children laughing, trains running, doors opening and doors closing. The city has a beat, a rhythm, a constant ebb and flow. Strangers brushing shoulders, lovers holding hands, catch it all in an instant. Because in an instant it will be gone.

All except the buildings. The stoic silence of these structures, juxtaposes all the life. Distinct architecture, setting the scene, a beauty so quiet in a sea of so much noise. Each brick tells a story, every street, bridge and tunnel oh so pertinent. They are characters in this play of city life.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:25 July 13
Artists' Reception:2 August 13 17:30
Exhibit Closes:18 August 13
City
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

 

This Exhibit is Sponsored by 

Scott + Partners

Juror's Statement:

     Cities are extraordinary places filled with wonder, mystery, incongruity, humor, and pathos. There is constant tension between order and chaos, stasis and frenzy, rich and poor, young and old, as well as occasional harmonies of breathtaking beauty. There is pulsating energy, obscene wealth, grinding poverty. Which is more incongruous: that soaring towers of steel and glass remain standing, or that slums do? And how is it that hordes of rushing commuters don't break out in daily stampedes and that somehow they coordinate their steps in a constant ballet so that they flow mostly unimpeded from place to place?

     There are wonderful images of the built environment is this selection, modernist images as well as romantic ones. There are mostly public moments but also a few lovely personal ones. I was surprised not to see more street photography. Maybe in an age of social media photographers don't know how to interact with actual strangers anymore. The minority of images here that do deal directly and honestly with human beings are striking.

     So congratulations to those image-makers who have an authentic voice and something to say. I am glad to have engaged with your images and I hope many others will appreciate them too.

Stephen Perloff, Editor
The Photo Review


SW 5th Av
Juror's Choice

Peter Maeck
Lexington, MA USA
Misty Gate
Honorable Mention

Francesco Carucci
San Jose, CA USA
City Ball
Honorable Mention
SOLD

Jodi Champagne
Palmdale, California USA

Window Dressing
Honorable Mention

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
WTC BB 2013
Honorable Mention

Shawn Tucker
West New York, NJ USA
From the Top
People's Choice

Hautcoeur Julien
Gatineau, Québec Canada

square

AHMET ALBAYRAK
Kayseri, TURKEY
445 Park NNW

Alan Gaynor
New York, NY USA
Qualcosa là fuori

Anna Gianfrate
Brooklyn, New York City, NY USA

1+1+1

Armen Dolukhanyan
Kharkov region, Ukraine
502 W. Victory Dr.

Ashley M. Jones
Savannah, GA USA
Urbanity

Bernie Kubiak
Amherst, MA USA

Skyscraper

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Times Square Multiple Exposure #5 Limited Ed 1/30

Carl Rubino
Wilmington, New York United States
Santa Cruz - Manila

Claude Peschel Dutombe
Bangkok, Thailand

Solitude

Dandan Geng
Walnut Creek, California USA
Restless

Dave Bennett
Mossley, Lancashire United Kingdom
Brooklyn Bridge Panorama

Del Higgins
Palenville, NY USA

Yonge And Richmond Street, Toronto Canada.

Dylan McArthur
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Chicago

Edson F. Scudder, Jr.
Charlotte, NC USA
Man in hat, Pittsburgh

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA

Girls Girls Girls

Ericka Markley
Fort Wayne, IN USA
Venice
SOLD

Evan Amato
Jeffersonville, VT USA
This Is Our City

Forrest Dylan Bryant
Millbrae, CA USA

Esplanade Theatre Singapore

Gary Swanson
Greeley, Colorado USA
HelloGoodbye

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Drying Clothes #2

George S. Gati
Beekman, NY USA

Big Shoulders

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA
I Hate Your Dad

Glen E. Gross
Highland, KS USA
Symmetry

Graciela Stinnes
Essen, Germany

Opera Singer

Howard Larsen
San Jose, CA USA
Torre Del Mangia, Siena Italy

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Stormy Stockholm

Jeff Dannay
Scottsdale, AZ United States

Griffith Park Romance

Jim Brammer
Los Angeles, CA USA
Painted Rooftops of Cadiz

Jim Gambaro
Belchertown, MA USA
Paris Rain, 1989

John Wylie
Grayslake, Illinois USA

Night, Philadelphia, 2013

Joshua Hopkins
Springfield, Pennsylvania USA
Howl at the Moon

Kyle J Kujawski
Chicago, IL USA
Awnings & Balconies

Larry A Dunn
Wolcott, VT USA

La Chapina

Leonard Correa
Tustin, CALIFORNIA United States
Kong

Liza Hennessey Botkin
Studio City, CA USA
Route 66 (from the Dream Series)

Maria Denzler
Reno, NV USA

New York City Subway

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
Empire, 2013

Mark Melnick
Palm Desert, CA USA
Portholes In The Sky

Michel Godts
Rochester, New York USA

Istanbul Modern Skyline

Michelle Concetta Parchini
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
RE/MAX Building No. 1, Denver Tech Center, Colorado

Misha Gregory Macaw
Fort Collins, CO USA
Hospet Station II

Nelson Goodrich
Portland, CT USA

PINK PACKAGE STORE

NICHOLAS FEDAK II
BURBANK, CA USA
Sky High

Nick Winkworth
Menlo Park, CA USA
Legs

Paul Dandurand
South Burlington, VT USA

Living The Dream

Paul M. Murray
Jamestown, RI USA
Chicago from John Hancock Observatory

Pauline Fernandez
Lake Forest, CA USA
NYC

Rainer Quesada
Inglewood, CA USA

Mothers - MCA Chicago

Rebecca Griggs
Orland Park, IL USA
San Francisco

Robert Heller
Knoxville, TN USA
Delayed Train

Ron Azevedo
San Clemente, CA USA

Central Park West

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA
Afternoon Tea Dance

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA
Equilibrium

savaş onur şen
Van, Turkey

Summer in the City

Suzanne Engelberg
Tiburon, CA USA
wynken, blynken & nod (dead end)

Timo Evon
Burlington, VT USA
Untitled (New York, No Pictures)

Tyler Roste
New York, New York USA

Singapore work in progress...

vittorio chiampan
verona, Italy italy
medellin, colombia

Wendy Simmons
Brooklyn, NY USA
La Tour Eiffel and La Défense

Wilco Dragt
Arnhem, the Netherlands

Las Vegas At Night

Will Hoskins
Essex Junction, Vermont USA
Night Ferry

Yorgo Pasadeos
Buda, Texas USA

Juror: Stephen Perloff

The founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market. He has taught photography and the history of photography at numerous Philadelphia-area colleges and universities and has been the recipient of two grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for arts criticism. He was the recipient of the Sol Mednick Award for 2000 from the Mid-Atlantic region of the Society for Photographic Education, the first annual Vanguard Award from the Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image in 2007, and the Colin Ford Award from the Royal Photographic Society in 2012.

His photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and reside in many museum and private collections. His exhibition, “Unseen Color, Part I,” was shown at The Light Room Gallery, Philadelphia, in March and April 2012. His work was recently included in the exhibitions “An Evolving Legacy: Twenty Years of Collecting at the Michener Art Museum” at the James A. Michener Art Museum (June 2009 – January 2010); “Streets of Philadelphia: Photography 1970–1985” at The Print Center, Philadelphia (fall 2009); “The Silver Garden” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (February– July 2005); “Continuum: Photography in Philadelphia: Past, Present, and Future” at the Free Library of Philadelphia (March–July 2007); “Filling the Frame” at Photo West Gallery, Philadelphia (April 2007), and “Hot Topic,” a show about global warming, at The Germantown Academy (fall 2007). His work was included in the exhibition "Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image" at the James A. Michener Art Museum from November 3, 2012 – March 31, 2013, and images from "Unseen Color, Part I" were shown at the InVision Photography Festival in Bethlehem, PA, from October 2012 – January 31, 2013. Other recent shows include "Photography: Perceptions & Perspectives" at the State Theater in Easton, PA, from January to March 2013, and “Two for the Road,” a two-person show at Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, in March and April 2013. “Unseen Color, Part II: East and West,” will be on view at The Light Room Gallery from May 4 – June 16, 2013.

He has curated more than a score of exhibitions, including “Philadelphia Past and Present” at the Philadelphia Art Alliance for the city's tricentennial in 1982. He was the curator of the acclaimed series “Photography: Contemporary Prospect” at Historic Yellow Springs (1994–2001). And he curated the exhibition “Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration,” which opened at the James A. Michener Art Museum in September 2003 and traveled through January 2005; an exhibition of environmentally concerned photographs, “Paradise Paved,” for the Painted Bride Art Center (April–May 2005); “Radical Vision: The Revolution in American Photography, 1945–1980” at the James A. Michener Art Museum (January–May 2006); the retrospective exhibition “Andrea Baldeck: The Heart of the Matter” at the Moore College of Art, Philadelphia (January–March 2007); and “Saving Face,” an exhibition of portraits drawn from the collection of Robert Infarinato at the Michener (November 2008 – March 2009). He was also the curator for the Woodmere Art Museum Photography Triennial (September 2009 – January 2010).

  • 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.

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