Exhibits

EXHIBIT Closed on July 15th 2011

Juror: Dan Burkholder

Juror's Choice:
Juror's Choice: "Into the Light"
by Cathy Panebianco Jamestown, NY USA

As Photographers, you’ve likely engaged in the heated discussion over the capability, viability, credibility of the camera phone.  Purists scoff at the intrusion of a mediocre, fraud of a device, that is marring their photographic religion.  And then there are the rest of you, embracing the technology and embracing the all-in-one, multi-media lifestyle of the cellphone-toting imagist, so many of you have become.  We’re not taking sides in this great debate, but we are going to show you just what your phones can do (and it’s pretty amazing). 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:21 June 11
Artists' Reception:15 July 11 05:00
Exhibit Closes:15 July 11
Phone-o-graphic Arts
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

What better a Juror to take on the task than Dan Burkholder - just look at what he’s done with his iPhone.  We can’t wait to see the photographic artistry you’ve achieved with your camera phone. Likely you’ve got your phone with you at all times, while you’ve forgotten your dSLR or film camera at home.  (You wouldn’t dare leave your phone at home, would you?)  It’s liberating, knowing your cell or smartphone can take a picture, anytime, anywhere.

Juror's Statement:

What sets the cell phone camera apart in this wacky world of photography is its clear and obvious invitation to immediacy and exploration, like no camera before. Not only is a cell phone always in your pocket or purse — with its amazing selection of apps you can stylize the image in ways we only dreamed about in years past. In short, it’s fun and oh so very photographic.

It only seems right that a show of cell phone images be different from an exhibition of “normal” photography. Honoring this expectation, you might notice many images that celebrate the “I had a camera with me!” approach to everyday life. In other images you’ll find a certain playfulness, again reflecting the cell phone’s ease and non-threatening approach to photography. In all cases, what you’re seeing is honest to goodness photography in the 21st century. There is nothing second-rate or “cheating” about cell phone photography. Remember, there is no virtue to difficulty by itself — in life or in photography.

For all those who submitted photographs for this exhibition, thank you for your creativity, your investigation of technique, your willingness to put your cell phone over your head, on the ground, near the dog’s nose and close to the frog. You are photography’s newest pioneers, finding fresh ways to see, capture and render the world around you. And that’s something for which you should be proud.

When a photography exhibit is juried by a single person (in this case, me), there’s no way the final selection can’t reflect the juror’s preference for subject matter, creative approach, technical application, presentation or humor. I’m also sure “envy” enters the equation, as in, “I wish I’d seen or shot this myself.” The process is much more demanding than simply deciding if each image is a fine photograph.

Whittling this marvelous group of cell phone images down to a group of 50 was a daunting task. With so much good work to consider, I was constantly aware that I’d have to eliminate many images that I’d be proud to have photographed myself or display in my home. This is my clumsy way of saying just because your images weren’t accepted doesn’t mean they were not good.

For the Juror’s Choice, I tried to decide which image captured the spirit of our new cell phone photographic frontier. Does it display the immediacy that marks our new medium, as if the photographer pulled the phone from a pocket or purse to make this one special image; does it create its own visual world of intrigue; does it ask as many questions as it answers, is it simple and complex, all at once?

“Into the Light” does all that. It’s a wonderful, casual, warm image with depth. It starts a dialog with the viewer but leaves space for that viewer to finish the story alone. It is — without a question — a fine photograph.

Dan Burkholder


Into the Light
Juror's Choice

Catherine Panebianco
Jamestown, NY USA
Galloping Gertie Comes to Brooklyn
People's Choice

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
Solitary (wo)Man

Catherine Panebianco
Jamestown, NY USA

Golden Trees

Catherine Panebianco
Jamestown, NY USA
Barking Owl

Danielle Pocock
Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Table

Dave Weinberg
Freeport, ME USA

Genie of Old Orchard Beach

Dave Weinberg
Freeport, ME USA
Maple Syrup

Del Higgins
Palenville, NY USA
Cookie Dreams

Dot Williams
Asheville, NC USA

Mulata en la Habana, Cuba.

Francisco Mata
México, DF Mexico
iReflections

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
iFrog

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA

iTulip

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
icMoney

Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA
Pier

Genevieve Neal
Yorktown, VA USA

Yard

Harold Ross
West Chester, PA USA
Quin Abbey, Quin, Ireland

Harry Sandler
Mount Vernon, NY USA
A Red Barn in the Valley

Jennifer Hannux
Wilder, VT USA

Spring Maple in the Fog

Jennifer Hannux
Wilder, VT USA
John with his Rollei

Jim Leisy
Sherwood, Oregon USA
Jack and David

Jim Leisy
Sherwood, Oregon USA

New Friend

Julie Owen
Santa Barbara, CA USA
Shaking-off Winter, Hello Spring

Justin Gural
Essex Jct., VT USA
Earn Your Turns

Justin Gural
Essex Jct., VT USA

350 + years of snow falls

Kevin Dingman
Columbia, Missouri USA
memory of the blessed

Kimberly Post
Raymond, ME USA
Novella's Garden: Purple Peonies

L.S. King
Pulaski, VA USA

Raisin

Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA
Alanna 1

lawrence lewis
kingston, ny USA
Gothic Home

Lester Blum
New York, NY USA

Bridge of Sighs

Lori Pond
Los Angeles, CA USA
Small Town

Marilyn Sherman
Needham, MA USA
Play

Marilynn Gottlieb
Bainbridge Island, WA USA

Black Dog

Marilynn Gottlieb
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
"Winter Sky" (Delmar, NY) 2011

Penny Perkins
Delmar, NY USA
Redemption

Rad A. Drew
Indianapolis, IN USA

European Weeping Beech

Rad A. Drew
Indianapolis, IN USA
The World Disappeared

Roberta Murray
Rocky Mtn House, Alberta Canada
I Saw A Miracle

Roberta Murray
Rocky Mtn House, Alberta Canada

Tab

Shirley Drevich
Miami, FL USA
She Friend

Shirley Drevich
Miami, FL USA
Peanut

Stacey Pierce-Nickle
Nashville, TN USA

Bahama Wind

Stacey Pierce-Nickle
Nashville, TN USA
Untitled 2

Stein Dennis
N. Yarmouth, Me USA
Playing in the Tulips

Teri Lou Dantzler
Cle Elum, WA USA

Leaving Utah

tiina anttila
houston, TX USA
In the heart of the Cajun Country

tiina anttila
houston, TX USA
Red Rider

tony sweet
Eldersburg, MD USA

On/Off

Wayne E Chinnock
Somerville, MA USA


Juror:  Dan Burkholder

Dan Burkholder has a long history of looking over the photographic horizon to see, explore and teach the next great thing in imaging. His newest book, iPhone Artistry (Pixiq Press, 2011), is the definitive how-to for creative iPhone photographers. His first book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing (Bladed Iris Press, 1995) became a seminal manual for photographers wanting to blend the power of digital imaging with the charm of the handmade print.

Dan received his B.A. and Master’s degrees from Brooks Institute of Photography, in Santa Barbara, CA. Dan has taught digital imaging workshops for 16 years on three continents and several island countries. His platinum/palladium and pigmented ink prints are included in private and public collections internationally.

EXHIBIT Closed on June 23rd 2011


 

1st People's Choice:
1st People's Choice: "Gone To Heck"
by Eric Johnson Westford, VT USA

1st Place: Gone to Heck by Eric Johnson Westford, VTAt the Photo Slam we tallied 332 votes from about 110 ballots. And the results are:

2nd Place: Redpoll  by Jane Ogilvie East Middlebury, VT
3rd Place: Barn Cats By Patricia M. Davis Middlebury, VT and Follow Me by Mark Willis Shelburne, VT

The Champlain Valley Photo Slam is both an exhibition and an Event. We asked photographers, pro and amateur, young and old, from all over the Lake Champlain Valley to send us their best work. 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:30 May 11
Artists' Reception:3 June 11 16:51
Exhibit Closes:23 June 11
Submission Rules
Selection Process
How to make a Submission
Submit your work Now
Invite a Photographer

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

We selected 132 of the best images and will show them during a three week exhibition starting June 1st at the Darkroom Gallery here at the Five Corners in Essex Junction, VT. Most prints will be for sale.

On June 3rd, between 5 and 7:30PM we'll host the Photo Slam! The audience will select the best of the displayed work and we will award prizes from the PhotoGarden. There will also be door prizes.

On June 17th at 5PM we'll have a closing party where prints can be picked up, traded and discussed.

 


Gone To Heck
People's Choice
SOLD

Eric Johnson
Westford, VT USA
Redpoll
People's Choice

Jane Ogilvie
East Middlebury, VT USA
Barn Cats
People's Choice

Patricia M. Davis
Middlebury, VT USA

Follow Me
People's Choice

Mark Willis
Shelburne, VT USA
The Path Less Followed - Gurnee, CA
SOLD

Amanda Kolifrath
South Burlington, VT USA
Wanderlust - Keoka Lake, ME

Amanda Kolifrath
South Burlington, VT USA

Millenium Park

Amy Davis
Essex Jct., VT USA
Glass Ceiling

Amy Davis
Essex Jct., VT USA
Mountain Meadow

Annavitte Rand
Richmond, VT USA

West

Annavitte Rand
Richmond, VT USA
Concentration

Becky Trudell
Keeseville, NY USA
Losing Her Stomach

Becky Trudell
Keeseville, NY USA

Tiny Dancer

Becky Trudell
Keeseville, NY USA
Champlain Valley Fair

Bill Kneen
Richmond, VT USA
Antigone

Bill Kneen
Richmond, VT USA

lights

Brant Goode
Burlington, VT USA
Erica in Kauai

Brant Goode
Burlington, VT USA
sea turtle

Brant Goode
Burlington, VT USA

Fine

Caroline Edholm
Charlotte, VT USA
Matrix

Caroline Edholm
Charlotte, VT USA
Hands

Caroline Edholm
Charlotte, VT USA

Rainbow over Malletts Bay

Catherine Chamberlain
Colchester, VT USA
Vines on a Barn Door

Catherine Chamberlain
Colchester, VT USA
Red Barn

Catherine Chamberlain
Colchester, VT USA

After The Win

Catherine Chamberlain
Colchester, VT USA
Eastern State

Christian Reifsteck
Burlington, VT USA
Road to Cloghane

Christian Reifsteck
Burlington, VT USA

Kilmalkedar

Christian Reifsteck
Burlington, VT USA
Blasket

Christian Reifsteck
Burlington, VT USA
Giraff

Christopher McBride
Westford, VT USA

elephants

Christopher McBride
Westford, VT USA
dragonfly

Christopher McBride
Westford, VT USA
Where the Elements Meet

Christopher Ryan
Milton, VT USA

Old Clasp

Christopher Ryan
Milton, VT USA
Determination

Christopher Ryan
Milton, VT USA
champlain oratorio

cynthia e. frantz
burlington, VT USA

wind lake sky

cynthia e. frantz
burlington, VT USA
Diner in Winter

David Punia
Burlington, VT USA
Old 802

David Punia
Burlington, VT USA

Adirondack Lightning

David Punia
Burlington, VT USA
Sea and Sky

Deborah Nedde
Williston, VT USA
Andrew

Deborah Nedde
Williston, VT USA

Middle World

Deborah Nedde
Williston, VT USA
Peony

Deborah Nedde
Williston, VT USA
Kepler Track - Fiordland, New Zealand

Denise Limoge
Burlington, VT USA

The Whisper of a Memory

Denise Limoge
Burlington, VT USA
Chicago River at Night

Eric Johnson
Westford, VT USA
Lake Champlain

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA

Newt, Noyes Pond, Vermont

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA
Clothesline, Seyon Lodge State Park, Vermont

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA
Snow Fall

Ernest McLeod
Middlebury, VT USA

Autumn Breakthrough

Ernest McLeod
Middlebury, VT USA
Bend In the Road

Ernest McLeod
Middlebury, VT USA
Late Shadows on New Snow

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA

Seasons Change

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA
Brick House, Westport, NY

Glenn Estus
Westport, NY USA
Silo & Horse, Sherman Road, Westport, NY

Glenn Estus
Westport, NY USA

Lovers

Glenn Fay, Jr.
Burlington, VT USA
Brooke

Glenn Fay, Jr.
Burlington, VT USA
Pleasant Valley - Underhill, VT

J. Michael Cousineau
South Burlington, VT USA

Endless Winter

Jamie Proctor-Brassard
Hinesburg, VT USA
One-room Schoolhouse

Jane Ogilvie
East Middlebury, VT USA
Tracks

Jen Zimberg
Burlington, VT USA

Rust

Jen Zimberg
Burlington, VT USA
Glowing
SOLD

JENNIFER VALYOU-HOPKINS
Essex Jct., VT USA
Lost

JENNIFER VALYOU-HOPKINS
Essex Jct., VT USA

End of Season
SOLD

JENNIFER VALYOU-HOPKINS
Essex Jct., VT USA
Preston Brook Honey Hollow, RIchmond, VT

Jerry Lasky
Essex Jct., VT USA
Stairs. King Arthur Flour, Norwich VT.

Jerry Lasky
Essex Jct., VT USA

Crown Point Bridge after destruction

Jerry Lasky
Essex Jct., VT USA
Spring Rain

Jessica Lee
COLCHESTER, VT USA
Sunset In The Country

Jessica Lee
COLCHESTER, VT USA

Country Road, Fairfield, Vermont

Jessica Remmey
Grand Isle, VT USA
Sap Buckets

Jessica Remmey
Grand Isle, VT USA
Honey Hollow, Bolton, VT- pinhole photograph

John Hagman
Hinesburg, VT USA

Merry Go Round- Champlain Valley Expo- pinhole photograph

John Hagman
Hinesburg, VT USA
Balancing the World

Jolene
burlington, VT USA
Glowing Doorway

jon bondy
fletcher, VT USA

Surface Tension

jon bondy
fletcher, VT USA
White Room

Josh Arneson
West Bolton, VT USA
Sun Set In Vermont

Karen
Vergennes, VT USA

Waiting

Karen
Vergennes, VT USA
croft house

Karen Guth
Burlington, VT USA
Miners Beach towards Lake Superior

Karen Guth
Burlington, VT USA

abandoned house in winter

Karen Guth
Burlington, VT USA
Tom's rimey Twisted Tamarack

Kathy Hudson
Williston, VT USA
View in August from Wildflower Inn, Vt.

Kathy Hudson
Williston, VT USA

Rime Ice on Cattail at Isham Farm

Kathy Hudson
Williston, VT USA
Sunset at Shelburne Farms

Kristi J. Fogtman
Essex Jct., VT USA
Nice Kitty

Laina Johnson
Burlington, VT USA

Sharing is Yummy!

Linda Schoorens
Keeseville, NY USA
Niagara

Marie Limoge
Essex Jct., VT USA
Caneel Bay Ruins, St. John, USVI

Marie Limoge
Essex Jct., VT USA

Vermont Autumn Mist

Mark Willis
Shelburne, VT USA
Rocks to Fall

Mark Willis
Shelburne, VT USA
Evening Inferno

Nathan Poirier
Burlington, VT USA

Sparks Over Lake Champlain

Nathan Poirier
Burlington, VT USA
Silky Breeze

Patricia M. Davis
Middlebury, VT USA
Katie Jarvis (couch photography)

Paul Dandurand
South Burlington, VT USA

Busy Beaver

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Anchors Down at Sunset

Peggy Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
Lily pads

Quinn Keating
West Bolton, VT USA

Clouds mirroring stormy waters below

Quinn Keating
West Bolton, VT USA
Spring Doodle

Rajan Chawla
Essex Jct., VT USA
World War II Memorial

Rajan Chawla
Essex Jct., VT USA

Rockport at midnight

Rajan Chawla
Essex Jct., VT USA
Fighter

Rajan Chawla
Essex Jct., VT USA
July 3rd

Rebecca Gorney
Burlington, VT USA

Breakwater

Rebecca Gorney
Burlington, VT USA
Salang Pass, Afghanistan

Richard Strous
Jericho, VT USA
Mirror Mirror

Rik Carlson
Burlington, VT USA

Shelburne Fenceline

Rik Carlson
Burlington, VT USA
Canoe

Rylee Wrenner
Essex Jct., VT USA
Rocker Chic Meets Nature

Sabrina Jean
Essex Jct., VT USA

Train Wreck

Sabrina Jean
Essex Jct., VT USA
Mosque

Samantha Bellinger
Shelburne, VT USA
Franklin

Samantha Bellinger
Shelburne, VT USA

370

Samantha Bellinger
Shelburne, VT USA
Joy Riding

Samantha Jo
Essex Jct., VT USA
Autumn Window (Jericho, VT; October 2004)

Sara Riley
Underhill Center, VT USA

Their Regard (Underhill Center, VT; July 2003)

Sara Riley
Underhill Center, VT USA
Shabbam

Staci Genovese
Burlington, VT USA
Sand ripples

Stewart McHenry
Burlington, VT USA

Mosque in Istanbul

Stewart McHenry
Burlington, VT USA
Sand Stone

Susan Robinson
Underhill Center, VT USA
Frozen Stones

Susan Robinson
Underhill Center, VT USA

Fallen Colors

Susan Robinson
Underhill Center, VT USA
Night's Eye

Susan Robinson
Underhill Center, VT USA
Red Red Mill

Thomas E. Shearer
Essex Jct., VT USA

Shade

Thomas E. Shearer
Essex Jct., VT USA
Jade

Tim Duvernoy
Waterbury, VT USA
Route 2 Tunnel

Tim Duvernoy
Waterbury, VT USA

Our regular juried exhibit rules are modified as described here on this page.

At least one image from all entrants will be selected and displayed at an opening and closing reception at the Darkroom Gallery. For this exhibit we will take care of the printing of all selected images.  As always, photographers can offer their work for sale, set their own prices, and retain all rights to their photographs.
  • All selected prints will be hung in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit, May 30-June 17.
  • We'll host an opening on June 3rd, 2011 from 5-8 pm so plan on it and bring your entourage for a fun photo party! Oh yeah, there will be prizes. (It's a SLAM).
  • We'll also host a closing reception where you can pick up your prints, trade with other photographers and talk about your work.
  • All selected entries will be printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, displayed on our website,  and in our gallery
  • Photographers can offer their prints for sale, set their own prices and retain all rights to their photographs.
  • We hope to make this an annual event and eventually grow this concept in collaboration with PHOTOSTOP Gallery into a state wide event.

 

 

 

Prizes to be provided by

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·         You must be a full or part time resident of the Champlain Valley (see list of towns below) . 

·         Age doesn't matter but minors will have to have their work submitted by a parent or guardian.

·         We need all levels of experience if we are to hold a candle to White River Junction PhotoSlam.

·         Submission deadline is Midnight May 2nd, 2011. All entries must be received by then no exceptions!

·         All entries must be submitted on-line, by email or CD via any delivery method as long as they arrive on time.

·         Entries must be high quality JPGs no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side.

·         The size of the final prints will be determined by the total number of entries selected and we will print no entry at a resolution less than 150 DPI. For example An image 1280 x 1280 pixels can be printed at a maximum size of 8"x8".

·         The entry fee is $20 for up to five entries and $10 for students or youths under 18 years old. If you submit via email, CD, or walk in, there is an additional $5 fee, so please submit on-line and save yourself $5 and us some time.

·         Youths under 18 must request a coupon to get the reduced rate. You can email a scan or photo of your student ID to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the gallery (802) 777-FOTO during regular hours 11-4 every day.

·         Your entry fee covers the cost of printing your selected photos. You can pay online with a credit card by check, or cash.

·         The Opening reception for the Champlain Valley Photo Slam will be June 3rd, 2011 from 5-8 pm so plan on it and bring your entourage for a fun photo party!

·         We'll also follow the PHOTOSTOP Gallery model and have a closing party where you can pick up your image, talk about your work or trade photos (a very cool idea). The closing will be on June 17, 2011.

·         All selected entries will be printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, displayed on our website,  and in our gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

·         Photographers can offer their prints for sale, set their own prices and retain all rights to their photographs.

·         All the selected prints will be hung in the gallery and we'll host an opening and closing reception for you, your family and friends.

·         We hope to make this an annual event and eventually grow this concept in collaboration with PHOTOSTOP Gallery into a state wide event.

EXHIBIT Closed on April 29th 2011

Juror: Peter Turnley

Juror's Choice: Street Tunes by Niko J Kallianiotis
of Scranton, PA, USA

Photography is the medium of memory. With its birth came the pictorial press and the realization that “a picture tells a thousand words.” This is documentary photography. It is present and tangible, and we rely on it to be authentic and true; it teaches us and when presented in proper context, we believe what we see.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:5 April 11
Artists' Reception:12 April 11 17:00
Exhibit Closes:29 April 11
A True Story
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

It is the job of the Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer to present the facts at hand.  It is a challenging job often requiring instant decisions and sometimes in the face of substantial obstacles.  How do we do this succinctly and objectively while providing an engaging and remarkable image or series?  Is it possible to capture a photographic truth while simultaneously expressing our naturally subjective eye?  Our Juror Peter Turnley has proven the task can be successful. 

I was impressed with the quality of the submissions. Almost all of the images submitted offered a sense of authentic, sincere, humanism and very many reflected an appreciation for moments of grace, elegance, and complexity in the human condition. There are a number of images chosen as well that depict many layers of interest, mystery, and complexity- often suggesting visual questions as much as offering answers.
 
I'm looking forward to my visit on April 12th and hope to meet some of the photographers that made these images.
 
Peter Turnley


Street Tunes
Juror's Choice

Niko J Kallianiotis
Scranton, PA USA
Grandma's Hands
People's Choice

Dalibor Talajic
Rovinj, Croatia
Victory Community Church - Gulu, Uganda
People's Choice

Kevin Cook
Abington, PA USA

Shepherd and goats in Montenegro

alex djordjevic
East Granby, CT USA
The champion of "La Cañá”

Alicia Kidd
San Juan, PR USA
Goddess Untitled 2

amy cormier
westminster, MD USA

Electric Day

Bill Barton
Cape Elizabeth, Maine USA
I Cor. 9:27 - XII

Claude Peschel Dutombe
Bangkok, Thailand
Huejotzingo Carnival Series No. 5

Claudia Rojas García Travesi
México, D.F. Mexico

Untitled (from Days/Nights on Rogers Lake)

corey hendrickson
waitsfield, VT USA
Yvan Sugar Party

Denise Trotier Johnson
Williston, VT USA
Ana; Wheelchair

Elisa Saphier
Portland, OR USA

Lower East Side

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA
Tracking

Gayle Hedrington
Croydon, NH USA
Bonefish - Wait - Wait

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA

Stage Fright

Harry Longstreet
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
Meat Locker

Heather Gray
East HArdwick, VT USA
Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage

Herb Swanson
LYNDONVILLE, VT USA

JAIME

Jeff Mercader
Gardena, CA USA
Flying Kites

Jill Schneider
San Francisco, California USA
Untitled-2

Jim Michael
Tucker, GA USA

THE BURNING STUNTMAN

JOE CALLERI
NORTHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
Sisters in Los Pajarillos

Julie Guével Goldstone
Burlington, VT USA
Ohhhh what are the odds?

Karen J O Shaughnessy
San Jose del Cabo, BCS Mexico

Self-Portrait, Chemo 7th Cycle, 04.2006

Kerry Mansfield
San Francisco, CA USA
Mother and child - Cet Kana, Uganda

Kevin Cook
Abington, PA USA
Music

Klara Hanincova
Mamaroneck, NY USA

Andrew and his sister Alex

Klara Hanincova
Mamaroneck, NY USA
La Mano de Dios

Lee Tonks
Marina Del Rey, CA USA
Lean on me

Mary Durante Youtt
Fair Lawn, NJ USA

El Campo

Nancy B. Weber
Burlington, VT USA
Both sides come together

nicolaus czarnecki
somerville, ma USA
Sunday rosary

nicolaus czarnecki
somerville, ma USA

Cocoa, Worshiped

Nikki Johnson
New York, NY USA
Young Riders

Niko J Kallianiotis
Scranton, PA USA
Divine

Niko J Kallianiotis
Scranton, PA USA

Nails, Screws, and Nuts, 2008

Richard Allen Ashmore
Orange, TX USA
Cockfighting, Bankura, West Bengal, 2011

Robin Sinha
London, United Kingdom
Brighton Beach Baptism 6

Russ Rowland
NY, NY USA

Call for NEW ERA

Satoru NIWA
Kasugai, Tokyo JAPAN
Pray for NEW ERA

Satoru NIWA
Kasugai, Tokyo JAPAN
Huanglian harvest, Pengzhou county, Sichuan

Ted Alcorn
Albuquerque, NM USA

Pensioners and intern

Tiago Mota Garcia
Villa Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal
Look mama, I'm flying!

Whee Main Ching
Tampines Street 32, #10-42, Singapore Singapore
The big night

Whee Main Ching
Tampines Street 32, #10-42, Singapore Singapore

 


 

Juror:  Peter Turnley

PETER TURNLEY was educated in French Literature and International Relations, inspiring his truly International work. For the past quarter century, he has been photographing in more than eighty-five countries, capturing world conflict, and several major geo-political moments.  His portraits of political, cultural, and religious leaders as well as photo essays of a variety of social realities additionally weight his extensive, ever-expanding portfolio.   He has published five books:  “Beijing Spring”, “Moments of Revolution”, “In Times of War and Peace”, “Parisians”, and “McClellan Street”. His images have been published in International magazines including Stern, Paris Match, Geo, Life, National Geographic, the London Sunday Times, Le Monde, and Doubletake. Additionally, Turnley’s photographs have been showcased on the cover of Newsweek magazine over forty times. We are thrilled to have his extensive experience as a successful Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer applied to his mission as Juror for “A True Story.”

EXHIBIT Closed on May 29th 2011

Juror: Suzette Troche-Stapp

Juror's Choice: "Dragons" by Van Chu
of Salt Lake City, UT USA

This is a digital world. We are surrounded, engulfed by, and reliant upon digital media. It has become a way of life and a way of seeing. As digitally manipulated images become the norm, their fantasy perspectives are becoming the new reality.  Is there such a thing as truth and lies in digital art photographs, or is it all just possibility?

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:3 May 11
Artists' Reception:6 May 11 17:00
Exhibit Closes:29 May 11
Digital Concept/Digital Construct
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Our capacities and aptitudes for creating digital photographic art far exceed what we had imagined. We’re tempted by new technologies – camera phones and point and shoots, the next 80megapixel medium format digital back, the newest apps, the latest updates - we cannot help but push the proverbial envelope (shadow/highlight recovery, adjustment brushes, the curves line, layer blending modes).

Juror's Statement:

What is Digital concept and construction? It’s hard to define in simple terms. Images submitted ran the gamut from clearly filtered and composited to something so subtle you cannot perceive where its pixels have been touched. Where does the art fall in this wide array? Well, the question I ask is “Why was this imaged in the first place, and how does the imaging enhance the story and the viewer’s understanding of what the artist is trying to convey?”

When looking at this exhibit of images I hope you will see fully thought out photographic ideas, where imaging has enhanced the artist’s story. I am thrilled to be a part of this wonderful exhibit; my Jurors choice was quite easy. This artist submitted several images and I had a hard time deciding which image I would ultimately choose. Often images and ideas get heavy and bogged down when digital manipulation comes into play, but this artist was singled out because of the delicate use of pixels…The quality of the work was exceptional and deserved to be highlighted as my Jurors Choice.

Suzette Troche Stapp aka “the glitterguru”


Dragons
Juror's Choice

Van Chu
Salt Lake City, UT USA
Urban Swing
People's Choice

wendy james
Essex Jct., VT USA
Beta 46

Andy Bloxham
Buckhannon, WV USA

Beta 40

Andy Bloxham
Buckhannon, WV USA
Beta 4

Andy Bloxham
Buckhannon, WV USA
Ahoy matey

Carolyn Hampton
Sherman Oaks, CA USA

The Wonder of Reading

Carolyn Hampton
Sherman Oaks, CA USA
Sentient Kitchen: Toothed Tongs

Christine Chin
Ithaca, NY USA
Sentient Kitchen: Nostril Mill

Christine Chin
Ithaca, NY USA

Put 'em up

Courtney Fredette
Ledgewood, NJ USA
The Right Way

Dalibor Talajic
Rovinj, Croatia
On Her Way

Dalibor Talajic
Rovinj, Croatia

Life

Dalibor Talajic
Rovinj, Croatia
The botany of a face.

DIMITRIOS GIOVIS
THESSALONIKI, GREECE GREECE
Saint

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA

Details

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA
unbidden

gideon ansell
boston, ma usa
luna

gideon ansell
boston, ma usa

pale fire

gideon ansell
boston, ma usa
abyss

gideon ansell
boston, ma usa
Binary Soup

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA

Bridge At Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Vie De Boheme

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Hand Jive

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA

Barren Landscape

Jean Andersen
Bradford, VT USA
TRAPPED

JOE CALLERI
NORTHCOTE, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA
Ophelia's Lips

Lavinia Branca Snyder
New York, NY USA

The Arrival of Spring

Marc Ward
Dandridge, TN USA
Wrong Turn

Matt Derezinski
Kirksville, MO USA
Aftermath

Matt Derezinski
Kirksville, MO USA

La verdad de la yema de huevo con polluelo

PABLO TELLO
ZARAGOZA, ZARAGOZA SPAIN
Carmelo, la reina del psiquiatrico

PABLO TELLO
ZARAGOZA, ZARAGOZA SPAIN
Geomagnetic Reversal 4, Cows

Patrick Cobb
Santa Fe, NM USA

Geomagnetic Reversal 3, Blu Swallow Motel

Patrick Cobb
Santa Fe, NM USA
Geomagnetic Reversal 2, Death Valley

Patrick Cobb
Santa Fe, NM USA
Geomagnetic Reversal 1, Canyonlands

Patrick Cobb
Santa Fe, NM USA

Dinner Time

Stephen Miller
Essex, VT USA
Limb

Stephen Miller
Essex, VT USA
Mushrooms & Trees 3

Van Chu
Salt Lake City, UT USA

Mushrooms & Trees 1

Van Chu
Salt Lake City, UT USA


Juror:  Suzette Troche-Stapp

A photographer since the age of sixteen, Suzette Troche-Stapp has been working in digital imaging since its inception in the 1980's. Recognized throughout the industry, Suzette was recently named one of the "Top 40 Photoshop Experts," awarded the "Guru Award" for excellence in Photoshop by NAPP, and nominated for the "Photoshop Hall Of Fame" several years in a row.  Her images are seen in national ad campaigns, editorial beauty and fashion features, and her celebrity images have been broadcast to millions on shows like "The View", "The Late Show", and "Kathy Griffin's Life on the D-List".  Troche-Stapp is also a workshop facilitator and author, offering tutorials, several published articles and an award-winning book “The Glitterguru on Photoshop:  from Concept to Cool.”  We are so pleased to have Suzette Troche-Stapp’s digital expertise and commercial experience as Juror for “Digital Concept.Digital Construct.”

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