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Join us Sunday November 30th 5:30 PM for our Far Away Places Artists' Reception
Juror David H. Wells
 will be here

Juror's Choice: Ruins Jumieges, Normandy by Geoffrey Agrons from Kensington, CA USA


Con[text]: Symbol & Image
Deadline is 11/26/14
Juried by David H. Wells

Our Current Exhibit: Far Away Places
Open 11/6 Thru 11/30/2014
Artists' Reception November 30th 4:30-6:30PM

Far Away Places

  • Ruins Jumieges, Normandy

    Geoffrey Agrons Kensington, CA USA Equipment: Print Media:Archival pigment print on hand-made Japanese paper

  • Golden Glow

  • Cut-Throat Cuban Style

    John Dubuc South Burlington, Vermont USA A photograph of a street barber I encountered in Central Havana, Cuba. This photo was taken moments before the most unique and memorable straight razor shave of my life- no shaving cream, only a splash of cold water. Equipment:Canon 5d MKII with 24-105F4L Print Media:Endura Metallic Print

  • Old San Juan

    Paul Kessel New York, NY USA Three woman going to an event at El Convento Hotel in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Equipment: Print Media:Inkjet Print

  • Beggar, Athens, Greece

    Philip Constant Salem, OR USA Equipment:Nikon D80, 1/20 @f/4, ISO 100 Print Media:

  • A Winter Tree

    Jun Ishikura Yokohama, Kanagawa Japan In Estonia I got there around 7am. The world of 7°F is still dark. And the moon cast a pale light above the tree through slits of clouds. Equipment: Print Media:Art paper

  • Two Trees, Etosha

    Mark Olwick Seattle, WA USA Two trees, Etosha Namibia. Equipment:Medium format film Print Media:

  • Far From The Ocean

    Gene Cheltenham Los Angeles, California USA The town of Inverness, on the rugged Northern California coast, is where I found this rusting, abandoned fishing boat. The photo was taken early in the morning to capture the morning light and the cold grey overcast which added drama to the shot. Equipment:Lumix FZ40 Print Media:

  • Monastary- Puri, India

    Bijoy Mishra Seattle, WA USA Math, or the monastic houses, have great religious significance. The monastery looks overgrown, but the ferns growing throughout once had a purpose. As part of a ritual, the Math is to send flowers to Lord Jagannath; the most revered deity of Odisha. Equipment:Sony Alpha65 Print Media:

  • Ice Cream Vendor in Chandipur, India

    Bijoy Mishra Seattle, WA USA One of nature's many wonders, the water of Chandipur Sea Beach in Odisha, recedes massively from the beach during ebb and returns during high tide. This happens twice a day. An ice cream vendor is seen moving down the beach in this shot. Equipment:NikonD5200 Print Media:

  • Economic Regality

    Jess Walter Amsterdam, Netherlands Hotel Fontaine Royal | Liepaja, Latvia‎ | 2012 Equipment: Print Media:

  • Pigeon Park

    Paul Kessel New York, NY USA A park loaded with pigeons in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Equipment: Print Media:Inkjet Print

  • Watching the Break

    Jennifer Carr Virginia Beach, VA USA Santa Teresa, Costa Rica | January 2014 Equipment:Nikon d600 | 24mm | ISO 100 | f8 | 1/500 Print Media:Digital Photograph Printed on Fuji Pearl Paper

  • Samegua

    Don Rice Carbondale, Illinois USA Photograph of residences near the town of Samegua, in the Moquegua region of southern Peru. Equipment:Nikon FE2 camera, Nikkor 55mm lens Print Media:

  • Main Courtyard in Afternoon Sun, Machu Picchu, Peru

    Kip Harris Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada Equipment:Leica M8, 35 mm Summilux, 1/4000 sec, f 2.4, ISO 1 Print Media:By Darkroom Gallery

  • Low Tide #3

    Yosuke Terada New York, NY USA Chile, 2013. Equipment:Film Camera Print Media:

  • Mudra

    Graciela Stinnes Essen, Germany I honour the place in you that is the same in me. Equipment: Print Media:

  • Time, Ice, and the Warm Rain Falling

    Thomas Pickarski New York, New York USA Archival inkjet print on Platine fibre rag paper, acrylic plexiglass, wood frame, 15 x 26. From the series, The Middle of Nowhere. Equipment: Print Media:

  • Blossom

    Amanda Marie Harner Damascus, Maryland USA Equipment:iPhone 4S Print Media:Archival Inkjet Print

  • Siena

    Norma McGehee Woodward Fredericksburg, VA USA In the Italian town of Siena the interesting lines, curves and textures of the beautiful buildings and unusual clouds produced this almost abstract image. Equipment:Canon EOS 7D, f/22, 1/2000, 18mm Print Media:Digital print on canvas

  • Flutist

  • Campfire

    Diane Gayer Burlington, VT USA Campfire at house construction site, Lake Kivu, Rwanda Equipment: Print Media:jpeg

  • Nebraska

    Pete McCutchen Alexandria, VA USA Equipment: Print Media:Archival Inkjet Print

  • Copenhagen

    Russ Rowland NY, NY USA Equipment: Print Media:

  • two wheels (Copenhagen)

    Russ Rowland NY, NY USA Equipment:In camera double exposure. Print Media:

  • Tivoli (Copenhagen)

    Russ Rowland NY, NY USA Equipment: Print Media:

  • Wood for the Campfire

  • Africana

    Paul M. Murray Jamestown, RI USA In Cuba and other Caribbean cultures, Christian and African holidays have melded together to allow a flexible expression of faith and religion. Equipment:Nikon D3s,28-300mm,300mm,f/5.6,1/500s,ISO 3200 Print Media:Color Print, Matted, Museum Glass, Signed,Numbered

  • The Daily Grind

    Paul M. Murray Jamestown, RI USA As NYC's Manhattan awakes on a work day, people make their daily trek to jobs, bosses, clients and colleagues. Equipment:Nikon D3s,28-300mm,85mm,f/5.6,1/,000s,ISO 10000 Print Media:Color Print, Matted, Museum Glass, Signed,Numbered

  • Navajo Shadowlands

    Jim Gambaro Belchertown, MA USA Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park; dwelling (outbuilding?) with a back yard second to none. Equipment:Canon 5D2; EF24-105mm f/4L Print Media:Inkjet Print, Epson Premium Luster; Epson 3880

  • Archer in Competition, Nikko, Japan, 2005

    Dave Rudin Brooklyn, NY USA A archer in competition, riding on a horse at full gallup, during a festival in Nikko, Japan. Each competitor had to fire his arrows at wooden targets set up along the course while riding on horseback. Equipment:Pentax 67 Print Media:Silver gelatin fiber print, signed on back

  • Contentedness

    April McPherson Cedar City, UT USA Although "far away" may spark thoughts of being at a distance from one's home, I find the most comfort, peace, and contentedness in the land I consider my backyard. Equipment: Print Media:Digital print

  • Circling the Arc de Triomphe

    Louise Halstead Belmont, MA USA Equipment: Print Media:

  • The Face in the Sky, close by and far away, unveils a Secret

    Katia Platonova St.Petersburg, Russia Equipment:nikon d3s Print Media:digital ink jet

  • Behind the scenes

    Roshan Prizak Klosterneuburg-Kierling, Austria While we are always counting and recording and blabbering, our fellow species lead much simpler lives. We are so about ourselves that we are sure that the tiny space we live in is the entire world. It is difficult not to wonder where we are going to. Equipment:Nikon D5200, 1/400 sec, f/3.8 at 20mm Print Media:


    paul greenberg dallas, TX USA Equipment: Print Media:GELATIN SILVER PRINT

  • the Breakfast Guest

    Margrieta Jeltema VERMEZZO, Italy From the series "Tales from a Caribbean Island" Equipment:asahi pentax spotmatic Print Media:35mm. film

  • Opalescence

    Mark Melnick Pasadena, CA USA "The Wedge," located on the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California, is famous for its 30-foot southerly swell, making it a popular destination for courageous surfers. On this day, however, the sea was tranquil and the surfers absent. Equipment:Canon 5D MkIII, 24-70mm f/2.8L Print Media:Archival Pigment and Paper, Signed & Numbered 1/20

  • Untitled 1

    Qianwen Jiang San Francisco, CA USA Take a journey into a a very peaceful place. Equipment:Film Camera Print Media:Digital Print

  • Il Duomo, Firenze, at the Heart of the Renaissance

    Julie O'Connor Weston, CT USA From the series In the Footsteps of Dante and Dan Brown 2013. The Duomo viewed from inside the Palazzo Vecchio. It is said Dante wrote poetry while watching the construction of the cathedral. Leonardo, Michelangelo & the Medicis knew this view well. Equipment:Leica X2, ISO 100 f./5.6 1/400 Print Media:

  • At the Stream

    Sarah Corbin New York, NY USA This photo was taken at the Lazy Bar K Ranch in Big Timber, Montana. It is part of a series called: "Free Rein: Horses and Ranch Life in Montana." Equipment: Print Media:Archival print from scanned BW negative.

  • Moonrise over the Mare Nostrum

    Macic Italian Riviera, Italy 'Mare Nostrum' - ancient Latin name ("Our Sea") for the Mediterranean, during the ages of the Roman Empire. Silky, pinky haze provides a smooth transition between the blue sky and blue sea at dusk. Equipment:Kodak DCS PRO, Nikkor 50 f/1.4, Pentax Spotmeter V Print Media:

  • Does Anybody See a Picture?

    Bert Halstead Belmont, MA USA Zabriskie Point in Death Valley is very popular with photographers at dawn -- maybe a bit too popular! Here, students in a photography workshop get out in front, searching for that killer shot. Equipment:Canon XTi, f/8, 1/160 sec., ISO 100, 50 mm Print Media:Chromogenic Print on Fuji Crystal Archival paper

  • View from the Office

    Lisa Allen Washington, District of Columbia USA This image was taken on a boat ride to a sandbar almost a mile out to sea in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Equipment:Mirrorless digital camera Print Media:Fuji Crystal Archival photographic paper

  • Morning Has Broken, Bagan

    Mary Ciullo Glen Head, NY USA Dawn overlooking ancient Bagan where 2200+ Buddhist temples and stupas, built 800-1200 A.D., remain in various states of disrepair. Here, steam wafts across the pre-dawn sky from heated hotpots as breakfast is prepared in countless Burmese homes. Equipment: Print Media:Archival Digital Pigmented Ink, Museum Grade Paper

  • Paradise in Ruins

    Karen J. Lloyd Winooski, VT USA An excursion through Mexico's Yucatán region culminated with a tour of the Maya site Chichén Itzá. A society marked by its dichotomy of the civilized (language, art, astronomy, architecture) and the barbaric (human sacrifice). Ruins in paradise... Equipment:iPhone 5S Print Media:Fujicolor Crystal Archive Print, UV Glass, Signed

  • Checkers

    Bill Purcell Portland, OR USA In the hustle and bustle of the Bahir Dar Market in Ethiopia, three men enjoy a friendly game of checkers using bottle caps. Equipment: Print Media:

  • Ethiopian Shepherd

    Bill Purcell Portland, OR USA Ethiopian shepherd at a roadside livestock market. Equipment: Print Media:

  • Lalibella Priest

    Bill Purcell Portland, OR USA Equipment: Print Media:

  • Lamp, Window, Buttress. Santa Fe, NM, 2011.

    Misha Gregory Macaw Fort Collins, CO USA www.mishagregorymacaw.com Equipment:Digital Capture Print Media:Archival Inkjet Print

  • WWII Memorial Window

    Daniel J Elliott Brooklyn, NY USA Pont-l'Évêque, Normandy, France. July 2014. Equipment:Fuji X100s Print Media:Digital C print

  • Golden City

    Kathleen Taylor Santa Fe, New Mexico USA Equipment:Pentax 6x7 Camera; fujichrome film Print Media:Injet; Archival Pigment on Paper

  • Vagabond


The Darkroom Gallery is dedicated to photographers and photography. We host juried photography exhibits, classes, seminars and workshops providing opportunities for photographers from around the world to have their work evaluated by a qualified juror for display in our Vermont gallery, on our web site and published in exhibit catalogs with minimum expense or hassle.  Read more...



Upcoming Exhibits

Juror's Choice: "Ruins Jumieges, Normandy" by Geoffrey Agrons from Kensington, CA USA

Juror's Choice: "On the Non-Linear Traverse of Time" by Nana Lutea from Vancouver, BC Canada

Con[text] Entries Close 11/27


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Call for Submissions
 Deadline January 21st, 2015

Important Dates

11/26 - Submissions Close for Con[text]

11/30 - Last day to see Far Away Places

11/30 10:00 - Workshop: "Identifying your Best Work" Workshop with David H. Wells

11/30 4:30 - Artists' reception for Far Away Places

12/14 4:30 - Artists' reception for Dreams and Hallucinations

12/28 - Submissions Close for Chronograph

1/21 - Submissions Close for Lines

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