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Exhibit Opens November 8th
4 November 2011 - 25 November 2011
Juror: Shane Lavalette

Juror's Choice by Rhye Tempest

As part of our community outreach, Darkroom Gallery is hosting our second Vermont High School Student only juried photography exhibit. We are organizing this effort with the help of Mt. Mansfield Union High School Photography teacher Steve Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy64975 + '\'>'+addy_text64975+'<\/a>'; //--> .

In his famous essay on art criticism, John Berger wrote, “Every image embodies a way of seeing.” A photographer’s “way of seeing” is reflected in his or her choice of subject, use of light and compositional technique. The final photograph is an image filtered through the artist’s unique perspective. The photograph not only communicates what we see, but what we think, believe, and feel. Juror Shane Lavalette challenges Vermont’s high school photographers to share their unique visions at this year’s student exhibition, “Ways of Seeing.”

Juror's Statement:

Jurying this exhibition brought me back to when I was in high school and fell in love with photography. I’ve always been fascinated by how a photographic print, a mechanical record of light and time, can reflect the thoughts and feelings of the maker.  Seeing establishes our place in the world, and how we see things is determined by our experience or who we are as individuals. This exhibition brings together the work of twenty-five young artists that have also discovered this extraordinary medium, and have offered their unique ways of seeing for us to behold.

SHANE LAVALETTE


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Exhibit Calendar
(subject to change)


All selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. 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.

Submissions Open
8/28/11
Submissions Close 10/12/11 Midnight EST
Selections Announced
10/18/11 (running late)
Check-in Due
10/25/11
Receipt Deadline
11/4/11
Exhibit Opens
11/8/11
Artists Reception
11/11/11
Exhibit Closes
11/25/11

Photogrammetry
Juror's Choice
Rhye Tempest
San Francisco, CA USA
Onward
People's Choice
Annavitte Rand
Richmond, VT USA
Swings
Alyssa Stetson
Alburgh, VT USA

Small Town Girl
SOLD
Andrew Becker
Montpelier, VT USA
Sharecropper
Honorable Mention
Andrew Becker
Montpelier, VT USA
Ground and Sky
Andy Tuttle
South Burlington, VT USA

Mountain of Hair
Anna Mechler
Essex Jct., VT USA
Desert Needles
Annavitte Rand
Richmond, VT USA
Music
Braden Lalancette
Williston, VT USA

Life
brandalynn Spaulding
colchester, VT USA
Death of Life
brandalynn Spaulding
colchester, VT USA
Nature on the Move
SOLD
Danielle St-Pierre
Essex Jct., VT USA

The Last Flowers
Ella Hill
Burlington, VT USA
Helen
Ella Hill
Burlington, VT USA
Serenity Glass
Honorable Mention
SOLD
Eric Boutin
Essex jct., VT USA

Liquid Marbles
Eric Boutin
Essex jct., VT USA
Chamonix
Honorable Mention
SOLD
Isabelle Unger
Charlotte, VT USA
Max
Jordan Davis
Williston, VT USA

Through My Eyes
Katy Trahan
Essex Jct., VT USA
Sea Shell At Night
Keegan Cummings
underhill, VT USA
Capable
Lara Musaefendic
williston, VT USA

Matted River
Max Erickson
Williston, VT USA
White Lines
Max Erickson
Williston, VT USA
Bold, Quiet Halls
McKenzie Silk
Essex Jct., VT USA

The Flower Girl
SOLD
Megan Marchant
South Burlington, VT USA
Emerging Wallflower
Mikayla Grace
Essex, VT USA
Moving Shadows
Mikayla Grace
Essex, VT USA

A Glimpse of Hell and Hungry Ghosts
Moya Cavanagh
Underhill, VT USA
The Water Flows East
Moya Cavanagh
Underhill, VT USA
Santorini
Olivia Ferro
South Burlington, VT USA

Untouched
Rhye Tempest
San Francisco, CA USA
Midnight Glow
Samantha Ward
Jericho, VT USA
Cow
SOLD
Sophie Rodenbush
Putney, VT USA

Pigs
Sophie Rodenbush
Putney, VT USA
The Fallen Branch
Stephano B.
Essex Jct., VT USA
The Other Angle
Stephano B.
Essex Jct., VT USA

Wayfaring
Honorable Mention
Taylor Drake
Essex Jct., VT USA
Mantra
Honorable Mention
Taylor Kingston
Charlotte, VT USA
Constructs Drumsticks
Tuan Nguyen
Essex Jct., VT USA

Harvest
Zoe Shamis
Burlington, VT USA

Juror: Shane Lavalette

Shane Lavalette is originally from Essex Junction, VT and currently lives and works in Somerville, MA. He received his BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely, including national and international exhibitions at Aperture Gallery, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Chelsea Art Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Musée de l’Elysée, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Galerie Azzedine Alaïa, Caochangdi PhotoSpring Festival and The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Lavalette was commissioned by the High Museum of Art to create a new body of work as part of the “Picturing the South” series, from which a selection of photographs will be exhibited in 2012. His editorial work has been published in various magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Vice Magazine, Pig Magazine and SLASH. Lavalette is the founding publisher and editor of Lay Flat.

Our normal rules are modified as follows:

  • This exhibit is open to Vermont High School Students only.  Please specify your school in the comment field of your application.
  • There will be a small entry fee of $5.00 for the first three images entered.
  • We depend heavily on email - make sure your email address will receive email from us.
  • We are assuming most entrants into this competition are minors and are doing so with the permission of your parent or guardian. Entering without permission may result in disqualification.
  • We will not be providing printing services for this exhibit.  It is up to each selected participant to produce their own prints conforming to our standard sizes (if using our frames and mats) or provide framed work.
  • Our sponsor for this exhibition, PhotoGarden, is offering a 50% discount on prints for this exhibit only. Print out and bring your selection notification email with you when you you pick up your prints to get the special rate.
  • There will be awards and prizes for Juror's Choice and People's Choice.
  • Any questions - please initially contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." mce_' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy80265 + '\'>'+addy_text80265+'<\/a>'; //--> , before contacting the gallery.
  • Submissions will open on 8/28/11


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