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Juried Fine Art Photography Exhibitions in a Dedicated Gallery
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Will feature a record number of images - up to 65
Exhibit Open Feb 23rd to March 18th
Juror: Rafal Maleszyk

Memories I - Juror's Choice by Carmen Spitznagel Waldberg, Germany Monochrome images from traditional silver black and whites to cyanotypes, sepia toned photographs and anything else in the color-less spectrum.

"The term accessories has come to include a host of photographic gadgets of questionable value..."Ansel Adams, The Camera

"A good daguerreotype was as perfect a kind of photograph as was ever made." Edward Steichen

These two masters enriched the history of photography by being some of the first to experiment with new technologies in a relatively new art medium. They were also traditionalists and truly embraced manual and old photography processes. The hundred and fifty photographers from Steichen's world is millions today, and finding "as perfect a kind of photograph as was ever made" is no longer as simple. Digital cameras and editing software have transformed the medium and opened up whole new worlds for the 21st century photographer. We have dozens of "aps" that help us tweak a digital image to "perfection" in minutes. Memories II - Juror's Choice by Carmen Spitznagel Waldberg, GermanyA vast repertoire of image resources we look to for inspiration and meaning still brings us to the same point of reflection as photographers of the early 20th century: what is the art of photography?

Black and white photography, a genre that many would claim made them fall in love with image-making in the first place, has remained completely relevant and contemporary despite it's ancient roots. It is timeless, sometimes soft, sometimes dramatic and brings new perspective to images and image making. Whether you are a darkroom purist or a Photoshop craftperson, show us your love for hue-less images. We want to see YOUR best black and white or alternative process images for an exhibit that will pay tribute to the origins of photography and praise it's development.  {sharethis}


Exhibit Catalog now available at VioVio

Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" 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.
Submissions Close 25-Jan-12 Midnight EST
Selections Announced
by 1-Feb-12
Check-in Due
8-Feb-12
Work Receipt Deadline
18-Feb-12
Exhibit Opens
23-Feb-12
Artists Reception
26-Feb-12 3-5PM
Exhibit Closes

18-Mar-12

Juror's Statement:

The jury process for this exhibit was very challenging. There are many great photographs, very strong and creative work. Some although beautiful and creative could not be chosen because they are simply over exposed or over saturated. Even though the original idea, composition or the moment captured is great I did not include some due to overexposed areas or work that is too dark. Some photographs lacked focus. So to sum up: do not over expose, be careful with sharpening, work on composition. The selected works for this exhibition is a representation of strong photographs, that make a great impact, give a strong first impression, are technically correct and are very creative photographic works.

It was a great experience and honor to see all this great work. I thank all photographers including those who's work was not selected. Art is very subjective and I chose what feels right to me, which is not the same for everyone. Keep up the good work. I would be happy to discuss photography with any photographer in this contest.

Rafal Maleszyk



Juror's Choice

Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany

People's Choice

George S. Gati
Beekman, NY USA

Juror's Choice

Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany


Honorable Mention

Ross Laurence Anderson
Minneapolis, MN USA

Honorable Mention
SOLD

Bernie Kubiak
Amherst, MA USA

Honorable Mention

Billy Monday
Frederick, MD USA


Honorable Mention

Gary Mitchell
Dayton, Ohio USA

Honorable Mention

Gilson Geoffrey
Sant Quirze del Valles, Barcelona Spain

Honorable Mention

Thomas Mitchell
Holden, MO USA



Ajay Malghan
Laytonsville, MD USA


Amy Neill
Mashpee, MA USA


Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA



Brandon Fenner
Williston, VT USA


Carlos Eduardo Assalin Nogueira
São Paulo, São Paulo brazil


Chip Rutan
Old Saybrook, CT USA



Daan Kooijman
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Dick Sanders
La Quinta, CA USA


Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA



Fred Fisher
Marietta, GA USA


Gary Mitchell
Dayton, Ohio USA


Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA



Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA


Hillary Cissell Pease
Midlothian, Virginia USA


Hillary Cissell Pease
Midlothian, Virginia USA



Ira Musty
Groton, VT USA


J. Lawrence Landaw
New York, NY USA


Jessie Seib
Evansville, IN USA



Jessie Seib
Evansville, IN USA


Joseph Martin
canfield, ohio USA


Julie Guével Goldstone
Burlington, VT USA



Justin Michaels
Essex Jct., VT USA


Keith Parks
La Mesa, CA USA


Keith Parks
La Mesa, CA USA


SOLD

Kristen Schmalzried
Manor, TX USA


Kristen Schmalzried
Manor, TX USA


Lynn Thomas
Temple, Texas United States



Manuel Gil Jr.
Brooklyn, NY USA


Marilynn Waters
Claremont, CA USA


Matthew Aron Roth
Merrick, NY USA



Maura Brennan
Los Angeles, California USA


Michael Knapstein
Middleton, WI USA


Michael Knapstein
Middleton, WI USA



Mike Isaak
Edmonton, Alberta Canada


Nicolas Lotsos
Athens, Greece


Nicolas Lotsos
Athens, Greece



Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA


Peter Brian Schafer
Brooklyn, NY USA


Rebecca Epstein
Washington, DC USA



Ron Mayhew
Saint James City, Florida USA


Ron Mayhew
Saint James City, Florida USA


Ron Mayhew
Saint James City, Florida USA



RONALD COOLEY
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA


Ross Laurence Anderson
Minneapolis, MN USA


Sasa Prizmic
Zagreb, Croatia



Shawna Gibbs
Claremont, NH USA

SOLD

Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany


Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany



Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany


Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA


Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA



Storm Sermay
Las Cruces, NM USA


Suzan Mandla
Ottawa, Ontario Canada


Terry Schmidbauer
Walnut Creek, CA USA



Victor Currie
Newport Beach, CA USA


Vincent Mariano
San Antonio, TX USA

Juror: Rafal Maleszyk

Growing up in southern Poland, Maleszyk spent his childhood and early years in post-communist Poland. He first started exploring photography using a 35mm Kiev on his fourteenth birthday, and learnt how to develop black and white prints in the dark room set up by his father in the family kitchen.

Maleszyk’s photography is rooted in his interest in natural landscapes. For him, photography is the ultimate artistic form that captures one’s encounter or oneness with nature. His style focuses on simplifying and expressing with intimacy the perspectives in nature. His training in fine art has helped him with the craft of composition and experimentation.

In 2009, he moved to the Oahu island of Hawaii, where he now works as a professional fine art black and white landscape photographer, specializing in large format prints series using a digital medium format Hasselblad camera. To date, his photographic portfolio covers landscapes from many countries including Poland, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and El Salvador.

Maleszyk has received numerous awards. In 2011 his work has received over 10 awards and recognitions as well as publication in Silvershotz magazine from Australia, Black & White Magazine in USA, Camera obscura as well LensWork. We are very happy to have him juror our first black and white photography exhibition at the Darkroom Gallery.

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