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Exhibition Now Closed
Juror: You and Cig Harvey

Juror's Choice: "The Heart and The Heavy" by Heather Evans Smith Winston-Salem, NC USA

The self-portrait: Is it your compulsion? Your obsession? An impulse? Was it out of necessity (the mandatory Photo 101 exercise, a portrait for the office newsletter, or because you needed to self-promote)? Is it the autobiographical record you decided was best told in image?

Sometimes we have to step in front of the lens - we can't seem to communicate what we want to others, or maybe we're just the most convenient choice for a model (the least expensive, for sure). Even if we got there by default, there is no one better able to translate our vision to the camera than ourselves. Perhaps you were experimenting with persona or striving for a personal perfection? Were you desperately seeking Self? For thosewilling to dig deep and bare all, the self-portrait is a reward for your bravery - because whether you love it or hide it in the depths of your archives for decades, you've learned from it. Whatever your intention, there is nothing closer to an authentic portrait, than to sit both behind and in front of the lens. And whether for totally narcissistic or completely humble intents - you have to admit, it's you.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:27 September 12
Artists' Reception:14 October 12 15:00
Exhibit Closes:21 October 12
Id - The Object of Self
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

The images listed below were selected by the pool of submitters.  Submitters were able to vote for up to five images including one of their own.  Each of these received at least three votes. Our Juror Cig Harvey selected the juror's choice and honorable mentions.


Video tour by Polly Raine and Clement Yonkers including exhibitor interviews

Juror's Statement:

I was charged with the very difficult task of selecting a Juror's Choice Award and Honorable Mentions from the final group of selected images. It was an honor to be asked and I agonized over my decision as the standard was very high.

Ultimately I was drawn to the images that used light, atmosphere and gesture to best articulate the conceptual elements of the photograph. These images continue to linger in my mind.

Cig Harvey

The Heart and The Heavy
Juror's Choice
SOLD
Heather Evans Smith
Winston-Salem, NC USA
Self with Sasha, Savannah, GA
Honorable Mention
Allison Barnes
Savannah, Georgia USA
untitled, from the series Green Dress
Honorable Mention
Heidi Lender
amagansett, NY USA

This Morning
Honorable Mention
Jennifer McClure
Astoria, NY USA
A Beautiful Smothering
People's Choice
Heather Evans Smith
Winston-Salem, NC USA
Family photograph
Akihiro Furuta
Edogawa-City, Tokyo-State JAPAN

Self on Black Rock Mountain, GA
Allison Barnes
Savannah, Georgia USA
Vanishing Presence
Amanda Schilling
Houston, TX USA
Doppelgänger I
B. Paul Patterson
North Port, FL USA

Raw
Blair Borax
Burlington, VT USA
I'm angry.
Boris Kotlyar
Saint-Petersburg, RU Russia
I.
Boris Kotlyar
Saint-Petersburg, RU Russia

Untitled
Catherine Finsness
Warwick, Bermuda
Loreen, 12, 3, 12// 36
catrine val
Kassel, Hessen Germany
West 62nd and 65th Streets l
Cecil Eci'Am Gresham
Bloomfield, CT USA

Self Portrait 2
Curran Broderick
Burlington, VT USA
Self Portrait 3
Curran Broderick
Burlington, VT USA
Self Portrait #1
Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA

high cloud haze
Elle Hanley
Seattle, Washington USA
running water
Elle Hanley
Seattle, Washington USA
all of eden's apples
Elle Hanley
Seattle, Washington USA

Guest
Fiona Osborne
Newbury, Berkshire UK
Guest
Fiona Osborne
Newbury, Berkshire UK
Fixture
Heather Gray
East HArdwick, VT USA

Estrange
Heather Evans Smith
Winston-Salem, NC USA
untitled, from the series Once Upon
Heidi Lender
amagansett, NY USA
The Lover, from She Can Leap Tall Buildings
Heidi Lender
amagansett, NY USA

untitled, from the series Green Dress
Heidi Lender
amagansett, NY USA
Self Portrait Light Painting
Henry Fernando
Ottawa, ON Canada
Out Of Focus
Holly Kehrt
Sedona,, Az USA

Albertio
Jan Smith
Mexico D.F., Mexico D.F. Mexico
Onder in my Wiskey Glas
Jan Smith
Mexico D.F., Mexico D.F. Mexico
Life: A Self-Portrait
Jason Witherspoon
Dallas, TX USA

Light
SOLD
Katarina Silva
Newport News, VA USA
Wounded
SOLD
Katarina Silva
Newport News, VA USA
Insubstantial Presence
Keith Parks
La Mesa, CA USA

I Ignore Myself
Keith Parks
La Mesa, CA USA
3,000 Self Portraits
Kristen Sweeney
melville, ny USA
Hole in the Wall
Kristen Sweeney
melville, ny USA

untitled
lauren mazzotta
manchester center, VT USA
Staged Self: Puppets
Maria Coletsis
Vancouver, BC Canada
Self-portrait #4
MARIA PAULA ABADIA
NYC, NY USA

Foggy Nights and Bright Lights 2
michael m santiago
pomona, NY USA
Geisha
Nancy Goodrich
Portland, CT USA
Melancholy Winds
Paris Carter
Clermont, FL USA

Lost
Paul Reynolds
Essex Jct., VT USA
At Home
Penney Adams
Charlotte, NC USA
Chastity
R.L. Gibson
Gatlinburg, TN USA

Ghost Face
Rashiq Muhamad Ali
London, London United Kingdom
The Dance of Ishtar
Sansert Choabert
Buenos Aires, Argentina
How did you get in here?
Stephanie Kirk
West Chester, PA USA

The Reality of Stephanie Landry
Stephanie Landry
Baton Rouge, LA USA
Blue
Stephanie Telesco
Boston, MA USA
Mitote
Tanya Lyn
Colchester, VT USA

Self Series #17
Winifred Simon
Wimberley, Texas USA

 


Juror: You and Cig Harvey

We're trying something new with this exhibition. It's submitter juried (OK, well Cig will choose a Juror's Choice and honorable mentions, but otherwise, it's all YOU!)  Each of you who submits your self-portraits will be able to vote for up to four images (including one of yours if you're that confident!).  No anxiety here...images will be anonymous, labeled with titles and medium only if provided by their authors. You will not know who you are voting for, and your peers will not know who you voted for.  Only those who make a submission will have access to vote.  Though you are not required to vote, by submitting your images, you give the other submitters the right to view (and vote for) your images. The 50 to 60 images that get the most votes will be showcased in our gallery and online.  In case of a tie at our quantity threshold, your Juror will make a final decision.  In addition, that same Juror, Cig Harvey, has the tough but exciting choice of designating her Juror's choice and honorable mentions from your picks only

Cig Harvey exhibits internationally, teaches internationally, and photographs everywhere in between.  She balances her always imperative personal imaging pursuits with a large number of commercial clients.  She is published widely, has won numerous awards, and retains a reputation as an instructor/mentor that leaves waiting lists worldwide.  Visit her work, words, and CV at
www.cigharvey.com.

Submission Rules

Selection Process

How to make a Submission

Submit your work

 


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. 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.


Please do not contact jurors regarding your entry in this exhibit. Doing so will disqualify your entry.

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