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Lost & Found

EXHIBITION OPEN MARCH 7- 31, 2013
Juror: Davy Rothbart

Juror's Choice: "Great Falls, MT" by William Rugen from Seattle, WA USA

To happen upon something forgotten, forsaken; to find what was once lost. {sharethis}
Photography eliciting scenes or subjects that meant something to someone long ago or in the recent past. 

Exhibit Calendar
(subject to change)
Submissions Close 6-Feb-13 Midnight EST
Juror' Choices Announced by 13-Feb-2013
On-Line Check-in Due 22-Feb-2013
Work Receipt Deadline 4-Mar-2013
Exhibit Opens 7-Mar-2013
Artists Reception

10-Mar-2013
4:30-6:30 PM

Exhibit Closes 31-Mar-2013

Lost & Found
Exhibit Catalog now available at VioVio


The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Foraging in a far away land, or even in your own backyard and uncovering the unexpected. We are looking for photographs that embody this murky realm of faded glory; haunting happenstance, and beauty found in the details dropped by a stranger on the street. Capture those ancient treasures tucked away from plain sight; the handiwork of a craftsman now far away, but re-imagined, and re-discovered by your lens.

In light of recent events, we are all feeling a communal sense of loss.  We see that, like material things, people can be lost, sometimes tragically. They can be misplaced, or forgotten--lost souls, the invisible humans in our midst. Bring these subjects into the light, show us what was lost and you have found.

Juror's Statement:

10 years ago, I started Found Magazine, a collection of notes, letters, and photos that folks had plucked up off the ground or the street. At Found, we receive dozens of finds a week, mesmerizing in their humor and heartbreak. Each find is a fragment of a story, and it's up to you to piece things together and fill in the blanks.
The same is true of the subjects of the beautiful, haunting, and lyrical photographs collected here—discarded items found in the weeds; abandoned buildings; broken-down trucks in a field; scraps of metal left to rust and decay. Looking through these images, I'm reminded of a koan that my mom, a Buddhist teacher, often shares. She'll hand someone a fresh scrap of paper, ask them to crumple it into a tight ball, and then un-crumple it. "Do you see," she'll ask, "within the crumpled paper, its original perfection?"
All of the decayed, lost, abandoned places and things in these photographs possess their original glory and perfection -- and their wizened present hints at a rich, textured journey which is up to us to imagine.

--Davy Rothbart


Juror's Choice

William Rugen
Seattle, WA USA

Honorable Mention

Jeff McCrum
Belleville, NJ USA

Honorable Mention

Jim Kohatsu
Long Beach, CA USA


Honorable Mention

Roshan Ghimire
Arlington, VA USA

Honorable Mention

William Horton
Boulder, CO USA

People's Choice

Chuck Kimmerle
Casper, WY USA



ALICIA RIUS
San Francisco, California United States


ALICIA RIUS
San Francisco, California United States


Amanda E. Dailey
Rochester, NY USA



Amanda Umberger
Seattle, WA USA


Ashton Thyles Cloud
Decatur, GA USA


Betsy Chapek
Underhill Center, VT USA



Bronson Dorsey
Austin, Texas United States


Chelsea
Plattsburgh, NY USA


Chuck Kimmerle
Casper, WY USA



Dale Niles
Fayetteville, GA USA


Damaris Drummond
Essex Junction, VT USA


daniel bowman ashe
plano, texas USA



daniel bowman ashe
plano, texas USA


David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA


David Quinn
Setauket, NY USA



David Sanders
Tulsa, OK USA


Dennis Staffne
Marquette, MI USA


Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA



Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA


Eric Johnson
Westford, VT USA


Fritzi Newton
Fredericksburg, Virginia USA



Gary Mitchell
Dayton, Ohio USA


Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA


Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA



Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA


Hans Gindlesberger
Blacksburg, VA USA


Harry Sandler
Mount Vernon, NY USA



Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA


Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA


Jeff McCrum
Belleville, NJ USA



Jennifer Hall
Ligonier, IN USA


Jim Kohatsu
Long Beach, CA USA


Jordan Douglas
Jericho, VT USA



Joyce Harman
Flint Hill, VA USA


Justin Barton
LONDON, UK


Justin Barton
LONDON, UK



Kris Sanford
Mt. Pleasant, MI USA


Kristin Reeves
Muncie, IN USA


Leblanc Pierre
MONTREUIL, FRANCE



Len Speier
New York, NY USA


Linda Wilson
South Bend, IN USA


Liza Hennessey Botkin
Studio City, CA USA



Lora Mancini
Shaftsbury, VT USA


Lora Mancini
Shaftsbury, VT USA


Michael Gora
Boca Raton, Florida USA



Michael ONeil
New Bedford, MA USA


Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA


Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA



Olivier Du Tré
Cochrane, Alberta Canada


Ross Laurence Anderson
Minneapolis, MN USA


Roz Leibowitz
New York, NY USA



Sherry Stephens
Wellington, FL USA


Steven Shepard
Williston, VT USA


William Rugen
Seattle, WA USA



William Rugen
Seattle, WA USA


William Rugen
Seattle, WA USA


wilson hurst
warrensburg, missouri USA



Yosuke Terada
Rego Park, NY USA

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, a free exhibition catalog, free entry into a future exhibition, and a $300 USD scholarship to be used in admittance to The New England Institute of Professional Photography Annual Session in Hyannis, MA USA.

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.


Juror: Davy Rothbart

Davy Rothbart is the creator of Found Magazine, a publication dedicated to discarded notes, letters, flyers, photos, lists, and drawings found and sent in by readers. The magazine spawned a best-selling book, Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items from Around the World, published in April 2004. A second collection was published in May 2006, a third in May 2009. The magazine is published annually and has a worldwide following, it's online blog is updated daily.

Rothbart is a frequent contributor to This American Life, and author of My Heart Is An Idiot, a book of personal essays, and the story collection The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas. He writes regularly for GQ and Grantland, and his work also appears in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Believer. He is also the founder of Washington II Washington, an annual outdoor adventure for inner-city kids. Rothbart lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Los Angeles, California.

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