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Juror: Matt Armendariz

Juror's Choice: "pears" by barbara brill from Englewood, NJ USA Feast your eyes & dig in. From the field to the fork.

From farm to table; the harvesting, preparing and plating of culinary masterpieces. Food, we eat it to survive.  Yet if grown and prepared with intention, these are the dishes we savor.

Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
Submissions Close16-Oct-13 Midnight EST
Juror' Choices Announcedby 23-Oct-13
On-Line Check-in Due1-Nov-13
Work Receipt Deadline11-Nov-13
Exhibit Opens14-Nov-13
Artists Reception8-Dec-13 3PM-5PM
Exhibit Closes8-Dec-13

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The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Cooking can be a lot like taking a great photograph. Both lend themselves to fearless experimentation, adaptation and, ultimately, the creation of something awe-inspiring.  

Photography capturing this process is something that all walks of life can connect to and be stirred by.  The act of breaking bread with one another is deeply ingrained in our many traditions and ancestry. 

In Association With
 

The act of breaking bread with one another is deeply ingrained in our many traditions and ancestry. Search your library for images that relate to food, growing food, livestock shots, harvesting food, farmers markets, famine, restaurants, kitchens, portraits with food, food fights, and people enjoying food together.

Show us the many textures, colors and consistencies of food, the blood and guts, from the field to the fork.


Juror's Statement:

Sometimes a great food photograph ignores rules and becomes something greater. Case in point: this pear image. While the pear would be considered a bit too ripe by commercial standards, it's real and exactly at the stage you'd want to devour it. And the old adage "less is more" screams in this example of fruit minimalism at its best. So much tension, so much white space that's far from actually being blank. Filled with texture, light variation, ripples, imperfections, there's so much happening here that makes my mind wander with a story. I love everything about this image!
Matt Armendariz
Additional Comments:
Honorable Mention #1: Two Ice Cream Cones Venice
Photographing people with food is easy. Photographing people eating is a whole other story. It can be awkward, unsexy (or too sexy), and uncomfortable. However, in this image taken some time ago, it's a moment in time that's sealed forever. It's real, it's quirky, and tells an amazing story. And the details like the haircut and pants really amuse me.

Honorable Mention #2: Dinner at Farm One
Talk about telling a story! I want to be there! And technically it's a marvel: taken at the right time, the right exposure, the right place. It's simply beautiful.

Honorable Mention #3: Portrait 99S
Stunning. Perfect. Beautiful. This black and white image nails the animal portrait perfectly, resulting in me being lost within the frame. Quite the connection for me.

pears
Juror's Choice

barbara brill
englewood, NJ USA
Dinner at the Farm One
Honorable Mention

Cynthia August
Ipswich, MA USA
Portrait 99S
Honorable Mention

Don Wolfe
Matfield Green, Kansas USA

Two_ice_cream_cones_Venice
Honorable Mention

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Honey on Bread
People's Choice
SOLD

Carol Sullivan
Underhill, VT USA
fresh eggs in the frying pan

Alexis Doshas
South Hero, VT USA

red peppers, rosé and lavender

Alexis Doshas
South Hero, VT USA
Coffee love

Annie M Kuster
Sandpoint, ID USA
Cherries

barbara brill
englewood, NJ USA

cherries

barbara brill
englewood, NJ USA
Sugar Cookies

Caitlin Garvey
Alexandria, VA USA
Arriving for Winter Feeding

Don Wolfe
Matfield Green, Kansas USA

Hawaiian Blue Prawns with Tomato Fondue

Erin
Healdsburg, CA USA
New Potatoes

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA USA
Farmers Market Salad

Gerry Davis
Williston, VT USA

Behind the Lace Curtain

Judith Monteferrante
Gloucester, MA USA
Breakfast at Home

Keith Shapiro
Lemont, PA USA
Maria at the Mercado

Keith Shapiro
Lemont, PA USA

Cuyuni Potato Farmer - Peru

Larry A Dunn
Swampscott, MA USA
baker

Lauren L. Keim
Norfolk, VA USA
grapes

Lauren L. Keim
Norfolk, VA USA

Onions

Leigh Celent
Brooklyn, NY USA
St. Marks_Venice_Waiter

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Middle Eastern Food

Madiha Abdo
London, United kingdom England

Artichoke

Marian Rubin
Montclair, NJ USA
McIntosh Apples

Megan J. Humphrey
Burlington, VT USA
Cider Vinegar

Megan J. Humphrey
Burlington, VT USA

Palamida Split Fish

Michael Havice
Whitefish Bay, WI USA
Post - Feast

Michael Havice
Whitefish Bay, WI USA
The Lineup -- Market in Yangon, Myanmar

Nancy B. Weber
Burlington, VT USA

Preparing a Hindu Feast - Yangon, Myanmar

Nancy B. Weber
Burlington, VT USA
Quesadillas!! - Boye, Mexico

Nancy B. Weber
Burlington, VT USA
Blueberries
SOLD

Paola Thomas
Seattle, WA USA

Donuts
SOLD

Paola Thomas
Seattle, WA USA
Florentine Pig

Patty Breneman
Winooski, VT USA
Maine Ave Fish Market - Southwest DC

Sally Canzoneri
Washington, DC USA

Spring onion and watercress soup

Sally Pasley Vargas
Watertown, MA USA
Blood Orange Granita

Samantha Seeley
Middletown, NY USA
Garlic Scapes

Sarah Sanfilippo
Pownal, VT USA

Ravioli

Sarah Sanfilippo
Pownal, VT USA
Sage

Sarah Sanfilippo
Pownal, VT USA
Breakfast Serial - Chrisanne

Stephanie Kirk
West Chester, PA USA

Chicken Poxs 3

Thomas McBroom
Starkville, Mississippi USA
Lobstah

Trisha Haskins Ntalianis
Denver, CO USA
Blueberries

Trisha Haskins Ntalianis
Denver, CO 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, free entry into a future exhibition and a free exhibition catalog.
  • Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.
  • 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: Matt Armendariz

For the past 20 years Matt Armendariz has been immersed in food in one way or another. As a former graphic designer and art director in the food industry, he has surrounded himself with great food before he began branching out into photography and blogging as a way to expand and share his passion for all things food and drink. High and low, near and far, food and flavor have always been his driving force and the stories that shape how and what we eat have always captivated him.

Matt began his blog, MattBites.com in 2005 as a way to share his personal take on food and those behind-the-scenes moments he experienced in work. It’s a labor of love that has led to some of his life's most interesting moments and sent him all over the world.

Mattbites.com has been recognized by numerous publications, editors and writers and is one of the charter members of Martha’s Circle, a selection of lifestyle blogs selected by the editors of Martha Stewart Living. In September 2008, he made his favorite cookie recipe with Martha Stewart during her daytime television show devoted to the topic of blogging.

In 2009 he began teaching workshops devoted to food photography as well as speaking on food styling and photography at conferences, schools and colleges.

His first cookbook called On A Stick! was released by Quirk in May 2011. You can find it here. His second book, Focus On Food Photography For Bloggers, was released in 2012 and features tips and tricks for everyone.

Matt’s photo clients include La Brea Bakery, Target, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Coca Cola, In N Out, Pom Wonderful, Coastal Living Magazine, Time Magazine,  Food + Wine,  and various cookbooks.


 

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