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EXHIBIT Closed on May 17th 2015

Join us for an artist talk and book signing with Ed Rubin during the reception at 6PM

Juror: David J. Carol

Juror's Choice: Untitled from "You Who Never Arrived" by Jennifer McClure from Astoria, NY USA

The whole of a person caught within a single frame; portraits can be reactive, didactic, contemplative and illusive. 

"Semblance" refers to the outward appearance something or in this case, someone. Portraits can be especially dynamic when certain characteristics of a person are highlighted, coaxed into the light and captured as prized specimens.

Juror David J. Carol states:

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:23 April 15
Artists' Reception:17 May 15 17:00
Exhibit Closes:17 May 15
Semblance
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

What makes a good portrait? I love August Sander, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus and many other "classic" portrait photographers. But for me a photograph of a "thing" posing in front of camera is not the only definition of a portrait. Like with all good photographs a good portrait has to first be interesting and have an opinion. By this I mean as soon as you see the picture you must be compelled to look at it for more than a moment and in some way become involved with with the image. Once the photo has your attention and I think this applies to all photography, it needs to also be either informative, mysterious, humorous, ironic, beautiful, disturbing, unusual or any combination of qualities that tells the viewer something about the photographer and/or the subject. I don't care if its film, digital, Polaroid, tintype, 4x5, 8x10, a cell phone or anything else, if it meets these requirements I'm in. I just love a good picture!

Darkroom Gallery is calling for photographs that explore the portraiture genre. The semblance of a person can be but a whisper of true personality or a roar of honest, glowering character. We can’t wait to fill our gallery walls with a newly visioned works - portrait as character and caricature. 

Juror's Statement:

I was presented with the task of selecting a finite number of photographic portraits for a show in a gallery. Does that mean select the best photos? Does it mean to select a group of photos that make a cohesive show? Does it mean I should be cognoscente that there is an equal distribution of B&W, Color, Men, Women and Children? Does it mean I should be sure to include interiors, exteriors, daytime and nighttime images? The answer for me is yes and no.

Here's what I did. I selected what I felt were the most unique, compelling, curious, interesting, fun and/or any other attribute that made the photo stand out from the rest. This first set of images was approximately twice the size of where we needed to be for the show. Now the hard part. Break these photos down into a group that A) made sense together and B) stood on their own individually. In the end I had to remove images that were very good but didn't make sense to me for the flow of the show. Its always tough to cut a good image, but that's the reality of putting photos on walls in rooms.
I hope you all enjoy my version of the "Semblance" show.

Cheers,
David


Untitled from "You Who Never Arrived"
Juror's Choice

Jennifer McClure
Astoria, NY USA
Stand Up Straight - as triptych
Honorable Mention

Dana West
Chicago, IL USA
Peyton
Honorable Mention

Jaclyn Cori Norman
Savannah, Georgia USA

Cloud Nine. California series
Honorable Mention

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA
Incantation
People's Choice

Geoffrey Agrons
Philadelphia, PA USA
Untitled

Aksel Coruh
Hopkins, MN USA

Rick

Bill Harbin
Rome, Georgia USA
Avenue B

Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA
Untitled

Cody Bratt
San Francisco, California USA

Untitled

Cody Bratt
San Francisco, California USA
Man Staring at a Puddle

Darren Baldwin
Peacehaven, East Sussex Uk
Ralph

Daryl Burtnett
montpelier, VT USA

coffee in bed

Daryl Burtnett
montpelier, VT USA
Turkey Man

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Rachel

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA

Portrait Within

Denise Trotier Johnson
Williston, VT USA
Lawrence W. Hamel, Hardwick, Vermont

Edward L. Rubin
Los Angeles, CA USA
the cocoon.

Elaine Suzanne Miller
Chicago, Illinois USA

No. 17, Radiator conversations soaked in yellow lamplight

Forrest Wasko
Minneapolis, MN USA
Closed Eyes

Giovanni Savino
New York, NY USA
untitled

Hellen Gaudence
Tucson, Arizona USA

chapter two: cameron

Jaclyn Cori Norman
Savannah, Georgia USA
Untitled

James Graves
Plant City, Florida USA
THE MOURNER

JAVIER VILLAR MORALES
ZARAGOZA, Not Required Spain

Lancaster, PA, August 2012

Jeniva Quinones
New York, New York USA
The Mitchell Project, December 2011

Jeniva Quinones
New York, New York USA
Untitled from "You Who Never Arrived"

Jennifer McClure
Astoria, NY USA

Untitled from "You Who Never Arrived"

Jennifer McClure
Astoria, NY USA
Emotive Untitled # 1

Jill Shepherd
Kent, OH USA
DayDreamer

Joan Brook
Austin, Texas USA

Sandbox

Joanne Rojcewicz
Sterling, VA USA
Captiva

Joanne Rojcewicz
Sterling, VA USA
Air and Space Museum

Joanne Rojcewicz
Sterling, VA USA

The instrument repairman

John Padour
Oak Park, IL USA
Sisters II

Kathryn Oliver
ROCKPORT, MAINE USA
Sisters

Kathryn Oliver
ROCKPORT, MAINE USA

Toy Soldier 2

Leif Carlson
Savannah, GA USA
Mickey in Tub, Scranton, PA

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
My real Mom and Dad, at Lake Oscawana, NY

Len Speier
New York, NY USA

Missed the bus, again

Marc Lavergne
Gatineau, Quebec Canada
Charles Ashana, Pflugerville, Texas 2015

Matthew Defeo
Austin, Texas USA
pondering?

Michael Sullivan
Madison, WI USA

Girl on a bicycle

Nataly Rader
Los Angeles, CA USA
Man In The Tiger Shirt

Nima Taradji
Chicago, Illinois USA
At The Museum of the Art Istitute of Chicago

Nima Taradji
Chicago, Illinois USA

On State Street

Nima Taradji
Chicago, Illinois USA
Brady Street #27

Paul Matzner
Shorewood, WI USA
Michigan Avenue #57

Paul Matzner
Shorewood, WI USA

Amanda

Pippi Ellison
Cambridge, MA USA
Magdalena

Ralph Hassenpflug
Camden, ME USA
Alex in the garden

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA

Ben in the snow

Rebecca Moseman
Purcellville, VA USA
Portrait of Earl

Robert Moran
Bar Harbor, ME USA
Shelean. San Francisco

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA

Untitled

Sara Fields
Austin, TX USA
Uncle David, 2012

Todd Danforth
Watertown, Massachusetts USA
Postcards, Newberry, South Carolina

Tracy Fish
Durham, NC USA

Waiting, McCammon, Idaho

Tracy Fish
Durham, NC USA
Portrait of anonymous orthodox pilgrim in Poland

Velar Grant
London, UK
Venice, Italy 2014

Virgil DiBiase
Valparaiso, IN United States

Miami, 2012

Virgil DiBiase
Valparaiso, IN United States

  •  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, a free exhibition catalog and a signed first edition of Edward L. Rubin's book Vermont: An Outsider's Inside View.

  • 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: David J. Carol

 

David J. Carol is a photographer. He attended the School of Visual Arts and The New School for Social Research where he studied under Lisette Model. He was the first assignment photographer for The Image Bank photo agency (now part of Getty Images) at the age of 26. He currently works daily in the real world of commercial photography as the Director of Photography at Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor). Yet he also loves giving other photographers a platform to share and discuss their work with the photographic community. He is able to do this as a contributing writer and contest judge for Rangefinder Magazine and PDN. He also serves on the Board of Advisers for the Center for Alternative Photography.

 David is the author of three monographs, 40 Miles of Bad Road..., ALL MY LIES ARE TRUE... and "THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS!". He recently completed a trilogy of books, "Where's the Monkey?", "Here's the Deal!" and "All My Pictures Look the Same." with Cafe Royal Books, London.

 

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