EXHIBIT Closed on November 8th 2015
Juror: Sarah Hadley
Dreams Caught Juror's Choice
by Mark Allen Dierker Dubuque, Iowa USA
Planar lines that wind, wend and soar through a image's field of focus.
Curving components within a photograph give the image depth, allowing the viewer’s eye to move through the frame almost effortlessly. It is almost as if the photographer takes the viewer by the hand, draws them into the frame, and points the way. The viewer’s eyes are compelled to follow the line of the curvature.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||15 October 15|
|Artists' Reception:||1 November 15 16:30|
|Exhibit Closes:||8 November 15|
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
Darkroom Gallery is calling for images that possess this curvy compositional trait.
as in art,
the beautiful moves in curves."
-Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
I found the process of jurying very rewarding and was pleased to see so many great photos that explored the theme of curvilinear. There was so much dynamic work submitted and I found numerous images that were well composed, well executed and which addressed the theme in a provocative way. I had a hard time narrowing it down, but in the end, I chose images which presented the world to me in a new way or that made me feel something. For me a good photograph should be exciting, risky, sublime or a bit personal and should ultimately ask more questions than it answers.
|The Sensual Periphery|
|Rowboat, Rockport Maine|
|Sandstone Spine. AZ|
|Reaching Out III|
|Hands To Waist|
|American Dipper in Lake O'Hara|
|You Belong to Me|
|Lost in My Head|
|Curved Track on Ice, Hills, Mist - Post Pond|
|Nun with Towel|
|Man, Lower Manhattan, NYC|
|Re-Turning the Page 2|
|Sign of the Times|
|Untitled in Iceland|
|Steps into the Sky|
- 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: Sarah Hadley
Photographer and Filter Photo Festival Executive Director, Sarah Hadley, is known for all the excellent work she is doing in Chicago, but she happens to live in Los Angeles. Born and raised in a prestigious Boston museum (see below–well, she wasn’t born in the museum..), she developed an early artistic sensibility. While in college, Sarah strayed to Venice, Italy where she fell in love with all things Venice and began her photography career. She returned to the states and finished a degree in Art History and went on to work at the National Gallery and the Library of Congress. After being inspired by Robert Frank’s retrospective, Sarah received a degree in photography at the Corcoran College of Art and went on to work for newspapers and magazines.
She eventually moved to Chicago, went to Ragdale, the artists and writers colony in Lake Forest, IL, and discovered the prairie. She was later asked to photograph the amazing Howard Van Doren Shaw house for “The Ragdale House Speaks”. Sarah now lives in Los Angeles, where she regularly returns to Chicago for Filter business and to Venice to make work. Her passion, besides photography, is travel. In 2011, Sarah traveled for the second time to China as a curator for the Lishui Photo Festival and will continue to travel much of 2015.