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Notable: Oliver Klink Wins Photographer of the Year B&W 2018

In Contest on August 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

In exciting news for our friend Oliver Klink, dodho.com, the well respected online photography website, has named Klink’s “Spirit of the Village” series from Cultures in Transition the Grand Prize Winner of its annual awards competition.

The second edition of its awards, Dodho compiled a plethora of industry stalwarts to serve on its jury, including photographer Reza, Getty Images managing editor Jay Davies, founder and director of Coco Communications Shanthi Jeuland, and many others.

The selection process has been very complicated but we are proud of the final result, and the great reception obtained. In the coming weeks will be published the book Black & White – Best photographers of the year 2018 where they will show the works of all winners and finalists. The edition will be published in hardcover and also in digital format and will be put up for sale on our website; it will also be distributed to the best galleries and agencies around the world in search of opportunities for the photographers who have applied to this contest.

In addition to grand-prize winner Klink, Nick Gandano of Spain came in second (for his work Anthracite) and Anup Shah of Kenya came in third (for the series The Mara).

For More Information: Cultures in Transition by Oliver Klink

Notable: Deadline Approaches for 2018 National Alternative Processes Competition, SohoPhotoGallery

In Contest on August 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm
lauren jones photograph 2017 NAPC winner

2017 Winning Image by Lauren Jones

For those who’ve been procrastinating and need a last second reminder, time is running out! The annual National Alternative Processes Competition deadline for entries is August 27th.

Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Photogravure, Chemigram, as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives.Traditional silver gelatin prints, C-prints and digital prints are not eligible.
Juror: Dan Burkholder is a photographer, author and teacher. He wrote the groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing and has led the mobile photography revolution with his book iPhone Artistry. He combines twentieth century technology with nineteenth century printing processes.
Eligibility: Open to photographers who are residents of the United States over the age of 18, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Awards: First, second and third place and honorable mentions will be awarded.
Learn more about the competition, or if you’re ready right now, enter below.
To Enter the Competition: SohoPhoto

Preview: 2018 National Alternative Process Competition Call For Entries, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC

In Contest on July 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

2017’s winning image by Lauren Jones. Image via Soho Photo Gallery

As with many other artistic mediums, photographers have been known to enjoy the certain paths less traveled for their artwork. In this spirit, Soho Photo Gallery is calling for entries for the National Alternative Process Competition, sponsored by the Penumbra Foundation and Bostick & Sullivan.

WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE PROCESS?
Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Chemigram, Photogravure as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives. Traditional Silver Gelatin Prints, C-Prints and Digital Prints are not eligible. There is no limitation as to subject matter.

JUROR
Dan Burkholder is known for looking over photography’s horizon to discover new ways of capturing and expressing the photographic image. In the early 1990’s he wrote the groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing. In 2012, he led the mobile photography revolution with his book, iPhone Artistry. Many of his images are expressed as platinum/palladium prints enhanced with hand-applied gold leaf and other precious metals, combining twentieth century technology with nineteenth century printing processes. Dan earned his BA and MA degrees in photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in California. His prints are in private and public collections internationally.

SUBMISSION
The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old and older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery. Digital entries and fees must be uploaded at callforentry.org where you will find submission instructions.

FEES
1-5 images $45 / 6-15 images $5 each additional image

For those interested in entering the 14th annual edition of this competition, entries are due by August 27th, 2018.

For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery

 

Notable: Call for Entries, 2018 20th International Krappy Kamera Competition

In Contest on December 28, 2017 at 11:00 am

2017 Winning Image, Kim Shaw, Image via Soho Photo Gallery

Soho Photo Gallery in New York City has announced a call for entries into the 20th Annual International Krappy Kamera Competition. 

About the Competition:

Soho Photo Gallery, New York City’s longest running cooperative photography gallery and the originator of the Krappy Kamera Competition is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Competition and is looking for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses. Examples of some Krappy Kameras are the Holga, Diana, Ansco, and pinhole cameras. You can create your own Krappy Kamera by using your non-Krappy Kamera (e.g. 4×5, SLR, DSLR) and exchanging the lens with a Krappy Lens (e.g. pinhole body cap or Holga-type lens). Cell phones, disposables and point and shoot cameras are ineligible. Remember, just because a camera is old and moldy doesn’t make it Krappy. The lens is the determining factor.

The Juror:

Sandra Carrion originated the Krappy Kamera Competition. A former
president of Soho Photo, she is a founding member of fotofoto gallery as well as the Image Factory Experimental Photography Workshops. Carrion teaches at Nassau Community College. Her photography has been recognized for its innovation and artistry.
Eligibility:

The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.

Awards:

The first place award is $500, 2nd and 3rd place awards and three Honorable Mentions are provided by the sponsors. In addition a People’s Choice award will be given by Soho Photo Gallery.
The deadline for entries is January 8, 2018 and winners will be exhibited March 7-March 24, 2018. For more information or to enter the competition visit Soho Photo Gallery

Notable: Patterns and Shadows, Call for Entries into Juried Show, New York Center for Photographic Art

In Contest on November 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

Image via New York Center for Photographic Arts

The New York Center for Photographic Arts is calling for entries into their international juried show Patterns and Shadows. They are looking for amateur and professional photographers alike to submit images produced using any medium, style or process.

PATTERNS and SHADOWS:

There is a striking photograph of a camel caravan taken from above.  At first glance you see dark animals and riders in the bright sunset the color of sand.  On closer inspection you see tiny well-lit camels and riders with the strength of the image in the tall dark shadows cast in the setting sun. In the same vein, dusk casts shadows on a flight of stairs creating a canvas of black and white stripes.  Just as powerful are shots where the impact of the image is derived from patterns in the composition such as the tile pattern on the Sydney Opera House, rows of theater chairs etc. Interesting interpretations of your own shadow are welcome as well.  Be creative – send us your best.

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $750.  The image will be part of the New York gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the call catalog. It will be featured on the home page of NYC4PA website.                                                                    

·       First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $250. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Jurors’ Selections: 15 additional images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be exhibited in the Online Gallery and listed in the call catalog.

*All Prize Winners, Juror Selections and Honorable Mentions will receive an NYC4PA certificate.

For those interested in submitting work for the competition, entries are needed by November 12, 2017. The show will be exhibited at the Jadite Gallery in New York from April 3rd to April 14th, 2018.

For More Information: New York Center for Photographic Arts

Notable: 2018 International Portfolio Competition, SohoPhotoGallery

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Gallerist on October 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

Are you interested in becoming the next great photographer to be displayed at SohoPhotoGallery? For years, the gallery’s Portfolio Review Committee has juried thousands of photographers’ portfolios, resulting in some brilliant contemporary photography to see the light of day.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Located in lower Manhattan, Soho Photo, New York
City’s longest-running photography gallery is awarding
solo shows to three winning photographers. The
panel of jurors will make their initial selections based
on digital submissions. Final selections will be based
on prints.
SUBMISSION
Digital entries must be uploaded at <callforentry.
org> where you will find instructions for submitting.
The competition is open to all photographers age 18
or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Any photographic print medium is acceptable. One
portfolio per photographer, please.
WHAT IS A PORTFOLIO?
A portfolio contains 12-20 compositionally and
technically strong images, with a consistent theme or
topic.
THE JURORS
Members of Soho Photo Gallery’s Portfolio Review
Committee will jury the competition. The committee
has reviewed thousands of portfolios since the
gallery’s beginning in 1971. In so doing, the gallery has
exhibited prints by some of the finest contemporary
photographers throughout the world.

If you’re one of the handful wanting the chance to display their work, submissions will be accepted until January 8th, 2018.

For More Information: SohoPhotoGallery

Notable: 2017 National Alternative Process Competition, Last Chance to Enter

In Contest on July 3, 2017 at 11:00 am
James-Wigger-Alternative-photography-methods

2016 Winner by James Wigger

For photographers who love to experiment, there’s a good chance that this is the competition for you. One problem: time is running out to make submissions. SohoPhotoGallery is currently seeking submissions for its 13th annual alternative processes competition.

Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Photogravure, Chemigram, as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives.Traditional silver gelatin prints, C-prints and digital prints are not eligible.
Juror: Morgan Post, photographer and professor of Photography at Long Island and Fairfield Universities. He serves on the advisory board of The Penumbra Foundation in New York and teaches workshops across the eastern United States. His work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally.
Eligibility: Open to photographers who are residents of the United States over the age of 18, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Awards: First, second and third place and honorable mentions will be awarded.
The entry deadline is July 7th, 2017. For more information on the competition, click here.

Favorites: ”Best of the Best” Emerging Fine Art Photographers 2016

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 3, 2017 at 11:04 am

Spring House I

Spring House I, Patricia Scialo

2017 is here (Happy New Year Everyone!) but let us not forget 2016 excellence in photography without recognition.

Each year the team at BWGallerist attempts to highlight deserving talent we have observed in the course of our activities.

This year’s (once again purely subjective)  list of “Best” emerging photographers is the result of attending portfolio reviews in several cities, reviewing submitted work, contest judging and scanning hundreds of fine art examples in multiple media. These are artists at various stages in their career. Most work in Black & White, and some in Color and Monochrome.

In no particular order … the “Best of the Best” for 2016 are:

    1. Allen E. Shifrin

    2. Margaret McCarthy

    3. Garrett O. Hansen

    4. Anne Burlock Lawver

    5. Oliver Klink

    6. Dominique Philippe Bonnet

    7. Patricia Scialo

    8. Michelle Brixius-Kasich

    9. Clayton Joe Young

    10. David Christian Rehor

    Congratulations! and have a creative 2017 making YOUR photography.

    The team at BWGallerist

On Site:”Americana”, Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Doylestown, Pa

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Americana (1 of 1)

Henry Rowan and Stephanie Lisle

The exciting exhibit for the winners of the “Americana” photo contest are on display at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography. Hosted and created by photo arts practitioners/ supporters Henry Rowan and Stephanie Lisle, the contest covers a wide range of interpretations of the theme “Americana”. Prints and digital images are presented.

“AMERICANA”  Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Sundays 11am – 3pm

Fridays 4-8pm and Saturdays 12-5pm

Through February

For more information and to view the winners:

Pennsylvania Center for Photography

Stephanie Lisle

Henry Rowan

Notable: Mary Anne Mitchell, Finalist for Julia Margaret Cameron Award

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm
Image courtesy of Mary Anne Mitchell

Image courtesy of Mary Anne Mitchell

 It is with great cheer that we are able to inform of Mary Anne Mitchell’s most recent move forward, being a finalist for the eighth  Juliet Margaret Cameron Awards.

The award is open to all female photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Depending on what that contrives itself to, photographers can submit to the following categories: Portraits, People, Landscapes, Fine Art and Alternative Processes. Cell Phone Photography was added this year as a new field.

Mitchell was nominated in the Fine Arts category, which includes Nude and Figure photography, Still Life and Abstractions. This years award winners were juried by Laura Noble, a gallerist, writer and artistic figure in the United Kingdom arts world.

The award is aptly named after one of England’s first notable female photographers. Cameron, whose style was underappreciated in her time, has become well respected in particular for her portrait work. She called the Isle of Wight home in the 19th century, where one of her neighbors was Lord Tennyson.

Congratulations once again to Mary Anne Mitchell on being recognized for her work out of thousands of submissions.

For More Information: The Gala Awards