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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.

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.

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.

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 where you will find submission instructions.

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: 2017 National Alternative Process Competition, Last Chance to Enter

In Contest on July 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

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.

On Site: “Alternative Views”, Alternative Process Photo Artists, Red Filter Gallery,Lambertville, NJ

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm

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Courtesy Red Filter Gallery

It seems there is a growing interest in alternative print methodologies that take photographers back into the darkroom for wet process manipulation and away from the digital ink jet realm.

From cyanotypes to platinum prints, the majority of the pieces from this show are derived from the impressively curated show Transferred: Alternative Processes in Photography which was featured  in November, 2011 at the Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. Regina DeLuise, an expert in the field of alternative process photography and juror of the show, stated,  “I am very excited about this Transferred exhibition, as it illuminated distinct approaches to a classic medium…all the work appealed to my sense of curiosity and contains true expressions of visual poetry.”

March 1 through April 22

For more information: Red Filter Gallery