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Preview: Ellis Island Revealed, Honky-Tonk Explored, Various Artists, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on May 14, 2019 at 11:19 am

Soho Photo Gallery has a particularly enticing show now on display, featuring works from several extremely talented photographers.

Lee Backer – Detained at the Golden Door: The Unseen Side of Ellis Island

The hospital complex on the south side of Ellis Island stands in a state of decay that began when Ellis Island closed its doors in 1954. Despite the crackled walls, bare floors, and painted surfaces dulled by time, the deserted rooms and corridors of the Contagious and Infectious Diseases section still speak of the immigrants detained there to await their fate. Some recovered sufficiently to enter America; others were returned to their homelands.

Allan Markman – The Lathe of Time

Objects that I scavenge for my photographs are transformed by time and exposure to the elements. Often the changes to their patina and form render them unrecognizable. Detritus found on the beach are sculpted, quite literally, by the sands of time. When these objects are combined, often with flora, the produced synergistic effect is rendered harmonious because they all have been subjected to the constant and relentless lathe of time.

R. Wayne Parsons – Portals

Portals take us to the unusual, or the unexpected, or the familiar seen in a new way. While the square with the white border that has been rotated 45 degrees provides continuity, the diversity of subjects in the images reflects the incredible variety of our world. The series is sufficiently ambiguous to allow multiple interpretations. One can’t go astray by approaching the series with a sense of play, both serious and frivolous.

Chad Schaefer – Dim Lights, Thick Smoke & Loud, Loud Music

Waylon Jennings said “the honky-tonks of Texas were my natural second home…” and that is where traditional honky tonk music is still alive – in rundown little beer joints. The people who play, listen, dance and live the lifestyle, as if time had stood still, don’t change wherever you go  – whether it’s the Little Longhorn Saloon in Austin, TX, or Skinny Dennis in Brooklyn, NY. I’ve spent the past ten years capturing this world on film using vintage cameras and flashbulbs to give the images a timeless feel.

Seena Sussman – It Was Two Floors Up: Times Square Boxing Gym

About 30 years ago, through a grimy window in Times Square, I saw two shadowy figures dancing about. I climbed the stairs to discover “The Times Square Boxing Gym” run by a former “Golden Glover,” Jimmy Glenn. For a few months, Jimmy allowed me access to produce a photo essay of the rituals that make a boxer. This gym —     which hosted some of the greats —     closed in 1994.
The exhibit will be available for viewing until June 1st.
For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery

Notable: Call For Entries, 2019 National Juried Competition, Soho Photo Gallery

In Contest on March 20, 2019 at 11:00 am
geralyn-shukwith photo

2018 Winning Photo by Geralyn Shukwit, via Soho Photo Gallery

 

It’s time for the nation’s photographers to get their competitive juices flowing once more. Soho Photo Gallery, with the help of Archival Methods, has announced that it is now accepting entrances to its long running National Juried Competition. The deadline is May 1st, 2019.

About the competition:

Soho Photo Gallery, New York City’s longest running cooperative photography gallery, is pleased to announce its 24th National Juried Competition. All photo-based works are eligible for this competition with no limitation as to subject matter or technique. Our juror, Julie Grahame, will choose approximately 40 photographs for exhibition in our gallery, located in lower Manhattan.
The Juror:

Julie Grahame is the publisher of aCurator.com, a full-screen photography magazine, and the associated aCurator blog, one of the ten best photo sites named by the British Journal of Photography and one of Life.com’s top 20. She has represented the Estate of Yousuf Karsh for licensing for 15 years and maintains Karsh’s online presence. Grahame is a consultant for photographers of all levels; a portfolio reviewer, writer and speaker. She is vice president of the American Photography Archives Group (APAG),and a contributing writer for PDN’s Emerging Photographer and EDU magazines. In a former life, she ran the Retna photo agency.
Eligibility: The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Submissions:

All submission are made by uploading to spg.slideroom.com.

Awards: The awards include cash prizes from SPG for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Up to four Honorable Mentions will also be chosen and receive gifts provided by our sponsors.

Interested in competing? Wait no longer with this link to the competition.
For More Information: 2019 National Juried Competition

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

 

Preview: 20th Annual Krappy Kamera Award Winners, Exhibited by Soho Photo, NYC, NY

In Gallery on March 6, 2018 at 10:59 am

For 20 years know, the International Krappy Kamera Competition has instilled a certain joie de vivre for the beauty of photography made with, you guessed it, a cheap camera. Further reinforcing the fact that it is more the person behind the lens than the lens itself, the Krappy Kamera Competition has spawned incredible photos on an annual basis. And just like years before, Soho Photo Gallery is happy to exhibit the award winners.

The gallery is proud to present its annual Krappy Kamera Exhibition, including the winners of the 2018 International Competition, and exhibits by Soho Photo Gallery artists, photographer Jean Miele and former winners of previous Krappy Kamera Competitions. The Competition originated at Soho Photo Gallery in 1998 and is one of the high points of the year.
Sandra Carrion, the competition’s juror, created Krappy Kamera. She is a former president of Soho Photo Gallery and a founding member of fotofoto gallery in Huntington, Long Island. Carrion is also the co-founder of Image Factory Experimental Photography Workshops.
“It has always been interesting to me that so many photographers are lugging their toy, plastic and homemade cameras with them to exotic lands. This year was no different. Images from many parts of the world were represented in a variety of treatments. From literal to experimental these artists breathed new life into everyday imagery from around the globe.”
The exhibit opens today, March 6th with a reception from 6pm-8pm, but the official exhibits dates are March 7th through March 31st.
For More Information: Krappy Kamera at Soho Photo

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

Preview: On the Road: Structures, John Custodio, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC, NY

In Gallery on May 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Displaying JohnCustodio_SohoPhoto.jpg

As part of 5 solo shows being exhibited, starting this week, John Custodio’s striking On the Road:Structures, will surely be enough to make a visit to Soho this month.

“Once or twice a year I take to the road on long trips across the country, looking for interesting landscapes to photograph. In my travels I’ve noticed and photographed what, for want of a better term, could be called “structures”—  lone buildings, towers, monuments, objects, remains of dwellings —  isolated within the landscape. Some are merely functional, some are commemorative, and some are surviving remnants of what once was, but they all serve as a fascinating counterpoint to the wider expanse around them.”

Custodio’s work will be joined by Barry Guthertz, Robert Kalman, Bruce Wodder, Jaime Johnson, and the Park West Camera Club 80th Anniversary Exhibition. The opening reception will be May 2nd from 6 to 8pm, and the closing date will be June 3rd.

For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery

Preview: The Edge of Night, Lee Backer, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 16, 2015 at 6:08 pm
Under the Manhattan Bridge

Under the Manhattan Bridge, Lee Backer

Photographer Lee Backer will be exhibiting some of his latest works for the first time to the public; one exception was accepted in a juried competition earlier this year.

This series of color photographs follow the collection’s namesake in theme – they were all taken at twilight as New York’s various landscapes transition from the bustle of the day to its luminescent eve.

The exhibit will be at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City.

I have been photographing since 1969. My main interest has been landscapes, both natural and man-made.

My passion for natural landscapes began as a boy in rural northwest New Jersey. Exploring the woods, fields, and streams near my home, I found that certain places—a pine forest, a rock cliff, a rushing brook—beckoned me back. Three elements of the landscape—trees, rocks, and water—are recurrent subjects of my photographs.

After college, I moved to New York city and soon began exploring all of its urban diversity. I find the urban landscape just as seductive as the pastoral landscapes of my youth.

Since my retirement from a career in technology, I have dedicated myself full-time to photography. My wife, Joan, and I now divide our time between New York City and the Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

In addition to the photos being exhibited, 50 images that summate the Edge of Night series have been turned into a book. There will be copies available at the opening reception at Soho Photo, Tuesday, January 5th, from 6-8 pm. 

For More Information: Lee Backer

Preview: The Altered Landscape: New Humanoid Constructions, Ruth Formanek, SoHo Photo, Soho, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm
Image courtesy of Ruth Formanek

Image courtesy of Ruth Formanek

Adding to their already busy schedule this fall, SoHo Photo Gallery is displaying 12 new works from Ruth Formanek. Utilizing landscape photographs as the base, Formanek has twisted them in a near Rorschach-ian manner, resulting in surreal and  striking final products. 

“A photo of a landscape may or may not look like its original. The landscape can’t be changed but its image can be converted to whatever you choose. The landscapes in this show of 12 digital color photographs-mostly of Utah’s rocky mountains and Florida’s lakes-playfully and sometimes whimsically express something suggested by their original shape or color. The original image becomes a means to an unknown end, sometimes with unconscious themes.”

Ruth Formanek has been a keen observer of nature and human behavior since childhood. She is Professor emerita at Hofstra University, where she taught developmental psychology for over 30 years, wrote/edited professional books and two books of her photographs. She has had solo shows at Soho Photo Gallery, participated in group shows at libraries, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and many other other locations. Ruth has received awards from Johns Hopkins (first place in Documentary competition), U. S. Park Service, Jamaica Bay Nature Center (second place), and others.

With an opening reception on September 4th, 6-8pm, Formanek’s works will be part of seven solo shows as part of Soho Photo’s fall opener. New Yorkers and visitors will have until October 3rd to check out the exhibit.

For More Information: Soho Photo

Preview: Burma – A Strange and Subtle Secret, Bruce Wodder, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm
Image courtesy of Bruce Wodder

Image courtesy of Bruce Wodder

Burma, or Myanmar, is one of the many regions of Asia that many people have wished to experience, but never get the chance. Fortunately for those who do not get the chance to see it first hand, Bruce Wodder has taken beautiful photographs to share with the world. 

In my new photographic project, I explore the beauty of Burma through its people, and one spectacular cow.  This work covers much of the country and its indigenous people, including tribes from the remote Brown Zone. Ordinarily my personal work is shot on film using medium or large format to achieve the desired look. In this project, all the images are digital capture output to black & white.

 Those who will be fortunate to be in New York during the month of May, the exhibit will carry through at Soho Photo Gallery until May 31st.

For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery

For More Information: Bruce Wodder