A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Alternative Process Photography
April 1 – May 7, 2011
THEME – This exhibition seeks to showcase the revival in alternative process photography. In recent years contemporary photographers have been taking a fresh look at early printing processes —from cyanotypes to daguerreotypes, these deep, dreamy images bring a unique style and surface to a photograph that can’t be achieved digitally. As darkrooms disappear we are looking for work made by artists who are exploring alternative process photographic methods‚ either as a response to the digital age or simply as a creative tool.
MEDIA – This exhibit is open to artists working with alternative process photographic techniques and materials such as, but not limited to: photograms, tintypes, daguerreotypes, carbon dichromates, gum bichromates, emulsion on metals, cyanotypes, collodian prints, Polaroids and much more. First generation works please, no digital or ink jet prints. First generation works please, no digital or ink jet prints. Also not appropriate: straight silver work and photo transfers.
JUROR – Photo Alchemy will be juried by Laura Moya, executive director of Photolucida, a non-profit that works with emerging photographers, organizing their biennial Reviews festival and managing their publications. She has curated the exhibits Resurrection: A New Look at Old Processes at 23 Sandy Gallery, and Borderline/Safekeeping at the Lishui Photography Festival. Laura has lectured at the Pingyao Photography Festival in China, and written interview pieces for Griffin Museum of Photography and Finite Foto. She has performed portfolio reviews nationally and internationally, most recently at Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Lenswork/Fotofest in Paris.
DEADLINE – All entries must be received by February 22, 2010.