Submissions to War and Peace close in
EXHIBIT NOW OPEN FROM May 21st 2015 to June 14th 2015
Artists' Reception scheduled for June 12th, 2015

Juror: Chris Kovacs 

Juror's Choice: "Superhero in Training" Shannon Wilkinson from Las Vegas, NV USA

Black & white photography is a timeless art; always relevant, always contemporary despite being historically ancient. 

Photographer Robert Frank states,

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.

Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
On-Line Check-in Due 30-Apr-15
Work Receipt Deadline 18-May-15
Exhibit Opens 21-May-15
Artists Reception 12-June-15 5-7PM
Exhibit Closes 14-June-15

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Selection Process
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The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Darkroom Gallery is calling for works that excel within these monochromatic constraints.  The absence of color adds a sort of purity to images, shows the bones of a composition without the chaff. It allows for the photographer top get creative within a variance of grays, whites, blacks and sepias - abstraction is bred within restraint.  
 
Whether you are a darkroom purist or a Photoshop guru, show us your love for hue-less images.  We want to see your best black and white or alternative process photographs. Pay tribute to the origins of photography. 
 

Juror's Statement:

I wish to thank everyone who entered the “Black and White” competition. I am honoured to have been asked to Juror this event. It was both a joy and a challenge to judge the submissions as there were a number of amazing images which made it very difficult to narrow down the finalists. Every juror has their own unique eye when it comes to viewing submissions. I personally try to keep it simple. I look for the usual things such as lighting, composition, form, curves, lines, technical excellence, etc… However, the most important thing for me is my first impression of the image. How does the image make me feel? Does it convey some kind of emotion or story? These are the same criteria I follow when selecting images from submissions to publish in Adore Noir magazine.
 
Juror’s Choice: Superhero In Training by: Shannon Wilkinson
The image is remarkable, it clearly evokes a sense of excitement, joy and nostalgia. I was able to connect with the subject immediately, which was largely due to the composition, there was nothing in the image that did not need to be there to get the story across. The mid air shot, the smile on his face, his Flash boots and Captain America shirt are all perfect details that compliment the overall feel of the image. Great work!
 
Honorable Mentions
1. Corporate Landscape at Night by: Daniel Farnum
2. High Bar by: Denis Sivack
3. The Dark and the Light, Iceland by: Thomas Pickarski
 
Again, all of the submissions were excellent! And I wish everyone nothing but the best in their future endeavours. Congratulations to all of the finalists. 
 
Best wishes,
 
Chris Kovacs , 
Adore Noir Magazine

Superhero in Training
Juror's Choice
Shannon Wilkinson
Las Vegas, NV USA
Corporate Landscape at Night
Honorable Mention
Daniel Farnum
Tulsa, Oklahoma USA
High Bar
Honorable Mention
Denis Sivack
Brooklyn, New York USA

The Dark and the Light, Iceland
Honorable Mention
Thomas Pickarski
New York, New York USA
Echos of My Past No. 1
Aleksandra Miesak
Bozeman, MT USA
Weekend
Amanda Marie Harner
Damascus, Maryland USA

Street Soccer, Madrid
Bruce Berkow
New York, NY USA
Sand Beach
Caroline Twohill
Philadelphia, PA USA
Dance with Me
Craig Stocks
Delavan, IL USA

Growing Up with Dinosaurs
Dana West
Chicago, IL USA
Bent
David Martin
Clearwater, Idaho USA
Face Book
Denis Sivack
Brooklyn, New York USA

Man Holding Bottle
Dominic Lippillo
Starkville, MS USA
Woman Holding Child
Dominic Lippillo
Starkville, MS USA
Man Wearing Bow Tie
Dominic Lippillo
Starkville, MS USA

Iris
Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Rose
Don Rice
Carbondale, Illinois USA
Saratoga
Gary Tobler
Colchester, VT USA

Otherworld
George Anderson
Montpelier, VT USA
Compressed
Greg Bennett
Hampden, ME USA
The Light Between
Ira Weinschel
Austin, TX USA

Beach Selfie
Joan Brook
Austin, Texas USA
Big Chief Diesel
John Flynn
White River Junction, VT USA
The Man Who Drowned by a Ripple
Joshua Dancause
Corpus Christi, Texas USA

Hands on a Viola
Law Hamilton
Rockport, MA USA
Dhaka Trenches
Liza Semler
Waterbury, VT USA
LAX
Mark Indig
Valley Village, CA USA

Rodeo Cowboy
Mark Peterson
Roanoke, Texas USA
Goats and Bamboo Leaves
Melina McGrew
Brooklyn, NY USA
Skyrian Village Breeze
Melina McGrew
Brooklyn, NY USA

Twirling Tizzy
Melina McGrew
Brooklyn, NY USA
Visions of Sugarplums Danced in her Head
Melina McGrew
Brooklyn, NY USA
Where Have All the Children Gone?
Melina McGrew
Brooklyn, NY USA

No Escape
Michel Godts
Rochester, New York USA
Hats
Miriam Mayer
South Burlington, VT USA
Timeless
Nataliya Rudenko
Moscow, Russia

Dark Waves
Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA
Henry County Illinois, December, #6
Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA
Beauty is...
Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA

Being Not Being
Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA
Herald
Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA
Numb
Rob DePaolo
Newburyport, MA USA

Nebel
Schiedeck Anita
Nürnberg, Germany
As if In a Dream
Shannon Wilkinson
Las Vegas, NV USA
a winter's tale I
Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany

a winter's tale II
Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
a winter's tale III
Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
a winter's tale IV
Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany

the sea
Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
NEBELLEBEN
Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany
winter aquarelle
Spitznagel Carmen
Sandberg-Waldberg, Germany

Mandala in Black & White 1
William Horton
Boulder, CO USA
Mandala in Black & White 2
William Horton
Boulder, CO USA
Mandala in Black & White 3
William Horton
Boulder, CO USA

Mandala in Black & White 4
William Horton
Boulder, CO USA
  • 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: Chris Kovacs 

 

Chris Kovacs is an award winning photographer best known for his black-and-white fine art photography.

Chris combines his love of science with his photography and the results are multiple exposure images of a dreamlike quality.  The possibility of multiple universes (see Multiverse) is something that inspired Chris to create this latest series of images.

Magazines worldwide have published Chris’ works, one of the most notable being the 2011 portfolio issue of B&W magazine (issue no. 84) in which he earned an excellence award.

Chris is also the editor and publisher of a popular digital magazine, Adore Noir, which celebrates black and white photography.

Chris resides with his wife and two sons in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

 

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Upcoming Exhibits

Black & White - Juror's Choice: "Superhero in Training" Shannon Wilkinson from Las Vegas, NV USA

Juror's Choice: "Delicate and Unique" by Greg Bennett from Hampden, ME USA

War & Peace - Deadline June 10, 2015

Reveal - Deadline July 15, 2015

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