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Current Exhibit

EXHIBIT NOW OPEN FROM August 20th 2015 to September 13th 2015
Artists' Reception scheduled for August 21st, 2015

Juror: Daniel Power

Juror's Choice: "Victoria" by David Aimone from Saratoga Springs, NY USA
Juror's Choice: Victoria by David Aimone from Saratoga Springs, NY USA

Figural works, depicted and exposed by fine art photography. 

Portraying the human form has been among the greatest challenges, preoccupations, and supreme achievements of artists throughout the ages. The earliest known representations of the human body come from Europe and date to between 25,000 and 12,000 years ago. These carvings were made of stone and ivory, ‘Venus’ figures representing the female form and may have been associated with fertility.  Humans feature in other prehistoric art including the cave paintings of early Europe and in the rock paintings of southern Africa.  Although there is no way of telling for certain, the production and meaning of art amongst these cultures was probably spiritual, the figures perhaps representing deities or ritually important people. 

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Submissions Close:15 July 15 23:59 EST
Juror's Choices Announced:by 23 July 15
On-Line Check-in Due:31 July 15
Work Receipt Deadline:17 August 15
Exhibit Opens:20 August 15
Artists' Reception:21 August 15 17:30
Exhibit Closes:13 September 15
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The Darkroom Gallery Difference

The nude, even in generalized or idealized renderings, has triggered impassioned discussions about sin, sexuality, cultural identity, and canons of beauty, especially when the chosen medium is photography, with its inherent accuracy and specificity. The allure of the human body has always been a gift to photography, from shirtless boxers showing off their guns in the 1850s to the trickery of Man Ray and the provocative images of Robert Mapplethorpe.

Darkroom Gallery is calling for figural nudes that push the confines of the photographic medium. Images that are expressive, evocotive and revealing.  A timeless subject matter redefined and propelled into contemporary resonance.

 

Juror's Statement:

I looked for work that embraced simplicity in depicting beauty, daring in depicting fresh perspectives on tired cultural cliches, and flashes of eroticism in composing stark and compelling compositions of the living, breathing still life. 

Daniel Power


Victoria
Juror's Choice

David Aimone
Saratoga Springs, NY USA
Anastasia
Honorable Mention

Gary Samson
Concord, New Hampshire USA
Secret Lover Portrait, I
Honorable Mention

Michael Berkowitz
Kew Gardens, NY USA

Prague nude (3)

Ángel Gurría-Quintana
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Form

Anthony Gordon
Milton, Ontario Canada
Kafka light

Beamie Young
Dickerson, MD USA

Sugar, Mia

Bernadette Pollard
Minneapolis, MN USA
Meditation

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
The Temptation of Eve

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA

Homage to Vargas

Bert Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Alive, Again (2015)

Billy Monday
Frederick, MD USA
Theodicy (2014)

Billy Monday
Frederick, MD USA

And Then the Day Came

Candi S. Kalinsky
Omaha, Nebraska USA
Les coups de soleil

Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD USA
Devil's Play

Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD USA

Ayn On Rocks and Moss

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Kelsey On Maine Rocks

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA
Maine Rocks

Dave Levingston
Springfield, Ohio USA

Nude, Scotland, 2004, #2

Dave Rudin
Brooklyn, NY USA
Breanna Marie

David Aimone
Saratoga Springs, NY USA
Jacs Diptych

David Aimone
Saratoga Springs, NY USA

Untitled

Diane Tempest
Sacramento, CA United States
Brianna in Stairwell

Gary Samson
Concord, New Hampshire USA
Brianna, Sumner, Maine

Gary Samson
Concord, New Hampshire USA

Brianna Behind the Barn

Gary Samson
Concord, New Hampshire USA
Maya, 1874

Gary Samson
Concord, New Hampshire USA
Forest Dance

Jeff Knowles
Crownsville, MD USA

Ballerina's Lines

Jeff Knowles
Crownsville, MD USA
Sortie

Jeff Knowles
Crownsville, MD USA
Human Landscape II

Jim Baab
Somerville, MA USA

Untitled (1)

John H Clarke
Mount Pleasant, Michigan USA
Lazy Noon

José M. Gómez-Ros
Madrid, Madrid Spain
Skin Portrait

June Yong Lee
Glenside, PA USA

In the Flesh

Li Shen
Thetford Center, Vermont USA
Tremor Portrait

Michael Bach
Troy, New York USA
Momento Mori Portrait, I

Michael Berkowitz
Kew Gardens, NY USA

Bloom

Rachel Tine
Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
Grate

Randall Kaye
Toronto, ON Canada
Horn #22

Robert Hopkins
Metuchen, NJ USA

Nude #2

Ruth Steinberg
Ottawa, ON Canada
Davey #7

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA
Sabrina & Sahara

Sandra Chen Weinstein
Lake Forest, CA USA

Untitled (Sandra #3)

Sayeed Mehmood
Monticello, AR USA
Wrath of Fortuna

scott nichol
Allentown, PA USA
Attitude

Steven Millman
Boynton Beach, FL USA

Surfacing

Walter Rodriguez
Queens Village, New York USA
Woodland Avenue #10

Ward George
East Palo Alto, California USA
Laina

William Earle
Coatesville, Pa USA

Travis 1.9 years

Yvette Jessica
Long Beach, CA USA
Travis 2.6 years

Yvette Jessica
Long Beach, CA 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: Daniel Power

Daniel Power is the Founder/CEO of powerHouse Books, a world-renowned publisher acclaimed for its diverse publishing program and its ethos of perpetually challenging popular conceptions of the role of the “art book” in contemporary culture. He is also the Director and Co-Founder of the New York Photo Festival, a series of Brooklyn-based photography events focusing on the Future of Contemporary Photography. 

With a focus primarily on photography, powerHouse publishes both photographers and artists known for work in other fields. It partnered with Charlie Ahearn on Wild Style: The Sampler, a behind-the-scenes look at Ahearn's 1982 Wild Style, considered the firsthip hop film. In November 2008, the book Yes We Can: Barack Obama's History-Making Presidential Campaign by Scout Tufankjian sold out its initial print of 55,000 a month before its official December release, prompting powerHouse to print 22,000 more copies. Other prominent photographers published by the firm include Jack Pierson, Ron Galella, Helen Levitt, Danny Lyon, and the cooperative Magnum Photos.

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