Submissions to Curvilinear close in
EXHIBIT Closed on April 15th 2012

Juror: Nikos Economopoulos

Spontaneity is the hallmark for great documentary and street photography where the moments of life, often ironic, poignant, emotionally charged, tragic or absurd are frozen. Photography provides the means to capture a moment but which moment makes all the difference. Well known masters include Henri Cartier-Bresson and W. Eugene Smith with recent discoveries such as Vivian Maier and Frank Oscar Larson adding to a long list of great photographers.

Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Opens:22 March 12
Artists' Reception:25 March 12 00:00
Exhibit Closes:15 April 12
Spontaneous
Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto

The Darkroom Gallery Difference

Many of the scenes captured by practitioners of this art, with the possible exception of war and extreme sports documentary, pass before us every day, but we do not see. This exhibit is dedicated to those who strive to see, realize and then manifest vision and moment into an image so that we can all see what is right in front of us or inaccessible in some other way. Showing us the remarkable moments that make up the, often unconscious, human experience.

 

Juror's Statement:

What I was looking for mostly in my selection, beyond the interesting content or form, was an element of transcendence, something that surpasses what it actually describes and goes beyond. I believe that this is what makes a photo different, what makes it stand on its own, what makes it magical. Contemporary photography, in my opinion, no longer needs the 'beautiful' or 'correct' images that it massively produced in the past. I think it mostly needs the kind of photos which redefine the reality that surrounds us rendering it with a new dimension, more personal and, at times, even magical. It is the same thing that literature and the other arts achieve, recasting simple, everyday things and giving them a longer duration.

Nikos Economopoulos


Istanbul evening
Juror's Choice

Mary Economidy
Chicago, Illinois USA
Untitled
Honorable Mention

Ben Graham
Athens, Ohio USA
People and Shadows, Paris
Honorable Mention

RONALD COOLEY
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA

Man Walking with Umbrella, Paris
Honorable Mention

RONALD COOLEY
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA
Spent
People's Choice

Alix Passage
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
comfort zone
People's Choice

Thorbjørn Hansen
Copenhagen, Sealand Danmark

Paris Metro 2010

A.G. McQuillan
Missoula, MT USA
Untitled

Andrew Hammerand
Mesa, AZ USA
Biker, Amsterdam

Brian T. Scott
Brooklyn, NY USA

Van Gogh

Charles Rozier
Westport, CT USA
Brooklyn

Christian Lotz
Brooklyn, NY USA
Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York

Connie Jang
San Jose, CA USA

Lift Off

daniel bowman ashe
plano, texas USA
Sucking Thumb in Bank Window

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA
Smoking in the Sun

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA

Ladies... Create Your Own

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA
Coup d´Etat

David Estrada
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Dance

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA

Gulls

Erica Brown
Burlington, VT USA
Garbage

Erin Dobosiewicz
Warrenville, IL USA
On the Porch

Inna Lobanova-Heasley
Lansdale, PA USA

Happy Day

Inna Lobanova-Heasley
Lansdale, PA USA
reflections

Jacqueline Cribb
London, UK
No Running

John Martino
Brighton, MA USA

Elderly Couple, Roseland Dance Hall, NYC

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Hair, Copacabana, NYC

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Nap

lisandre
lyon, france france

Eclipse Viewers

Louise Halstead
Belmont, MA USA
Concave

Mara Zaslove
Santa Monica, Ca USA
Managua, Nicaragua

Mary Economidy
Chicago, Illinois USA

Innocents in Ruin

matthew saindon
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND USA
Streets of Buenos Aires

Nataly Rader
Los Angeles, CA USA
Around the Fountain

Nate Gowdy
Seattle, WA USA

The Go-Go Dancer

Nate Gowdy
Seattle, WA USA
Fifth Avenue, NYC

Paul Dandurand
South Burlington, VT USA
Nirvana

Rana Nicole Young
Portland, OR USA

Man Resting, Manhattan

RONALD COOLEY
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA
Man Attending Parking Garage, Philadelphia

RONALD COOLEY
PHILADELPHIA, PA USA
The United States of Food Court

Roshan Ghimire
Arlington, VA USA

Homeless in DC

Roshan Ghimire
Arlington, VA USA
Money Talks

Taber Szuluk
New York, NY USA
Parade Route

Terry Schmidbauer
Walnut Creek, CA USA

Electronic Age

Thorbjørn Hansen
Copenhagen, Sealand Danmark
sunday church

Thorbjørn Hansen
Copenhagen, Sealand Danmark
Little Wabash

Tytia Habing
Watson, IL USA

Mantis

Tytia Habing
Watson, IL USA
Oblivious

Tytia Habing
Watson, IL USA
Princess Walking Home

Victor Currie
Newport Beach, CA USA

Connections and Structures

W. Anthony Watkins
Huntsville, TX USA
Cairo

Walter Rothwell
London, UK


Juror: Nikos Economopoulos

 

Nikos Economopoulos began his photography career inn 1988 with a long-term project in Greece and Turkey. He photographed whatever he came across on his daily walks: street scenes, public gatherings, solitary meanderers, or deserted landscapes. In 1990 After joining Magnum Economopoulos' photographs began to appear in newspapers and magazines worldwide. In the same year he started to take photographs in Albania, Bulgaria, Romania and the former Yugoslavia, investigating the territorial, ethnic and religious tensions of the region, as well as the endurance of traditional social and religious rites. This work earned him the Mother Jones Award in 1992.

Subsequent work includes lignite miners and the Muslim minority in Greece, people living along the Green Line dividing southern and northern Cyprus; illegal immigrants at the Greek-Albanian border; and young residents of Tokyo, mass emigration of ethnic Albanians fleeing Kosovo. He was given the Abdi Ipektsi Award for peace and friendship between Greece and Turkey in 2001. Nikos has published ten books and his work is in the permanent collections of Centre Méditerranéen de la Photographie and the Benaki Museum. He organizes a series of photography workshops in locations in eastern Europe, Asia and Africa.

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