CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE August 1th 2012 Midnight EST
Juror: Dan Burkholder
Images made with mobile phones are becoming part of the photographic mainstream. Made with a phone camera, processed on the phone and even printed from the phone, these images are showing up in exhibitions both as a genre and alongside classic silver gelatin prints. Show us your latest mobile creations.
What distinguishes mobile device photography from that made with other devices? Less and Less. Possibly the fact that you can do it all on one device is unique. Sometimes the images created with mobile devices are more candid. Having a camera with us all the time lets us capture moments that can otherwise escape. Very quickly mobilephones are becoming just another type of camera taking their place alongside pin hole cameras, toy cameras, point and shoot cameras, SLR cameras etc. Here, in the gallery, we say it over and over - it's not the camera - it's the photographer's vision and skill that makes a great photograph. Last year's mobile phone photography exhibit said it. We want this year's exhibit to prove it.
We're bringing back Dan Burkholder for a repeat performance not just because he is a guru of mobile phone photography but because he really is a performer. We are planning to have Dan at the gallery again for the exhibit reception, and to do a workshop on September 22nd, more details to follow, but mark your calendar.
Dan Burkholder has a long history of looking over the photographic horizon to see, explore and teach the next great thing in imaging. Dan's new book "iPhone Artistry" (Pixiq Press, 2012) is the definitive resource for creative iPhone photographers. His first book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing (Bladed Iris Press, 1995) became a seminal manual for photographers wanting to blend the power of digital imaging with the charm of the handmade print.
Dan received his B.A. and Master’s degrees from Brooks Institute of Photography, in Santa Barbara, CA. Dan has taught digital imaging workshops for 18 years on three continents and several island countries. Including here at the Darkroom Gallery. His platinum/palladium and pigmented ink prints are included in private and public collections internationally.
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. 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.