Our mission. PhotoPlace Gallery’s mission is to support contemporary fine art photography as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. PhotoPlace Gallery sponsors exhibition opportunities through international juried exhibits in Middlebury, Vermont, through our published exhibition catalogs, and on this website.
To help defray artists’ expenses, we provide free matting and framing of accepted photographs for the duration of our exhibitions, providing they are sized to fit our pre-cut mats. By offering this service, we are able to support the goals of a greater number of photographers.
Thank you for visiting the site, for supporting photography and photographers, for image-making and for sharing your images. We are here with the purpose of building community around this dynamic and accessible medium—a community we’re happy for you to be a part of. Join the conversation!
James Barker has been involved in photography in one way or another for almost 50 years. He studied fine art and photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York in its early days, and has done all manner of editorial and commercial photography, both in and out of the studio. He served as a Photolucida Critical Mass juror in 2016 and 2017, and is the owner and director of PhotoPlace Gallery.
Susan Hong has worked with and admired fine photography her entire professional life as an art director and graphic designer. She is pleased to be able to contribute to the effective display of such diverse, accomplished, and interesting work encountered at PhotoPlace Gallery.