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April 26 - May 21, 2011

Black and White 2011

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Agrons_Geoffrey_10Null Hypothesis
Agrons_Geoffrey_10Null Hypothesis
Ashmore_Richard_6Port_Bolivar_Community_Cemetery
Ashmore_Richard_6Port_Bolivar_Community_Cemetery
Barrett_Joan_5Pool Shark
Barrett_Joan_5Pool Shark
berry_anne_1_Baboon
berry_anne_1_Baboon
cole_michele_Under_Pressure
cole_michele_Under_Pressure
Corbin_Sarah_3 Hay fields
Corbin_Sarah_3 Hay fields
Crisman_Jeff_5Siren
Crisman_Jeff_5Siren
dewitt_glenn_rocky
dewitt_glenn_rocky
dubcak_drew_3borrowedtime
dubcak_drew_3borrowedtime
Tornado Tower
Tornado Tower
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
George_Ann_The Visitation4A
George_Ann_The Visitation4A
giglio_harry_2-Field-Print-copy-2
giglio_harry_2 Field Print copy 2
Flying Shark
Flying Shark
Hawkins_David_8Girls Front Lawn Picnic
Hawkins_David_8Girls Front Lawn Picnic
Honkanen_Jarmo_2Waiting
Honkanen_Jarmo_2Waiting
Johnson_Jenny_1Wolf
Johnson_Jenny_1Wolf
Jordan_Kurt_WalkingDreams1
Jordan_Kurt_WalkingDreams1
Lieber_Erik_6Oliver's_Hands
Lieber_Erik_6Oliver’s_Hands
Mallett_Claire_5ClassicBeauty
Mallett_Claire_5ClassicBeauty
Maxwell_marilyn__RoadsideAttractionI-25_04
Maxwell_marilyn__RoadsideAttractionI-25_04
Mazur_Zach_05_Lapwai
Mazur_Zach_05_Lapwai
MizraChi_Ofer_wiShes of galaXy bW
MizraChi_Ofer_wiShes of galaXy bW
OConnell_Ellen_3Diver
OConnell_Ellen_3Diver
Palm_Rik_Rained_Out
Palm_Rik_Rained_Out
Pond_Lori_4Grove 1820
Pond_Lori_4Grove 1820
Puffer_John_2_Mary
Puffer_John_2_Mary
RavenDaisys002-Large-e-mail-view
Raven,Daisys,002 Large e-mail view
Rosen_Mickie_Serpentine-Forest_1
Rosen_Mickie_Serpentine Forest_1
Rowland_Russ_3SnowCity
Rowland_Russ_3SnowCity
Schwedhelm_Debora_05Daddys_Braids
Schwedhelm_Debora_05Daddys_Braids
The New Yorkers
The New Yorkers
Smith_Jeffrey_3SteamAtSunrise
Smith_Jeffrey_3SteamAtSunrise
Speier_Len_2VWBug
Speier_Len_2VWBug
Syracuse_Nicholas_4_Black-Dog_Navajo-Nation_Arizona-
Syracuse_Nicholas_4_Black Dog_Navajo Nation_Arizona
Truong_Jacqueline_1Cornered
Truong_Jacqueline_1Cornered
vogel_harald_-4
vogel_harald_-4
Watson_Carol_02
Watson_Carol_02
Yermoshin_Dennis_1_Carina_at_the_Park
Yermoshin_Dennis_1_Carina_at_the_Park
Zawadzki_Leah_swing
Zawadzki_Leah_swing
Anderson_Joel_5RetiredCoalMiner
Anderson_Joel_5RetiredCoalMiner
Taganrog. Road
Taganrog. Road
Carhenge, Cars in Sky
Carhenge, Cars in Sky
Brown_Cate_3Trap_Falls
Brown_Cate_3Trap_Falls
Cochran_Patrice_4Storming the Beach June 6 1944
Cochran_Patrice_4Storming the Beach June 6 1944
Cunningham_Billy_Ashley  jpg
Cunningham_Billy_Ashley jpg
Cunningham_Billy_Stabing 32Street and th Ave.NYC
Cunningham_Billy_Stabing 32Street and th Ave.NYC
Denardo_Laura_2firstlight
Denardo_Laura_2firstlight
Memory of Chicago
Memory of Chicago
Forlini_Robert_5IceSkating
Forlini_Robert_5IceSkating
ganley_barbara_1gathering-storm
ganley_barbara_1gathering-storm
Family Group
Family Group
goodman_jack_Eli
goodman_jack_Eli
Greenberg_Paul_4H.Moore
Greenberg_Paul_4H.Moore
Hecht_Robert_3CelloAndWindowReflection
Hecht_Robert_3CelloAndWindowReflection
Hufton_Lora_3DirtTrail
Hufton_Lora_3DirtTrail
ilachinski_andrew_Light_Storm
ilachinski_andrew_Light_Storm
Jones_Hugh_6AcrossTheUniverse
Jones_Hugh_6AcrossTheUniverse
Ladendorf_Joan_2Criss-Cross
Ladendorf_Joan_2Criss-Cross
Larkin_Susan_2Echinacea
Larkin_Susan_2Echinacea
leblanc_emma_Phil_5_Golan-Heights
leblanc_emma_Phil_5_Golan Heights
Underpass
Underpass
Kaaterskill Falls
Kaaterskill Falls
Macdonald_Krystal_3FromtheFamilyArchives
Macdonald_Krystal_3FromtheFamilyArchives
Mehmood_Sayeed_5Pensive
Mehmood_Sayeed_5Pensive
Morrow_Linda_5HotHumid
Morrow_Linda_5HotHumid
Myrvaagnes_Eric__1Sandscape1
Myrvaagnes_Eric__1Sandscape1
OBeirneJ_Onlooker_3
OBeirneJ_Onlooker_3
Parker_Winifred_6Early Winter
Parker_Winifred_6Early Winter
Raymer-Gilbert_Rachelle_4Cut_Wood
Raymer-Gilbert_Rachelle_4Cut_Wood
Family Group
Family Group
RGB_Myrvaagnes_Eric
RGB_Myrvaagnes_Eric
RGB_Rosen
RGB_Rosen
Taganrog. Road
RGBMacdonald
RGBMacdonald
Art Dealer I
Art Dealer I
Sheridan_Marc_3Solitude
Sheridan_Marc_3Solitude
Sollars_Jaclyn_3BurningBright
Sollars_Jaclyn_3BurningBright
Golden Gate
Golden Gate
Tanaka_dianne_Petaluma-Picnic-BW-VIII
Tanaka_dianne_Petaluma-Picnic-BW-VIII


Juror's Statement

You wouldn't think a so-called "seasoned" photographer like myself would need reminders about the significance and beauty of black and white photography. But a reminder it was, and a terrific one at that. Sitting down with Lightroom and the 1200+ entries was a glorious visual feast. The images thrust me onto another plane of appreciation for those practitioners who have honed their vision into shades of gray, embracing one of photography's earliest and most honored ways of expressing the photographic image.

It's fascinating to note that there is nothing "natural" about the black and white photograph. Had color been available to the pioneer photographers of the early 1800's, don't think for a moment they wouldn't have gone that route instead, recording a more "realistic" rendition of the color-filled world around them. Black and white photography is beautiful, but it's not natural or realistic. Why then do so many talented and dedicated artists choose black and white photography?

Photographer Ruth Bernhard observed, "With color you see the subject — with black and white you see the form of the subject." The black and white photograph distills our range of perception, forcing a contemplation of the shapes, the light, and the stories behind the image before us. The image's design is in its tonality; the composition is in its tonality; everything about the image is defined by humble tonality. Put simply, it's magical!

If your work wasn't selected for this exhibition, that means only one thing: it wasn't selected. It sure doesn't suggest your images aren't "good" or that you should abandon photography for, say, ceramics. The competition was fierce, with only one in 30 images chosen for hanging in the gallery. In another competition (with another juror) there's a good chance your images would be in the final selection. There wasn't an image among the submissions that didn't merit pause and examination. In short, this was one swell group of photographs, and that made it especially hard to whittle down to the final accepted pieces.

Thank you for this opportunity to witness the continuing vibrance and energy of photography. If you love the medium, you'll be making images long after you forget whether your work was "accepted" or not. And honestly, in my heart and eye, you are all exceptional photographers.

Dan Burkholder