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March 29 - April 23, 2011

The Language of Light

Prints of most of these images are available for purchase. Please inquire.
All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

Akerblom_Maria_The _Cleansing3
Akerblom_Maria_The _Cleansing3
Azim_Moose_9Kitchen
Azim_Moose_9Kitchen
bashan_drora_8salt_flat_of_uyuni_bolivia
bashan_drora_8salt_flat_of_uyuni_bolivia
Biro_Kathleen_5NightWheelie
Biro_Kathleen_5NightWheelie
Bixby_Lon_3NoirVenus
Bixby_Lon_3NoirVenus
Bone_Tami_5LaNuevaVida
Bone_Tami_5LaNuevaVida
Bridges_John_1Isolate
Bridges_John_1Isolate
broughman_bridgette_1.-Being_Broughman
broughman_bridgette_1. Being_Broughman
cook_lisa_3fire-girl
cook_lisa_3fire girl
Coupe_Emmanuel_5Pont_du_Carrousel
Coupe_Emmanuel_5Pont_du_Carrousel
DiTosti Roy 3 Bandstand Day Night
DiTosti Roy 3 Bandstand Day Night
Finkelston_Adam_3Gold
Finkelston_Adam_3Gold
fjell_helene_5harmony
fjell_helene_5harmony
George_Ann_3A_Souls_Progress
George_Ann_3A_Souls_Progress
goldman_vivien_Ballintubber_abbey
goldman_vivien_Ballintubber_abbey
guerriero_OverpassChina
guerriero_Overpass,China
Hecht_Robert_8WasteBasket
Hecht_Robert_8WasteBasket
Jones_Hugh_07TracesCrystalCityVirginia
Jones_Hugh_07TracesCrystalCityVirginia
Kock_Lowell_5Terminal to Terminal
Kock_Lowell_5Terminal to Terminal
Lawrence-Philip-2 The Twilight Zone
Lawrence-Philip-2 The Twilight Zone
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Normando
Normando
Maier_Petru_3SlicingThroughTime
Maier_Petru_3SlicingThroughTime
Martino_John_4Woman_Tokyo
Martino_John_4Woman_Tokyo
Moran_Robert_5ChurchOnTheHill
Moran_Robert_5ChurchOnTheHill
Ng_Chester_Night Riders
Ng_Chester_Night Riders
Novotny_Karen_2MistInSteelGarden
Novotny_Karen_2MistInSteelGarden
Peschel_Dutombe_Claude_3AllSaints3
Peschel_Dutombe_Claude_3AllSaints3
Piar_Daniel_2Ladder
Piar_Daniel_2Ladder
Prince_Douglas_4
Prince_Douglas_4
Roberts_Paige_Untitled5
Roberts_Paige_Untitled5
Rowland_Russ_1UnderTheBoardwalk
Rowland_Russ_1UnderTheBoardwalk
Salmon_Jimmy_1-Three-Pears
Salmon_Jimmy_1 Three Pears
Schlessinger-Jim_VPW-_4_Wales-Interior-i
Schlessinger, Jim_(VPW) – _4_Wales, Interior (i)
sharfman_mark_light_shadow_form_2
Smith_Herb_1Cypress_Roots
Smith_Herb_1Cypress_Roots
Spitznagel_Carmen_5heaven-can-wait
Spitznagel_Carmen_5heaven can wait
stohl_ashly_4Big_Sky
stohl_ashly_4Big_Sky
Treiber_Peter_3_Sink-Head-Removal
Treiber_Peter_3_Sink Head Removal
Weiner_Paul_2Klean
Weiner_Paul_2Klean
bashan_drora_8salt_flat_of_uyuni_bolivia
bashan_drora_8salt_flat_of_uyuni_bolivia
broughman_bridgette_1.-Being_Broughman
broughman_bridgette_1.-Being_Broughman
cook_lisa_3fire-girl
cook_lisa_3fire-girl
fjell_helene_5harmony
fjell_helene_5harmony
goldman_vivien_Ballintubber_abbey
goldman_vivien_Ballintubber_abbey
guerriero_OverpassChina
guerriero_OverpassChina
Roberts_Paige_Untitled5
Roberts_Paige_Untitled5
Rowland_Russ_1UnderTheBoardwalk
Rowland_Russ_1UnderTheBoardwalk
Salmon_Jimmy_1-Three-Pears
Salmon_Jimmy_1-Three-Pears
Schlessinger-Jim_VPW-_4_Wales-Interior-i
Schlessinger-Jim_VPW-_4_Wales-Interior-i
sharfman_mark_light_shadow_form_2
Smith_Herb_1Cypress_Roots
Smith_Herb_1Cypress_Roots
Spitznagel_Carmen_5heaven-can-wait
Spitznagel_Carmen_5heaven-can-wait
stohl_ashly_4Big_Sky
stohl_ashly_4Big_Sky
Treiber_Peter_3_Sink-Head-Removal
Treiber_Peter_3_Sink-Head-Removal
Weiner_Paul_2Klean
Weiner_Paul_2Klean
Ackman_Jeremy_2InTheDark 002
Ackman_Jeremy_2InTheDark 002
Adams_David_3FictitiousCelestialStudy23
Adams_David_3FictitiousCelestialStudy23
Ashmore_Richard_9Storm_over_Point_Lookout
Ashmore_Richard_9Storm_over_Point_Lookout
bashan_drora_15dancing_table
bashan_drora_15dancing_table
Belcher_Marti_4PushkarMenAtDawn
Belcher_Marti_4PushkarMenAtDawn
Biro_Kathleen_3DuneRock
Biro_Kathleen_3DuneRock
Bridges_John_3Reverie
Bridges_John_3Reverie
Carney_Vincent_4Untitled-GreenRoom
Carney_Vincent_4Untitled-GreenRoom
Cogan_Jeremiah_3Jet Trails
Cogan_Jeremiah_3Jet Trails
Coupe_Emmanuel_2Old_Man
Coupe_Emmanuel_2Old_Man
Jail Birds
Jail Birds
DiTosti Roy 5 Ammo Bunker 336 Interior Door
DiTosti Roy 5 Ammo Bunker 336 Interior Door
Beneath the Bark, Spirit
Beneath the Bark, Spirit
FITCH_LINDA_Stromness2-vtphoto
FITCH_LINDA_Stromness2-vtphoto
Flicek_Michael_5Embarcadero And Palms
Flicek_Michael_5Embarcadero And Palms
Hecht_Robert_2AbbeyArch
Hecht_Robert_2AbbeyArch
Johnson_Robb_4Spotlight
Johnson_Robb_4Spotlight
Jones_Hugh_06Starship2000LACountyFair
Jones_Hugh_06Starship2000LACountyFair
Kuczynski_Daniel_5. Silo, Daguerreotype
Kuczynski_Daniel_5. Silo, Daguerreotype
Lamps 2796
Lamps 2796
Mahaffey_Rodney_1LeChateau
Mahaffey_Rodney_1LeChateau
Mallett_Claire_2
Mallett_Claire_2
Meridian_Julie_1 Locust Leaves
Meridian_Julie_1 Locust Leaves
Meridian_Julie_4 Tulip Bulbs 1
Meridian_Julie_4 Tulip Bulbs 1
Miller_Edgar_3title
Miller_Edgar_3title
Moran_Robert_3Churchyard
Moran_Robert_3Churchyard
mosher_malcolm_7Mono_Lake_Before-Sunrise
mosher_malcolm_7Mono_Lake_Before Sunrise
Newcomer_Jeffrey_5BlueStreaks
Newcomer_Jeffrey_5BlueStreaks
Steptoe Butte, Palouse, Washington
Steptoe Butte, Palouse, Washington
Parker_Genevieve_7Sirsasana
Parker_Genevieve_7Sirsasana
Puffer_John_4St_Peters_Light_Rome
Puffer_John_4St_Peters_Light_Rome
Stovall_DB_4Greensboro_NC_Oct_2010-2
Stovall_DB_4Greensboro_NC_Oct_2010 (2)
Susla_Marko_1-A-View-from-the-Brooklyn-DUMBO-Arts-District
Susla_Marko_1 A View from the Brooklyn DUMBO Arts District
Vrublevska_Nora_2CambridgeatNight2
Vrublevska_Nora_2CambridgeatNight2
Secret of the Feminine II
Secret of the Feminine II

Call for Entries

When Sir John Herschel sought a way to describe exciting new advances in mechanical image-making in 1839, he decided on the word "photography" from the Greek roots for "light" and "writing." Since then, photography has developed its own languages of light. Day or night scenes, subjects in bright or dim light, natural or enhanced illumination all contribute to the language of light in photography today.

Over 1300 photographs were submitted for this exhibition, which turned out to be one of our most international shows to date. Juror Paul Paletti selected images in which light is a key element in the photograph, choosing forty photographs for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from March 29th through April 23rd, 2011.

He also selected an additional thirty-five photographs for the gallery's "Online Annex." All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalogue available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.

About the Juror

Paul Paletti is the founder and director of Paul Paletti Gallery in Louisville, KY. Paul earned his BFA in photography from the University of New Mexico, where he studied with Beamont Newhall, Van Deren Coke, and Ray Metzker. He earned his MA in photography at Central Washington University and his JD at the University of Louisville. He has been a partner in the law firm of Sturm, Paletti, and Wilson since 1994. He is an avid collector and supporter of historic and contemporary photography. He has been named a juror for the 2010 PhotoLucida Critical Mass competition.