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Black & White 2019

Deadline for submissions: Dec 09, 2019
Prints due: Jan 16, 2020
Exhibition: January 30 - February 22, 2020

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.

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Russell C. Banks
Infant Series 322-25
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Jan Bell
Twilight at Point Reyes
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Josef Bürgi
Mundary Cattle Camp - Boy
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Lydia Cassatt
The Tire Swing
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Andrew Child
Jethro Coffin House, Nantucket
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Mike Conley
Library Ghosts
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Ron Cooper
Lauren "Graywolf", Ohkay Owingeh
COV38555 90349 juror
Sharon Covert
DOY82799 41459 juror
Barbara Ford Doyle
Church Ladies: Hope Town Assembly Church, Kristiana
ERB99435 57629 juror
Carol Erb
FIS86201 61324 juror
Louis Fischer
No Fish
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Jonathan Fletcher
Home. Ilha da Armona
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Donna Garcia
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Kathleen Gerber
Through the Threads
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John Hirsch
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William Horton
Maple Leaf and Seeds
JET24185 61258 juror
Paul Jett
Lotus #3
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Maryjane Johnston
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Melissa Lazuka
A Dream of Trees
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Moishe Lettvin
Ghost 1
MOS48698 96529 juror
Rebecca Moseman
PAN87544 26499 juror
Catherine Panebianco
Spirit Walk
SAL60059 35088 juror
Janet Salmon
Dark Works
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Paul David Shea
A Separation
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Denis Sivack
In Search of H.G. Wells
SMI34549 00509 juror
Lynda SmithSchick
Fog On Lake No. 1
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Ryan Synovec
Monumental Cactus
TAY13962 51839 juror
Mary Taylor
WEE08378 30634 juror
Charter Weeks
Black family with Sheriff
AGR01391 68565 juror
Geoffrey Agrons
Urban Myth
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Fabiane Aleixo
The Sea of Your Stare
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David Bartlett
Mackinac Island/Gardener Wanted
BEL64086 31319 juror
Terry Bell
Girl at Louisbourg #2
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Cate Brown
Claire Reflected #3
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Onyinye Chi
Mirror, Mirror
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Ally Christmas
An Anomaly
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David Clarkson
2018 Battery Park NYC
COL15415 90442 juror
Mark Collins
Chinese Tallow
CON93457 52742 juror
Jim Congleton
Leaf With Two Seed Pods
COV38555 12985 juror
Sharon Covert
Creative Slumber
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Jim Davis
Life and Death
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Barbara Ford Doyle
Church Ladies: Hope Town Assembly Church, Gabriella
ERB99435 64118 juror
Carol Erb
Beinn Eighe
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Louis Fischer
Angles of Distribution
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Donna Garcia
HOR68827 86673 juror
William Horton
Lenten Rose
JET24185 92123 juror
Paul Jett
Lotus and Shadows
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John Manno
Sea Urchin on the Ledge
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Karen Olson
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Howard Pohl
Electricity in the Air
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Kim Richardson
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Caroline Samson
The Dog Walker
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Michael Slack
Shadow of Wisteria
SMI34549 08532 juror
Lynda SmithSchick
Fog On Lake 4
STO24104 18719 juror
Wendy Stone
Late Winter Tree
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Douglas Tolman
Volcán de Agua
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Cherie E. Truesdell
Little White Lie
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Raphael Warshaw
Get Out The Vote

Juror: Jennifer Schlesinger
Prints due: January 16, 2020
Exhibition: January 30 - February 22, 2020

Juror's Statement

I really enjoyed looking through the many wonderful photographs submitted in this exhibition and as always, with so many images, it does become hard to narrow down to the 30 or so for the exhibition. One criteria I focused on throughout the process of jurying this exhibition in order to help in my decision was whether or not the work was enhanced by the monochromatic qualities of the image. In other words, was a monochromatic vision better than say a color version of the image and did this contribute to ultimate message the artist was trying to get across to me, the viewer?

I could tell there were many artists experimenting with process, double-exposure, etc., that I found very provocative. The work I chose for the Juror’s Award successfully incorporated the literal and metaphorical dichotomy of ‘black and white’, and I love how the diptych played off itself, almost cinematically. In the Director’s Award choice, I was really drawn to the way the tonality of the monochromatic colors drew my eye in with the soft sun reflection on the water, while still being able to sharply engage with the rest of the photograph. It’s a lovely landscape.

Kudos to all those who entered, I was delighted to look through all the work, and narrowing or editing down to 30 images always entails editing out work that may be just as good, but just not fitting all the criteria for my selection. Thank you all for your submissions!

Jennifer Schlesinger

Call for Entries

In this exhibition, we celebrate the beauty and powerful expressive ability of monochrome photography. Any capture method or process, whether digital, analog or alternative process, including monochromatic toning, is welcome. The subject is completely up to you.

Click to see images enlarged. All images below ©Jennifer Schlesinger.

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We are honored that Jennifer Schlesinger will be the juror for Black and White 2019. She will select 35 images for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery and another 35 for our Online Gallery. All 70 images will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog. The recipients of the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award will each be entitled to an online  portfolio review by the juror.

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About the Juror

Jennifer Schlesinger is an artist, curator, gallerist, and educator based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was the Director of VERVE Gallery of Photography from 2005-2017, and is now the owner and Director at Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe. She has taught at the College of Santa Fe and continues to teach workshops at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Art Intersection, and other venues.

Jennifer has exhibited widely at Southwest regional institutions, as well as national institutions such as the Southeast Museum of Photography and the Chelsea Art Museum. Her work has been published online and in print in international publications such as Black and White Magazine (U.S and UK), the cover article for Diffusion Magazine Volume III, and Fotoritim in Turkey. Schlesinger is represented in many public collections, including the Southeast Museum of Photography, FL; The New Mexico Museum of Art, and the New Mexico History Museum / Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. 

See more of Jennifer Schlesinger’s work at

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