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August 25 - September 18, 2015

Black and White 2015

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.

Tillman Crane
Geoffrey Agrons, Kensington CA / Three Steaming Eggs
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Steve Burkett, Centennial CO / Beached Berg #2
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Tom Carmichael, Los Angeles CA / Urban Matrix
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John Comito, Heartland TX / Soda Box Collage
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Ron Cowie, Charlestown RI / Lisa's Glasses
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Jim Crowley, Dillsburg PA / Building A Mystery
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Ed Friedman, Arlington MA / The Maestro
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Dennis Fritsche, Plano TX / Twin Peaks
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Susan Griffith, Cleveland Heights OH / Old Shoes
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David Griggs, Ferrisburgh VT / The Way Out
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Kristen Harner, Damascus MD / Please Darling, Keep Quiet
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Constanza Hevia Hoffman, San Francisco CA / Man On A Journey
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Charles Hezsely, St. Paul MN / An Artsy Place
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John Hirsch, Roslindale MA / Untitled
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Rick Kattelmann, Crowley Lake CA / Novice Monk, Bagan, Burma
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Remi Lai, Newtown PA / Soaked
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Lonnie Landrey, Hyde Park MA / Quinnbeck Rd, VT
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Stacey Leece Vukelj, New York NY / Bubbles
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Jefflin Ling, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia / Island
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Robert Marckese, Algonquin IL / Rookery #1
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Liz McCue, North Platte NE / This I Know
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Ralph Mercer, Needham MA / Dialectics_Untitled-14
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Joseph Nash, Baltimore MD / Masked Man
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Peg O'Connell, Brookline MA / Pi Squared
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James Porto, Ridgewood NJ / The Guardian
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Nick Rose, Williamsburg VA / Golden Hour
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Russ Rowland, New York NY / Radio City
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Don Russell, McKinney TX / Cowboys of Color: Roper 2
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Philip Sager, San Francisco CA / Torments of Childhood
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Wayne Setser, Ten Mile TN / Northrop Falls Sunlight
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Aoife Shanahan, Dublin, Ireland / Stolen Moment
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Ellen Slotnick, Newton Centre MA / Quandom 5
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Alan Strassman, Weston MA / RT 66 Oklahoma 339
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Andrea Waxler, Nashua NH / Warming Up
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Norma Woodward, Fredericksburg VA / The Empty Chairs
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Christine Atlee, Parsippany NJ / Amusement Pier After the Monster Storm
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Kay Beausoleil, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada / Layers
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Stephen Bitel, East Norwich NY / Nude Playing Piano
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James Black, Vienna VA / Vintage
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John Boccanfuso, Lawrenceville NJ / Untitled
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Katarzyna Bojko-Szymczewska, Gdansk, Poland / Passing
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John Clarke, Mount Pleasant MI / Untitled
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Mark Collins, Dallas TX / Years Ago
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Elizabeth Craven, Rohnert Park CA / Working Lunch, Saigon
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Barbara Ford Doyle, Chatham MA / Bird Mask #2
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Carol Dronsfield, Brooklyn NY / Cuban Artist Working in Studio
Thomas Foster, Friendswood TX / Teetering Boat Dock
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Jessica Frazier, Little Rock AR / ironboard curls and floral
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Gary Goldsmith, Brookline MA / Top o' the mornin' to ya
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Howard Hamilton, McCall ID / Fly By
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Amanda Marie Harner, Damascus MD / No Skating Allowed
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Bruce Hooke, Plainfield MA / The Quarry Wall
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Steve Huth, Pittsburgh PA / Late Spring, #6
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James A. Crawford, San Luis Obispo CA / Monster Ride
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James A. Crawford, San Luis Obispo CA / The Quartet
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Judy Knope, North Chittenden VT / no vacancy
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Shifra Levyathan, Ramat Gan, Israel / Walking Shadows
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LeeAnne Mallonee, Bangor ME / Lean
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Jon Meyer, Lutherville MD / The Woods at Night
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Sandi Pfeifer, Palm Beach FL / Sans Titre
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Jari Poulin, Ithaca NY / Accused
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Gary Quart, Whittier CA / Curves
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Joseph Reid, Brooklyn NY / New York Noir #1
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Darrell Roak, South Portland ME / Shadows From The Past
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Michael Rubin, San Francisco CA / Coit Tower III, 5:50AM
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Deb Schwedhelm, FPO, AP USA / Ellie 3, Clitherall, 2012
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Allen E. Shifrin, Bronx NY / Corner to Corner
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Kathleen Taylor, Santa Fe NM / Empty Billboard 2
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Brad Thompson, Greensboro NC / Ness Battery, Orkney Islands
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Robert Thurlow, Lowell MA / Tool Number Five
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Richard Veit, South Portland ME / Overhead Lighting
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Becky Venteicher, Charlottesville VA / New Chapter
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Paul Vitko, Eden Prairie MN / eggcosmic
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Bernice Williams, Chicago IL / Flourish
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Alan Wood, Allentown PA / Stop Sign

Juror's Statement

It is often said that a good photograph leaves us with more questions than answers, but I think a good photograph also makes a statement, defines a relationship, exposes an emotion or is a stunning study in design. The jurying process for this exhibit began with no preconceived idea about the exhibit I would put together. Examination of the photographs came first from the foundation of qualities I believe a good photograph must have:

1. The use of light must work with the subject matter. The light must compliment the subject not work against it.
2. Has the vantage point been considered? What information does it provide us? Is the subject enhanced, diminished or equalized by the vantage point?
3. How carefully are the edges of the frame used? Did the photographer pay close attention to all four edges, making a conscious decision about what to include and what to exclude?
4. What is this single image doing – asking a question, making a statement, defining a relationship, evoking an emotion and/or stunning us with beauty of design?

When entering images for a juried exhibit there is one very important thing to keep in mind: The jurying process is a process of selection, not one of rejection. As the juror I looked for images that spoke to me, that echoed my biases, challenged my preconceptions, and/or made me say, “Wow, I wish that was my image”. I was a tougher judge of work that was most like my own and fascinated by work that was completely different. I looked for distinctive voices and visions. I looked for images asking questions as well as those making declarative statements. I looked for images using the full tonal range as well as those using only a small, distinct slice of the black and white spectrum. From the digital files I was looking at I couldn’t discern technique so no bias crept in regarding camera format or print making choices. I simply looked at the individual images in light of the above-mentioned parameters.

My selections were images that spoke to me in a particular way at a particular point in time. Those that were not selected were not rejected. They simply were not selected. On another day, with another juror, they may have been selected. The most important point is that you entered your work. You took the time to edit and select what you felt was your best black and white work. You put this work in front of someone who loves black and white work and values the your effort in making the image and preparing it for review.

This is where your real growth takes place, having the courage to put your work in front of others to see. This brings out the best in your work. I encourage everyone, those who had an image selected and those who did not, to continue making new work and putting it in front of others to see.

Thank you for the opportunity to jury this exhibit. The quality of the work submitted was such that I could have put at least 5 shows of 75 images together, each completely different than any other. I hope that you will agree that the breadth as well as depth of this exhibit demonstrates what black and white photography can be at its best.

- Tillman Crane

About the Juror

Tillman Crane  began his career in 1978 as a photojournalist. Ten years later, he began to teach his craft. While platinum/palladium photographs remain his passion, he was quick to integrate digital vocabulary into his practice. As the medium continues to evolve and Tillman along with it, the content of the artist's images has remained constant—the ordinary, found in the everyday environments that surround him.

Call For Entries

Monochrome images of any subject matter you choose. Digital, traditional silver gelatin, toned images, and alternative process images are all welcome.