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Infrared: The Invisible Made Visible

Deadline for submissions: Sep 18, 2017
Juror: Laurie Klein
Prints due: Oct 27, 2017
Exhibition: November 8 - December 2, 2017

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All photographs are the copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission.

Jurors' Statement

Photographing in the non-visible spectrum is both magically haunting and unpredictable. It requires great technical understanding of both capture and post-production. And it takes a great deal of understanding and practice of the craft as well as how the photographer’s specific equipment will capture and interpret reality. Successful IR imagery demands a substantial expertise to master its technical and the aesthetic aspects..

I looked for images that were revealing of the makers hand, telling their story as well as their technical proficiency. My criteria for the selection of the Juror’s and Director’s Award and the honorable mentions were based on image capture and technical skills.

I pondered many of the images for a long time; the limited number I could select made decision-making challenging. I felt it was important to create a cohesive exhibit with images that exemplify the unique process of photographing in the non-visible spectrum.

Thank you all for submitting your images. A big thanks to PhotoPlace Gallery for showcasing the ethereal power of infrared imagery

- Laurie Klein

About the Juror

Laurie Klein began her love affair with infrared photography as a bio-medical photography student at Rochester Institute of Technology.

She found her passion for infrared landscapes and the female form after studying infrared techniques with Ansel Adams. After receiving her MFA from Ohio University she taught college, opened a gallery and portrait studio, and never looked back.

Laurie is recognized worldwide for photographing in the infrared spectrum. A gifted photo educator for over 30 years, Laurie lectures and teaches infrared workshops at Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and Maine Media Workshops + College, as well as private workshops all over the world. Her infrared photographs are in the collections of galleries and museums worldwide.

She is the co-author with her son Kyle Klein of Infrared Photography: Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Photography and the author of Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared and Hand Coloring Black and White Photography. She has been sponsored by Fuji Film, Kodak, Rubbermaid, Prismacolor, DSI, White House Color Lab, Lensbaby, Macphun and Kolari Vision.

Learn more about Laurie's work here.

Call for Entries

Use the invisible spectrum in new or interesting ways. Photographs can be made with infrared film, digital cameras that have been converted, or non-converted digital cameras using filters — all of which capture infrared light. All genres of infrared photography are welcome: portraiture, landscapes, nature, structures, urban scenes and abstracts.

Recipients of the Juror's Award and Director's Award will be entitled to a portfolio review by Laurie Klein.

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