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Deadline for submissions: Dec 11, 2023
Prints due: Jan 19, 2024
Exhibition: February 2 - February 23, 2024

Call for Entries

“I find that color distracts the eye, but black and white retains the essence.”
         Dominic Rouse

In this exhibition, we explore the beauty and powerful expressive ability of monochrome photography. Any capture method and all processes, including black and white, alternative process and monochromatic toning, are welcome. The subject is completely up to you.

We are honored to have Henry Horenstein as juror for Monochrome — the man who literally wrote the book on black and white photography.. He will select up to 35 images for exhibition in our Middlebury, Vermont gallery and another 40 images for our Online Gallery. All 75 images will be reproduced in the exhibition catalog and remain permanently on our website, with links to photographer’s URL. 

Submission: $39 for the first 5 images, $6 each additional
How to submit your images
Information about our 
printing service and free matting and framing here.

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Nadine Levin
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Jaime Belden
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William Horton
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Kent Meister

About the Juror

Henry is professor of photography at RISD. He studied history at the University of Chicago and earned his BFA and MFA at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he studied with legends Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.

Henry's work is collected and exhibited internationally and he has published over 30 books, including several monographs of his own work such as Honky Tonk, Histories, Show, Animalia, Humans, Racing Days, Close Relations, and many others. He has also authored Black & White Photography, Digital Photography, and Beyond Basic Photography, used by hundreds of thousands of college, university, high-school, and art school students as their introduction to photography. His Shoot What You Love serves both as a memoir and a personal history of photography over the past 50 years. His latest monograph, Speedway1972 was just published by Stanley/Barker.

In recent years, Henry has been making films: Preacher, Murray, Spoke, Partners, and Blitto Underground. He is currently in production on Where Everybody is Somebody, a film about Cajun Louisiana.

See his work here.

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