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Monochrome

Deadline for submissions: Sep 12, 2022
Prints due: Oct 12, 2022
Exhibition: October 27 - November 25, 2022

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.

Juror's Statement

When sifting through the great many images for this exhibition, I created a set of criteria from which I made my first round of initial selections, which would then be filtered yet again on the second go-through. After four sessions of sifting through chosen images again, I have come to this final selection.

The criteria I used when jurying the gallery exhibition was based on four factors:
1. Whether the work fit the monochromatic theme since that was the major theme of the show.
2. How the image presents itself on my screen – such so that the image comes across as though it can be a high quality fine art print for exhibition
3. Artistic composition
4. Unique vision of the submission.

Then when selecting the online gallery exhibition, I made sure three of the four criteria were met. It’s difficult sometimes to know if jpgs are truly representing the actual quality of a print – but ultimately I gravitate towards what imagery will be as a print in final exhibition form so that is usually one of my highest criteria when jurying a show like this, even if some of the selections will only remain online and not require a print. I also am very drawn to composition, both graphically and subject matter.

The images I chose for the Juror’s Award and the Director’s Award  both fit all four of my jurying criteria, and I was quite drawn to the subject matter in both of them. In the Juror’s Award, the hands above the eyes form the most perfect composition and unique vision of a portrait. I also was very taken with the beautiful vast tones from black to white and all greys in between in this photograph – it's luscious. The photograph of the cowboy through the grasses in the Director’s Award was also a unique take on a very often photographed subject matter. Kudos to both!

There were many great submissions and I’m honored to have had the opportunity to view all of them, and I thank each photographer for giving me this opportunity. 

Best of luck to all on your future endeavors!

            -  Jennifer Schlesinger 

Call for Entries

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

We are honored that Jennifer Schlesinger will be the juror for Monochrome. She 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. 

Information about our printing service and free matting and framing here.

Banner image: Georg Krausch
Home page thumbnail:  Charlotte Watts

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Mathias Grate
Michael Honneger. Alt Process 2015
Michael Honneger
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Terry Bell
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Carol Erb
Brian Powers Alt P 2015
Brian Powers

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 https://www.jenniferschlesinger.com

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