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Portraits of Self-Isolation

Deadline for submissions: Jun 01, 2020
Now closed to submissions
Prints due: Jul 16, 2020
Exhibition: July 30 - August 20, 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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Silvia Alessi
My Quarantine in Bergamo
AMM82136 70659 juror
Claudia Ammirata
BAI59468 53137 juror
Elizabeth Bailey
Almost Thirteen
BLO69219 28328 juror
Xavier Blondeau
Locked Within #05
BRO20861 93277 juror
Lacey Brown
BUT51251 41488 juror
Richard Butchins
Life Is a Bowl of Cherries
CAR14188 19506 juror
Susan Kaufer Carey
Deep Rest
CHA90955 58687 juror
Jo Ann Chaus
CHO95922 41679 juror
Gina Cholick
CLA05008 98343 juror
John Clarke
The Windmill Chaser
COM37352 71553 juror
Karen Commings
DAD44108 64607 juror
Saman Dadafshar
DOU19702 26934 juror
Clément Douillet
A Family Portrait: Father and Son
ESH68314 35975 juror
Jake Eshelman
Margaux, Dreaming
FRA62297 36757 juror
Amber Franks
Isolation With Dementia, Day 1
GAV62958 27831 juror
Nikita Gavrilenko
Total Future Tea Ceremony
GUV46619 52837 juror
Pelin Guven
Self-Quarantine #1
HAR32713 66384 juror
Charlene Hardy
My Mom is the Worst Teacher Ever
JOH42342 66794 juror
Neil Johansson
This Woman's Work
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Toma Kostygina
Thoughts in Error - 2
LIA84851 41341 juror
Margaret Liang
Back Yard
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Jen Lucas
Buttered Toast
MAI68473 20764 juror
Victoria Maidhof
Isolation II
MAR33974 54425 juror
Shari Yantra Marcacci
Liam and Finley
MCK86906 15321 juror
Barb McKinney
Attention Must Be Paid
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Luciana Passaro
Without Respite
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Lori Petrie
A Man with a Past
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Bernd Reinhardt
Quarantine Self-Portrait, April, 2020
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Youssef Riegel
Hidden Faces
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Nancy Scherl
Seven O'Clock PM Applause
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Anna Sirota
C-Resignation 2
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Sarah Sudhoff
Will You Hug Me Forever, Hours 1-8
SWA30632 13088 juror
Wayne Swanson
My Stuff
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Sarah VanHook
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Catherine Vanaria
Channel Surfing 1
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Rebekah Alviani
I Can Do This...
AND97893 21559 juror
Amy Anderson
Mari Through Her Window
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Cora Angel
For You I Will
ARI80784 53334 juror
Karni Arieli
Home Hair
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Nelson W. Armour
Covid Portrait 6
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Tanvir Azad
Plague Doctor 2020
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Sally Bousquet
No School Today
BOU86062 61438 juror
Aaron Bourque
The Car
BRU72478 47172 juror
Wendy Brusca
CAD72306 27319 juror
Catherine Caddigan
A Sense of an Ending
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Lee Champagne
Shaving Hair, Self-Portrait
CHA75327 30358 juror
Larry Chait
Extreme Cabin Fever
CHA97625 05182 juror
Abbi Chase
Family Quarantine
DAV04919 40984 juror
Eric Davidove
Social Distancing
DEC85783 19589 juror
Nika De Carlo
27th Birthday (Nowhere is Safe)
DOS15678 99738 juror
Thouly Dosios
Family Lala Time
DUC88539 37286 juror
Lorin Duckman
Can't Find Me
FEN00426 34587 juror
Diane Fenster
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Caitlin Ffrench
Unknown Disease (Single)
GOL09028 51684 juror
Danielle L. Goldstein
GON15346 57737 juror
Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith
Memories from a Midwest Domicile: The Adventures of Olivia and Hazel
GOO06997 58281 juror
Nancy Goodrich
GRA31271 55039 juror
Heather Gray
Shaken, Not Stirred
GRI45403 51869 juror
Melinda Reyes
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Suzanne Hanson
Nothing Going On
HAS02622 40491 juror
Joan Haseltine
Every Day Feels Like Sunday
HON06228 99677 juror
Michael Honegger
Two Masks in a Lockdown
JOH54446 14743 juror
Maryjane Johnston
KAY99245 30762 juror
Elizabeth Kayl
Longing to Leave
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John E. Kelly
Covid Cupcakes
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Paul Kessel
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Susan Licht
Jane Dreams While in Self-Quarantine
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Kevin Lyle
Isolation 17492
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Erica Kelly Martin
Front Yard
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Iolanda Martini
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Robert McPherson
Corona - Norway
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Kate Miller-Wilson
MIL24069 71746 juror
Vera Miljkovic
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Kris Hodson Moore
Covid Threat
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Samuel Moulin
Exces de Zele
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Kristan Parks
Weathering the Storm
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Lori Pond
Surgical Mask
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Angela Ramsey
The Clean Room
ROS02957 92136 juror
Susan Rosenberg Jones
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Russ Rowland
Self-Isolation Day 30: Stir-Crazy... with Asparagus and Beans
SAP42079 19827 juror
Silvia Saponaro
Isolation 5
SUR30956 75689 juror
Leanne Surfleet
Self-Portrait, Week 1 of Self-Isolation
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Sal Taylor Kydd
Dreaming of Waking
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Morgan Tyree
Mish Stewart: Sadness, Shock, Anger, Happiness
VER48135 35783 juror
John Verner
I'm Safe in My Bubble
VER59408 12539 juror
Alice Véret

Juror's Statement

Jurying an exhibition during a pandemic about a pandemic is a bit of a meta experience. Removing my mask and washing my hands after a walk, I sit down at my computer to consider work that is about those very things—being confined to home, covering our faces, and keeping sanitized. But truly, the self-quarantining experience is much more layered and psychologically complex than just wearing a mask.

Thank you for sharing your experiences and your responses to this profound moment in our lives. I had my work cut out for me as I culled through over 1,000 images to create this selection. I consider if the work challenges, transports, and delights, and I also consider the show as a whole. And, as the work ultimately ends up in a gallery space, the concern for quality is critical. Was the photograph created as a fine art image or simply a snapshot?  Is the image in focus, have the dust spots been removed, was it shot with intention, has the photographer avoided over sharpening, over saturating, or using one too many iPhone apps? Now that everyone owns a camera, it has become critical to stand apart, creating photographs that are not literal or obvious interpretations and bring a level of artistic seeing. Finally, I am not only selecting single images, but also curating a group of photographs into an exhibition that needs variety and a strong point of view.

I thank you for allowing me into your worlds – it was a treat to spend time with your work. You made my job very difficult. And also thank you to the PhotoPlace Gallery for offering opportunities and exposure to so many photographic artists.

Take good care and stay safe.

     — Aline Smithson

Call for Entries

For most of us, the last couple of months have brought a dramatic change in habits, involving long periods of time alone or with family. How has that affected you? How have you entertained yourself? Reading, making music, Zooming friends, working from home? We’d love to see what you've been doing, and how you’ve been weathering the storm.

All capture methods and process are welcome.

We are delighted that Aline Smithson will jury this exhibit. 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.

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Luciana Pissaro
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Susan RosenbergJones
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Christine Ghezzo

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About the Juror

Aline Smithson is best known for her conceptual portraiture, which has been exhibited worldwide, including over 40 solo shows at institutions such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Shanghai, Lishui, and Pingyqo Festivals in China. Her work is held in a number of public collections and her photographs have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, and Silvershotz magazines.

Aline is the founder and editor-in-chief of “Lenscratch”, a daily journal on photographers and photography.

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