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The Magic of Light

Deadline for submissions: Jan 17, 2022
Now closed to submissions
Juror: Ann Jastrab
Prints due: Feb 17, 2022
Exhibition: March 3 - March 26, 2022

Call for Entries

Photographers recognize that they are not photographing the tangible subject, but only the light that is reflected from it. The quality of the light, then — its intensity, direction, color, diffusion — often determines the success or failure of an image.

For this exhibit, we’re looking for images whose success rests in the  quality of the light — harsh or diffuse, bright or dim, natural or artificial — their subjects made magic by the light that falls on them. All capture and processing methods are welcome.

We are very pleased that Ann Jastrab will jury and this exhibit. She will select up to 35 images for exhibition in the Middlebury gallery, and up to an additional 35 for our Online gallery. All selected images will be published in the exhibit catalog.

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

Banner image: John Verner
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About the Juror

Ann M. Jastrab is the Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, California.  CPA strives to advance photography through education, exhibition and publication. These regional traditions—including mastery of craft, the concept of mentorship, and dedication to the photographic arts—evolved out of CPA's predecessor, the renowned Friends of Photography established in 1967 by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Cole Weston. While respecting these West Coast traditions, CPA is also at the vanguard of the future of photographic imagery.

Before coming to CPA, Ann was the gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco where she incorporated contemporary artists with the legends photography. Ann also worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for 10 years until their closure in 2017. Ann has curated many shows in the Bay Area while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco. Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and educator as well. 

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