Grayscale. Theme: Black and White Photography. A juried exhibition of black and white photography. There is often a classic, nostalgic and dynamic translation to black and white photography. Black and white has an important tradition of luminous, well-crafted and thoughtfully composed imagery. Contemporary photographers are involved in this dialog of history and tradition, but with their own modern voice, visions and aesthetics of imagery.
Juror: Todd Johnson is the founder and director of Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon, a venue offering opportunities for emerging and established international photographers to exhibit in a juried group format. Johnson earned his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and has been an active photographer, educator, and curator for more than twenty years. His recent photographic project, The Misadventures of Ansel Adams: Garage Sales, Geotracking and General Tomfoolery, was featured in a solo exhibition at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University. Johnson has worked as an independent exhibition curator for Linfield College (McMinnville, Oregon), Gallery Homeland (Portland), The Waiting Room (Minneapolis), 4X Gallery (Portland), and Floyd Watkins Gallery (Portland). Todd was selected in 2013 to jury The Drawers program for Blue Sky Gallery.
Black Box offers free framing, matting and printing for our exhibitions. The photographers who are selected into the exhibition by the juror will provide a high resolution Tiff or JPEG file for our gallery to print. If the photographer prefers, they can send in framed work or prints that we can frame for the exhibition.
We have 18” x 24” black frames. Our white mats are pre cut for 12” x 18”, 12” x 12” and 12” x 16” prints (we also have a few other odd sized matts). We print on an Epson Stylus Pro archival ink jet printer, on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment. This is a very accurate custom print, just like a custom lab would print, we have over 20 years of custom printing experience.
Contest Prize & TERMS
An additional 30 photographs will be selected for inclusion in our On-Line Gallery Annex.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to All
Jpeg files, 1024 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI, 2MB or less each (saved) Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer.
USAGE RIGHTS: All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer, unless the photographer makes other arrangements. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will return ship the exhibition print to artist if preferred.
Black Box will only print one exhibition print. If there is a sale inquiry, the photographer will be notified before a sale is confirmed, edition information will be discussed with photographer, the photographer will be sent a authentication document to be signed and go with the print to the collector. No sale or printing of file will happen without prior consent and agreement of photographer.