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Black and White: 2016
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
Todd Johnson is an experimental and conceptual photographer living and working in Portland, Oregon. His photographic work uses abstract metaphor, social critique, dark humor and personal narrative. Johnson received his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and has been an active photographer, educator and curator for more than twenty years. Todd is the founder and director of Black Box Gallery in Portland. He has had the following selected solo exhibitions: The Misadventures of Ansel Adams: Garage Sales, Geotracking and General Tomfoolery, at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Dangerous Territory at Pacific Northwest College of Art and Malt Liquor and Cold Cuts at False Front Gallery. Johnson has worked as an independent curator for the following selected exhibitions: Fashion and Fiction at Linfield College, Wild Wild West at Gallery Homeland and Domesticity: Deconstructing an American Pluralism at The Waiting Room. Todd has worked as a portfolio reviewer for Photolucida and has juried The Drawers Program at Blue Sky Gallery.
Contest Prize & TERMS
An additional 30 photographs will be selected by the juror for exhibition in our on-line gallery annex.
All 54 photographs from the show will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books.
Rules/Guidelines: Black Box will provide Free printing, Free matting and Free framing for all of 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. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: All rights remain to the file and print 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. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will shread all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files.
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