The Darkroom Gallery (VT), International Call for Photography Submissions: Chiaroscuro


The Darkroom Gallery (VT), International Call for Photography Submissions: Chiaroscuro

Deadline: March 22nd, 2017 11:59pm EST

From their call:  Chiaroscuro is defined as “the distribution of light and shadow in an image” or ” the use of deep variations and subtle gradations of light and shade, especially to enhance the delineation of character and for general dramatic purposes”. To the photographer the play of light and shadow is the very essence of the medium.

The many nuances and subtleties in the contrast of shadow and light are crucial in establishing a photographic narrative. Light can glow, dance, blaze, bounce and flash. It can be dim or radiant, brilliant or gloomy. Shadow can cut through an image like a blade or reveal an object in the finest gradients.

For this exhibition, we’re looking for photographs that graphically illustrate the interplay of shadow and light, darkness and illumination. How have you utilized the relationship between light and shadow to create drama, emotion and nuance in your photos? Chiaroscuro is your opportunity to show off your photographic vision of darkness and light.

Juror: David H. Wells is a visual storyteller whose photography and film making straddle the line between fine art and the documentary. His hybrid work is created on commercial assignment and through grant-funded projects Wells uses still, time-lapse, and moving images as well as audio to create award-winning narratives. Wells has taught classes at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Maine Media Workshops. He is on the faculty of the International Center for Photography in NYC, He was featured in Photo District News as a “Best Workshop Instructor”.

 Entry fee.

Website link:

The Darkroom Gallery: Exhibiting Juried Contemporary Photography in an Authentic Gallery Setting, 12 Main Street, Essex Junction, Vermon


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