On the first day of spring I had the opportunity to have a wonderful conversation with Marty Frank. Marty is a sensitive photographer, as well as a practicing physician who strikes an important balance between work and artistic passion. We discuss the parallels in his professional and photographic lives as well as and the challenges he has faced during the pandemic. Check out our conversation!
Michael Marks will have one of his photographs Cowgirl, Middletown Grange exhibited as part of the Da Vinci Art Alliance Subjective Perspective Members Exhibition at their gallery in Philadelphia. The show runs from March 11th through March 28th.
There will be a virtual Public Opening Reception on Sunday, March 14, 2-3pm at https://davinciartalliance.org/subjective-perspective
This past weekend I had the opportunity to have a far ranging conversation with Jim Fitzgerald. For those that don’t know Jim well, not only is he a wonderful photographer, but he is a master of carbon transfer printing, a maker of handmade books and a camera builder! Check out our conversation!
I am very excited to announce that Monalog now has its own Youtube channel. We plan on making a number of exciting videos of interest to the black and white analog community, and will also showcase other videos we think you will enjoy. Check it out at:
Covid has caused all of us to be creative in ways we have not been before. Because it is not currently possible for Monalog to schedule in-person photographic events, the Collective will be hosting a series of exciting virtual events until we and our fellow black and white analog photographers can get together.
Your Covid-19 Photographic Life is the first of Monalog’s virtual events. This Zoom-based seminar will be an intimate discussion with Monalog Collective members Michael Marks, Paul Margolis and David Haas concerning the photographic challenges they have faced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Monalog Collective member Drew Wagner will host the event. Presentations will include:
- Member background, type of photography, description of their work, format and materials used
- Each member’s story of what they have done photographically during the pandemic and how the pandemic has affected their the work and creativity
- What motivates each member to create during the these difficult times, and what have they done outside of making and printing photographs to “keep their head in the game” and maintain interest in creating and being creative
Total program time will be approximately 60 minutes.
This and future events will take place on Zoom and will be free of charge.
Those who register to attend will receive an email with a link to join the lecture prior to the event start time.
Note: Audio, video, and other information sent during these Zoom sessions may be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, you can turn off your video sharing within the application or consider not joining the session.
We look forward to seeing you at these upcoming seminars!
The deadline for sign up is March 27, 2021.
For further information and to reserve your place in this event please contact Michael Marks at: email@example.com
Monalog member and Large and Ultra Large format photographer, Jim Fitzgerald is proud to announce the opening of “A Banquet of Light.” The opening will feature Jim’s handmade panoramic carbon transfer book. Images from the book will be also featured on the gallery walls. Additionally there will be 13 8×10 carbon transfer prints hung in the mezzanine balcony area of the gallery. These images feature recent new work, many of which were created during the pandemic.
There will be an online gallery link after the show opens for those who cannot attend or see the show in person. Jim will give a short video presentation explaining the creation of the book and describe the images in the edition. For more information go to
We crossed the digital divide last week and created the @MonalogCollective Facebook page. Now you can keep track of news, events and members new work in real time. The Monalog Collective website will remain the destination for in-depth information on our group as well as hosting member bio pages and galleries. So, take a moment to visit the Collective’s home page and click the FB link at the bottom of the page, follow @MonalogCollective’ new page and see what our photographers are up to. One exciting bit of news we just announced is the publication of “Survivors”, Jim Fitzgerald’s handmade, fine press edition book of 8×10 carbon prints depicting Yosemite Nation Park’s black oaks. And keep watch for more new work from our members! https://www.facebook.com/MonalogCollective/
Michael Marks had one of his photographs selected to be included in the 2020 Photo Review 36th Annual Photography Competition have been posted on the Photo Review website for a virtual exhibition. You can see them here: https://www.photoreview.org. The 2020 competition was juried by Kathy Ryan, Photo Editor, and Jessica Dimson, Deputy Director of Photography, of The New York Times Magazine.
Michael Marks will have one of his photographs, Our American Gothic exhibited at the 2020 Davinci Art Alliance Members Exhibition at the DVAA gallery in Philadelphia and virtually on line at https://davinciartalliance.org/light
There will be a virtual Public Opening Reception on Wednesday, December 2, 7-8pm at https://davinciartalliance.org/calendar/light-opening-reception