Jim Fitzgerald Show, “A Banquet of Light” at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery, March 13- June 5

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

http://lightbox-photographic.com/shows/a_banquet_of_light_jim_fitzgerald

 

Find us on Facebook!

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 Inclusion in the 2020 Photo Review 36th Annual International Photography Competition Exhibition

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 Inclusion in the 2020 DaVinci Art Alliance Members Exhibition, Philadelphia, December 2nd – December 20th, 2020

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

Jim Fitzgerald is a Featured Artist at Veritas Editions on Artsy, November 18 – December 22, 2020

Monalogue member and carbon transfer artist Jim Fitzgerald is happy to announce that he is the featured artist at the Veritas Editions site from November 18, 2020 to December 22, 2020 on Artsy.
Several of Jim’s carbon transfer prints are on display in this online gallery including his two hand made carbon transfer fine press edition books. All are available for sale.
Please spend a moment or two to travel into these beautiful prints as you view them. Jim is always available to answer any questions.

Workshops and Tutorials Offered By Monalog Member David Haas

Discover the ease, economy and joy of the silver process.  Individual tutorials and small group workshops are tailored for the beginner or those that want to take their skills to the next level.  Design your own workshop or leave it up to David based on your input.

From pin hole to large format cameras, in the filed, studio, or the darkroom, taught at your pace, on your time, weekdays or weekends. Pricing by the hour or the workshop – your choice!

David can provide room board at a very affordable rate for up to three in his comfortable five bedroom row home dedicated to all facets of the silver process, set in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. An environment rich in history, culture and natural beauty, offering a state of the art facility ideally suited for serious artistic endeavors with silver.

To learn more, contact David Haas at:

University of Texas, Austin Briscoe Center for American History to Acquire Archives of Ed Eckstein

Monalog is thrilled to report that the Briscoe Center for American History will acquire the archives of Monalog member Ed Eckstein for its collection of contemporary American photojournalism.  Included will be thousands of images that Eckstein has captured throughout a career that has spanned the past 50 years.  Eckstein has worked extensively documenting civil rights, Native Americans, healthcare, and religion as well as everyday life.  His work captures life from the mid-20th Century to the present.

The Briscoe Center for American History resides at the University of Texas, Austin.  It holds the largest collection of images by contemporary photojournalists in the world.

Postponed: Inaugural Monalog Collective Photographers Outing

Due to the continued danger posed by Covid-19 our members have determined it necessary to postpone our Inaugural Monalog Collective Photographers Outing that was to be held on September 10th – 12th until sometime in 2021 when it is safe for all of us to get together.  As much as we were looking forward to this event and the opportunity to make new friends, the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases makes postponement the responsible thing to do.

As soon as the health situation becomes clearer we will determine a date to reschedule this event, but in the meantime we hope you will continue to visit us here and stay in contact. Even though we are postponing the outing, we have met some wonderful photographers, some who are now members of Monalog!

For those interested in learning more about our collective please contact us and let’s talk about what we love so much!

Stay safe and best wishes.

For more information contact Michael Marks at:

info@monalogcollective.com or 215-348-9171

Call for Work – Lightbox Photographic Gallery

Carbon Transfer artist and Monalog member Jim Fitzgerald will be a juror for “Altered Reality”, a show to be held at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery from September 12th through October 7th, 2020. The gallery is located in Astoria, OR.

“Within the Historical Process Photographic Community there is a spirit of positive reaction when facing uncertainty. Experimentation with new ideas and the perfection of old formulas are part of the photographic process. Have you been affected by the new world disorder? How do we know the Real from an Altered Reality? Your work inspires us. Please share your creative mind and processes.

Thank you Diana H. Bloomfield, Karen Hymer and Jim Fitzgerald for Jurying this years Historical Process Photographic Exhibit for Lightbox Photographic Gallery. Our panel of Jurors have all been affected by the events of 2020 and all excel with the experimentation and perfection of their process. Each is inspired by individual creativity as they are practicing artists in their own right, we are sure you may know of them all. Please share your thoughts, feelings, emotions, your work with them.

With this exhibit we wish to expose the viewers to work created with a variety of Historical photographic processes. Processes including Platinum/Palladium, Cyanotype, Vandyke, Daguerreotype, Saltprint, Wet Plate Collodion, Dryplate , Ambrotype, Kallitype, Calotype, Gum Bichromate, Carbon Transfer, Photogravure, Lith, Albumen prints are desired, to name a few. Darkroom Silver Gelatin and C-prints are considered alternative process for this exhibit. Original works done in an alternative process are required for the exhibit. No digital reproductions of original work will be exhibited. In “Altered Reality” we would like to see visionary contemporary use of Historical processes. We are looking to present the finest works, considering technique, originality and creativity, from photographers using Alternative Historical Processes.”

Deadline for submissions of work is August 10th 2020.

For more information visit http://lightbox-photographic.com/call-for-entries/altered_reality