New Monograph by Monalog™ Member Peter Schrager, Pleasure Yourself

AmazinPress has just published Monalog™ member Peter Schrager’s new monograph entitled Pleasure Yourself, containing twenty two beautiful black and white photographs of the Los Angeles urban landscape and associated artifacts.

To order a copy of this beautiful limited edition book, contact Peter at peterschrager@sbcglobal.net or 310-855-4528.

And if you happen to be in or around New York this weekend you can see Peter and AmazinPress at on Saturday, April 23rd at The Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair located at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Ave. at East 66th Street. Peter will have copies of Pleasure Yourself and assorted silver gelatin prints from the book along with assorted prints made with alternative processes such as Printing Out Paper.

Inaugural Monalog Collective® Monalogfest™ A Black and White Analog Photographers Outing, Print Sharing and Learning Experience, August 18 – 21, 2022, Bethlehem Pennsylvania

The Monalog Collective® Monalogfest™ Photographer’s Outing and Print Sharing, Learning Experience is a chance for black and white analog photographers to meet, make photographs, show their images and communicate what their work is about, gain insights from other like-minded photographers, and participate in demonstrations of silver gelatin, platinum/palladium and carbon transfer printing techniques by Monalog™ members and noted fine art photographer and printing practitioners Jim Fitzgerald, David Haas and Gary Samson.  But most of all, the goal is to have a great time with other like-minded photographers!  It is also an opportunity for black and white analog photographers that are not members of Monalog™ to interact with and learn more about the Monalog Collective®.

Monalogfest™ is limited to 25 participants and will be based in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, nearby, the cities of Allentown, Nazerath and Easton, the Pocono Mountains, the beautiful countryside of Bucks County and its picturesque towns, as well as the Delaware River and its many small towns. This means that there is an abundance of diverse subject matter to satisfy every photographer. It is easily accessible from Philadelphia, New York City, Allentown, Lehigh Valley and Newark airports. There are a number of local hotels and bed and breakfasts, along with plenty of restaurants in the area.

NOTE: We have reserved a block of rooms at a special rate with a complementary deluxe continental breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Bethlehem, PA.

We will begin our event with a welcome and group “get to know you” diner at a local restaurant (TBD) on Thursday evening in Bethlehem.

Friday will be devoted to making photographs in the field and having the opportunity to meet with and learn from Monalog™ member David Haas at his historic Allentown row house dedicated to the production of fine art black and white silver photographs. We will all meet at 8:30am at a central location and then take it from there. No pressure and no expectations. The idea is to be with other photographers, learn from an expert, have fun and be mutually supportive.  For those that want to make images, we will have a number of locations scouted out where participants can meet up, or you can go your own way freestyle, as there is no shortage of subject matter to be photographed.

Additionally, the following printing demonstrations and talks will be available on Friday:

Carbon Transfer Printing with Jim Fitzgerald, at David Haas darkroom and studio in nearby Allentown

10:00 – 1pm (up to 8 participants – pre-registration required)

Platinum/Palladium Printing with Gary Samson, at David Haas darkroom and studio in nearby Allentown

 2:00pm – 5:00pm (up to 8 participants – pre-registration required)

On Friday evening at 7pm we will meet at the hotel conference room to begin to share work and learn from one and other.

The first group of photographers will be given 30 minutes to present his/her work. Here is how it will work:

  • Presenting participants can display 10 prints representative of their work,
  • The presenter would give a statement about his/her work, vision, focus, etc., discuss their displayed images and what they hope to gain from this experience
  • The presenter and other participants would then enter into an interactive discussion about the work.

Total Time 30 minutes

On Saturday we will meet again at 8:30am and then head out for more photographing or have the option to meet with David Haas.

Silver Printing with David Haas, at David’s darkroom and studio in nearby Allentown

9:00am – 12:00am (up to 8 participants – pre-registration required)

At 1pm we will reconvene at the hotel conference room to continue sharing work and learning from one and other.

We will break for dinner and reconvene at 7pm for more participant presentations and discussion.

On Sunday we will meet at the hotel conference room for our final presentation session at 8:30am.  Included will be time for participant feedback, thoughts on possible next steps, upcoming events and how to get involved with Monalog™.

We will adjourn at 1pm.

Come join us and be part of this exciting Monalog™ event!

There is a low cost of $50 to attend, so you will want to sign up early to ensure participation in this exciting event.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

For more information contact Michael Marks at:

info@monalogcollective.com or 215-348-9171

Monalog Collective® Show at the Hicks Arts Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA, January 19th – March 11th

We are pleased to announce that the third stop of the Monalog Collective’s® traveling roadshow is now at the Hicks Arts Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pennsylvania. The show is called Handmade Photographs: The Monalog Collective®.  The BCCC has a well-known and storied photographic department, so we feel very honored to have this exhibit of our work. The Hicks Art Center Gallery is an absolutely wonderful space, and the college has done a beautiful job of putting the show together!

We hope you will join us on February 9th at 5pm for the show’s Opening!  The gallery is located on the BCCC campus at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, NJ and is open Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm and Saturday and Sunday, 1pm – 5pm.  For more immediate information visit www.bucks.edu/gallery or call (215) 968-8432.

 

 

Call for Members

I am extremely proud of how Monalog™ has grown and what we have accomplished since it was founded less than two years ago. Now we would like to expand our Collective to include members, 35 and under, to strengthen the diversity and creative thinking of the group. Including younger photographers who are committed to analog black and white photography will broaden the Collective’s perspective as we begin our new project “Visions of America” next year. If you are a young photographer that embraces light sensitive film, paper and chemistry to create your work, please consider contacting us for a portfolio review. Our membership of thirteen is spread throughout the United States from Washington to Maine and we welcome potential new members from across America!

Michael Marks

Take a Look … Monalog Collective’s® Virtual Opening at the Gallery 270

If you missed our virtual opening at the Gallery 270 it’s not to late to view it here!! Meet our members and see examples of our work with discussion, expertly guided with questions and commentary by gallery director Tom Gramegna. guided with questions and commentary by gallery director Tom Gramegna.  Check it out here:

https://media.publit.io/file/Monolog-Virtual-Show.mp4

The in person opening will take place on November 11th at 7pm.  If you are going to be in the New York City area, we would love to meet you!

Monalog Collective® Show at the Gallery 270, Westwood, NJ, October 1st – Late December

The second stop of the Monalog Collective’s® traveling member exhibit is at the Gallery 270 in Westwood, New Jersey. The show is called The 21st Century Handmade Print: The Monalog Collective®.  The 270 is a unique gallery, and Director Tom Gramegna has a real passion for photography that’s infectious! Here’s a description of the 270’s mission.

“Gallery 270, founded in 1998 in Westwood, NJ, flourishes just 20 miles from the nexus of the fine art photographic marketplace. While over a hundred galleries actively sell photography in NYC, Gallery 270 succeeds by catering to experienced and novice collectors seeking an increasingly rare quality in the field – value.  The gallery exists to serve its’ varied community while fostering an appreciation for, and the desire to own, the work of the distinguished photographers of the 20th Century and the emergent photographers of the 21st Century from around the world.  We place particular emphasis on modern emerging photographers employing traditional processes such as platinum/palladium, cyanotype and gum bichromate, where the hand of the artist is so much more intimately engaged.

We hope you will join us on October 15th at 7pm for the show’s virtual Opening … more information to follow! There will also be an in person Opening on November 11th and virtual events to be announced … again more information to follow.  The gallery is located within Bergan County Camera on 270 Westwood Avenue, Westwood, NJ and is open Monday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm.  For more immediate information the gallery can be reached at info@gallery270.com or by phone at (201) 358-5076.

Monalog Collective® Show at the Stirner Modern Gallery, Easton PA, September 3rd – September 26th

Monalog Collective® will be having its first group show called Expression Through Tradition: The Monalog Collective® at The Stirner Modern Gallery in Easton, PA from September 3rd – September 26th.

Please join us on September 3rd at from 6:00 – 8:00pm for the show’s Opening.  Also, on September 17th at 7:00pm there will be a talk by Monalog™ member and photo historian Chris Karfakis, and there will be a gallery walk through on Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00pm.  The gallery will also be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 -6:00pm; Fridays from 12:00 – 8:00pm; Saturdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm and 5:00pm –  8:00pm and Sundays from 12:00 – 5:00pm.

The show is also co-sponsored by The Halide Project as part of the month long September Philadelphia 20/20 Photo Festival.

To learn more about our show and the Stirner Modern Gallery go to www.stirnermodern.com. To find out about Philadelphia 20/20 Photo Festival go to www.2020photofestival.org, and to see information on our show go to https://www.2020photofestival.org/satellite-shows.  Finally, to learn more about The Halide Project go to www.thehalideproject.org.  And if you have any questions please feel free to contact us at info@monalogcollective.com.

In the meantime take a look at the exhibit announcement below; we look forward to seeing you at the show!

Stirner Modern Gallery

Presents

EXPRESSION THROUGH TRADITION

An Exhibition of Photographs

By

THE MONALOG COLLECTIVE®

The Monalog Collective® is a group of like-minded photographers that formed to promote Black and White photography and the industry that supports it. This exhibition of photographs, made by twelve Monalog Collective® Members, includes modern and historic applications of traditional emulsion-based processes. All images are original and hand-made by the artist. Each photographer has selected a specific process that best captures and expresses their vision of and feelings for a desired subject that is then revealed and shared via a tintype, ambrotype or print.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Eckstein’s Photo Book “Divided We Stand” Published By Albumen Gallery

From the recent press release, Monalog™ member “Ed Eckstein’s photo book ‘Divided We Stand’ offers a compelling testament to the hostile environment of the 202 US presidential election. Online PR News – 03-May-2021 – London, UK – Alongside the photography exhibition (https://albumen-gallery.com/exhibitions/ee-divided-we-standexhibition/) ‘Divided We Stand’ at London based Albumen Gallery (https://albumen-gallery.com/) Albumen Publishing has published a hardcopy photobook (https://albumen-gallery.com/books/) of the same title. The book features all photos by Ed Eckstein (https://albumengallery.com/ed-eckstein-2/) shown in the exhibition. The Divided We Stand project compellingly documents campaign rallies at various locations in Pennsylvania during October 2020. Pennsylvania – Ed Eckstein’s home state -was one of the battle states that were pivotal in the fight for the White House.”

“Commenting on the Divided We Stand project Ed Eckstein says: ‘A presidential campaign grounded in the politics of division over a toxic mix of passions and polarization. Hopes for a healing process seems right at this moment very unlikely. Sadly, Americans cannot agree on a shared reality, many are in echo chambers consuming information tailored to existing biases. Partisan warfare impels people to deny the legitimacy, even the humanity of those with different viewpoints.”

Christoper James To Jury The 2021 Photo Review Photography Competition

Christopher James, an internationally known artist and photographer whose photographs, paintings, prints, and alternative process image-making have been exhibited in museums and galleries in this country and abroad will be the juror for the 2021 Photo Review Photography Competition. Christopher is presently University Professor and Director of the MFA in Photography and Integrated Media program at Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, MA. He is the author of the widely acclaimed The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes.

The Photo Review, a highly acclaimed critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 37th annual photography competition with a difference. Instead of only installing an exhibit that would be seen by a limited number of people, The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entries in its 2020 competition issue and on its website. Thus, the accepted photographs will be seen by thousands of people all across the world and entrants will have a tangible benefit from the competition.

Also, the prizewinning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at Philadelphia’s noted Woodmere Art Museum. Plus numerous Editor’s Selections will be exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries.
Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

Awards include a $500 purchase prize for inclusion in the Haverford College Photography Collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive college photography collections in the United States, selected by William Earle Williams, the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in Humanities, Professor of Fine Arts and Curator of Photography, at Haverford College; a $500 gift certificate for printing at Booksmart Studio; a Wacom Intuos tablet; a Wandrd PRVKE Pack 31 Photo Bundle; a Wandrd PRVKE Pack 21 Photo Bundle; a Pelican Air 1535 Carry-On Case; a $200 gift certificate from Shades of Paper, a leading supplier of inkjet photo paper; a $200 Gift Certificate for Red River paper; a $200 Gift Certificate to Tog Tees; a 24″x50′ roll of Museo Silver Rag; a Think Tank Streetwalker V2 backpack; a Think Tank Retrospective 7 shoulder bag; a 20″x24″ silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging; and a feature on the Laurence Miller Gallery’s Picture of the Week email blast.

The entry fee is $35 for up to three images and $8 for each additional image. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $40, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-US subscribers.)
All entries must be received by May 31, 2021.

You can download contest rules and submit images at www.photoreview.org/competition. For further information call The Photo Review at 215/891-0214, 340 East Maple Avenue, Suite 200, Langhorne, PA 19047, info@photoreview.org.