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.

Jim Fitzgerald Talks About His Current Show and the Making of His Accompanying Fine Press Edition Book

Monalog member Jim Fitzgerald takes us for a tour of his current show at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon and shows us his incredible accompanying handmade fine press edition book. In Part 1 Jim provides a tour of the show. In Part 2 Jim discussed the making of his book. In Part 3 Jim shows how he developed cabon transfer text for book. In Part 4 Jim continues his discussion on the developing text pages for the book. Enjoy!

Michael Marks Inclusion in The Halide Project Subjective Processing 2020 Exhibition, Philadelphia, through April 30th, 2021

Michael Marks will have his photograph Memorial Day Parade, 2020 included in The Halide Project’s Processing 2020 Exhibition. The show runs through April 30th.  You can see the sho in person or check it out virtually at https://www.thehalideproject.org/processing2020/

There will be a virtual Public Closing Reception on Monday, April 26th you can attend at https://www.thehalideproject.org/events/processing-2020-virtual-closing-reception/

 

David Haas News

Monalog member David Haas printed forty-two 20×24 and 24×36 prints for Paul Ickovic’s current exhibit at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. The show runs from April 15th to June 7th.  For more information see https://www.bnf.fr/sites/default/files/2020-09/CP_Photo_2020_2021.pdf

David also has his image Facades, Boston, 1980 available for purchase at the upcoming MassArt Auction on April 10th.All proceeds for print sales go the Massachusetts College of Art. For more information visit https://massart.edu/auction

Michael Marks Inclusion in the Da Vinci Art Alliance Subjective Perspective Members Exhibition, Philadelphia, March 11th – March 28th, 2021

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

Monalog Now Has a YouTube Channel!

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:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgxZqiKMg64qfj9Wmcgbwdw

Michael Marks

 

 

Monalog Collective Photographers Virtual Sharing and Learning Experience – Your Covid-19 Photographic Life, Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2pm EST

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: info@monalogcollective.com