Circo / Circus

Morgan Post

Finalist Alternative Process Competition

Joseph Brunjes

Finalist Alternative Process Competition

Rachel Czajkowski

Finalist Alternative Process Competition

Michael Koerner

Finalist Alternative Process Competition

Michelle Rogers Pritzi

Finalist Alternative Process Competition

James Wigger

November 2016

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce its November show will feature the winning entries in the 12th Annual National Alternative Processes Competition, images of alternative processes by artists of the Penumbra Foundation, a SPG artists’ group show, and a solo show of Morgan Post’s work titled Circo|Circus: Contemporary Carte De Visite, a photographic exploration of U.S. and Spanish circus and sideshow performers.
EXHIBITION DATES: November 2 – December 3, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6 to 8 pm Everyone is welcome.


The images submitted for this competition utilized a wide range of alternative methods including ambrotype, cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, platinum/palladium, photogravure, salt print, tintype, and wet-plate collodion, among others. The juror for the competition was Miriam Leuchter, editor-in-chief of Popular Photography Magazine. She is responsible for the magazine’s expansion into digital editions and mobile apps. She is also the editor-in-chief of American Photo Magazine and serves as a board member of The Josephine Herrick Project. After reviewing almost 925 images, Leuchter selected 43 artists to participate in the exhibit. First, second and third place, as well as honorable mentions, will be made by the juror at the exhibit. The five finalists are:

Joseph Brunjes: Eye, Walnut Cove, NC

Rachel Czajkowski: X-Ray in Bed, Bronx, NY

Michael Koerner: Escape, Urana, IL

Michelle Rogers Pritzi: The Blessing of the Breasts and Womb, Long Beach, CA

James Wigger: Closed System, Brooklyn, NY