Barry Guthertz - Floraphilia — Revisited, May 2017
Arnold Kastenbaum - Looking Up, April 2016
Anthony Almeida - On the Street: Serendipitous Encounters of the New York Kind, June 2017
Hans Weiss - Thinking of, December 2016
Myra Hafetz - Stillness, January 2017
Neil O. Lawner - On the Street: Expect the Unexpected, June 2017
Allison Rufrano - Visibly Invisible, February 2017
R. Wayne Parsons - Stepping Up – or Down, December 2016
Irene Greenberg - Fade, May 2016
F. Emmanuel Bastien - Fragmented Reflections, October 2016
Bruce Wodder - Stone Walls of the Incas, May 2017
Jay Matusow - Water’s Edge, January 2017
B.T. Kim - Roam Free, April 2017
Bob Leonard - Looking Closely, April 2016
Roman Makhmutov - Euro Integration, April 2017
Paul S. Stetzer Jr. - Always - At The Seashore
Stuart Zalka - July/December, June 2016
Joan Lemler - Abandoned: Inside and Out, February 2017
George Greenstein - Shadow, February 2017
Kenneth Hoffman - Vietnam Street Photographs, June 2016
Richard Gardner - A Note for Juliet
Ellen Jacob - Born Here Project, May 2016
Jake Lambroza - Street Moments — NYC, April 2017
Kristin Slaby - The Children of Vigário Geral, June 2016
Seena Sussman - Crossroads, October 2016
David Kutz - The Stranger’s Path and Future Obsolescence, April 2017
Jady Bates - You As Angel, December 2016
Lawrence Gottesman - Thirteen Asymmetries, September 2016
Raphael Senzamici - A View From Grace, January 2017
Robert Kalman - The Nicaraguans: A Timeless Passage, May 2017
Martin Frank - Industrial Figures, April 2017
Larry Davis - New Work, January 2017
Peter Agron - Two, and a Quarter, January 2017
Patricia Beary - Whisper Loudly, February 2017
Tony Kirman - Color Interactions, February 2017
John Custodio - On the Road: Structures, May 2017
Norman Borden - Out of the Norm, June 2017
Susan Bowen - In Your Face, June 2017
Sarah Corbin - Crin Blanc (White Mane): Horses of the Camargue, December 2016
Martin Rich - Almost Alive, December 2016
Armando Espinoza - Beautiful Imperfect, June 2016
Millie Falcaro - Enter Knowing, February 2017
Ronaldo Aguiar - Nor’easter, January 2017
Carol Julien - New York Winks, June 2017
Becoming a member of the Soho Photo Gallery offers access to a diverse and supportive community of photographers and the opportunity to exhibit your work throughout the year.
We’re looking for artists with a passion for photography, a clear and meaningful photographic vision, an appreciation for the craft and a willingness to participate in the operation of the gallery. We’re open to new ideas. Some of our members strive to re-imagine the meaning, value, and boundaries of photography, others to perfect a particular thread or technique.
A portfolio is a cohesive body of 12-20 prints representing a distinct theme or an on-going project illustrating:
- Skill as a photographer
- Editing proficiency
- Ability to present exhibition-quality prints
Your prints should be unframed, but appropriately matted or presented according to your vision, as though you were preparing for an actual exhibition. If you plan to display your work in any manner other than traditional framing, please give us a very brief description of what you intend to do.
Drop off your portfolio, completed artist membership application at the gallery at 10:00am sharp on the review day or during our regular hours during the month prior to the Saturday review. A $50.00 non–refundable deposit is required upon submission of your portfolio. The deposit will be credited towards your first year’s dues if your portfolio is approved for membership.
All Soho Photo Gallery members may participate in the Portfolio Review Committee. Prospective new member portfolios are placed on easels so members may mingle with the photographs and engage in individual discussions. The committee members then gather to share their responses to the portfolio while notes on the discussion are recorded.
Please arrive at the gallery at 12:30pm or arrange to speak on the phone with a member of the Portfolio Review Committee if you are remote. This member will have conversation with you, let you know whether or not if you’ve been accepted and share the reactions, advice and insights of the committee.
R. Wayne Parsons
Soho Photo Gallery is proud to present a group show by 15 of its members in the two upper galleries.
EXHIBITION DATES: July 5 – 22, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, July 6, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm. All are welcome.
The New York Character: A gallery-wide show exploring the energy, eccentricities and eccentrics that give New York City its unique character.
EXHIBITION DATES: June 7 – July 1, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm. All are very welcome.
Tribeca Art Night is an art event featuring various art dedicated venues in Tribeca. During Tribeca Art Night all participating venues are open from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The upcoming 4th edition of Tribeca Art Night on Wednesday June 21st, will feature 24 venues including fine art galleries, design galleries, university /institutional galleries in Tribeca, including Soho Photo Gallery.
Participants have the option to join one of 6 curator-led tours, attend one or several of special events on the program or simply grabbing a map of the Tribeca Art District and doing a self-led tour through more than 25 exhibitions and special talks.
Participants can also design their own custom tour using the Tribeca Art Night map and schedule. In each participating venue, staff and artists are present to engage attendees. This ongoing quarterly event is free of charge. Register here.
Martim Meirelles (First Place)
Lisa McCord (Second Place)
Jim Nickelson (Third Place)
Joana P. Cardozo (Honorable Mention)
Tira Khan (Honorable Mention)
Jamie Johnson (Honorable Mention)
Reuben Radding (Honorable Mention)
Jung S Kim
Joyce P Lopez
Sophie Le Sourd
Diana Nicholette Jeon
Sheri Lynn Behr
Susan Rosenberg Jones
National Photography Competition
EXHIBITION DATES: July 5 – 22, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, July 6, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 National Photography competition:
First Place: Martim Meirelles, New York, NY
Second Place: Lisa McCord, Pacific Palisades, CA
Third Place: Jim Nickelson, Camden, ME
Joana P. Cardozo, New York, NY
Reuben Radding, Brooklyn, NY
Tira Khan, Newton MA
Jamie Johnson, Sherman Oaks, CA
Soho Photo Gallery initiated its first juried national photo competition in 1995 and it has been an annual event ever since. Each year, the Gallery receives hundreds of entries from photographers all over the United States.
The Soho Photo National Photography Competition has no limits as to subject matter or technique.
Awards will include cash prizes for 1st ($300), 2nd ($200), and 3rd place ($100). There will also be a minimum of two Honorable Mentions and special gifts from our sponsor, Archival Methods.
Our juror this year is Aline Smithson, noted photographer, educator and reviewer. Smithson founded and writes LENSCRATCH, a daily magazine that celebrates contemporary photographers.
from “Two, and a Quarter”, January 2017
from “Nor’easter”, January 2017
from “On the Street: Serendipitous Encounters of the New York Kind”, June 2017
F. Emmanuel Bastien
from “Fragmented Reflections”, October 2016
from “You As Angel”, December 2016
from “Whisper Loudly”, February 2017
from “Out of the Norm”, June 2017
from “In Your Face”, June 2017
from “Crin Blanc (White Mane): Horses of the Camargue”, December 2016
from “On the Road: Structures”, May 2017
from “New Work”, January 2017
from “Beautiful Imperfect”, June 2016
from “Enter Knowing”, February 2017
from “Industrial Figures”, April 2017
from “Fade”, May 2016
from “Shadow”, February 2017
from “Thirteen Asymmetries”, September 2016
from “Floraphilia—Revisited”, May 2017
from “Stillness”, January 2017
from “Vietnam Street Photographs”, June 2016
from “Born Here Project”, May 2016
from “New York Winks — NYC”, June 2017
from “The Nicaraguans: A Timeless Passage”, May 2017
from “Looking Up”, April 2016
from “Roam Free”, April 2017
from “Color Interactions”, February 2017
from “The Stranger’s Path and Future Obsolescence”, April 2017
from “Street Moments — NYC”, April 2017
Neil O. Lawner
from “On the Street: Expect the Unexpected”, June 2017
from “Abandoned: Inside and Out”, February 2017
from “Memorialized”, September 2016
from “Euro Integration”, April 2017
from “Water’s Edge”, January 2017
R. Wayne Parsons
from “Stepping Up – or Down”, December 2016
from “Almost Alive”, December 2016
from “Visibly Invisible”, February 2017
from “A View From Grace”, January 2017
from “The Children of Vigário Geral”, June 2016
from “Crossroads”, October 2016
from “Thinking of”, December 2016
from “Stone Walls of the Incas — NYC”, May 2017
from “July/December”, June 2016
Eddie Soloway: “Memories, Moons & Imagination”
May 19, 2017
In difficult and confusing times, beauty and wonder still need to feed our souls. Join Eddie for an inspiring presentation designed to open your eyes to the power of photography to illuminate the beauty all around us. Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6 to 7:30 pm Eddie Soloway is a photographer, teacher, and storyteller committed to opening our eyes to the natural world. He has taught photography and creativity for National Geographic, and leading photographic institutions and schools around the world. The Santa Fe Center for Photographic Arts (now CENTER) awarded Eddie the Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award, and recently Photo District News named Eddie one of America’s best photography workshop teachers. His book, One Thousand Moons, was published in 2004, the DVD, A Natural Eye Workshop, in 2009, A Natural Eye video series in 2015, and SEE THINK DO Photo Cards in 2017. His images may be seen at www.eddiesoloway.com and his workshops at www.anaturaleye.com.
Free and open to the public.
Reserve your seat now.
The gallery is proud to present five solo shows and the Park West Camera Club 80th Anniversary Exhibition.
EXHIBITION DATES: May 3 – June 3, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 6-8pm
We are pleased to announce our annual International Portfolio Competition winners. Each of three selected portfolios will be exhibited separately at the gallery for one month in April, May and June 2017. The selections are:
Audrey S. Bernstein, Pleasantville, NY: “Faces Imagined” (April 2017)
Jaime Johnson, Oxford, MS: “Untamed” (May 2017)
Katarzyna Derda, Niles, IL: “Paper Dreams” (June 2017)
Kim Kew Shaw
Ben Livne Weitzman
2017 Krappy Kamera winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Krappy Kamera competition:
First Place: Kim Kew Shaw, Richmond, UK
Second Place: Eddie Wexler, Mahwah, NJ
Third Place: DeAnna Foran, Seattle, WA
John Armstrong, Seattle, WA
Ben Livne Weitzman, Berlin, Germany
Armen Dolukhanyan, Kharkov District, Ukraine
Ian MacLellan, Somerville, MA
Darlene DeVita, Boston, MA
4th Annual Affordable Photography Fair
May 19-22, 2017
Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Affordable Photography Fair – May 19-22, 2017. All prints are $100.00.
Friday, May 19, 1-8 PM
Saturday, May 20, 1-6PM
Sunday, May 21, 1-6PM
Monday, May 22, 1-6PM
Opening reception: Friday, May 19, 2016, from 6-8pm. All are welcome.
The homoerotic photograph was first identified in the popular imagination with the cancellation of the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC, in 1989. His work was suddenly used by members of Congress, especially Senator Jesse Helms, as a stick to start a drumbeat of moral outrage. Mapplethorpe’s work survived, and the term “homoerotic” entered the common lexicon, but Helms succeeded in fashioning restrictive guidelines for the National Endowment for the Arts, and similarly for the Humanities, in which the word “homoeroticism” was sandwiched between “sadomasochism” and “the exploitation of children.” What might that experience portend in our current situation? The extreme Christian right and its allies, gorging on their own moral virtue, have helped put into power a man without a moral compass, a fact which they conveniently ignore though he is recklessly misogynist. As the new president gears up to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, how can we respond to threats against art about and by women and sexual minorities?
Allen Ellenzweig is an arts critic and author of The Homoerotic Photograph: Male Images from Durieu/Delacroix to Mapplethorpe (Columbia University Press, 1992; paperback, 2012). His cultural commentaries and criticism have appeared in Art in America, The Village Voice, The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, The Forward, and the online journal, Tablet. He is currently working on a biography of the mid-twentieth-century photographer and gay cosmopolitan, George Platt Lynes, for Oxford University Press. He teaches in the Writing Program at Rutgers University.
Signage: The Backdrop of Street Life in NY
Neil O. Lawner
The Stranger’s Path and Future Obsolescence
Street Moments — NYC
The gallery is proud to present five solo shows and the Park West Camera Club 80th Anniversary Exhibition
EXHIBITION DATES: April 5 – 29, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 6-8pm
The encaustic process has been in use by artists since early Egyptian times. The process involves a blend of beeswax and resin, heated to a liquid state, and applied to a receptor surface. In this one day intensive workshop you will explore basic techniques, safety, and creative effects, using your imagery as a starting point. Because of the tactile quality imparted to photographs, many contemporary photographers are using this alternative process for their fine art work.
We begin by reviewing your images and preparing your files for transfer onto boards. The fun continues with the application of wax, pigments, and textures. Individual coaching will be given throughout the day and you will leave with several completed encaustic photographs.
We provide snacks and refreshments. You are encouraged to brown bag your lunch. All encaustic materials will be provided. No previous experience is needed for this class. A complete materials list will be sent to you after registration
April 23, 2017, 10am – 5pm
US$300.00; US$50.00/materials. Reservation required.
Lomography Workshop In conjuction with the Krappy Kamera Competition show, Lomography will offer a free workshop at SohoPhoto Gallery on Saturday March 25th at 11 am. The Diana is one of the quintessential plastic cameras. The beautiful images of this year’s guest, Anne Arden McDonald, are all shot with a Diana. Staff member from Lomography will lead this fun, hand-on workshop and teach you how to get the most out of the Diana. Equally suitable for those who shoot with plastic cameras, and those who have never seen one, the first part of the workshop will be devoted to getting familiar with the camera. Following, there will be time to go outside and experiment on your own. The workshop will end around 1 pm. Cameras will be on loan and film will be provided. Participation is limited to 20 people, on a first come first serve basis. The address is SohoPhoto Gallery, 15 White Street, in TriBeCa. To reserve a place please contact Silvia Marinari at email@example.com
Paula Kelly - Noodle Ladies, Holga
Daisha Cassel - Iron Butterfly, Holga
Ed Shrider - Appalachia Dream, Shawnee Leaning Building, 1970s Diana
John Armstrong (Honorable Mention) - Expedition Box Amazon River, Holga
Betty Press - Carnival Ride Pontotoc, Mississippi, Holga 120N
Kate Oiseau - One World Trade, Holga 120N
Gregory Russo - Polka Dot Lady, Holga
Rachel Liu - Trespassed, Holga
Diane Fenster - Andromeda's Boyfriend, Lumix GH2 & Holga lens
Luke Seward - Meet, Holga
Jacqueline Walters - Here and Elsewhere, Holga
Eddie Wexler - Lubljana, Solvenia, Diana
M. Apparition - Hush, Holga
Ian MacLellan (Honorable Mention) - Tom Nevers. Nantucket Island, Medium Format Pinhole
Jennifer Rinchey - Maned Wolf, Holga 120N
Ian Browne - Inland Empire, Brownie 1930
Julie Mihaly - Mom with Kids, Monterey, CA, Diana
Arie Knoops - Walkabout II, Holga 120
Eddie Wexler (Second Place) - NewYork, New York, Diana
James Rohan - Albuquerque #2, Holga
Louise Russell - Foundation Remains, Leonardo Pinhole
Lilyan Aloma - It's Enough, Holga
Kahn-Hoffman - Hope As In A Dream, Handmade Pinhole
Ben Livne Weitzman (Honorable Mention) - Untitled 1 (Zweibahnsreaße), NikonD,Pinhole lens
DeAnna Foran (Third Place) - Versailles Plant Support, Vintage Diana
DeAnna Foran - Jardin des Plantes, Vintage Diana
Darlene DeVita (Honorable Mention) - Arrow, Lensbaby on Cannon
Kim Shaw - Cromarty, Holga
Eddie Wexler - Yi'an China, Diana
Daniel Grant - Orchard Flare, Vintage Diana
Chae Kiln - China Town New York City, Holga NY Ny
Michael Weitzman - Giddy-Up, Modified Holga
Ryan Synovec - Mijo in Mijo's Head, Holga 120N
Kim Shaw (First Prize) - Kew Green, Holga
Beth Kientzie - Three Guards, Diana
Daniel Grant - Ascend, Vintage Diana
Anna Soper - Teasels at Mile End, London, Holga 120N
Chuck Baker - It Is Coming, Holga
David Cory - Industrial Revolution #4, Holga 120N, plastic lens
J.M. Golding - Evidence of Another World, Holga 120N
Andras Ladai - Timeless motion VII, Flipped Lens, Brownie Hawkeye
Bill Moy - Camera Obscura, Ubeda, Spain, 6x6 Pinhole
Erin Malone - Foggy Woods, Pinhole
Jonas Yip - Ascent, Digital Body & Holga lens
March 2017 Exhibitions
Krappy Kamera winners, guest exhibitor Anne Arden McDonald
EXHIBITION DATES: March 8, 2017 – April 1, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm
The gallery is proud to present its annual Krappy Kamera exhibition, including the winners of the 2017 International Competition, a group show by Soho Photo Gallery artists and a show of Anne Arden McDonald’s dreamlike images. The Krappy Kamera Competition originated at Soho Photo Gallery 19 years ago and is one of the gallery’s high points of the year. Russell Joslin, the competition’s juror, is the sole editor and publisher of SHOTS Magazine as well as a photographer and author. He judged images captured with krappy kameras including Holgas, Dianas and homemade cameras. “Fuzzy, distorted, and light-leaked images dominated the entries and afforded me the opportunity to compile an exhibition that collectively lends itself to a meandering, dreamlike narrative. Nearly every photograph drifts freely into the realm of abstraction.” Anne Arden McDonald is a widely shown fine art photographer as well as a teacher, author and lecturer on staged photography, self portraiture and alternative photography. Her images were shot using a plastic Diana camera. “Rise, Fall, Float is a series about vagueness and half-remembered subconscious images. Each of these pieces is part of a visual poem which, when seen as a whole creates a sensation of falling or floating. With these images I am trying to build on mood that elude the specifics of narrative.”
Krappy Kamera is sponsored by:
No Difference Between Them
Abandoned: Inside and Out
The gallery is proud to present solo shows by seven gallery artists.
EXHIBITION DATES: February 8 – March 4, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm
Several Soho Photo artists participated in and documented the Women’s Marches on January 21, 2017. Here is a selection of some of their work. The images give a real sense of what it felt like to unite in common cause with hundreds of thousands of others on this day of protest. All images – copyright the respective photographers, 2017.
Remembering Jeff Smith: Free and Open to the Public. Please join us at Soho Photo Gallery on Sunday, January 22 from 11:00am to 1:00pm to celebrate the life of our friend and gallery member, Jeff Smith.
Jeff died last March of complications due to prostate cancer. Even if you have never met Jeff, you know him by The Family Project, his beautiful, permanent installation in our bathroom. Jeff touched the hearts of everyone he met with his creativity, endearing personality, warmth and charm. During the remembrance we will be sharing our “Jeff stories” over refreshments. A slide series of Jeff’s work will be viewed, and there will be special gifts for those who attend.
We will gather together as women, breast cancer survivors, “previvors,” and “lifers.” We will take the time to welcome mindfulness into our hearts, to quiet our thoughts, and to dwell within our senses. We will bring a “taste” of the sea, and our project workshops to the city. Join us for the opportunity for personal reflection, healing expression, and community support including: sharing circle, peaceful meditation and gentle movement experience.
Artist talks about our project will be presented on Friday, February 12, from 6-7pm, and preceding the workshop on Saturday, February 13, from 6-7pm.