November 2012 Exhibitions

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Eighth Annual Alternative Processes
Competition Winners



First Place
Sam Dole
Wet-Plate Collodion Tintype

This year’s Alternative Processes Competition presents the winning images of photographers from across the United States. The images submitted for this competition represent a wide range of alternative methods that can include beeswax paper negative, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, platinum/palladium, gum bichromate, gold toned salt print, tintype, and ziatype.

Alt. Processes juror Elisabeth Biondi’s visual talents left a mark on The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, GEO and Stern. Today, as an independent curator, some of NY’s most distinguished photo galleries and museums depend on her expertise.

The top three winners are:
First Place: Sam Dole, New York, NY
Second Place: Ryan Zoghlin, Chicago, IL
Third Place: K.K. DePaul, Lancaster, PA


Soldier with Prosthesis, Wet-Plate Collodion Tintype © Sam Dole

Pictures From the Distant Present



The Masterplaters, a photographic collective, will be showing contemporary photographs made with the wet-plate collodion process. These five photographers all examine the modern world from different points of view. Rather than recreating 19th Century style tintypes, they utilize the immense physical beauty of the process to interpret modern questions of place and identity. Daily moments of grace, powerful portraits, modern story telling are all represented here. The collective has been pursuing beauty and truth one image at a time.


Untitled © Monty McCutchen