Six unique perspectives and the first Portfolio Competition winner

EXHIBITION DATES: April 8, 2015 – May 2, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 6pm to 8pm.

In April, the gallery presents the initial portfolio selected from the first annual International Portfolio Competition and six individual shows each with a unique perspective.


Chapter Eleven

Peter Agron


“This selection of pictures is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The viewer should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.”

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© Peter Agron


Irene Greenberg


“Walls and other surfaces can tell a story. They reflect the passing of time and the passing of people. They change and dissolve depending on their age and how they are formed and maintained. Sometimes, I imagine other images in the abstract markings that age and wear have left behind.”

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© Irene Greenberg

Ice & Sky: Greenland

George Greenstein


“Greenland is one of the most inhospitable places on earth. Half the size of the USA, its population is that of a small village. In summer the sun never sets: in winter it never rises. I experienced there a terrain gigantic, solemn and inhospitable, and possessed of a stern implacable beauty. Music accompanying the exhibit reflects this sense.”

Greenstein April 2015 press release

© George Greenstein


Jay Matusow


“In my best photographs, I’ve identified something that visually excites me and found a way to reproduce that emotion in someone else. With this end in mind, I feel no obligation to record literal interpretations of what I see if another approach feels more effective. In Layers, I’ve used stacking and masking techniques to combine portions of different images to elicit a sense of how the best of the visual world feels to me.”

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© Jay Matusow

Road Trip: New Mexico

Ruth Raskin


“Two weeks. More than 1,500 miles. Thirteen rolls of black-and-white film. These silver gelatin prints document the landscapes, cityscapes, sunsets, aliens and vehicles I encountered during a classic American endeavor: the road trip.”

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© Ruth Raskin


Sonia Toledo


“This work is inspired by a visit to Georgia O’Keeffe’s museum in Santa Fe in 2013. The photographs echo one of her famous quotes: “Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time — like to have a friend takes time.”

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© Sonia Toledo

Diptychs I & II

Robert Kalman

International Portfolio Competition


Soho Photo Gallery’s panel of jurors for the inaugural International Portfolio Competition has selected three portfolios for exhibition. Each portfolio will be on exhibit for one month. Robert Kalman, of Brewster, NY will exhibit in April. The two other artists will exhibit in May and June. There were 108 portfolios submitted consisting of 1,821 images. The portfolios came from 24 states and 12 countries.


© Robert Kalman