Robert Kalman

Parade Unrest: The Confederate Monument Controversy

Sophie Caretta

First Place

Paul Ivanushka

Second Place

Michael Weitzman

Third Place

Rosie Widdell

Honorable Mention

Zeing Wang     

Honorable Mention

Faye Hayes   

Honorable Mention

 
Exhibition Dates: November 7 to December 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 6 to 8 pm

 

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce its November show will feature the winning entries from the 14th Annual National Alternative Processes Competition, a SPG artists’ group show, a solo show of the work of Robert Kalman titled Parade Unrest: The Confederate Monument Controversy (November 6-25), and at the end of the month, a photo postcard fundraiser and auction benefiting the gallery
 
All events are free and open to the public.

 

14th Annual National Alternative Processes Competition 
November 7-25, 2018

The images submitted for this competition utilized a wide range of alternative methods, including, albumen, cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, platinum/palladium, photogravure, salt print, tintype, and wet-plate collodion, among others.

The juror for the competition is Dan Burkholder, photographer and author. In 2012 he led the mobile photography revolution with his book iPhone Artisty.

Many of his images are expressed as platinum/palladium prints enhanced with hand-applied gold leaf and other precious metals, combining 20th and 21st century technology with 19th century printing processes.

After reviewing almost 800 images, Burkholder selected 45 artists to participate in the show. First, second and third place as well as three honorable mentions have been awarded. Of the work submitted, Burkholder said, “There is a temptation to equate alternative process photography with small, brownish prints of unsmiling subjects staring blankly into the camera lens. Happily, this exhibition attracted a talented group of practitioners who – though embracing chemical avenues long associated with photography‘s early days -fused new subject matter and processes to express prints both beautiful and thoughtful. If this exhibition is a gauge, perhaps alternative should be the new standard.”

Robert Kalman – Parade Unrest: The Confederate Monument Controversy

There was a time when many believed Confederate monuments were intended to honor those who fought and died on the Southern side of the Civil War. By the turn of the 20th century, no longer hidden away in cemeteries but displayed prominently in public spaces, the purpose of those monuments was understood to serve as permanent symbols of white supremacy. The current debate about the fate of the monuments continues to divide us as a nation. Exhibit runs November 6-25, 2018.

Postcard Fundraiser
November 28-December 1, 2018

At the front of the gallery, hundreds of fine-art photo postcards created by Soho Photo Gallery artists will be exhibited. Available for $25.00 each, they can be purchased right off the walls – no waiting! Funds raised will be earmarked for Soho Photo Gallery‘s on-going projects.

Auction
December 1, 2018

Soho Photo Gallery will present Gems From Our Attic, an auction event featuring photographs donated by gallery members, and by friends of the gallery. Prints, in both black and white and color, framed and unframed, will be hung in the main gallery space for an evening of silent auctioning, capped by a live auction of memorable images from noted photographers.