2018 Winning Image © Sophie Caretta
Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce the 15th Alternative Processes Competition. The gallery is New York City’s longest-running co-operative photography gallery. All selected photographs will be exhibited November 11-30, 2019.
What is Alternative Process?
Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Chemigram, Photogravure as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives. Traditional Silver Gelatin Prints, C-Prints and Digital Prints are not eligible. There is no limitation as to subject matter.
This year’s juror is Christopher James an internationally known artist and photographer whose photographs, alternative process printmaking and paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in this country and abroad.
All three editions of James’ book The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes have received international critical acclaim and are universally recognized by artists, curators, historians and educators as the definitive text in the genre of alternative process photography and photographically integrated media. He has published extensively in Aperture, Camera (Switzerland) and American Photographer. After 13 years teaching at Harvard University, James is presently University Professor and Director of the MFA program in Photography and Integrated Media at Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, MA. He is also a painter, graphic designer and professional scuba diver.
The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old and older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery. Use the Enter link below where you will find submission instructions to upload your digital entries and payment.
1-5 images: US$45.00
6-15 images: US$5.00 each additional image
1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded as well as two or more honorable mentions. Winners will be listed on the Soho Photo Gallery web site.
Photographs must be suitably prepared for gallery presentation or will not be accepted. Maximum height or width (including frame) of exhibited work cannot exceed 48”. Packing and delivery instructions will be emailed to participants. Work must be wired for hanging.
Commission & Insurance
Soho Photo Gallery will receive a 30% commission for any sales. Every reasonable effort will be made to protect your work while it is in our possession, but we are not legally responsible for it. Consider insuring your work for the time it is in the gallery. Work remaining in the gallery beyond 30 days after the closing of the show will become the property of the gallery.
Deadline For Submission: September 12, 2019
Notification: October 16, 2019
Accepted Work Due At The Gallery: November 6, 2019
Exhibition: November 11-30, 2019
Opening Reception: November 12, 2019