Call for Entry: The Art of Handmade & Alternative Photography

The Vermont Center for Photography is proud to introduce our latest call-for-entry for our upcoming juried exhibition featuring photography of any subject matter using any type of alternative or handmade photographic process to create the final printed image. The image can be captured using a digital SLR, but the resulting print on display must be achieved using a handmade process. If you have a question as to whether or not the specific process you are using is acceptable, please contact Joshua Farr atinfo@vcphoto.org or leave a message at 802-251-6051Gelatin silver prints will only be considered on a very limited basis – though are generally discouraged. No digital prints will be accepted.

We are looking for those who are working in handmade mediums to submit up toFOUR images to be considered for a month-long juried exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography. All work should be framed or “ready-to-hang” upon arrival.

SUBMIT HERE

Entry Fee: $25 for non-members, $20 for VCP members, $15 for Students.

JUROR: Jesseca Ferguson
Jesseca Ferguson has worked with pinhole photography and hand-applied 19th century photo processes since 1990.  Her pinhole photographs and collaged “photo objects” have been included in solo and group exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and the UK. Her work has been included in a number of books and publications about the current renaissance in hand-made photography.  Some international collections holding her work are Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, FR; the Museum of the History of Photography, Krakow, PL; and the Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, Chippenham, UK.   In the US, her work is in the permanent collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and the Ransom Center for the Humanities, Austin, TX.  Recent solo shows are Handmade Pictures by Jesseca Ferguson, Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock, UK (2011) and Jesseca Ferguson: Museum of Memory, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, US (2012).  Since 1998 she has been engaged in cultural exchange with Poland, through the medium of pinhole photography. She has exhibited her own work in Poland and has also facilitated and organized exhibitions of work by contemporary Polish photographers in the US. In fall 2013, twenty of her hand-made photographs were exhibited in Stan Rzeczy/The State of Things at Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznań, Poland as part of the 8th Poznań Bienniale of Photography. Ferguson lives and works, in Boston, Massachusetts, US.  In addition to giving lectures, courses and workshops at various schools and venues in the US and abroad, she has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, since the late 1980’s.

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