Competitions & Contests

7th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition at The Image Flow

Entry Dates 2023-07-29T23:59:00+00:00 - 2023-05-01T00:00:00+00:00 54 Days Left


Detail from "Creating Myself", 2022. Chemigram on fiber based gelatin silver paper. © Annabel McGannon


Call For Entry:7th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

DEADLINE: July 10, 2023 at 11:59 PM

Exhibition Dates: October 9 – December 22, 2023

Juried by: Diane Chung, Brenton Hamilton, Zack Sumner Schomp, and The Image Flow

7th Annual Alternative Process Photography ExhibitionThe Image Flow invites artists to submit work to our seventh annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum-palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, mordançage, transfers and lifts, salt prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be considered.This national call for entry is open to all artists living or working in the United States. Only original alternative process prints or plates will be accepted for exhibition. Please, no digital prints or reproductions. All entries must be original works of art and entirely the work of the entrant. Accepted entries will be exhibited at The Image Flow in San Anselmo, California.EligibilityAll artists living or working in the United States submitting artwork made using alternative photographic processes.See for accepted mediums and processes.All artwork must be framed to professional standards. For details see Framing section of Terms & Conditions.Registration & Fees$30 non-refundable registration fee. Artists may submit up to 3 images for review once registered.Image File Requirements2500 px on the longest edge, 72ppi, JPG saved at 80% quality in sRGB colorspace.File size must be limited to 4MB.For more information about submission policies, liability, and criteria please visit our Terms & Conditions.Call for Art CalendarSubmissions Open | May 1, 2023Submissions Close | July 10, 2023, at 11:59 PMSelections Announced | August 11, 2023Last Day to Receive Artwork | September 29, 2023Exhibition Opens | October 9, 2023Opening Reception | Saturday, October 14, 7–9 PMExhibition Closes | December 22, 2023Deinstall & Artist Pickup | 1st & 2nd week of January, 2024

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing your alternative process work!


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Diane Chung was born in Hong Kong and currently lives in San Francisco, California. She founded CHUNG 24 GALLERY in San Francisco's Noe Valley neighborhood in 2021. Prior to being a gallerist, Diane was a fine art photographer whose work was shown domestically and internationally. She also had various positions in the financial sector from regulator at a stock exchange to managing director at a private equity firm. Diane holds degrees from Golden Gate University and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

For over 25 years Brenton Hamilton has sustained a unique body of work, largely concentrated within historic process: gum bichromated forms, platinum, the embellished cyanotype, and collodion on black glass. He leads the photography program at the University of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, and previously was a leading educator and historian at Maine Media Workshops. Brenton's work is held in the permanent collections of The Farnsworth Art Museum, The Portland Museum of Art, Maine, The University of New England, the Lamar Dodd Art Center, and the Colby College Museum. He is represented by TILT Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona and The Page Gallery in Camden, Maine. In 2017 The University of Maine Museum of Art installed a mid-career retrospective of his decades of practice. His monograph A Blue Idyll, Cyanotypes and Dreams was released in 2022 by Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam.

Zack Sumner Schomp was raised fifty-one miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in a town celebrated for its apples. An alumni of San Francisco Art Institute and Mills college, he is a practicing artist, lecturer at CSU East Bay and Sonoma State Universities, a darkroom photography instructor at Oxbow School, and the current board president for PhotoAlliance. He is curious to see your work.


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