Call for Entries: Annual Alternative Process Competition, Soho Photo

Annual Soho Photo Alternative Processes Competition: Call For Entries

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2011

About the Competition
Soho Photo initiated its Annual Alternative Processes Competition in 2005 with the objective of recognizing the achievements of those photographers who continue to craft their images the way photographers have done since the beginning of the medium. These alternative processes include (but are not limited to) Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Ambrotype, Tintype, Image Transfer and Ziatype. 19th century photographic processes dominate this genre, however some modern methods have joined the accepted ranks. Alternative photographic printing processes result in the creation of one-of-a-kind handmade images, with the imprint of each photographer’s special individuality and artistry.

In previous competitions, jurors have included John Stevenson, Christopher James, Tricia Rosenkilde, Dan Estabrook, Robert A. Schaefer Jr., France Scully Osterman and Mark Osterman.

The juror for this year’s 7th Annual Alternative Processes Competition is Michael Paris Mazzeo, a gallerist, educator, and photographer based in New York City. The Michael Mazzeo Gallery, specializing in contemporary photography, has awarded 15 artists their first New York City solo exhibitions and has included over one hundred artists’ group exhibitions. As an educator, Michael has long been a practitioner of antiquarian processes, serving on the faculties of the School of Visual Arts, ICP, New Jersey City University, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. He has been a featured portfolio reviewer at FotoFest, Photolucida, Foto DC, and many other national events.

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2011

See prospectus for submission details.

Any questions? Contact: Maria Burns at