Call for Entries: Black and White: Vermont PhotoPlace Gallery

Deadline: Midnight Monday, February 28th


For many years, photography existed only in black and white. Photographers trained their eyes to look for elements of design, texture, and composition, and they learned to translate the world of color into one of light and shadow. With the advent of digital technology, many photographers are now working in both color and black and white, sometimes even with the same image. Others still inhabit the chemical darkroom or use alternative processes to explore the nuances of black, white, and the delicate scale of gray in between. For this exhibition, we seek black and white photographs made with any technology. Juror Dan Burkholder will choose forty photographs for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from April 26th through May 21st. He will also choose an additional thirty-five photographs of these subjects for the gallery’s “On-Line Annex.” All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalogue available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.

Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology in the early 1990’s. True to his love of the traditional photograph, Dan uses digital technology to build images that still look and feel like real photographs, not like something from a graphic designer’s portfolio. Melding his unique vision with mastery of both the wet and digital darkrooms, his platinum prints are now included in many museum and private collections. Originating the digital-negative process in 1992, Burkholder has helped open doors for all black and white photographers interested in moving into the new electronic technologies. His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, is regarded as the most authoritative work in the field. Dan has taught classes and workshops at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the lnternational Center of Photography in New York, the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego and others. Active with the Texas Photographic Society for many years, he is currently serving on the Advisory Board for this organization.

Dan Burkholder

To enter, please read the instructions for submissions, then send us your files and the application info. Payment of the $25 application fee for the first five photographs can be made on the application form’s PayPal link.

Application Form – please cut and paste into a word document, or e-mail this information to us –

Submission Instructions –