Call for Entries: Soho Photo Alternative Processes Competition

8th Annual Juried Alternative Processes Competition

New! Call for Entries: Deadline: Aug 31

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, France Scully Osterman and Mark Osterman, and Michael Paris Mazzeo.

The juror for the 8th Annual Alternative Processes Competition is Elisabeth Biondi. She broke new ground in the magazine world by establishing photography’s place in The New Yorker. During her 15 years there as Visuals Editor, photography grew to be an integral and highly regarded part of that iconic weekly. In 2011, she left The New Yorker to work as an independent curator. In just over one year, Ms. Biondi has curated shows at Steven Kasher Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYPHOTO 2011 and the South Street Seaport Museum. Before coming to The New Yorker, she was Director of Photography at Stern, the German newsmagazine, Director of Photography at Vanity Fair, and Picture Editor at Geo, which won the National Magazine Award for Visual Excellence.

View the Prospectus for this competition.

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