Call for Entries: The Art of Handmade & Alternative Photography, Vermont Center for Photography

HANDMADE – A Juried Exhibition

The Art of Handmade & Alternative Photography – A Juried Exhibition

Like a photographic renaissance, historic and alternative processes seem to be making a resurgence in today’s modern photographic trends. More and more photographers are experimenting with methods such as Platinum, Palladium, Salt Prints, Cyanotypes, VanDyke, Albumen, Tintypes, Daguerreotypes, Wet Plate Collodion, Photopolymer, Lith Printing, Photogravure, Gum Bichromate – to name a few. With the addition of some modern technology, such as digital negatives, the results can be stunning – to say the least.

VCP 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 printed image. The image can be captured using a digital SLR, but the resulting print on display must be achieved using a handmade process. The processes listed in the first paragraph are only a sampling of mediums which will be considered. If you have a question as to whether or not the specific process you are using is acceptable, please contact Joshua Farr at or leave a message at 802-251-6051. Gelatin silver prints will only be considered on a very limited basis – though are generally discouraged.

If you do not have digitized files of your handmade prints, VCP is able to do high-resolution scans in-house on our Epson V-700 Flatbed scanner. Make sure you give yourself enough time to have your submission in by March 1st. Please refer to our scanning services page for details!

We are looking for those who are working in these mediums to submit up to FOUR 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. Please refer to the important dates below for reference:


Deadline for submission
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Notification of acceptance
Friday, March 7, 2014

All accepted work must be received at VCP by this date
Saturday, March 29, 2014

April 4 – 27, 2014

Friday, April 4 – 5:30 to 8:30pm

Pickup Date(s) – Inquire for special shipping arrangements
May 2nd, 3rd, 4th (12-5pm)


All work accepted into this show will be featured in a limited edition 7×7” softcover exhibition catalog which will be available to all participants as well as the public. By submitting to this exhibition, you are granting VCP permission to reproduce any accepted work in this catalog. Each artist will be fully credited and acknowledged for his/her work.

Upon completion of this submission form, you will be automatically re-directed to PayPal to make your entry fee. (See entry fee options below.)

This juried exhibit is open to photographers of ANY age, from any State, Country, or Province. You are NOT required to be a member of VCP to submit. If you have any details about the submission process, please contact our Gallery Director, Joshua Farr at or leave a message at 802-251-6051. Thank you!