Modern Analog Exhibition Reception

Join us in celebration of the photographers selected for the Modern Analog juried competition and exhibition!

This event was held March 11, 2023

Join us in the DCP community gallery to view the work chosen for the Modern Analog: Historical Processes in the Digital World juried competition and exhibition.

Many photographers use analog as a way to change the way they shoot and to challenge themselves to slow down. Working intentionally on one image at a time encourages a new way of seeing and those limits often encourage creativity that is a shift from the rapid-fire, instant gratification of the digital world.

This call for entry and gallery exhibition sought submissions from those who use analog as part of their creative process. There were no restrictions on the type of camera or techniques used as long as the artist used at least one analog process during the creation of the final image. Juried by renowned large format documentarian Lisa Elmaleh, the works selected for the exhibition use a wide array of analog and alternative processes, including pure analog from start to finish, film-captured to digital-print, polaroids, alt processes, cyanotypes, digital negatives and photograms, and many more techniques that incorporate the unique traits and discipline of analog photography.

The in-person reception will be hosted on Saturday, March 11 from 6-8pm. This event is free and open to all! We encourage you to RSVP to let us know you are coming.

Photo Credit: Robert Langham, Flowered Fingers, 3rd Place Winner
Photo Credit: Megan Sinclair, A Preservation of Character 7, 2nd Place Winner
Main Photo Credit: Kristin Reeves, Body Feeling, Honorable Mention

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The exhibition will be open to the public in the DCP community gallery through Saturday, April 1. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday from 12-6pm, and by appointment.

Prizes were awarded to the following:
1st Place: Madison Cooper
2nd Place: Megan Sinclair
3rd Place: Robert Langham
Honorable Mention: Jordyn Garca
Honorable Mention: Kristin Reeves
Honorable Mention: Norman Aragones
Honorable Mention: Camila Franco Ribeiro Gomide

The complete list of exhibiting artists:
Norman Aragones | Xandr Arquin | Carlos Becerra | Corryn Birkeland | Bret Bolton | Brianna Burnett | Javier Carmona | Amanda Colon | Madison Cooper | Marcus DeSieno | Lee Dockery | Camila Franco Ribeiro Gomide | Britni Franklin | Jordyn Garca | Steven Harris | Austin Irving | Jacob Johnson | Daniel Kaufmann | Robert Langham | Serena Lee | Efren Lozano | Michel McCabe-Hughes | Maureen Mulhern-White | Chris Parriera | Julia Paul | Erick Perry | Emma Powell | Rachel Rasmussen | Kristin Reeves | Matthew Sims | Megan Sinclair | William Mark Sommer | Quincey Spagnoletti | Paul Westlake

The Modern Analog competition and exhibition is generously sponsored by Lone Star Darkroom and Don’s Used Photo Equipment.

Photo Credit: Norman Aragones, Growing Up, Honorable Mention

Lisa Elmaleh is an American visual artist, educator, and documentarian based in Hampshire County, West Virginia. She specializes in large-format work in tintype, glass negative, and celluloid film. Since 2007, she has been traveling across the US documenting American landscapes, life, and culture.

Born in Miami, Florida (1984), Lisa completed a BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2007, during which time she was awarded the Silas Rhodes Scholarship. Upon graduating, she received the prestigious Tierney Fellowship to work on a project that evolved into an in-depth visual documentation of the impact of climate change on the Everglades. The culmination of this project resulted in a book titled Everglades published in 2016 by Zatara Press. 

Elmaleh’s work has been exhibited nationwide and recognized by the Aaron Siskind Foundation, Puffin Foundation, The Tierney Foundation, amongst others. Her work has been published by Harper’s Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, CNN, The New York Times, National Geographic, Oxford American, Garden & Gun, and NPR, amongst others.

In 2010, Lisa began to work on a long-term ongoing project documenting traditional Appalachian musicians through tintype portraiture as a historic documentation of American culture.

In 2012, while still living in New York, she worked on a one-year visual autobiography, where she made daily self-portraits with her 8×10 camera to give a raw inside look at her life as a female visual artist.

Since 2014, Lisa has lived in Paw Paw, West Virginia. Throughout the years, she has been documenting the landscape, culture, and community around her.

In 2017, Lisa began traveling from the Appalachian Mountains, across to the west coast of America, and down to the US-Mexico border to document the landscape, culture, people, and environment in a time of great political divide. This ongoing project combines portraiture, landscape, and documentary photography.

Lisa travels in truck containing her bed, and a portable wet plate darkroom. She has a traditional black and white darkroom where she prints in West Virginia.