Contact Photo Festival: A Foundation of Ash Q&A Pt 2

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April 17-May 13

Opening Reception April 27 6pm-pm

PART 1

For his first exhibition as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, St John’s based artist Will Gill travelled to wildfire locations in Canada to capture the aftermath of the events. Through staged photography, using props and the charred remains of the environment as backdrop, Gill explores aspects of darkness and hope, transcendence and the human condition.

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Q: Tell me about this new body of work, that you will be exhibiting for the first time as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

A: Part of my interest as an artist is exploring alien environments that are stark and somehow “in between”. In other words, places where it is uncertain to know what has happened before or what is going to happen after. When I heard about the forest fire in Fort McMurray in May of 2016, I decided that a post-wildfire landscape was such a place. I bought my plane ticket and travelled there in early july 2016, two months after the fire.

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Contact Photo Festival: A Foundation of Ash Q&A Pt 1

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April 17-May 13

Opening Reception April 27 6pm-pm

PART 2

For his first exhibition as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, St John’s based artist Will Gill travelled to wildfire locations in Canada to capture the aftermath of the events. Through staged photography, using props and the charred remains of the environment as backdrop, Gill explores aspects of darkness and hope, transcendence and the human condition.

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Call for Submissions: Alternative Photo Revolution

 

 

Print
What
Alternative Photo Revolution
 
When
March, April, May 2017
 
Where
We are putting a travelling show together that will exhibit in three cities: First Washington DC and New Orleans (March/April  2017) as pop up shows, then back to the Dylan Ellis Gallery in Toronto for the Contact Photo Festival in May 2017.
As you may know our Lambda is back up in operation, which means specific quality film being available for many alternative print options that Bob specializes in. Contact print in Silver Gelatin, Lith Silver Gelatin, Solarization Silver Gelatin, Contact Platinum Palladiums, Contact Duotones of pigment over Palladium, and of course Tri Colour Pigment over Palladium.
Our last two fantastic Contact shows were incredible successes, with Rita Leistner leading the way in 2015 followed this year with Monica Glitz.
Both bodies of work were in tri color pigment over palladium and were excellent examples of what great photography can be.
The idea is to create a large show from photographers from any location willing to work with Bob and create up to two images each of your best work. Whether its colour pigment, silver gelatin or expressive lith prints we will make the decision together and create a one of a kind print that you can be proud of.
Time Line
Now until January production of work. We have already accepted submissions and will be continuing to do so on a rolling basis
March 28th- Glen Echo Park, Maryland
March 31-April 1- Ace Hotel New Orleans
May 15 2017-June 17 2017 – Two weeks during the Contact Photo Festival
Cost
$725 plus GST – per image submitted – two prints maximum per show
What you get
1. Time with Bob – editing work and finalizing files for negative output
2. Negative out-put  up to 16×20 digital negative for alt process
3. 16 x20 contact print – You and Bob decide what process and look that you want to go for
4. 20 x24 Presentation Matt
5. Social media and marketing of your work
6. All shipping and three show opening costs
7. Three venues that show your work to a new marketplace
8. Show listing in Contact Magazine and Slate.
*We will be taking 30% commission on all sales*
If you are interested, please send Carissa a portfolio up to 10 images
carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

Contact Photo: Q&A with printer Bob Carnie

Our 2016 Contact Photo Festival feature is photographer Monica Glitz.

Monica will be showcasing her works from her Ancient Splendor series that documents UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each print featured in the show will be made using alternative printmaking processes.

Below is a Q&A with Bob Carnie who printed Monica’s collection.

April 22 – May 31 | Opening April 28

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Why platinum palladium and tri-colour?

We have chosen these two processes as they have the look, texture and feeling of work done in the very beginning of photographic printmaking. These images are of historically significant subjects that have been preserved, but also worn down by time. Contemporary prints cannot give us the colour palette and physical sense that these two processes offer. In both cases the paper is arches platine, which is produced in France and has been offered for over three hundred years.The noble metal of platinum palladium sinks into the very fabric of this paper and any resulting pigment is layered on top for an exquisite image.

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Contact Photo: Location, The Okavango Delta

Our 2016 Contact Photo Festival feature is photographer Monica Glitz.

Monica will be showcasing her works from her Ancient Splendor series that documents UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each print featured in the show will be made using alternative printmaking processes.

Below is one of the locations featured in the show, The Okavango Delta

April 22 – May 31 | Opening April 28

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The Okavango Delta, one of the most incredible wilderness sanctuaries in Africa, is an area 15 000 square kilometres of permanent and seasonal rivers and water channels, lagoons, swamps grasslands, woodlands and islands. Each year, floodwaters flow down the Okavango River from the central African highlands over 1000 km away into the fan-shaped Delta, to create this wondrous wetland within the arid Kalahari. It is the largest intact inland delta in the world, one of the very few major delta systems that does not flow into a sea or ocean. One of natures masterpieces, this vast and virtually untouched freshwater wetlands is in the heart of a desert yet supports a rich abundance of wildlife, and is a setting of dazzling natural beauty.

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Contact Photo: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Our 2016 Contact Photo Festival feature is photographer Monica Glitz.

Monica will be showcasing her works from her Ancient Splendor series that documents UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each print featured in the show will be made using alternative printmaking processes.

Leading up to her show, we will be asking Monica a series of questions about her work. Stay tuned for the weekly posts and come check out the show!

April 22 – May 31 | Opening April 28

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Huangshan, China

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Contact Photo: Process and Materials

Our 2016 Contact Photo Festival feature is photographer Monica Glitz.

Monica will be showcasing her works from her Ancient Splendor series that documents UNESCO World Heritage sites. Each print featured in the show will be made using alternative printmaking processes.

Leading up to her show, we will be asking Monica a series of questions about her work. Stay tuned for the weekly posts and come check out the show!

April 22 – May 31 | Opening April 28

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Angkor, Cambodia

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