Celebrating the Art of Handcrafted Prints
Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, our tenth-annual, international juried exhibition of images created using traditional darkroom, historical, and alternative photographic processes and methods.
In the current takeover of imagery presented on computer screens and the overwhelming volume of digitally printed pictures, the purpose of our Light Sensitive exhibition is to celebrate, promote, and reaffirm the art of handcrafted prints that uniquely belong to the tradition of light sensitive creative processes. Each year we are in search for work that represents creativity, passion, and displays the beauty of these light sensitive processes.
Banner images by Mary Nation, Lynn Bierbaum, Ebony Blevins
Processes include the following: albumen, ambrotype, argyrotype, carbon, chemigram, cliché-verre, cyanotype, gum bichromate, kallitype, kodalith, lumen, mordançage, photogravure, platinum/palladium, silver gelatin, van dyke brown, and wet plate collodion
About the Juror
Brett Abbott serves as the Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, where he provides leadership for the museum’s curatorial, conservation, registration, archives, exhibition, and publication programs. A specialist in American photography of the 20th and 21st centuries, he has organized more than thirty exhibitions and contributed to more than a dozen publications in the field. He came to the Carter having served in curatorial roles at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
His honors include the 2012 Ansel Adams Fellowship from the Center for Creative Photography for his research on Wynn Bullock, the 2010 Lucie Award for Curator of the Year for the exhibition Engaged Observers: Documentary Photography since the Sixties and the 2007 Lucie Award for Curator of the Year for his work on Edward Weston. Abbott is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute’s Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders. He earned his Master of Arts from Williams College and his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University.
Take a virtual walk through Light Sensitive in the North and South Galleries. We understand it can be difficult for artists and patrons to travel across the country and oceans to be here in person to see the installation, so this virtual walk through presents the amazing and beautiful work of Light Sensitive within the space. We hope you enjoy the virtual gallery walk through. For a more detail view and information about individual pieces in the exhibition, look at the images in the gallery/slideshow below.
Light Sensitive Awards
Veritas Editions – 1st Place
Cavalo Lusitano: The Spirit Within
Fine Press Edition Book
Kate Breakey – 2nd Place
Chrysanthemum, from Naturegraphia
Hand-Colored Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver
Timothy H. McCoy – 3rd Place
Waiting for Godot (Epidaurus, Greece)
Gary C. Baker – Honorable Mention
Mt. Washington Bristlecone
Double Transfer Carbon Pigment
Ray Bidegain – Honorable Mention
Susan Elizabeth de Witt – Honorable Mention
Cheri Anderson, Gwen Arkin, Brad Armstrong, Gary C. Baker, Ray Bidegain, Lynn Bierbaum, Ebony Blevins, Diana Bloomfield, Kate Breaky, Iveta Butler, Savana Calhoun, Dennis Collins, Bridget Conn, Susan Elizabeth de Witt, Katherine Dean, Susan Davens, Nicholas Fedak II, Jim Fitzgerald, Peter Friedrichsen, Hal Gould, Dave Hanson, Craig Alan Huber, Michael Hughes, John Isner, Kandice Kardell, Lasilla Katri, R.J. Kern, Andy Kraushaar, Amanda Leighton, Connie Lowell, Tim McCoy, Nancy Miiller, Vera Milkovic, Neil A. Miller, Mary Nation, Eva Nikolova, Elizabeth Overall, Jessica Page, Edward Patelson, Emily Penrod, Cyd Peroni, Elizabeth Z. Pineda, Ciera Pitts, Howard Pohl, Roy Pope, Michael Puff, Phillip Renner, Dale Rio, William Root, Kimberly Schneider, Philip Schwartz, Sara Silks, Gerardo Stubing, James Syme, Theresa Tarara, Ira Thomas, Mark Timpany, Vaune Trachtman, Fred Ullrich, Kathleen A. Vukasovich, Jeanne Wells, Lon Woodruff, Rebecca Zeiss