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Alternative Processes – The Center for Fine Art Photography – Call For Entries Competition

As our regular readers will know, we have been looking at alternative post processing of mobile images for sometime. We have a Flickr group dedicated to this and we will be publishing tutorials and additional information soon to help you make hard copies of your mobile images using alternative processes.

We have published several articles already to our new section, see here. We have today discovered a wonderful new competition from The Center for Fine Art Photography. The entry date for this competition is July 2, 2014 and it will run until July 15, 2014. All subject matter and alternative processes are welcome, including Daguerreotypes, Cyanotypes, Chrysotypes, Chlorophyll Process, Chemigrams, Carbon and Carbro Calotypes, Embroidered Photo, Bromoils & Oil, Anthotypes, Albumen Prints, Gum Bichromates, Non-Silver Manual, Collodion, Image Transfers, Mixed Media, Lumen Prints, Platinum and Palladium process, Wet Plate, Salt Prints, Toy Camera, Plastic Optics, Handmade Cameras, Pinhole, Experimental, Film Acceleration, Solarization, Photopolymer gravures, Vandyke browns, Liquid Emulsions, Ambrotypes, Photograms, Sandwiched Negatives, Hand Made Negatives, Expired Materials.

Find out more below and go here to enter.


Christopher James – Juror


Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose photographs, paintings, and alternative process printmaking has been published and shown extensively, including exhibitions in The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The George Eastman House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The first two editions of his book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes have received international critical acclaim and are universally recognized by artists, curators, historians, and educators as the definitive texts in the genre of alternative process photography and photographically integrated media and culture. A significantly expanded 850 page / 650 image, 3rd edition will be published in late 2014. Christopher is presently University Professor and Director of the MFA in Photography program at The College of Art and Design – Lesley University.



With selection for this exhibition, all artists are invited to join C4FAP on the reception weekend for a portfolio review with the Director Hamidah Glasgow and possibly with Christopher James, his schedule is pending. There is also a portfolio share and an artists’ lunch after the reviews at C4FAP. An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition. In order to be included in the online gallery or to receive an award, you must provide a professionally printed and framed/mounted image for gallery exhibition. All chosen artists will be included in the exhibition catalog.

Juror’s Selection: $500 and a feature in the catalog
Director’s Selection: $250 and a feature in the catalog
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from
Honorable Mention Awards: 2-year membership and a call for entry submission at the Center.


The exhibition is open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in its exhibitions.

Exhibit Prints: All images accepted for exhibition must be printed and framed or mounted professionally for exhibition at C4FAP. The Center recognizes that some work is non traditional and incorporates the framing as an integral part of the presentation. Please no colored mats or frames. Black or white mats and frames only, unless you obtain prior approval. To encourage participation by photographers from around the world, the Center offers optional, professional, printing and framing services. Additional details will be provided upon request.

Entry Fee

MEMBERS | $20 for the first five images.
NON-MEMBERS |  $35 for the first five images
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $10 each. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted. Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit will receive the automatic discounted entry fee.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:

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