JWSmith Photography | Selection for PhotoPlace On-Line Gallery

Selection for PhotoPlace On-Line Gallery

May 17, 2018  •  1 Comment

One of my B&W images was chosen for the on-line exhibit at The Photo Place Gallery.  The Photo Place Gallery has both a physical gallery in Vermont as well as an on-line presence.  

The site can be seen here with all the accepted entries, both for the printed gallery and the on-line exhibit:  The Photo Place

Urban UmbrellaUrban UmbrellaSan Diego, California

Sandrine Hermand-Grisel provided her juror's statement regarding B&W photography and what she looked for in building the exhibit. 

Juror’s Statement

Mysterious, intense, timeless, at times nostalgic, black and white photography is, to me, magical. These images remind me of why I fell in love with photography in the first place.

As a curator, I am intrigued by images with fresh ideas and vision. But as a photographer who loves black and white photography and who has spent a lot of time in the darkroom, I am drawn to both powerful contrasts and nuanced greys.

As a result, my selection for this exhibition is subjective and undeniably emotional. I wanted to showcase the vast range of possibilities that black and white photography offers, from images inspired by the pioneers of photography to fresh interpretations that digital techniques allow.

Jurying this black and white exhibition was a difficult but fascinating experience. Thank you for allowing me to discover so many incredible images. I was captivated by the stories you had to tell, your unique point of view and your creative choices.

Sandrine Hermand-Grisel


Todd Henson(non-registered)
Congratulations, Joe, that's fantastic! Looking through the gallery it's a strong set of images, and an interesting mix of styles and content. I really like the simplicity to your image, beautiful patterns and lines, and that umbrella really makes the photo. Nice work!
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