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Submit Your Entry by June 4, 2017

Portfolio Showcase 2017


Exhibition dates August 8 to September 3, 2017


Once you have determined you would like to enter,
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Image City Photography Gallery in partnership with our three sponsors, Rowe Photo Kodak Digital Print Services and Kodak Alaris invite photographers to submit portfolios of exactly eight images to the Portfolio Showcase 2017. 

This is one of the premier photography events in the area with prizes valued at over $3000 provided by the Gallery and our generous sponsors!

You may enter more than once with additional portfolios.

The distiguished judges for the exhibition are Gunther Cartright, Professor Emeritus of Photographic Arts and Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and Jessica Johnston, Curator of Collections and Assistant Director at Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York . See the biographies below to learn more about our Portfolio Showcase 2017 judges.  They will select eight portfolios for gallery exhibition and publication in the Portfolio Showcase 2017 exhibition catalog.

The Gallery Partners will select the Grand Prize Winner from this group of portfolios, upon viewing the framed prints on the Gallery walls.  

The eight winners will each receive:

  •  Exhibition of their portfolio at Image City

  •  A limited-edition copy of the exhibition catalog

  • An award certificate for $50 in services or products at Rowe Photo

  • An award certificate for $50 from Kodak Alaris for silver halide print production at

The Grand Prize winner, announced at the August 11 Opening Reception,  will also receive

  • A $300 certificate from Rowe Photo

  • A $500 certificate from Kodak Digital Print toward Nexpress production of a calendar or other printed materials

  • A $100 certificate from Kodak Alaris for silver halide print production at

All entrants will be offered a free, optional review of their work at Image City on Saturday, August 19, 9am - Noon. The competition judges will not be a part of these review sessions.

Click here for an informative video and suggestions on what criteria makes for a good portfolio.

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Judges Biographies: 


Gunther Cartwright

Gunther Cartwright's powerful images of the structural elements of bridges, buildings, highways, fences and storage containers examine the formal relationships of line, form and color in the industrial landscape. For Cartwright, the highly engineered equipment of our modern environment has become the subject of a bold and graphic aesthetic. Approaching his subjects as richly detailed arrangements, he emphasizes their forms through the skillful manipulation of scale and intense color. In the resulting juxtapositions of element against element and color against color, he suggests the sophisticated and often beautiful patterns of a manufactured world and rewrites them as a timely and incisive commentary on our culture. As he celebrates the signs and vistas of industrial creation and invention, he alludes to a modern alliance of man, machine and art. Like the American Precisionists of the 1920's Cartwright clarifies for us the geometrical structures of the machine age and provides us with a crisp new perspective of our Industrial Culture.

Cartwright holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the renowned Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Photographic Arts and Photojournalism at the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. An active lecturer and exhibitor, Cartwright has made many presentations throughout Europe and the United States. He is a recipient of a Polaroid Corporation Photographer's Grant and a New York State Council on the Arts Public service Grant. He has exhibited internationally in many one-man and group shows, including exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, the National Museum of Photography, Bradford, England, The Photographer's Gallery, London, England, and at Photokina, Köln, Germany." --- Georgette Lee, Exhibition Curator,   Joseph & Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University

Jessica Johnston

Jessica Johnston is Curator of Collections and Assistant Director at Visual Studies Workshop (VSW) in Rochester, New York. Founded in 1969 by Nathan Lyons (1930–2016), VSW’s mission is to support makers and interpreters of images through education, publications, exhibitions, and research collections. VSW offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Studies through the State University of New York, College at Brockport, publishes artist’s books through the VSW Press and publishes the bimonthly media arts journal Afterimage. VSW also offers a variety of summer workshops that focus on book arts, photography, and media arts. VSW awards at least a dozen artist residencies throughout the year to local, national and international artists.

Johnston manages the Research Center at the Visual Studies Workshop that preserves archival and research collections with a focus on the media arts of photography, independent film and video, electronic imaging, visual books and publication arts. VSW’s collections address the art and cultural history of photography and film, and the social uses of images. In addition to large photography and moving image holdings, the research library contains over 35,000 books and is open to the public. Please visit for more information.

Along with her curatorial duties, Johnston is a visiting instructor at the College at Brockport, SUNY. She teaches graduate courses on collections management and the history of photography, and directs collections related internships. Prior to joining VSW, Johnston was the Assistant Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House for eight years. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University, (2006).

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