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Submit Your Entry by June 3, 2018

Portfolio Showcase 2018


Exhibition dates August 7 to September 2, 2018


Once you have determined you would like to enter,
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Image City Photography Gallery in partnership with our four sponsors, Rowe Photo Kodak Digital Print Services, Lumiere Photo and Kodak Alaris invite photographers to submit portfolios of exactly eight images to the Portfolio Showcase 2018. 

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 Nick Marshall, Manager of Exhibitions and Programs, George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York . See the biographies below to learn more about our Portfolio Showcase 2018 judges.  They will select eight portfolios for gallery exhibition and publication in the Portfolio Showcase 2018 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 Lumiere Photo

  • An award certificate for $50 from Kodak Alaris for profession print services

The Grand Prize winner, announced at the August 10 Opening Reception,  will also receive

  • A $300 certificate from Rowe Photo

  • A $200 certificate from Lumiere 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 professional print services

All entrants will be offered a free, optional review of their work at Image City on Saturday, August 18, 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.


If you have questions please email



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

Nick Marshall

Nick Marshall is responsible for directing the development, design, and production of the George Eastman Museum's gallery exhibitions. Additionally, he oversees the development and execution of the museum’s public programs, including the Wish You Were Here lecture series and exhibition-related programming. Marshall teaches photography and exhibition management courses at the Visual Studies Workshop and is a practicing artist. He has a MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design.

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