The online gallery for ONWARD ‘09 can be viewed on our website. This web gallery showcases 73 photographs by the 69 photographers. These images were selected by juror Peter Barberie for the ONWARD ‘09 exhibition at Project Basho Gallery. The exhibition in the gallery runs through February 24th.
We plan to create an online version of the exhibition annually. Last year’s exhibition, judged by Andrea Modica, can be seen on our website as well.
We hope that this online presence will serve those who will not be able to visit our gallery as well as promote these visually arresting images to a wider audience.
Thank you again for your participation in this year’s ONWARD.
The competition was very well received and we attracted 413 photographers nationally and internationally who submitted over 1600 photographs. Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and this year’s juror, has selected 73 photographs by 69 photographers. The selected photographs represent a wide range of subject matter as well as processes.
The photographers listed below will be exhibited at the ONWARD ‘09 show in January at Project Basho Gallery. The official opening is on January 10th from 2-5 pm. There will be an announcement of award winners and honorable mentions at the reception. The show runs though February 22nd.
We look forward to meeting you at the reception on January 10th.
- Mustafah Abdulaziz (Philadelphia, PA) - “Patagonia, Rodeo”
- Susan Abrams (Merion, PA) - “Fierce Bloom (Magnolia)”
- Scott Alberg (Allston, MA) - “Raytheon, Waltham, MA”
- Noemi Armstrong (Philadelphia, PA) - “ebb4″
- Seza Bali (San Francisco, CA) - “Conny, Ashley and Gwen’s; Knives”
- John Banasiak (Vermillion, SD) - “Scenes From the Dreams of a Fortune Teller #447″
- Steve Barry (Lake Worth, FL) - “House for Sale, Bozeman, MT 2008″
- Shane Bulter (Norfolk, VA) - “Store Owner at Sunshine Florist”
- Gabriel Benaim (Tel Aviv, Israel) - “Alexander River”
- Chris Bennett (Portland, OR) - “State Penitentiary”
- Christopher Bye (Holicong, PA) - “Thompson Motel”
- Claudio Cambon (Long Beach, CA) - “Sunrise”
- Shelley Calton (Houston, TX) - “Scarlett”
- G.A. Carafelli (Philadelphia, PA) - “Ground Floor Lobby 1″
- Lana Caplan (Boston, MA) - “Site of Public Execution by Burning at the Stake of Giordano Bruno, February 17, 1600″
- Suzan Casano (Stanton, NJ) - “Blurry Man, Crossing”
- Sarah Cohen (Huntington Valley, PA) - “Iron”
- Julia Cybularz (Langhorne, PA)”Yellow Curtains”
- Kyle Depew (Philadelphia, PA) - “Back Alley”
- Catherine Dentino (Philadelphia, PA) - “Untitled (Marrakesh)”
- Lisa DiGiacomo (Dublin, OH) - “Guardian Angel”
- Susan DiPronio (Philadelphia, PA) - “Claudia”
- Jade Doskow (Brooklyn, NY) - “New York 1964 World’s Fair, ‘Peace Through Understanding,’ New York State Pavilion”
- Paul Drzal (Philadelphia, PA) - “Down the Rabbit Hole”
- Richard Edic (Rochester, NY) - “Still Life/Point of Origin”
- Linn Edwards (Brooklyn, NY) - “Shaina”
- Jessica Eis (Chicago, IL) - “House 2″
- Tealia Ellis-Ritter (Barrington, IL) - “My Dream is to Realize Who I Truly Am”
- Gregg Evans (Brooklyn, NY) - “Luis. 10/06″
- Michael Flicek (Casper, WY) - “Waiting for Work, Wahan”
- Andrew Frost (Milligan College, TN) - “Untitled”
- Dave Hammaker (East Freedom, PA) - “Beijing Café”
- Andrew Held (Cambridge, MA) - “Antonio”, “Hazelton at Dusk”
- Kate Harrold (Philadelphia, PA) - “Pool”
- Samuel Herlinger (Astoria, NY) - “Bronx Pedestrian Bridge”
- Keiko Hiromi (Dorchester, MA) - “Twelve Tribe 3″
- Ales Hlousek (Boston, MA) “Toledo East #44″
- Linda Hollinger (Philadelphia, PA) - “Michael”
- Caroline Houdek (Marine, MN) - “Icicles”
- Phil Jackson (Philadelphia, PA) - “Davis with Deer, Upstate NY 2007″
- Sarah Kaufman (Brooklyn, NY) - “Untitled, Blue Smoke”, “Untitled, Orange Sofa”
- Ariel Kessler (Boston, MA) - “Bushwick Self Portrait, 2007″
- Joetta Maue (Brooklyn, NY) - “After They Left”
- Monika Merva (Brooklyn, NY) “Ryan 2007″
- Donna Moore (Blaine, TN) - “Transformation”
- Michael O’Shea (Brooklyn, NY) - “Noah & Chrissy”
- Allen Palmer (Newton Highlands, MA) - “Tribeca 5″, “Murray Hill 1″
- Elizabeth Paone (Fort Washington, PA) - “Cold Streets”
- Jeff Phillips (Chicago, IL) - “Oak Street Beach, 2008″
- Stefanie Pluta (New York, NY)”Butter”
- Filippo Poli (Barcelona, Spain) - “Menorca Island Quarry 02″
- Jason Reblando (Chicago, IL) - “Alfonso, Chicago”
- Ellen Rennard (Groton, MA) - “Ponce”
- Brook Reynolds (Atlanta, GA) - “Wisteria”
- Jason Rusnock (Philadelphia, PA) - “Untitled”
- Nadia Sablin (Tempe, AZ) - “Betsy in the Pool”
- Samantha Sheehan (Philadelphia, PA) - “Matt”, “Self Portrait”
- Patrica Sandler (Los Angeles, CA) - “The Bench”
- Isaac Schell (Philadelphia, PA) - “Somewhere in South Philadelphia, I know it was not a dream”
- David Simonton (Raleigh, NC) - “Troy, North Carolina”
- Ryan Steele (Asheville, NC) - “Vision Video”
- Robert Stephenson (Brooklyn, NY) - “Rome 2007″
- Sean Stewart (Philadelphia, PA) - “Edger Thomson Works, Braddock, PA”
- John Wall (Raleigh, NC) - “Man with Cap”
- Jake Warford (Baltimore, MD) - “Ice Cold Sodas $1″
- Phillip Windell (Pgh, PA) - “Slacker”
- Liz Wolfe (Toronto, Canada) - “Tentacles With Synthetic Flowers”
- Jia Zhang (Pittsburgh, PA) - “His Eyes”
- Anna Zozulinsky (Stanford, CA) - “Dead Sea #1″
* List is in alphabetical order
Due to a high level of interest in this year’s ONWARD competition, we are extending the deadline: the new deadline is November 28th. As long as your submission is postmarked by November 28th along with the necessary materials, it will be considered.
Also, we have changed the dates for the notice of acceptance as well as the delivery deadline for the accepted work. Please check our ONWARD website for more details.
Reporting from Project Basho headquarters!
We have done a modest interview with Peter Barberie to share with you. He is this year’s juror for our ONWARD competition and is noted for his exhibition Looking at Atget (2005) and Dreaming in Black and White: Photography (2006) at the Julien Levy Gallery. Peter Barberie was recently appointed as the Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As a prominent figure in the Art community of Philadelphia, we are interested in some of Peter Barberie’s roots, influences, and current projects.
1. When and how did you find yourself specifically interested in art history and photography?
As a kid, I always loved museums and wanted to work in them. In college at the University of Connecticut, I majored in art history, planning to specialize either in Italian Renaissance Art or American history and material culture. But then I fell in love with modernist art and all the avant-garde movements of the 20th century. I especially loved photography because it disrupted all the established artistic categories. I also benefited from an amazing professor, the well-known photographer William E. Parker, who lectured passionately on the history of photography.
2. What are the motifs and themes that move you the most?
I love cities, and I think photography and film are the quintessential mediums to capture the mood and tempo of modern urban life.
3. As the newly appointed curator of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, what do you have in mind for developing the photography and print collection?
I want to collect the best contemporary work being made internationally; I want to acquire key works of early Philadelphia photography from before 1870; I want our holdings in modernist photography to compare with the Museum’s extraordinary collections of modernist painting, prints, and sculptures.
4. Do you have any personal inspirations that influence you as a curator?
There are a number of curators whose work I follow. One of my favorites is right here in town: Ingrid Schaffner at The Institute of Contemporary Art has produced a string of wonderful exhibitions of contemporary and earlier 20th century art. Often she identifies a key but obscure thread running through a well-known topic, and brilliantly demonstrates it in an exhibition. Her recent puppetry show is a great example. At their best, exhibitions are brilliant visual arguments.
5. Are there any curatorial projects you are working on at the moment?
I have been on the job for a month, and I am putting together a comprehensive exhibition program for the next 5-7 years. In the near future, I plan an installation of Daido Moriyama’s photographs of Tokyo from the 1980s, to be followed by a small survey of experimental Philadelphia photography from the 1960s and ’70s, including work by Ray Metzker, Sol Mednick, Will Larson and others.
6. Will you reflect some on the Philadelphia photography scene in the context of contemporary ideas in art and photography and discuss your role in the local photography community.
Philadelphia has a vibrant photography community, both in terms of students and of mature artists. My job is to bring the best work from around the world for that community to see, and also to identify the strongest work being made in this city, and bring it into the collection and before the broad audience that comes to the PMA.
We have received a couple of questions regarding how to fill out the entry form. Please take a moment to review the detailed explanation below. Filling out the form correctly will help us to input your information accurately.
1. Contact information: Email address is very important as we use it as the primary means of communication. If you do not have one, be sure to include your phone # as an alternative.
2. About your work:
- Title: it is a good practice to title your work for identification purposes. If all of your work is “untitled” and one of them is selected, you may not be able to identify which “untitled” is accepted so easily.
- Medium: this is the name of the process you are using to create your work. Here are some common types of medium:
- Silver print or gelatin silver print: a traditional b&w print
- Chromogenic print or c-print: a traditional color print printed with an enlarger
- Inkjet print: digital prints made with an inkjet printer
- Digital c-print: traditional color print printed from a digital file
- For any other processes such as historical processes, please name it.
3. How did you hear about ONWARD?: This is very useful information for our marketing purposes. If you can help us identify the source, we would appreciate it.
4. Signature: we will use some of the selected work for marketing ONWARD. The primary purpose is to create postcards for the show in January as well as post on the online gallery on our website. We are also working with both print and online media to publish the selected work. Again, all of our usage is specifically related to marketing ONWARD and Project Basho. We also want to provide the opportunity for the selected photographers’ work to be seen by a wider audience.
5. Check list: Please make sure you have everything in the envelope especially the SASE for those who are submitting work via slides and want them returned. Please note that we will not return CDs.
6. You can join our membership and you will be entitled to take $10 off your entry fee along with many other benefits. Project Basho is a small and dedicated organization, and membership is one of our programs aimed at building a strong community of photographers. For more details, please visit our website.
We are getting some inquiries from photographers overseas regarding submission to ONWARD ‘09. We certainly welcome these submissions and hope ONWARD will be an exciting opportunity to see photographers’ work from all over the world.
We wanted to clarify one point regarding submitting from overseas. Since payment is required in US dollars by check drawn from a U.S. bank, there are a couple of ways to send the entry fee:
- Via PayPal: simply send the fee to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the PayPal receipt with your submission materials.
- Via a credit card: when you submit, include a separate sheet with your credit card information. Please provide card holder name, card number, 3 digit security code located on the back of the card, billing address (if it is different from your address), and your signature.
Last year, we had several photographers submit from overseas, and one of them, Tamaki Obuchi from Japan, won the juror award. We are always open to different senses of aesthetics that represent various cultural backgrounds. This makes the competition more visually stimulating.
Again, submissions must be postmarked by November 14th. We hope to see more submissions from overseas this year.
Project Basho is pleased to announce ONWARD, our 2nd annual juried competition exclusively featuring the work of emerging photographers with unique vision and talent. This year, we are inviting Peter Barberie, Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to be the juror. The deadline for the submission is November 14th. For more information, please download the entry form from our website.
Last year’s competition and exhibition were very well received. Nearly 300 photographers, nationally and internationally, submitted more than 1200 photographs for consideration. Andrea Modica, last year’s juror, selected 59 photographs for the exhibition which took place during months of January and February. At the opening reception in January, more than 200 people attended to celebrate the work of those who were selected along with Ms. Modica. We were very excited that we were able to attract such an audience for our first juried competition and we are looking forward to this year’s competition.
We will use this blog to make announcements and send news about the event. We will also include interesting anecdotes from the organizer’s point of view and interviews with those who are involved such as Peter Barberie as well as those who were in the show last year.
So stay tuned.