The Photographer’s Eye Collective and Gallery announces

(s)Light of Hand,

a Juried Exhibition of Alternative Photographic Processes


Alternative Process Images courtesy Donna Cosentino©Alternative Process Images courtesy Donna Cosentino©                                                                                                             Alternative Process Images Courtesy Donna Cosentino©

A photograph is a (s)Light of Hand, a magic trick of sort, conjured into being. Light is summoned and chemistry is concocted making visible both the intangible and the corporeal.  It is heart and mind, imagination and craft, melding together into an experience of life-altering alchemy.

We, here at our Collective and Gallery have a deep respect and affection for historic processes. In this call for entries, we wish to celebrate this love for hand-made, photo-based processes and invite you to share your magic-making wizardry in our spellbinding juried show, (s)Light of Hand.

Open to all photographic artists in the U.S. and beyond who practice the one-of-a-kind art making of any alternative photographic process from Albumen to Ziatype. A good resource to see what can be considered is the site’s list of processes:

It is acceptable to use digital tools as a means to an end alternative process result. Also, we will accept any digital or silver print if it has been hand-worked using such things as collage, stitching, weaving, and three dimensional constructions.


  • 2021’s awarded artists from last year’s show are Matt Connors from Carmel (palladiums and toned cyanotypes) and Matthew Gammon from Ireland (Polymer photogravures). Their exhibition will be June 5 through July 3. 
  • View the Connors & Gammon exhibition click HERE


Our distinguished juror this year is Jill Enfield. Please see her bio below.



  • Call for Entries April 26th, 2021
  • We will receive online work until midnight PST, Friday Aug 20th
  • Juried 22nd/23rd/24th  and Notification Aug 26th
  • Take in Framed work Monday Sept 6th through Saturday Sept 11th11am-5pm daily at the gallery
  • Mailed/Shipped work MUST BE RECEIVED by Saturday Sept 11th by 5pm
  • Show Install: Sept 13th - Sept 17th
  • Exhibition Dates: Sept 18th - Oct 16th, 2021
  • Opening Night Reception: Sept 18th  3:00pm-7:00pm


SPECIAL HONORS:  A Juror’s Award and a Director’s Award will be given. These two photographers will be honored with a two-person exhibition in our gallery in Summer/Fall 2022.


FEE & ENTRY: $35 for the first 5 images and $5 for each additional image up to 10. Please see our directions below for file size and naming. (Look for our PAY and SUBMIT buttons below.)

HOW TO SIZE YOUR IMAGES:  jpegs no more than 2000 pixels on the long side and between 3-5 mb in file size.


HOW TO NAME YOUR IMAGES:  First name-Last name_Title_Process_Image #    If images are not named as described they may be disqualified.

EXAMPLES:  Brian-Jones_Leaf_Cyanotype_1.jpg,     Brian-Jones_Waterwheel_Platinum_2.jpg,     Brian-Jones_Train_Tintype_3.jpg


SUBMITTING YOUR WORK: Create a folder with your first and last name, then place your entries into that folder along with a Word.doc or PDF that lists your art work titles, sizes, and brief description of process(s). Zip files are acceptable. See below for steps to pay and submit your entry.


ELIGIBILITY:  Any photographer age 18 and up who practices alternative photographic processes.


PRESENTATION:  Selected 2-D work must be framed and wired, up to 30” x 30”, presented with high quality professional standards. There is no minimum frame size. For selected 3-D works you may supply your own method of display or we will provide pedestals if necessary. Please include with each delivered piece your name, title, price and contact info. Approx. 30 works will be selected for the exhibition. We reserve the right to refuse to show an accepted and delivered piece if its presentation is not up to our level of quality.


MAIL OR HAND DELIVER:  Framed and wired images are to be delivered to: The Photographer’s Eye Collective and Gallery, 326 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025. If mailed please include a prepaid return label. MUST BE RECEIVED by Saturday Sept 11th during regular business hours, 11am-5pm.


SALES:  You may sell your work if you wish during the exhibition and the gallery will take 40%


COPYRIGHT AND USAGE INFO:  Artist retains all rights. Artist whose work is chosen for exhibition grants us permission to use images for promoting the exhibition or our Gallery and its programs. Images may be placed on social media for promotion and features. Artists grant usage as stated without further compensation.


1. Click 'Pay Here' button to submit your entry fee of $35 for up to 5 images and for each additional entry up to 10 for $5 each.

2. Once paid click on the 'Submit Image Folder Here' button to submit your folder.


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           TO OUR EMAIL TO SUBMIT ENTRIES:           

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Jill Enfield

Fine Art Photographer - Educator - Curator - Author

Photograph by:  Joe McNallyPhotograph by: Joe McNally


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Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, educator, curator, and author and has been teaching photography for many years with a concentration on historical techniques and alternative processes. Her two books: Photo Imaging: A Complete Guide To Alternative Processes published by Amphoto, and, Jill Enfield’s Guide to Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques published by Focal Press, are both award winning books and used in schools all over the world.  Jill is working on the second edition to Jill Enfield’s Guide, which has a 2020 publication date by Focal Press - Routledge. Like the others, it will include step-by-step instructions on a variety of techniques including: wet plate collodion, dry plate modern tintypes, platinum and palladium printing, cyanotypes, liquid emulsion, albumen printing, hand painting and more. 

Jill’s work has also been chosen to be on book covers about these techniques and in magazines. Jill has podcasts and videos that can be seen on YouTube and other areas of the web. She has shown her work throughout the USA and Europe and had a one-woman show in 6 galleries on Ellis Island called THE NEW AMERICANS, up from May through September, 2017. A 3-minute video about the installation and the glass house made of old windows and portraits of recent immigrants can be seen by clicking on this link. The show then traveled with the Glasshouse of Immigrants featured at Photoville in DUMBO, NYC and the Annenberg Center in LA.

Jill’s fine art images can be seen in many museums around the world as well as in private collections.



ABOUT THE GALLERY:  The Mission of our Collective and Gallery is to provide a location for the exhibition of fine photography by regional photographers and beyond; to make available a darkroom for analog and alternative photography practices; and to create a meeting place for the study, teaching and discussion of the art and craft of photography.

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