The Photographer’s Eye Collective and Gallery announces

(s)Light of Hand, 2024

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 AlternativePhotography.com site’s list of processes: http://www.alternativephotography.com/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. (Our Juror has final say as to what is considered ‘alternative’)


Our distinguished juror this year is Michael Kirchoff



  • Call for Entries Starts June 15th, 2024
  • We will receive online work until midnight PST, Friday, August 2nd
  • Juried August 4th to 6th and Notifications sent out August 7th to 8th
  • Take in Framed work Sunday, September 1st through Saturday, September 7th, 202411am-5pm daily at the gallery
  • Mailed/Shipped work MUST BE RECEIVED by Saturday, September 7th by 5pm
  • Show Install: Monday, September 9th - Friday, September 13th
  • Exhibition Dates: September 14th -October 19th, 2024
  • Opening Night Reception: Saturday, September 14th  4:00pm-7:00pm


SPECIAL HONORS:  A Juror’s Award and a Director’s Award will be given.


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 ppi on the long side, 300dpi between 2-3 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, September 7th 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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Michael Kirchoff

Juror's Bio: Michael KirchoffMichael Kirchoff

Michael Kirchoff is a photographic artist, independent curator and juror, and advocate for the photographic arts. He has been a juror for Photolucida’s Critical Mass, and has reviewed portfolios for several fine art photographic organizations and non-profits in the U.S. and abroad. Michael has been a contributing writer for Lenscratch, Light Leaked, and Don’t Take Pictures magazine. In addition, he spent ten years (2006-2016) on the Board of the American Photographic Artists in Los Angeles (APA/LA), producing artist lectures, as well as business and inspirational events for the community, and was nominated as Photo Editor of the Year for 2023 at The Lucie Foundation. Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief at Analog Forever Magazine, Founding Editor at Catalyst: Interviews, Contributing Editor at One Twelve Publishing, and is the Co-Host of The Diffusion Tapes podcast.



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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