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 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.


  • 2021’s awarded artists are Mitch Eckert from Kentucky (Salted Paper Prints) and Barbara Wilson from New York (Albumen Pinhole ). Their exhibition will be July 23 through August 13th, 2022. 


Our distinguished juror this year is Christina Z. Anderson



  • Call for Entries May 1st, 2022
  • We will receive online work until midnight PST, Friday Aug 19th
  • Juried 21st /22nd/23rd  and Notifications on Aug 24th-25th
  • Take in Framed work Monday Sept 12th through Saturday Sept 17th11am-5pm daily at the gallery
  • Mailed/Shipped work MUST BE RECEIVED by Saturday Sept 17th by 5pm
  • Show Install: Sept 18th - Sept 23rd
  • Exhibition Dates: Sept 24th - Oct 22nd, 2022
  • Opening Night Reception: Saturday, Sept 24th  3:00pm-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 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 17th 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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Christina Z. Anderson

Fine Art Photographer - Educator - Curator - Author


Christina Z. Anderson’s work focuses on the contemporary vanitas printed in a variety of alternative photographic processes such as gum and casein bichromate, cyanotype, salted paper, chrysotype, palladium, chemigrams, chromo, mordançage, lumenprints, and combinations thereof. Anderson’s work has shown nationally and internationally in over 120 shows and 60 publications. Anderson has authored books which have sold in over 40 countries. The Experimental Darkroom, her newest book, will be released fall 2022. Anderson is Editor for Focal Press/Routledge’s Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography series and Professor of Photography at Montana State University. To see her work, visit christinaZanderson.com.


Books written by Christina Z. Anderson - Click to purchase

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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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