Call for Art

Call for entry alternative process photography

Photos © Sean Peeler, Max Kellenberger, and Mark Nelson

CALL FOR ART: Alternative Process Photography
Exhibition Dates: September 9 – November 22, 2017
Juried by: Max Kellenberger, Mark Nelson & The Image Flow

Submissions Now Closed

2nd Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow invites artists to submit work for our second annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum, palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, daguerreotype, transfers and lifts, salt-prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be considered. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing your wonderful alternative process work!

Due to the popularity of last year’s exhibition, this call for art is now extended nationally and open to all artists living or working in the United States. Only the original alternative process prints and plates will be accepted for exhibition, please no digital prints. All entries must be original works of art and entirely the work of the entrant. Accepted entries will be exhibited at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA.


All artists living or working in the United States working in alternative photographic processes.

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Registration & Fees

$25 registration fee. Artists may submit up to 5 images for review once registered.

Image Requirements

Please name all image files as “Last Name_First Name_Title_Dimensions_Year”
2500 px on the longest edge, 72 ppi, saved around 80% quality JPG in sRGB.
*File size must be limited to 4mb*

Call for Art Calendar

Submissions Open | April 24, 2017
Submissions Close | June 2, 2017  June 15, 2017
Selections Announced | July 7, 2017
Drop Off or Arrival at The Image Flow | August 4, 2017
Exhibition Opens | September 9, 2017
Exhibition Closes | November 22, 2017
Return of Works | Week of November 27, 2017

Registered Artists



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Max Kellenberger, a native of Switzerland, has been exhibiting photographic work in the United States and Europe since 1972. He has extensive experience in traditional silver-gelatin darkroom printing, as well as alternative process printing. His recent photography exhibitions include two solo shows at Corden|Potts and Gallery 16 in San Francisco, Blues at Smith Andersen North in San Anselmo, One: Unique Photographs at Klompching in Brooklyn, NY, and Four Photographers at TUTTI ART lucerne in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Max has been a recipient of the 20×24 Camera Grant from Polaroid and the winner of the Golden Light Award from the Maine Photographic Workshop as well as a professional Photographers Award from The Santa Fe Workshops. His images are in numerous private collections, such as those of Graham Nash and Joaquim Paiva as well as in major collections such as the Polaroid Collection and the Lucerne State Collection.

Max Kellenberger resides in San Francisco, CA.


Mark Nelson is a photographer and master printmaker from Elgin, IL. He works with the platinum/palladium and photopolymer gravure methods and teaches workshops in both processes using his own Precision Digital Negative/Positive system. Mark has taught hundreds of artists the PDN workflow and has been consulted by renowned photographers including Sally Mann, Flor Garduño, and Beth Moon. Mark developed the Precision Digital Negatives system is the author of Precision Digital Negatives for Silver and Other Alternative Photographic Processes. He created and wrote Curve Calculator III, the best possible way to easily generate curves for alternative processes. See Precision Digital Negatives for more details.
Mark is currently writing a new book on photopolymer gravure and Precision Digital Positives.