Call for Art

Alternative Process Photography Call for Art at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Photo © Kenyatta Kelechi, “Horse with Mask” Kallitype with Bostick and Sullivan’s Black Developer

Call for Entry

The Image Flow occasionally runs open calls for artists for rotating exhibits in our gallery.

We seek original work for exhibition in all areas of photography and each call for art is open to photographers at any level in their career. Our photography contests often exhibit work from national and international artists.


Call for Entry: Alternative Process Photography
Exhibition Dates: July 14 – September 7, 2018
Juried by: Daniel W. Coburn, Ed Carey, Glen R. Serbin, and The Image Flow


3rd Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow invites artists to submit work for our third annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum, palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, mordançage, 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!

This national call for entry is open to all artists living or working in the United States. Only original alternative process prints or 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.
See for accepted mediums.


Call for Entry Calendar

Submissions Open | March 1, 2018
Submissions Close | April 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Deadline Extended | April 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Selections Announced | May 18, 2018
Last Day to Receive Artwork at The Image Flow | June 22, 2018
Exhibition Opens | July 14, 2018
Exhibition Closes | September 7, 2018
Return of Works | Week of September 10, 2018


For more information about submission policies, requirements, liability, and consent criteria please visit our Terms & Conditions.


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Photography Submission Information

Deadline Extended

April 29, 2018, at 11:59 PM

Registration & Fees

$30 registration fee. Artists may submit up to 3 images for review once registered.

Image Requirements

2500 px on the longest edge, 72 ppi, JPG saved at 80% quality in sRGB colorspace.
*File size must be limited to 4mb*


Register Here


Daniel W. Coburn was born in San Bernardino, California in 1976. His work and research investigates the family photo album as one component of a visual infrastructure that supports the flawed ideology of the American Dream.

Coburn’s prints are held in collections at major institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, and the University of New Mexico Art Museum.  His photographs have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Mulvane Art Museum, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Filter Photo Space and La Fototeca Gallery. Photographs from Daniel’s comprehensive body of work have appeared in numerous international group exhibitions including Álbum de Família at Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His first monograph, The Hereditary Estate, was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2015.

Daniel Coburn is a recipient of a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.  He was named as a finalist for the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture the same year.

Coburn received his MFA with distinction from the University of New Mexico in 2013. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Photo Media at the University of Kansas.


Ed Carey, former gallery director of Gallery 291 (San Francisco and Mill Valley). Gallery 291 emphasized exhibitions of alternative photographic processes that are an important part of the rich history of photography and represented a select group of contemporary and emerging artists.


Glen R. Serbin – CEO/Publisher of Photographers Forum Magazine

Founded by Glen R. Serbin in 1977 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Serbin Communications produces comprehensive online and print marketing for the creative community, primarily in the fields of photography, illustration, medical illustration, and animation.

The company is organized into four main divisions: The Creative Resource Division, the Magazine division, the Digital Resources Division and the Fine Art Division.


Creative Resource Division:
AtEdge |
Directory of Illustration |
Medical Illustration & Animation |
Lattis Social Media for Creatives |
World Illustration Awards |
Play Illustration for Toys & Interactive Games |

Magazine Division:
Photographers Forum Magazine |
Best of College & High School Photography Annual |
Best of Photography Annual |

Digital Resources Division:
SiteDesignWorks Web Design & Hosting |

Fine Art Photography Division:
Verso Limited Editions |