Four by Five Exhibition: New Orleans Photo Alliance

Spad XIIIc.1 biplane (replica), Richard Hornbeck, pilot. The checkered paint job is unique - the original plane was painted like this for a 3rd Army carnival (ca. 1919) in Koblenz, Germany, following the signing of the Armistice ending WWI.
Spad XIIIc.1 biplane (replica), Richard Hornbeck, pilot.

A month or so ago I entered another juried photography exhibition, this one held by the New Orleans Photo Alliance, entitled “Four by Five”. I sent in my four tintypes and moved on with the summer.

The official notification date passed, so I figured I hadn’t gotten in. More time passed. I was busy with my job at the Workshops, with a million things on my mind. Got an email a few days ago that I had been accepted – yay! – and the address to which I had to mail my framed pieces.

Emily and Lola. Rockport, Maine, 2013
Emily and Lola. Rockport, Maine, 2013

They didn’t mention which image they had selected, though, so I was trying to figure it out when I remembered: the point of this exhibition (“Four by Five”) was to showcase four photographs by five photographers. So that kinda made my day.

(And then I realized I had to frame four tintypes, pronto.)

1930 Pitcairn PA 7STintype, 3.5 x 4.5 inches.©2014 Mark Edward Dawson
1930 Pitcairn PA 7S

In addition to the show, the images will be published in View Camera Magazine.

Small-world: the show was juried by Steve Simmons, the author of Using the View Camera, a book I relied on quite a bit when learning to use 4×5 cameras back in grad school.

Griffen Cooper
Griffen Cooper

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