Annual Analogue Photography Exhibition

Annual Analogue Photography Exhibition

The Analogue Photography Group (originally as the Traditional Darkroom Printmakers Groups) has organised an annual exhibition of members’ work since 2001. It is held over one or two weekends in late August or early September. It is open to all MCC members who comply with the entry regulations.

A catalogue will be produced to identify the images, Photographer, Camera and Film type, ISO, Developer name, dilution and times, Photographic paper and grade, toner, alternative process type, any manipulation such as dodging and burning. Download the catalogue information form. Complete it and email to Greg Branson.

Exhibitor registration can be made between July 1 and August 13. All club members will be advised of the exhibition entry process. Tags for the rear of the print frames can be downloaded here.

The conditions governing this exhibition are as follows:

  1. Exhibitors shall be allowed the prescribed number of entries (normally 4) in the Annual Exhibition.
  2. Entries can be in one or both of two categories: Open or Project/Concept/Theme
  3. Exhibitors have the opportunity to think in terms of a project or concept, so they can submit a body of work related to an approach, methodology or experimentation in filming, processing, printing or presentation.
    • More than one project/concept exhibit may be submitted by a single exhibitor.
    • A project/concept exhibit should contain at least 2 frames but  a project/concept based on a single frame may be considered.
    • A project/concept exhibit  may contain non-photographic material so long as the primary content of the frame(s) in question is photographic material.
    • A project/concept exhibit shall be executed in the 24 months prior to the exhibition.
    • More than one member can exhibit with a similar project/concept.
  4. The Coordinator may decide that the exhibition has a Theme. If so, exhibitors may choose to include one or more prints that cover, as they see it, that Theme.
  5. An Open or Theme exhibit shall have been produced in the 24 months prior to the exhibition. The Coordinator reserves the right to vary this under extenuating circumstances.
  6. The exhibition is not curated. It is up to the exhibitor to decide whether a print is acceptable for exhibition.
  7. A print shall be of analogue origin and then realised by an analogue process. Any intermediate processes eg scanning need not be analogue.
    Each entry in either category shall be produced through traditional photographic techniques that are appropriate to the genre. Submissions can be silver gelatin prints or prints derived from alternative photographic practices. Prints obtained from digital images that are printed onto an analogue medium are not acceptable.
  8. Each entry shall have a slip attached that gives the title of the work and the name of the member submitting.
  9. Each entry, when submitted, must include the basic information on how the entry was produced. This, where possible, will include: Camera and Film type, ISO, Developer name, dilution and times, Photographic paper and grade, toning, any manipulation such as dodging and burning. Or it will include the appropriate information on alternative processes.
  10. Each entry must be produced by the exhibitor submitting the work. Should there be a joint submission category, the submission can be jointly done with another MCC club member.
  11. Each entry must be designated as Open or as Project/Concept.
  12. All Open entries must be presented in the standard frames provided by the club and using the, as required, defined matt board of size 410mmx505mm. Entries in the Project/Concept category will preferably use the standard matt board and frames but should alternative presentation best suite the material then they may be used so long as alternative frames are no larger than the standard frames.
  13. A single entry may contain more than one image but all images must be contained within a standard piece of matt board as defined above.
  14. Given the above clauses, should the Coordinator decide to have a non-standard mode of presentation for any aspect of the Annual Exhibition this will be defined by the Coordinator and entries may be presented in the format(s) so defined.