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Living Image Press Release - 5/20/2016

Free Art Exhibition Features Unique Examples of Handmade Photographic Prints along with Related Educational Events

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Halide Project is pleased to announce its first annual juried exhibition of traditional and alternative process photography entitled Living Image, which will be on display at Gravy Studio & Gallery in Northern Liberties from June 3-26, 2016. Selected from an international call for entry by juror Chandra Glick, the works on view in Living Image speak to the craftsmanship of the techniques used to create them. Artifacts of the processes create serendipitous “imperfections” that stand in stark contrast to the ubiquitous, digitally processed imagery that surrounds us today. From historic processes to photograms to sculptural pieces, the work serves to reconnect viewers with the handmade aspects of photography that have largely been disassociated from the medium in the digital age.

Living Image features the work of 18 artists from Philadelphia, the U.S., and beyond: Matthew Ashby, Felix Bernier, Kate Copeland, Chadric Devin, Nicholas Fedak II, Martin Frank, Lisa Gidley, Matt Giel, Hans Gindlesberger, Rachel Guardiola, Mike Hoover, Lucang Huang, Sage Lewis, Serena Perrone, Pam Rouleau, Rebecca Silberman, John Steck Jr., Amanda Tinker.

The work will be on view during open gallery hours on Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 6pm, or by appointment, throughout the duration of the show. Other notable events include a sneak preview on First Friday (June 3rd, 6 – 9 PM) and an Artist Reception on Sunday, June 5th from 2 – 5 PM.

In conjunction with the exhibit, The Halide Project will be hosting a variety of interactive events, including a slide talk by Chandra Glick, a day of cyanotype making in the park, a large format photography workshop led by local artist Rick Wright, an informal group critique, and a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s study room. Most events are free and open to the public, though some incur a small materials fee. Registration is required for some events and can be made through The Halide Project’s website at

Living Image has been generously supported by a grant from the Penn Treaty Special Services District.

About The Halide Project

The Halide Project was founded in Philadelphia in 2015 to foster the traditional photographic arts. Its goal is to become a local and global resource for photographers working in film and alternative processes, as well as to (re)introduce the public to the beauty and magic of pre- digital photographic techniques. Current and prospective programming includes photographic exhibits, workshops, community darkroom workspace(s), mobile darkroom outreach, and an artist residency focusing on film and alternative process photography.

About The Juror

Chandra Glick is the Photo Editor at Artforum, one of the world’s premier contemporary art publications. She is also an artist and instructor of photography and art history. She serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the International Center of Photography and has lectured at Rutgers University, the School of Visual Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, Hunter College, and several local and regional art centers. Glick earned a BA in visual art from Brown University and an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts, where she was awarded the Alice Beck- Odette Chairman’s Award. Her photographs have been shown at Black Ball Projects, One River Gallery, the Visual Arts Gallery, and X Initiative.


What: Living Image, a juried art exhibition featuring traditional and alternative process photography by 18 artists selected by juror Chandra Glick

When: June 3rd – June 26th

Regular viewing hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12 – 6 PM
Sneak preview: June 3rd, 6 – 9 PM
Artists reception: June 5th, 2 – 5 PM

Related educational events:

• Cyanotype making in Penn Treaty Park: June 4th, 1 – 4 PM (free to the public, off-site event)
• Rip, Tear, Repeat, a Slide Talk by Chandra Glick: June 5th, 5 – 7 PM (free to the public)
• Visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Study Room: June 10th, 2 – 4 PM (free, registration required, off-site event)
• Informal Group Critique: June 21st, 6 – 9 PM (free, registration required)
• Large Format Photography Workshop with Rick Wright: June 25th, 12 – 4 PM ($10 materials fee, registration required)

Where: All events are at Gravy Studio & Gallery unless otherwise noted. Gravy Studio & Gallery is located at 910 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123.

Registration and more info:

Sample Photos (hi-res versions available upon request)

Sage Lewis
Tintype (diptych)

Hans Gindlesberger
“Multiple #5, from the series ‘Weighing the Rain’”
Unique cyanotypes, processed in rainfall

Amanda Tinker
“Untitled (from the series I Am Your Flower Garden)”
Platinum/Palladium Print

Matt Giel
“El Yunque, Puerto Rico 4”
Chromogenic print


Making Contact Press Release - 11/20/2015

New Organization Honors the Traditional Photographic Arts with an Exhibition Featuring the Work of Five Renowned Artists

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Halide Project is a new, Philadelphia-based non-profit whose mission it is to foster the traditional photographic arts. Its goal is to become a local and global resource for photographers working in film and alternative processes, as well as to (re)educate people regarding the beauty and magic of pre-digital photographic techniques. Plans include invitational and open call exhibitions, a local community darkroom, a mobile darkroom to facilitate outreach, a residency program, and educational programming.

The Halide Project is pleased to announce its first event, MAKING CONTACT, an exhibition featuring the work of five artists practicing various traditional photographic techniques. Ranging from salt prints to chromogenic prints, these images exemplify the creative breadth that is possible within the umbrella of traditional photography. Information on the artists and image samples can be found on the following pages.

To kick off the exhibition, there will be a champagne preview prior to the public opening, with hors d’oeuvres generously provided by Russet restaurant. Tickets will cost $25, and reservations can be made on The Halide Project’s website.

Throughout the month of December, there will be educational programming held in conjunction with the exhibition. Events include: a gallery talk and book signing with Vincent Feldman, where he will discuss his project City Abandoned and the public policies that have contributed to the changing face of Philadelphia neighborhoods and architecture; a large format camera workshop led by Rick Wright, where people interested in taking their photography to the next level can learn about shooting large format; and a pinhole camera-building workshop led by Stephanie Slate, where participants will create cameras out of every day objects and use them to shoot paper negatives.

Space for the workshops is limited; registration is required and can be made through The Halide Project’s website.

The Halide Project invites educators to arrange tours of the exhibition by using the contact information above.

What: MAKING CONTACT traditional photography exhibition featuring work by Bill Armstrong, Vincent Feldman, Josh Marowitz, Tricia Rosenkilde, and Sarah Van Keuren

When: December 5th – December 30th (closed December 24th – 26th)
Regular viewing hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 PM
Champagne preview: December 4th, 5 – 7 PM ($25, reservations required)
Opening reception: December 4th, 7 – 9 PM
Crane Building open studios: December 10th, 6 – 9 PM
Gallery talk and book signing with Vincent Feldman: December 11th, 6 – 8 PM (free to the public)
Large format camera workshop with Rick Wright: December 12th, 12 – 4 PM ($10 materials fee, registration required)
Pinhole camera workshop with Stephanie Slate: December 13th, 12- 4 PM ($10 materials fee, registration required)
Where: Studio 105, Crane Arts Building
1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122


MAKING CONTACT has been generously supported by a grant from the Penn Treaty Special Services District.


Bill Armstrong’s subject is color itself. He first photographs his subjects with the focus ring of his camera set at infinity in order to create abstract images that serve to recontextualize the orginal subjects. He then makes traditional chromogenic prints. Bill’s work has been shown extensively in the U.S. and abroad; he is represented by Clamp Art in New York, Hackelbury Fine Art in London, and Forma in Milan. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography in New York City. Work from Bill’s Mandala series will be featured in Making Contact.

For several decades, Vincent Feldman has used large format, black and white film to document Philadelphia’s urban landscape, charting the demise of the city’s civic buildings and highlighting the connection between public policy and this loss, in his City Abandoned series. Vincent’s work is held in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in museums and private collections internationally. He is a Master Lecturer at the University of the Arts. Making Contact will include work from Vincent’s City Abandoned and Memoria series.

Tricia Rosenkilde is world-renowned for her work using pinhole photography and the platinum/palladium process. Tricia’s work has been shown extensively, and she teaches at the International Center of Photography and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York. Making Contact will feature selections from Tricia’s pinhole travel photography and her Lasting Images of Love portrait series.

Sarah Van Keuren seeks to visualize the passage of time with her work; to capture the “invisible medium we live within.” She creates multi-media images, combining printmaking techniques and the cyanotype process. Sarah is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, and her work has been shown internationally. She is represented by Schmidt Dean Gallery in Philadelphia and currently teaches non-silver processes at the University of the Arts.


Stephanie Slate is a Philadelphia-based photographer and educator whose work incorporates traditional photographic techniques, such as platinum/palladium, wet plate collodion, and silver gelatin. Stephanie has exhibited her work internationally and has been featured in numerous publications. She has lectured and taught pinhole, alternative process photography, and darkroom printing in Philadelphia at UPenn, UArts, Fleischer Art Memorial, and Project Basho.

Rick Wright is a photographer and educator whose background in painting and design informs both his commercial and fine art photography. Rick’s work has been shown in museums and galleries around the country and resides in several permanent collections. He teaches at Philadelphia Photo Arts, Fleischer Art Memorial, Peter’s Valley School of Craft, Project Basho, and Institut Mythologie. Rick’s recent black and white landscape work reflects his ongoing dedication to large format photography.