10th Bob Johnston Photography Show and Competition January 2022
The Cooperative Gallery and the Two Rivers Photography Club are excited to co-sponsor the tenth Bob Johnston Photography Competition and Exhibit Jan. 7- 29th, 2022, a display by the region’s outstanding photographers. However, we are also mindful of the current explosion of COVID variants and are taking precautions to keep people safe. The opening reception First Friday, 6-9 pm, with awards at 6:30 pm, will take place both in person and as a Live Facebook event so that everyone can participate. Tune into Cooperative Gallery Facebook page. Masking and social distancing will be mandatory; food will not be available for consumption at the reception.
The exhibit, with People’s Choice voting, will take place during regular hours Friday 5-8 pm and Saturdays 11 am- 3 pm, where we can manage good social distancing and air flow. The People’s Choice Award will be announced at 3 pm Saturday January 29th. A video interview with Judge JW Johnston will be posted on Facebook as will the Live Event of the Opening Reception and Awards.
“Now in its tenth year, this Photo Competition attracts the best photography in the Southern Tier in both black and white and color in an open themed competition,” according to Geof Gould, who is a member of the Club and the Gallery. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show and 2 each Judge’s Choice in Black and White and Color.
The Competition is named for Bob Johnston, a lifelong photographer and a gallery member who died in 2010. “Bob Johnston was an ‘Ansel Adams’ kind of photographer who worked mostly in black and white film and favored both urban and natural landscapes,” said Bill Gorman, also a photographer. Bob Johnston defined a good photo this way: “For me, the successful photograph is one in which both the abstract elements and the subject matter of the image reinforce each other to provide an emotional experience for the viewer.”
The Two Rivers Photography Club has monthly meetings, skill building sessions, and competitions throughout the year. The Cooperative Gallery, a popular stop on the First Friday Art Walk, located at 213 State Street in Binghamton, is open on First Friday 5- 9 pm and regularly Fridays from 5- 8pm and Saturdays from 11am- 3 pm. Find us on Facebook at Cooperative Gallery 213 and sign up for a weekly e-newsletter on our website at www.cooperativegallery.com or on Facebook. For more information and details click on pdf. The 10th Photography one pager