10th Bob Johnston Photography Show and Competition January 2022
The Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photography Club are sponsoring the 10th Bob Johnston Photography Show and Competition January 7-29th, 2022 at the Cooperative Gallery 213 State St in Binghamton. “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.
Photographers may submit up to three photographs, with a submission fee of $10 each. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show and 2 each Judge’s Choice in Black and White and Color. There will also be a People’s Choice award voting during the show by those in attendance. For other guidelines, including hanging hardware are available at www.cooperativegallery.com or www.2rpc.com. Drop off and registration: Dec. 30th 4-6 pm and Dec. 31st 2-4 at the Gallery.
The reception for the photographers, friends, and the public will take place January 7th at the First Friday Art Walk from 6-9, with gallery hours starting at 5 pm that day. The Exhibit will be open other Fridays 5-8 pm, Saturdays 11 am-3 pm and by appointment until January 29th. Prizes and cash awards for the winners will be announced at First Friday, January 7th at 6:30 pm at the reception. This year there will also be a People’s Choice Award with voting throughout the show and announced on Jan. 29h at 2:30 pm.
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