The Cooperative Gallery 213 and the Two Rivers Photography Club are sponsoring the 4th Bob Johnston Photography Show and Competition January 2-31st, 2015. “This is one of our most popular shows at the Cooperative Gallery,” according to Peg Johnston. “It speaks to how many great photographers we have in this area and their desire to share their art. Although the show is open to all regional photographers, joining with the photography club guarantees that we have beautifully executed photographs that this year range from stunning landscape and floral photographs to striking digitally created abstracts to a humorous staged photograph ala Cindy Sherman." Photographs will be judged by a local professional photographer. Prizes and cash awards for the winners will be announced at First Friday, January 2nd at 7 pm at a reception for the artists open to the public.
The Competition is named for Bob Johnston, a lifelong photographer and 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 and member of the Cooperative Gallery. Johnston’s work was also featured in his daughter Peg’s recent “Binghamton: a Photographic Memoir.”
This fourth Exhibit, which will feature 98 images from 50 area photographers, is a tribute to his photography. 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 Cooperative Gallery 213, located on State of the Art, 213 State Street, Binghamton NY. is regularly open Fridays 3-6 pm and Saturdays 12-4 pm