News of the current exhibit and events at Image City


Image City Photography Gallery
Newsletter #137   November 9, 2018


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Our Newsletter publishes during each of our exhibits to pass along information and reviews of the exhibit, selected images and news of participation opportunities at Image City.  Thank you for your interest and we look forward to another great year of fine photographs and events. We hope to see you at each of the 13 shows we produce in 2018.




 Current Show Runs Through Sunday, November 25    


Our current exhibit at Image City Photography Gallery is a Paris featuring photographs by Gallery Partner, Gil Maker. Gil and his wife, June, enjoyed two weeks in the Paris taking in the culture and observing the street life and capturing elements of a classic city with a majority of the photographs presented in black-and-white.


Steve Tryon has produced photographs in an exhibit of one of his favorite techniques using pin-hole cameras.  Additional Guest Photographers are three long-time participants at Image City, John Ejaife, Tom Kredo, and Tom McGlynn, who always dazzle us with their most recent work. and Camera Rochester photographers, exhibiting award-winning photographs from their competitions -- Bev Cronkite, Archie Curry, Stan Hattman, Susan Kaye, Lorette Petralis, and Tony Solpietro. The exceptional and creative photography we exhibit by Camera Rochester members during many of our shows each year is a testament to a dynamic camera club. We round out the show with the photographs by Artists-in-Residence, Jim Patton, David Perlman, Gary Thompson, and Phyllis Thompson and Gallery Partners, Dick Bennett, Carl Crumley, Steve Levinson, Don Menges, Luann Pero, Betsy Phillips, John Solberg, and Sheridan Vincent.  


With 23 photographers exhibiting their art, you will certainly find an interesting variety of both subject and style. We encourage you to visit, enjoy the art, and support the artists by making a purchase of their fine photography. There is no admission fee at Image City and the Gallery is accessible to all. Click Here to see our website listing and a link to a preview a selection of the superb photographs in the show as well as picks of our favorites. 



Partners' Picks


Following the installation of the exhibit, Gallery Partners selected four of their favorites from the Featured and Guest Photographers in the exhibit, presented here as our Partners' Picks:


Blue Runner by Tom Kredo --Tom has captured the spirit of a visit he took along the Erie Canal in the photograph Blue Runner.  Canals have always provided a wonderful place for runners. Morning or evening we can find runners enjoying the peacefulness of nature and the canal.  This is true for Rochester as well as the rest of the world. This photograph captures this common occurrence in beautiful and uncommon way.  The brilliant orange of the autumnal (or could it be dusk or dawn) trees are cloud like, glowing like fire against the black background. The solitary runner  wears a blue tee shirt, a strong counterpoint to the other colors and shapes of the scene. Your eye is drawn to the runner's colorful outfit, and you almost move along the canal in tandem with his jogging. The colors of the background works well together, the stone face of the canal balanced against the varied colors of the leaves. Truly, this is a wonderful example of "painting with light".



Love the Tower by Gil Maker --There are several things that initially draw our attention to a photograph. Once we're "captured" we will spend time trying to decipher the photographer's intent.  Often, the over-all impact - the "wow factor," that captures us. Sometimes it's the quality of the light that pulls us in. Many times, and because we're human, we notice other people and we can't help ourselves trying to understand what they are doing, where they are going, or what they are thinking about.The Eiffel Tower is a large iconic shape in this image, yet the woman in the fore-ground out-weighs our attention. SHE is the subject and the Tower is a supporting element.  The third major component of this photograph is the sky above the woman.  The tonalities across the image are complimentary and pleasing to the eye, but most importantly the tonality in the sky has a wonderful texture to it so it carries weight. These three "pieces" hold my eye and keep me moving through the image. Other thoughts; the geometry of the blocks in front connect with the geometry in the Tower; the Tower forms a frame for the path on the ground that leads us to the city in the far distance; the people in the middle hold all the pieces together.  Overall, a photograph that draws you in and keeps you there as you try to figure out to whom she is gesturing.


Holocaust Memorial by Gil Maker  --This is one of the very excellent series of Photographs that Gil presents as part of his one-man show....impressions of Paris. Paris is one of the most photographed cities in the world, deservedly so. Henri Cartier-Bresson created many great photographs walking through the streets of Paris and Gil has channeled his legacy in his photograph titled Holocaust Memorial. This is a photograph that could have been made by Cartier-Bresson had be been alive today!  It has the combination of abstract and reality presented in a beautiful way.He uses a strong pallet of black, white and greys to provide a striking composition, very graphical in approach. The Figure a the bottom of the photograph leads the viewer's eyes into the structure. with strong graphic borders to the walkway... confining the viewer to enter and go through the space.  The walls have a dappled texture while the walk is made up of square tiles, providing a beautiful composition of textures.A single woman stands almost out side of the scene, taking  a  photograph. We look to see what she is photographing, and this starts the journey of our eyes into the scene. After viewing the photograph, one notices that this is from the Holocaust Memorial in Paris....which brings another layer of  meaning to how one interprets this work.  Especially after the tragedy of Pittsburgh of recent days, one cannot forget what happened in the past and unfortunately what is still going on today. 


Gallery Gawking #2 - Amsterdam by Tom McGlynn

Tom's strong collection of photographs captures people picture taking (with a phone, of course) to riding a bicycle through the city street.  And there are three photographs of people Gallery Gawking as Tom has named them. This image (#2) is remarkable.  It can seem like we're looking over this man's shoulder as he views the Rembrandt painting Syndics of the Draper's Guild. He seems to be thoughtful, arms crossed in front, weight slightly shifted to his left leg.   Even as we look over his shoulder, all of the visible characters in the painting seem to be looking at him as well.  The scene draws us in - we are a part of these moments.How does this happen?  Beyond the simple high quality of the image itself, there are a few additional elements that draw us in. The frame of the painting fits perfectly into the black mat of the photograph, the bright lines in the frame echoed in the white edge of the matte. The light on the man's head draws our attention directly there, and with only a slight shifting of the eyes, we can see each face and their eyes draw us back to the man. Suddenly, we're in the gallery with him.The characters in the painting are officials that assess the quality of cloth, and as they look and touch the cloth before them, they look at the visitor who has arrived a few centuries later, ready to offer their assessment.



Call for Submissions -- The Magic of Light 2019 

Our Annual Juried Show January 2 - 20 2019

Fast Approaching Deadline for entries is November 18, 2018  


After twelve successful editions of our annual juried show, we are pleased to let you know that there will certainly be another. The theme of the 2019 Image City Juried Theme Show is again titled The Magic of Light. The theme is open, to give you freedom to create astonishing photographs. The exhibit of selected photographs will run from January 2 and January 20, 2019 at Image City.


You can find all details and Entry Form for your submission at the special link:    The Magic of Light 2019 Call Page . The same information is also available via the Image City Website. You can also get a hard copy of the entry form at Image City Photography Gallery. Again this year, you may also enter, pay the entry fee, and upload submitted images online.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or by phone at 585-271-2540.
We very much appreciate the continued participation of Lumiere Photo  with our juried shows. All Gallery Partners look forward to receiving your submission by November 18, 2018.    

Feel free to forward this announcement to any of your friends and relatives who might be interested in participating in the Image City Juried Show, The Magic of Light 2019. There is a forward email link at the bottom of this announcement.


Dick Bennett, Gallery Partner, Chairman of the 2019 Juried Show at Image City   




Looking Ahead.....


Image City Photography Gallery is pleased to announce we have reached an agreement for one of North America's premier macro photographers to conduct a one-day workshop for us in 2019. Don Komarechka will teach you his amazing techniques for photographing water droplets at a date to be announced in a future newsletter. Keep your macro lenses dusted off in preparation for this exciting event!




Calendar of Events

Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue


November 18, 4pm, Deadline for Submissions - The Magic of Light 2019

November 25, Last Day of Paris by Gil Maker

November 27, Opening Day Holiday Show 2018

November 30, 5 - 8:30 pm, Reception Holiday Show 2018 

December 7, 5 - 9 pm First Friday Gallery Night


Image City Photography Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Saturday Noon - 6pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm


There is no admission fee to visit Image City

in the Heart of the Neighborhood of the Arts 

 where our mission is to create a quality exhibition and learning experience for photographers and the art-loving community.


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