The HandMade Photograph: Contemporary Photographers Working in Historic Processes

A Call for Entry presented by Bostick & Sullivan

Jurored by Christopher James

Bostick & Sullivan is proud to announce our first ever call-for-entry. Our upcoming juried exhibition will feature modern photographers’ handmade prints working with historic and alternative photographic printing processes. Digital means are allowed to capture the photograph and negative, but the prints submitted must be handmade. We welcome the chance to see how contemporary photographers work with these processes to convey their artful expressions to the world.

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Important Dates

February 28th, 2019-midnight MDT, deadline for submissions

March 18th, 2019- announcement of selected Artists

April 23rd, 2019- deadline for framed prints to arrive at Bostick & Sullivan

June 7th -July 27th, 2019- exhibition on display

June 14, 2019, 5-7pm- Reception


Open to all photographers internationally making historic and alt-process handmade photographs. No digital prints are eligible. You may use a digital negative.

Prints including the frame can not exceed 20X24 inches over all.

If you have a question about your photographic process and whether it would qualify for this exhibition, call 505-474-0890 or email

Approximately 60 photographs will be exhibited .

There will be an online gallery to showcase all submitted photographs.


El Museo Cultural – 555 Camino de la Familia. In the Railyard Art District, Santa Fe, New Mexico

El Museo Front Entrance

El Museo Back Entrance


3 images for $30

4 images $35

5 images $40  

Entry fees are non-refundable.


1st place - $500 gift certificate from Bostick & Sullivan

2nd place – Alt-process kit of your choice from Bostick & Sullivan

3rd place – A signed copy of the 3rd edition of Christopher James book

Up to 5 Honorable Mentions may be awarded.


The accepted photographs must be framed with a wire ready for hanging. Include return postage with your package or we can arrange return postage at the expense of the artist. Prints will be repackaged in the box they were sent in. Prints hand delivered to our office can be picked up after the exhibition. We will hold them up to 3 months.

Prints including frames can not exceed 20X24 inches over all.

Contact and Shipping Information:

If your work is accepted your framed photograph must arrive to Bostick & Sullivan by April 23, 2019. When shipping your artwork, please be sure to insure your framed photograph for the full value.

Ship to:

Bostick & Sullivan

1541 Center Dr.

Santa Fe, NM 87507


Melody Bostick



Bostick & Sullivan and the venue will exercise all due care when handling your work, but will not be held responsible for loss, damage or replacement, including any damage that happens during shipping.


Accepted photographs may be used in advertising materials in print and online to promote the exhibition.


If you wish to have your photograph for sale during the exhibition. Please clearly label the back of your print with your name, address, telephone number and price. The full selling price is for the photographer, no commissions are taken.  A donation can be made to El Museo Cultural for their generous support of this exhibition.


About the Juror

Christopher James

University Professor / Director, MFA in Photography and Integrated Media

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Christopher James is an internationally known artist and photographer whose photographs, paintings, and alternative process printmaking have been exhibited in galleries and museums in this country and abroad. His work has been published and shown extensively, including exhibitions in the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art-Boston. Represented by the Lee Witkin Gallery in New York City for over two decades he has also shown at Pace-McGill (NYC), Contrasts Gallery (London), Michelle Chomette (Paris), Hartje Gallery (Berlin), and Photokina (Germany). He has published extensively including Aperture, Camera (Switzerland), American Photographer, Solstice (for short fiction), and Interview magazine and in books such as The Antiquarian Avant Garde, á Prova de Aguà: Waterproof, Human Documents, and Handcrafted: The Art and Practice of the Handmade Print (China).

All three editions of his book, The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes have received international critical acclaim and are universally recognized by artists, curators, historians, and educators as the definitive text in the genre of alternative process photography and photographically integrated media. A significantly expanded 900 page / 700 image, 3rd edition was published in 2015. Christopher, after 13 years at Harvard University, is presently University Professor and Director of the MFA in Photography program at Lesley University College of Art and Design. He received his undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Art and his masters from the Rhode Island School of Design and is also a painter, graphic designer, author, and a professional scuba diver.  In the summer, he offers customized alternative process workshops in his Dublin, NH studio. Christopher’s web site is