Photo © Enrique Rosas, When I Lose You, 2016, Image transfer on watercolor paper
Photo © Enrique Rosas, When I Lose You, 2016, Image transfer on watercolor paper

Call For Entry: 4th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: July 27 – September 27, 2019

Juried by: Ann M. Jastrab, Christina Z. Anderson, Unai San Martin, and The Image Flow


4th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow invites artists to submit work for our fourth annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum, palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, mordançage, transfers and lifts, salt-prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be considered. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing your wonderful alternative process work!

This national call for entry is open to all artists living or working in the United States. Only original alternative process prints or plates will be accepted for exhibition, please no digital prints. All entries must be original works of art and entirely the work of the entrant. Accepted entries will be exhibited at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA.


All artists living or working in the United States working in alternative photographic processes.
See for accepted mediums.


Call for Entry Calendar

Submissions Open | January 21, 2019
DEADLINE EXTENDED | May 17, 2019, at 11:59 PM
Selections Announced | June 7, 2019
Last Day to Receive Artwork at The Image Flow | July 12, 2019
Exhibition Opens | July 27, 2019
Exhibition Closes | September 27, 2019
Return of Works | Week of October 7, 2019


For more information about submission policies, requirements, liability, and consent criteria please visit our Terms & Conditions.

Deadline for Submission

May 17, 2019, at 11:59 PM

Registration & Fees

$30 non-refundable registration fee. Artists may submit up to 3 images for review once registered.

Image Requirements

2500 px on the longest edge, 72 ppi, JPG saved at 80% quality in sRGB colorspace.
*File size must be limited to 4mb*

Submissions Now Closed


Ann M. Jastrab is Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art as well as an independent curator, editor, and writer. She writes extensively about photographers and photography for the acclaimed website All-About-Photo where she is the Editor-in-Chief. She is currently the gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco where she incorporates contemporary artists in with the living legends of photography. She worked as the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco for 10 years until their closure in 2017. Ann has curated many shows in the Bay Area while simultaneously jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of San Francisco. She has reviewed portfolios for a multitude of organizations including the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, Fotofest, Photolucida, GuatePhoto, PhotoNola, Review Santa Fe, Medium, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Filter, PhotoAlliance, and Lishui International Photography Festival in China as well as being a juror for Critical Mass. While being a champion of artists, she created a thriving artist-in-residence program at RayKo where recent residents Meghann Riepenhoff, Carlos Javier Ortiz, and McNair Evans all received Guggenheim Fellowships. Besides being a curator, Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master darkroom printer, and teacher as well.

Photo © Corby Tobin

Christina Z. Anderson’s work focuses on the family snapshot, gender identity, the altered landscape, and the contemporary vanitas printed in a variety of 19th century photographic processes, primarily gum and casein bichromate, salted paper, cyanotype, and mordançage. Anderson’s work has shown internationally in 110+ shows and 40+ publications. Anderson has authored books which have sold in 40 countries—The Experimental Photography Workbook, Gum Printing and Other Amazing Contact Printing Processes, Gum Printing, A Step by Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice, Salted Paper Printing, A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Contemporary Artists, and her newest release Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice. Anderson is Series Editor for Focal Press/Routledge’s newly-formed Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography series. Anderson is Professor of Photography at Montana State University. To see her work, visit

Unai San Martin has won several prestigious awards for his evocative and subtle photogravures, including the Joan Miro and  Sotheby’s first prize, and the first prize in the National Printmaking Competition in Madrid. His work is in more than 20 museums as well as in collections in Europe and the United States, such as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the di Rosa Collection. He has taught workshops on the photogravure process both locally and overseas and has made gravures for almost 20 years. Take Copper Plate Photogravure with Unai this June!

Past Exhibitions

First Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

August 27 – November 23, 2016

2nd Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

September 9 – November 22, 2017

3rd Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

July 14 – September 7, 2018