Call for Entry 2020 - Alternative Process Photography
Detail of "Solitary," 2018. Gum Bichromate over Cyanotype © Jing Lin

Call For Entry: 5th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: March 15 – May 28, 2021

Juried by: Niniane Kelley, Brian Taylor, Ed Carey, and The Image Flow


5th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

The Image Flow invites artists to submit work for our fifth 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.
All artwork must be framed to professional standards. For details see Framing section of Terms & Conditions.

Call for Entry Calendar

Submissions Open | October 16, 2020
Submissions Close |December 6, 2020, at 11:59 PM
Extended Deadline |December 20, 2020, at 11:59 PM
Selections Announced | January 25, 2021
Last Day to Receive Artwork at The Image Flow | February 26, 2021
Exhibition Opens | March 15, 2021
Exhibition Closes | May 28, 2021
Deinstall & Artist Pickup | Week of June 1, 2021


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


December 20, 2020, 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*


Niniane KelleyNiniane Kelley is a fine art photographer living and working in San Francisco and Lake County, California. A native of the Bay Area, she is a San Jose State University graduate, earning a BFA in Photography in 2008.

Drawn to photography for both the immediacy of the image-making process and the intrinsic alchemy of the darkroom ritual, she crafts the majority of her imagery using traditional 19th-century processes that give each piece its own unique character. But never one to cease experimentation, she is also simultaneously developing new complementary bodies of work using Polaroid and plastic cameras to bring a fresh perspective to both her figure and landscape work.

In addition to producing photographic images, Kelley is also extensively involved in alternative processes education and research. After many years in the fine art gallery world, she most recently worked as a photographer and manager at San Francisco’s tintype portrait studio, Photobooth. She is currently a writer and curator for Analog Forever Magazine.

Brian TaylorBrian Taylor is known for his innovative explorations of alternative photographic processes including historic 19th Century printing techniques, mixed media, and hand made books. His work has been exhibited nationally and abroad in numerous solo and group shows and is included in the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, Rochester, NY.
​Brian received his B.A. Degree in Visual Arts from the University of California at San Diego, an M.A. from Stanford University, and his M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico and served as a professor of Photography for over 30 years, and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University. Brian has now happily returned to his own art studio having recently retired from his position as Executive Director of the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA.


Ed Carey

Ed Carey is the former gallery director of Gallery 291 (San Francisco and Mill Valley). Gallery 291 emphasized exhibitions of alternative photographic processes that are an important part of the rich history of photography and represented a select group of contemporary and emerging artists.

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

4th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

July 27 – October 11, 2019