Detail of "Wallflower", 2020. Lumen and Chemigram Mordançage. © Tom Condon
Detail of "Wallflower", 2020. Lumen and Chemigram Mordançage. © Tom Condon

Call For Entry: 6th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Adam Finkelston, J. Jason Lazarus, Chris McCaw, and The Image Flow

The Image Flow invites artists to submit work to our sixth 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.

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 or reproductions. 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 San Anselmo, California.

Our panel of jurors will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the San Anselmo gallery and our online gallery.


All artists living or working in the United States submitting artwork made using alternative photographic processes are eligible.

See for accepted mediums and processes.
All artwork must be framed to professional standards. For details see Terms & Conditions.

Image File Requirements

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

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


Adam Finkelston

Adam Finkelston is an artist, educator, and publisher based in Prairie Village, Kansas. Mr. Finkelston’s work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions and is included in popular publications on alternative process photography. Mr. Finkelston has taught art at various levels for 18 years. Currently, he is a guest lecturer in printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute as well as a teacher and visual arts department coordinator at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, KS.

In addition to teaching, Mr. Finkelston is the owner and publisher of The Hand Magazine: A Magazine for Reproduction-based Arts, through which he has curated and juried numerous exhibitions.


J. Jason Lazarus
Photo © Artem Zhdanov

J. Jason Lazarus is an Alaska-based photographer and educator that creates handmade and narrative-driven photographic work utilizing a wide range of alternative and historical photographic processes. Lazarus has served as a photographic educator at the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 2005, teaching and developing a wide range of courses in digital, alternative, and traditional darkroom photography. His alternative process work ranges from abstract Chemigram prints that discuss the complex historical legacy left behind by World War II to darkroom-printed Mordançage images that show a fragile Western American landscape decaying under the pressures of resource development, economic failures, and climate change. Lazarus also spends the lengthy, dimly-lit winter months in Alaska creating unique portraits of its fragile tundra, as seen in his series entitled “Resilient”.


Chris McCaw

Chris McCaw has been getting his hands wet in the darkroom from the age of 13, and since then he has been unable to separate his personal life from his photographic life.

The early years involved self-taught explorations in skateboarding/ zine /punk scenes with a fisheye lens and Tri-X through the mid-late ’80s. After high school, he learned everything he could about photography. He fell in love with the simplicity of large format cameras, and in 1992 got his first 4”x5”. The following year he fell for platinum/palladium printing and larger cameras. After reworking the boundaries of analog photographic mediums with his Sunburn project, Chris continues to rethink traditional use of photographic materials. He is currently building his own cameras, manipulating the mechanics of how cameras record time.

Deadline for Submission

July 29, 2022, at 11:59 PM


Call for Art Calendar

Submissions Open | May 10, 2022
Submissions Close | July 8, 2022, at 11:59 PM
Extended Deadline | July 29, 2022, at 11:59 PM
Selections Announced | August 19, 2022
Exhibition Dates | October – December 2022
Opening Reception | Saturday, October 15, 7–9PM

Registration & Fees​

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


All selected artists will have their work displayed in our San Anselmo gallery and our online gallery