"Creating Myself", 2022. Chemigram on fiber based gelatin silver paper. © Annabel McGannon
"Creating Myself", 2022. Chemigram on fiber based gelatin silver paper. © Annabel McGannon

Call For Entry: 7th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Diane Chung, Brenton Hamilton, Zack Sumner Schomp, & The Image Flow

The Image Flow invites artists to submit work to our seventh 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 and its territories. 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 AlternativePhotography.com 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.


Diane Chung was born in Hong Kong and currently lives in San Francisco, California. She founded CHUNG 24 GALLERY in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood in 2021. Prior to being a gallerist, Diane was a fine art photographer whose work was shown domestically and internationally. She also had various positions in the financial sector from regulator at a stock exchange to managing director at a private equity firm. Diane holds degrees from Golden Gate University and Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

For over 25 years Brenton Hamilton has sustained a unique body of work, largely concentrated within historic process: gum bichromated forms, platinum, the embellished cyanotype, and collodion on black glass. He leads the photography program at the University of Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, and previously was a leading educator and historian at Maine Media Workshops. Brenton’s work is held in the permanent collections of The Farnsworth Art Museum, The Portland Museum of Art, Maine, The University of New England, the Lamar Dodd Art Center, and the Colby College Museum. He is represented by TILT Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona and The Page Gallery in Camden, Maine. In 2017 The University of Maine Museum of Art installed a mid-career retrospective of his decades of practice. His monograph A Blue Idyll, Cyanotypes and Dreams was released in 2022 by Schilt Publishing, Amsterdam.

Zack Sumner Schomp was raised fifty-one miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in a town celebrated for its apples. An alumni of San Francisco Art Institute and Mills college, he is a practicing artist, lecturer at CSU East Bay and Sonoma State Universities, a darkroom photography instructor at Oxbow School, and the current board president for PhotoAlliance. He is curious to see your work.

Deadline for Submission

July 27, 2023, at 11:59 PM


Call for Art Calendar

Submissions Open | May 1, 2023
Submissions Close | July 10, 2023, at 11:59 PM
Extended Deadline | July 24, 2023, at 11:59 PM
Selections Announced | August 11, 2023
Exhibition Dates | October 9 – December 22, 2023
Opening Reception | Saturday, October 14, 7–9 PM
Exhibition closes | December 22, 2023

Registration & Fees​

$35 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.