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Jeff Curto, juror

PhotoPlaceGallery   /   Deadline: 12/20/21

Even the most mundane of human activities leaves evidence of its existence. Old letters and shopping lists, a once-loved stuffed animal left on the swing set, fragments of an old wedding dress, traces of writing on a long-since erased chalk board. Larger human activities leave boarded-up storefronts, crumbling infrastructure and the wrecks of old buildings. No matter the scale, they all leave a nostalgic hint of irretrievable past and, ultimately, of our mortality.

For this exhibition, we seek images that hint of humans come and gone by the evidence left behind.

All photographers and all image capture and processing methods are welcome.


PhotoPlace Gallery's mission is to support contemporary fine art photography as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. PhotoPlace Gallery sponsors exhibition opportunities through international juried exhibits in Middlebury, Vermont, through its published exhibition catalogs, and on its website.


$39 for up to 5 images, $6 each additional


Open to all photographers. To encourage international participation, we offer free matting and framing to all exhibitors for the duration of the exhibit.


See link below for details and submission. Submission deadline is midnight, December 20, 2021. Digital files only, submitted through our website. Full information and upload here:


We are very pleased that Jeff Curto will be jurying and curating this exhibition. He will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 35 for our Online Gallery Annex. All selected images will appear in the exhibit catalog and in social media.
All selected images will be reproduced in the exhibition print catalog and remain permanently on our website, with links to photographer's URL. Gallery exhibition February 4 – February 25, 2022. All selected images will be actively promoted in social media.

Contact Information

James Barker
PhotoPLaceGallery 3 Park Street
Middlebury, VT 05445


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