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Image by Wright Schickli Selected by PhotoPlace Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 1/6/2023

Exit, an image by PACC member Wright Schickli, was selected for inclusion in the Portals: Windows, Mirrors and Doors exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.  The exhibition will take place January 26 through February 24.


The call for entry solicited images that use portals in intriguing ways, a portal being an architectural feature – a gate, a doorway, a window, a mirror, or a tunnel – that frames or isolates or adds a new dimension to the image; or in a fictional sense, a magical doorway that connects two locations in space or time.  The juror was Laura Moya, director of Photolucida in Portland, Oregon. 

Exit will appear in the Online Gallery.  Wright explains:  Exit is an image I observed around midnight of moonlight coming through our bathroom skylight.  I just had to grab my camera to see if it could capture the light I saw.  I balanced my camera on the towel rack because my tripod was in the car.  It was a 30-second exposure at F3.5 with a 28mm lens and B&W-only camera.  I did decide to snag my tripod, but it was too late as the clouds came.  But I like the towel rack effect and the dimensionality I was trying to achieve.

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Wright Schickli:  Exit

PhotoPlace Gallery, located in the oldest remaining residence in Middlebury, offers monthly juried exhibitions to photographers worldwide, each with a new topic and an internationally recognized juror.  All images selected for the Exhibition Gallery will hang in the physical gallery for the duration of the exhibit, while those selected for the Online Gallery will be viewable in the gallery by continuous-loop projection.  All images from both galleries remain permanently on the website, are reproduced in the exhibit catalog, and are promoted on social media.



PhotoPlace Gallery

  3 Park Street

  Middlebury, Vermont 05753


Portals: Windows, Mirrors and Doors Exhibition:

  January 26 - February 24

  Exhibition Gallery:

  Online Gallery:

  Gallery hours:

  11 am to 4 pm, Tuesday – Friday