Images by PACC members Wright Schickli and Allyson Ely were selected for inclusion in the Vision: Black and White On-Line Annex exhibition at the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. For this Exhibition, the Black Box Gallery was looking for a diversity of photographic works and ideas, recognizing both the classic, nostalgic, and even the dynamic translation to B&W photography, as well as contemporary photography involved in this dialog of history and tradition. The juror was Todd Johnson, director of the Black Box Gallery. Twenty-four images were selected for exhibition in the gallery; and an additional thirty images were selected for the On-Line Annex Exhibition. The in-gallery exhibition will take place August 1 to 20.
Wright says: Flying A was captured in Niles, at the far east side of East Bay after you cross the Dumbarton Bridge, and before you hit the road to Livermore. Niles is one of my favorite places – the gas is cheap there, and you never know what blast from the past you might encounter somewhere in town, on a back alley, in a thrift store, or on the sidewalk. Just bring your B&W camera!
About Ladder 2022, Allyson says: My favorite of the images taken inside a cement storage silo, this simple ladder was propped against a wall, hidden in a dark corner and lit indirectly by an old fluorescent tube. What captured my attention was the lovely shadow created by the light, almost as though the ladder was unfolded and ready to use. I also like the highlights on the upper rungs and the barely visible detail on the ceiling above that mimics the ladder.
Black Box Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary photography. Black Box’s juried international photo shows provide important opportunities for emerging and mid-career photographers. Black Box supports and encourages the creative production, exhibition, and critical appreciation of contemporary photography.
Black Box Gallery
811 East Burnside Street, #212
Portland, OR 97214
Vision: Black and White:
August 1 – 20
Thursday and Friday: 12 to 4 pm
https://blackboxgallery.com/Vision-Black and White Gallery 2023 Web/index.html
On-Line Annex Exhibition:
https://blackboxgallery.com/Vision-Black and White 2023 Annex Web/index.html