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Image by Chris Stevens-Yu Selected by Black Box Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 9/29/2023

An image by PACC member Christopher Stevens-YuLes Misérables,has been selected for inclusion in the Gallery Exhibition, i.e., in-person, portion of the Photo Shoot: 2023 Exhibition at the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon.  For this open-themed juried group photo show, Black Box simply solicited “your favorite photographic shots” – open to all themes and ideas, all styles and genres, all perspectives on craftsmanship and photographic creativity; a great opportunity for landscape, architecture, portraiture, documentary, fashion, still life, conceptual projects, street, color and black and white, nature, night photography.  The juror was Todd Johnson, founder and 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 October 1 to 20.

Chris:  Les Misérables is from a series I made in Paris in April 2022.  Most images in this series were taken during an afternoon walk with my family in the Marais district.  This one is all about the woman in the upper window looking down on the riff-raff of the streets below.  I submitted this to a digital commentary and the judge felt the out-of-focus couple was a deal breaker.  For me, I like that it brings the focus upward to the woman and they end up as supporting characters. 

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Christopher Stevens-Yu:  Les Misérables

Images in the Gallery Exhibition and the On-Line Annex Exhibition are available at: Shoot 2023-EP.html.


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





Photo Shoot: 2023 Exhibition:

  October 1 – 20

  Opening reception:  Saturday, October 7, 3 to 5 pm

  Gallery hours:  Thursday and Friday:  12 to 4 pm Shoot 2023-EP.html


Online Annex Photo Shoot: 2023 Exhibition: Shoot 2023-EP.html