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Image by Allyson Ely Selected by PhotoPlace Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 1/14/2024

Ladder, an image by PACC member Allyson Ely, was selected for inclusion in the Monochrome Gallery Exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.  The objective of this exhibition  was to explore the beauty and powerful expressive ability of monochrome photography.  Any capture method and all processes, including B & W, alternative process, and monochromatic toning were welcome.  The juror was Henry Horenstein, professor at the Rhode Island School of Design and former student of Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskin.  Thirty-four Images were selected for exhibition in the gallery in Middlefield, and an additional 39 images were selected for display in the Online Gallery on the PhotoPlace Gallery website.  The exhibition will take place from February 2 through February 23.

Allyson says about Ladder:  My favorite of the images taken inside a cement storage silo, this simple ladder was propped against a wall, hidden in a cramped, dark corner and lit indirectly by an old fluorescent tube. What captured my attention was the lovely shadow created by the light, the highlights on the upper rungs, and the faint  detail in the ceiling above.
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Allyson Ely:  Ladder

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


Monochrome Exhibition:

  February 2 – 22 

  Exhibition Gallery:

  Online Gallery:


Gallery hours:

  11 am to 4 pm, Tuesday – Friday