© Denis Roussel
© Denis Roussel

We first met Denis in 2013 when he entered our call What is Beauty? He worked on projects where even the compost bin was his muse, showing us that there is beauty everywhere.

If you where lucky enough to have a conversation with Denis, or to be a student of his, you knew how much Denis loved photography.

Denis was a photographer and educator. He loved sharing the beauty of the outdoors with his family and friends, and in his photography he shared that beauty with us. In 2017, Denis lost his battle with cancer. All of us lost the pleasure of seeing new work from this creative and resourceful artist.

We wanted in some small way help continue his legacy, and so the Denis Roussel Award was established.
To learn more about Denis Roussel please visit his page at Denis Roussel.

Thank you to Rachel Wilson-Roussel for your encouragement and support.

The Denis Roussel Award

This year we are honored to have Jill Enfield as our guest juror.
The Denis Roussel Award is for photographers whose work is based on the historical/alternative photographic processes, including silver gelatin.

The award winner will receive the following,
The Denis Roussel Award grant.
A two hundred-dollar gift certificate from Bostick & Sullivan for alt-process supplies.
Hahnemuhle Paper
Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes
Mark Nelson’s ebook on Precision Digital Negatives
A selection of books published by Focal Press
This list is growing and will there will be updates.

The Denis Roussel Award winner will be featured on Rfotofolio with a future interview, and be included in future publications, and future exhibitions.


March 5, 2018 we will start accepting submissions at rfotofolio@rfotofolio.org.
June 5, 2018 midnight CST is the deadline.
July 25, 2018 results will be announced on rfotofolio.org

About Jill Enfield

Jill Enfield is a fine art photographer, author and educator. She is the author of  Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes.

Jill Enfield’s work is in the permanent collections of The Amon Carter Museum of Art, Bellagio Hotel, Bibliothque Nationale, The Boca Raton Museum of Art, Canyon Ranch Spa and Resort, The Crocker Art Museum, The Florida Senate, The Toledo Museum of Art, and Museo de Arte Moderno de Medillin, Bogota and Cartagena, in Colombia.

To learn more about the work of Jill Enfield please visit her page at Jill Enfield.

Kadidja 2 © Jill Enfield

A special thank you to Josephine Sacabo for your support of this award.

Thank you to our sponsors for participating and donating products to the award winner.
Carol Boss and Hahnemühle paper.
Jill Enfield for donating a copy of  Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes.
Mark Nelson and Precision Digital Negative.
Bostick & Sullivan for the two hundred-dollar gift certificate.
Josephine Sacabo and Luna Press.
Focal Press for a gift of books.

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