Banner image by Denis Roussel
Matines / Morning Glory © Peter Miller   (Photogravure)


The  2018  Denis Award application period is now over.  Thank you for your interest. 

Ambrotype, Bromoil, Color Carbon, Chemigram, Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Kallitype, Mordançage, Photogravure, Platinum, Palladium, Tintype, Wet Plate Collodion, Dry Plate, Silver Gelatin, Salted Paper Prints ….

What is your historic process ?

Central Park West © Peter Liepke (Gum Bichromate)

Movement in Blue © Diana Bloomfield (Gum Bichromate)


Bog Bean Flower © Mark I.Nelson, Platinum/Palladium

The Denis Roussel Award

The Denis Roussel Award was started to help continue the legacy of photographer Denis Roussel.
Denis was a photographer and educator. He believed in sharing his knowledge with others.   In 2017, Denis lost his battle with cancer. All of us lost the pleasure of seeing new work from this creative and resourceful artist.
To learn more about Denis Roussel please visit his page at Denis Roussel.

The Denis Roussel Award is for photographers whose work is based on the historical/alternative photographic processes, including silver gelatin.

This year we are honored to have Jill Enfield as our guest juror.

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 e-book 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
June 5, 2018 midnight CST is the deadline.
July 25, 2018 results will be announced on

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.

Thank you

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

To learn more about the photographers whose work is featured here please visit their page by clicking on their name.

Diana Bloomfield
Peter Liepke
Peter Miller
Mark Nelson

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