In June of 2012 we published our first interview on Rfotofolio. We like to use this time to review the past 12 months.
Each year we have had the honor of meeting new photographers and to be inspired by their work. So far we have published over two hundred and fifty interviews, and articles. Thank you to all of the photographers for sharing their work and words with us.
To learn more about the photographers on Rfotofolio please visit The Photographers.
Grants and Awards
Because of the generosity of our readers, fellow photographers, sponsors, and supporters we have been able to continue the Rfotofolio Grant, The Denis Roussel Award, and a Way to Help grant.
The 2018 Rfotofolio Grant went toWilliam Giles. At 83, Will still works in his darkroom at home and is still taking photographs with his 4×5 camera. To quote Will’s friend, photographer and film maker Chuck Davis, “Will is a seeker”. A special thanks toChuck Davis for introducing us to Will’s work.
In addition to our supporters a special thanks toFreesyle Photographic Supplies for being a sponsor of this grant.
Because of the on going support of our readers Rfotofolio was able to send out five Way to Help grants. In 2018, California saw some of the most devastating fires in its’ history. Photographer Dennis Wickes, Carla Bowman-Smith, who both lost their homes in the fires received grants. Grants also went to Rachael Short, Patti Levey and one anonymous recipient.
The Denis Roussel Award
2018 marked the introduction of the Denis Roussel Award to help continue the legacy of photographer Denis Roussel. The Denis Roussel Award is for photographers that work in historical processes.
In 2018, the Denis Roussel Award went to Luther Gerlach as chosen by juror Jill Enfield. “These ethereal images are rich with narrative and tell the universal story of places and lives being expediently erased from our consciousness for the sake of “progress.” We should thank Luther for his…small way of saving this factory, archiving it’s history in light and shadow. Thank you Luther”. Jill Enfield .
Jill Enfield also selected the following photographers for recognition. The quality of your work made the juror’s review rewarding and challenging.
A special thank you to Josephine Sacabo for your ongoing support and for funding the Denis Roussel Award. Thank you to Rachael Wilson-Roussel for your support and encouragement.
Thank you to the following individuals and businesses:
Carol Boss and Hahnemühle paper.
Jill Enfield for agreeing to be juror and donating a copy of Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes.
Mark Nelson and Precision Digital Negative.
Bostick & Sullivan for a two hundred-dollar gift certificate.
And to all the people whose donations makes Rfotofolio possible.
We will be announcing the 2019 Denis Roussel Award winner on July 25th here on Rfotofolio. We are honored to have Jesseca Ferguson as this years juror.
To learn more about our grants please visit Grants and Awards.
2018 Rfotofolio Call
Every year the quality of the work submitted seems to get better. In 2018, we introduced a category for three-dimensional work.
The selections for three-dimensional work were:
The 2018 Rfotofolio Selections in photography were:
Photographers of Merit
To learn more about the Rfotofolio Call please visit Calls for Entry
Where We Work and Notes from the Field
Thank you to Bob Cornelis and Brian Kosoff for sharing their work spaces with us. Its always inspiring to see where the art is made. Thank you Brian Kosoff for being a contributing writer with your Notes from the Field article.
Thank you to Christina Z. Anderson for being a contributing writer and sharing your article on Paper for Palladium .
Depth of Field
The 2018 Depth of Field was held at the Center for Photographic Art. Special thanks to all the photographers that sent their work, made the trip, and participated in this wonderful weekend. Special thanks to Brian Taylor who believed that this would be an inspiring event. Thanks to Richard Muri and Helaine Glick for your support and guidance. Thank you to Willie Osterman who taught the inspiring Therapeutic Camera class. Thank you to Diana Bloomfield, Willie Osterman, and Joanne Teasdale for being part of the panel discussion. Special thanks to the wonderful volunteers who set the standard so high. And of course special thanks to Chris Wasserbach who keeps the boat sailing along and to Jack Wasserbach for documenting this special event.
To learn more about Rfotofolio please visitWhat We are All About .
Here is to the year ahead. Art can make a difference.
“I can hardly believe it’s been that many years. Congratulations, and thank you for introducing me to work by so many accomplished photographers over those years. Thank you also for the enrichment and support that Rfotofolio’s very existence provides us all.” Norm Snyder
“Congratulations, Connie and Jerry! Many thanks for all you do for our fine art photographic community — I am very thankful to have had my work featured on Rfotofolio — keep up the great work and we look forward to seeing you on your next Monterey Peninsula visit!”
“Your support and encouragement, your belief in our work and in the ideas we are trying to express have been invaluable. Each time Rfotofolio shows images we are inspired anew. Thank you.”Robynne Limoges