Flower, Lumen © Denis Roussel

The Denis Roussel Award

When :
Applications are accepted starting March 5th until June 5th.

Who is this for?
The Denis Roussel Award is open to all photographers whose work is based on the historical/alternative photographic processes, including silver gelatin.

What you need to apply.
A portfolio of seven well edited images and a written statement. In your statement please tell us about the work you are submitting. No more than two paragraphs please.

One applicant will be chosen for the Denis Roussel Award by our guest juror based on a portfolio of work and a written statement. There is no fee to enter, but if you would like to make a donation of any amount, you help support the Rfotofolio Grants

Self-portrait © Denis Roussel
Self-portrait © Denis Roussel

About Denis Roussel
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 and sharing his knowledge with others.

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.

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 and learning from this creative and resourceful artist.

To learn more about Denis Roussel please visit his page at Denis Roussel.

Why the Denis Roussel Award
We wanted in some small way help continue his legacy and to support artist that work in historical media. The Denis Roussel Award was established in 2018.
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.

Thank you
Thank you to Rachel Wilson-Roussel and family for your encouragement and support.
Thank you Josephine Sacabo for your support of the Denis Roussel Award.
Thank you Denis for your inspiration.
The stars are out tonight……

Echo Lake © Denis Roussel

Thank you to the following individuals and businesses for your support of the Denis Roussel Award and Rfotofolio.

Carol Boss and Hahnemühle paper.
Mark Nelson and Precision Digital Negative.
Bostick & Sullivan for a two hundred-dollar gift certificate.
Christopher James for his donation of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes 3rd Edition, Signed
Josephine Sacabo and Luna Press.


Past recipients of the Denis Roussel Award.

2018
Luther Gerlach

2019
Tina Rowe

Jurors

2019 Jesseca Ferguson

2018  Jill Enfield

To learn more about the 2018 and 2019Denis Roussel Awards just click in the dates.

 

Art can make a difference. 

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