The Denis Roussel Award was started in 2018 to help continue the legacy and celebrate the life of photographer and educator Denis Roussel and to highlight work done by photographers whose work is based on historical/alternative photographic processes, including silver gelatin. Every year we are pleased and humbled to see the portfolios of work that come… Read More
Tomasz Laczny’s portfolio, Erna, Helena, Ania was selected by Christopher James for Outstanding Work in the 2020 Denis Roussel Award. “I am very much taken by the organic and graphic power of this work dealing with the notion of loss and absence, ghosts and traces of reality. I would love to see your aesthetic, and this project,… Read More
Beautiful composition, thoughtful lighting, attention and skill given to making the final print made Michael Puff’s portfolio a 2020 Rfotofolio Selection.
Christopher Bennett’s portfolio was chosen as an Outstanding Work in the 2020 Denis Roussel Award. “I loved your scanned Calotypes (really well-done paper negatives) enhanced in Photoshop and completely understand the need to marry the paper negative with digital technology. I like the images a great deal and see their compositional construction as windows… Read More
“This project is an exploration of beauty as an antidote for personal and political crisis.Writer and philosopher John O’Donohue states, “I think that beauty is not a luxury, but that it ennobles the heart and reminds us of the infinity that is within us.” That idea resonates with me and inspired this project. The images… Read More
Gerardo Stübing portfolio was the Rfotofolio Selection in the2020 Denis Roussel Award. “I am so impressed with your alchemical hybridization between science, art and nature. Many of my current and recent MFA candidates are following the same path that you are and it is clear that your years of teaching have honed your concept very… Read More
Today we share the research of Christina Z. Anderson on papers for palladium printing.
“This photographer invented/developed a technique involving cyanotype printed onto black and white gelatin silver paper. The statement reveals great resourcefulness in working without a darkroom in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.” Jesseca Ferguson
Kathryn Mayo’s work was one of the 2019 Rfotofolio Selections. We are pleased to share her work and words. “Powerful portraiture related to an important city in American history. The artist mastered truly daunting technical challenges with courage and tenacity and an innovative approach. This will stand as historical documents in years to come.”Brian Taylor