Nocturnes & Noir in San Francisco by John Ritchie

Dispossessed

My photograph "Dispossessed" was accepted for the Nocturnes & Noir exhibit at the Harvey Milk Photo Center in San Francisco.  The exhibit, juried by Michael Kenna and Helen K. Garber, combines two schools of night photographic thought: the peace of the Nocturne with the darkness of Noir.  The exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Nocturnes Night Photography Group.

I've participated in Nocturnes exhibits before, but I was particularly pleased to have my photograph selected by Michael Kenna for this one.  His book "Mont St. Michel" was one of the first photography books I've purchased and his photographs have been an inspiration to me ever since.

The exhibit runs from February 11th through April 2nd, 2017 at the Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott Street, San Francisco.  There is an opening reception Saturday February 11th from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.

LightBox Members Exhibit 2016 by John Ritchie

Veteran, Patriot

LightBox Photographic is a very special gallery located in Astoria, Oregon.  They promote top-quality photographic art, specializing in traditional processing but supporting all fine photography.  LightBox has many fine exhibits every year, and I'm pleased to participate in the LightBox Members Exhibit 2016.  This is an opportunity for me to show a piece I'm excited to exhibit and to rub shoulders with many fine photographic artists of the North Coast and Portland community.

The exhibit will show from December 10th, 2016 to January 11th, 2017, with an Artists' Reception and Holiday Party on December 10th from 6-9pm.  LightBox Photographic is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, and its hours are Tue-Sat 11-5:30.

Low Tide Landscapes - Juried Exhibit in Coos Bay by John Ritchie

Bicycle Returning To the Sea

My "Bicycles Returning To the Sea," above, was selected by juror Julia Bradshaw, associate professor of art at Oregon State University, for an exhibit by the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild at the Coos Art Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon.  The exhibit explores the unusual and often alien terrain exposed along the Oregon Coast during low tides, particularly during extreme minus tides that occur in the spring and summer.  I chose this opportunity to focus on unusual activity rather than terrain because, although I love the coast at low tide, I believe that humans add a high degree of interesting alien-ness to any landscape, and that's what I like to photograph.

The exhibit runs from December 9th to February 11th, 2017, with an opening reception on Friday, December 9th from 5-7pm.

The Coos Art Museum is located at 235 Anderson Ave., Coos Bay, Oregon.  Its hours are Tues-Fri 10am to 4pm, Saturday 1-4pm.

Night Photography: Dusk to Dawn - PhotoPlace Gallery by John Ritchie

Three images from my Night's Quiet Light collection were juried into an exhibition in Vermont.

Fog Bow Tree

I'm very pleased that three of my images were selected by Juror Lance Keimig into the "Night Photography: Dusk to Dawn" exhibit.

The gallery exhibition will be from November 30th to December 29th, 2016 in the PhotoPlace Gallery at 3 Park Street in Middlebury, Vermont.

The exhibition consists of physical and online exhibit components. "Fog Bow Tree" (above) was selected for the physical gallery exhibition, while "Back Alley Staircase" and "Transpiration" were placed in the online exhibit.  Both exhibits are available online here, and contain many fine night photographs.

PhotoZone Annual Juried Show by John Ritchie

"Dog Nappers" and "The Evolution of Surfing" from Their World, Our World were juried into the PhotoZone Annual Juried Show at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon.

The exhibit will run from June 29th to July 29th with an artist's reception on Friday, July 8th from 5-8PM.  The Emerald Art Center is located at 500 Main Street in Springfield.  Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11-4.

Their World, Our World by John Ritchie

I've published a new body of work entitled "Their World, Our World."

Dog Nappers

Dog Nappers

People do fascinating things in the world we share.  Self-engaged, they are puzzling, amusing, and energizing.  We imagine ourselves in what we see others do, in the way they interact with their environment.  We learn about ourselves from the way they move in their world, which is our world.

I photograph people's moments in their world so we can share them, to study them, to learn about our shared world.

Low Tide Landscapes by John Ritchie

I'll be showing five photographs as part of the Low Tide Landscapes exhibit on display at the Chessman Gallery in Lincoln City, Oregon from May 13th to June 6th, 2016.  The show is a collection of photographs taken of low tide areas on the Oregon coast by 7 members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, May 13th from 5 to 7 PM at the gallery, located in the Lincoln City Cultural Center - 540 NE Hwy. 101, Lincoln City.

Night's Quiet Light: August 2015 by John Ritchie

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During the month of August I have a solo exhibit of night photography at the Oregon State University MU Concourse Gallery.  The exhibit features 24 color and black-and-white photographs of stillness, solitude and peaceful light found in the night world.  The show includes lots of new work as well as some old favorites.

The exhibit runs from August 1st to September 10th, 2015.  The gallery is located in the Memorial Union on the OSU campus and hours are 8-5 Monday through Friday.  http://mu.oregonstate.edu/art-gallery/