night photography

Nocturnes & Noir in San Francisco by John Ritchie


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.

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.

Night's Quiet Light: August 2015 by John Ritchie


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.

Night/People - August 26th through September 30th 2014 by John Ritchie


The fascinating people I've met while out doing night photography have inspired me to learn to photograph them.  I often use night photography techniques when photographing people, which brings out unusual aspects of their personality.

I will be exhibiting a collection of photographs in a solo show at the Unitarian Church in Corvallis from August 26th through September 30th 2014.  The exhibit, entitled "Night/People," highlights my transition from peaceful night photographs to photos of people, mostly at night.

The exhibit can be seen at:

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis

2946 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis

Hours are 9:30AM to 1 PM Tues - Thur (until mid-September, then Mon-Fri) and when open for special events.

Spring/Summer 2014: Three Juried Exhibits by John Ritchie

It looks like it's going to be a busy summer for exhibits.  I have works in three juried shows so far this year:

Farm to Table: Table at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR.

The third installment in the "Farm to Table" show at the David Joyce Gallery at Lane Community College. The spring show focuses on the "table" leg of the farm-to-table stool, with paintings, drawings and photographs of prepared foods, table settings, pantries and the like.  The gallery is located in the Center building on the LCC campus.  The exhibit runs from March 26th through June 6th.

12th Around Oregon Annual at the Arts Center in Corvallis, OR.

I'm happy to have been accepted into the 12th Around Oregon Annual exhibit at the Arts Center.  This is always a good show in a nice gallery.

The exhibit is from May 29th through July 5th at the Corvallis Arts Center, located at 700 SW Madison.

After Dark III in the Greg Moon Gallery, Taos NM.

I'm particularly excited to have had three works accepted for display in the Greg Moon Gallery in Taos, New Mexico.  The exhibit's theme is Night art in any media.  My photograph "Dispossessed" was selected for the invitation card.

The exhibit runs from June 7th through June 28th with an artist's reception on the 7th.