We were told that whoever was selected for the gallery show would be receiving an email. It was a Monday morning and I was GLUED to my e-mail – checking every 5 minutes. I couldn’t concentrate on anything else that morning.
The week prior was submission day. Anyone that went through all of the steps (blogging, workshops, crits, etc) was eligible to submit 3 photographs for possible inclusion in the gallery show.
I had a hard time narrowing down which images to present. The evening before submission day I was busy printing off my favorites. I had it down to 7 from my fairy tale inspired photo shoots. We also had to name each print. UH! That was really hard for me. I’m so uncreative in that department!
After a few rounds of printing to get it as perfect as possible and coming up with names, I was ready to submit. I went down to the B&H Event Space with my 7 prints in hand With help from the B&H crew, I decided on my 3 for submission.
That part was done! Now the waiting begins! The folks from Soho Gallery would be there in a few days to look through all of the submissions to see which ones would be selected for the gallery show.
The results were in.
49 photographers participated.
147 photographs submitted.
29 photographs SELECTED!!!
OK, back to waiting for that e-mail How long would I have to wait? Would they also send an e-mail saying you weren’t selected? It felt like waiting for the college admissions letters. Would I get the “we regret to inform you” or “Congratulations!” letter?
FINALLY the e-mail came in. I was holding my breath in anticipation.
There it was…CONGRATULATIONS!!!
To quote Rev Run from one of my new favorite cooking shows )Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers)… AMEN! HALLELUJAH!!!
I am soooo excited! I’m going to be a part of the group show in Soho Gallery over the summer! YAY!!! I can’t wait to see which photographs were selected from the other photographers that participated in this portfolio development series.
You may be wondering which photograph of the 3 they selected.
Uh, yeah! I’m wondering too! They won’t tell me! Keeping it a surprise until the opening of the show!
This fairy tale theme was really fun for me since it’s so different than my regular work. I’m definitely going to keep going with it and exploring it even deeper.
You can see my other posts from the B&H Photo Portfolio Development Series by clicking here.