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Valerie Jardin Gallery Talks

 Thursdays, August 4th and 11th, 6:30 p.m. 

Join acclaimed street photographer and Fuji-X shooter Valerie Jardin for an intimate walk and talk thru her Paris Je T'aime exhibit in our Main Gallery.

Valerie will give an overview of her approach to shooting on the streets of Paris, and will share insight and anecdotes about individual photographs and moments from her Paris photographs, compiled for the first time in "Paris Je T'aime", the exclusive exhibit now at the MPLS Photo Center.

This Gallery Talk is FREE for MPC Members.

Exhibit Opening: Friday, September 9th.

About the Call For Entry

We all see a bit differently. As photographers we are always “looking” at everything, often to find the extraordinary in the mundane, or to simplify the complex. Whether our subjects and frames are still and carefully composed, or filled with movement and light, taken at a distance, or close-up; this call for entry asks you to show us pictures that are not so much representative of a literal reality, but re-presentations that make them uniquely your own.
Abstraction is the reduction of an image or scene to a set of lines, colors, symbols or patterns that results in a stylized representation of the object.  Its true self is obscured. Its actuality may not be readily apparent. It has been transformed. It has been Abstracted.
Shapes, colors, lines and textures all carry meaning, and allow the viewer to see the unique viewpoint that is your mind’s eye. As you interpret and frame and evolve the world around you, share with us your abstracted photographs that illuminate, or even cloud our understanding of that world.

"Meet Me Downtown"
    Now on Exhibit: Main Gallery


Judging the Call For Entry:

To all my fellow photographers,

It is quite an honor and an eye-opening experience to be the Juror for the "Meet Me Downtown" Call for Entry in cooperation with the Mpls Photo Center. The process of going through hundreds of carefully submitted images to select only 75 was both daunting and exciting!  For 3 days I travelled the world through the photographs submitted by the contributing artists, both near and far. What a variety!  Some choices were easy, others made me ponder a few days. Once the final selections were made and the exhibitors were announced, I was thrilled to see some familiar names among the finalists. Thank you for submitting, and please enjoy this unique collection of photographs.

Congratulations to all!

Valerie Jardin


Valerie Jardin photographs
from Paris in the Main Gallery.

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at the Front Door Call Box.




Are you a long-time film user looking for a darkroom to use? Are you interested in film but never had the chance to learn how to develop your own? Mpls Photo Center has the answer. 

MPC’s Community Darkroom Night opens its doors to film shooters, new and experienced, to check out our darkrooms, our film scanners and fine-art quality inkjet printers. On the first Tuesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm The Center opens its revolvoing darkroom doors and invites anyone who has an interest in film photography to visit.
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