Plates to Pixels was formed in 2006 (launched in 2007) to promote the creation of photography-based fine art and was established by artists, for artists. The name “Plates to Pixels” suggests the evolution of photography from the archaic wet-plate process to the new digital format of pixels and includes everything in between.
Our mission is to provide exhibition opportunities for emerging and established artists working in the photography arts. This includes, but is not limited to, the alternative photographic processes (Daguerreotype, cyanotype, platinum palladium, ferrotypes, pinhole photography, etc.), as well as traditional print processes (gelatin silver, chromogenic prints, Polaroids, etc.), and all digital photographic processes and other mixed media photo-based art. Plates to Pixels provides educational resources to the public – spanning from the birth of photography to contemporary photography trends through artist interviews, online resources, web-based exhibitions and site specific exhibitions.
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James K. Mitchell II
Blue Mitchell, Curator / Co-founder
Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, and photographer. Based in Portland, Oregon, he has been involved with many faucets of the photographic arts. Mitchell received his BFA from Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, where he studied photography. Since then, he has curated and juried several photography exhibitions, created an online photography gallery, and launched a new fine art photography magazine called Diffusion. Most recently Mitchell was invited to jury the 2010 Photolucida Critical Mass as well as serve as a reviewer at the 2010 PhotoNola in New Orleans and Photolucida in 2011.
Mitchell’s online curatorial project, Plates to Pixels, bridges the gap between antiquated photographic processes and new digital media. Every months the gallery showcases and interviews artists working in these seemingly polarized mediums. Plates to Pixels also hosts a annual guest juried exhibit and other themed invitational group exhibitions. www.bluemitchell.com