We also wanted to congratulate you and let you know that you will be recieving the “Top Post” prize, which is the grand prize for this competition. Please feel free to look over the prizes again on our webpage here. We will be able to provide you with further details after announcing the top three winners on our website and during the opening.

exhibition January 17th – 23rd in our gallery located in the SOMA arts district in San Francisco, from 6-8pm.

Top Post  which includes: A Cash Prize including a feature on the All About Photo website in a special article and in a merit gallery, four months to display your work in our artist’s marketplace, free printing services from our digital lab for your artist’s marketplace pieces, 1 year representation on our online gallery, your selected show image(s) printed and shipped after the shows completion, and other possible promotional opportunities




PHROOM Magazine: PHROOM is a contemporary fine-art photography journal that works to create a photographic collection and representation of the contemporary world. Through their visual research they select and present projects from all over the world.

NOICE Mag: NOICE. is a publication and platform for photographers that have a very meticulous and minimal style. While they do produce print and physical materials, the majority of their curated content and material is on instagram, making their contributions to the photographic community contemporary.

RAYKO IN HOUSE:  Christie Malvin | Ben Jackson

January 17th – 23rd Exhibition Dates  

January 21st: Reception from 6pm – 8:00PM

(415) 495-3773 | info@raykophoto.com | 428 Third Street, SF



Since 1991, RayKo Photo Center has provided traditional darkroom rentals and educational resources for photographers. In 2002, construction began in an industrial building at 428 Third Street, and the third incarnation of RayKo was opened in the fall of 2004. Housed in a spacious 12,000 square foot building, RayKo is the largest public photographic community center west of the Mississippi.

Our commitment to traditional photographic arts remains intact with B&W and color darkrooms available for rent. The facility also houses a rental studio, state-of-the-art digital lab, and gallery that features work by emerging and established photographers. Our expansive resources include affordable high-end digital services and Wet Plate Collodion photography. The diverse educational programs include year-round workshops in historic and contemporary processes, on and off-site tutoring, and a youth education program for schools, libraries, and summer camp. Because of our dedication to traditional and digital processes, RayKo provides an invaluable educational resource for numerous regional and national non-profit groups and schools.


RayKo’s goal is to provide a brick and mortar space where photographers have affordable access to a pro lab environment, and to foster artistic and professional development. We serve the full spectrum of photographers, whether it’s a beginner just discovering the magic inherent in photography, to the seasoned pro seeking to produce work or expand their knowledge of this ever-changing field. Our commitment to the photographic community is to celebrate a broad range of photographic techniques and make them accessible to everyone through rentals, services, and workshops.



RayKo’s galleries are dedicated to advancing the appreciation of photography and creating opportunities for artists to display and sell their work.

The main gallery presents 8-10 exhibitions each year, from solo shows to thematic group exhibits, from local to international artists.  In addition to hosting exhibits created by other venues, RayKo’s gallery director curates exhibitions from artists’ proposals and calls for entry. The side gallery showcases work that is available for purchase in our Photographer’s Marketplace or images that have been crafted at RayKo by our customers and Artists-in-Residence.  The main gallery alone offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space.