In January, 2020, we sent out a call for photography:

We need to laugh now, more than ever, so Dickerman Prints is announcing a call for humorous entries that will lift our spirits and tickle our funny bones.

Who knew that just a few short months later, our need to laugh would be so amplified. To help celebrate humor in the midst of challenge, we present the selected entries from The Best Medicine Show.

Gary Beeber - Jimmy on a Float
Ellen Rosenthal - Sorry, We're Open
Ken Walton - San Francisco, 2018
Erica Martin - Adult Cabaret
Marky Kauffmann - Betty's Bread

“Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”

~ Mark Twain

“Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.”

~ Lord Byron

  Photograph by Jock McDonald


  • Best of Show – Gary Beeber
  • Honorable mentions – Erica Martin, Marky Kauffman, Ken Walton, Ellen Rosenthal


  • Ann Jastrab, executive director of the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel
  • Stuart Kogod, owner and founder of Rayko Photo Center
  • Seth Dickerman, owner and founder of Dickerman Prints

“Keep laughing. As long as you’re laughing you still have hope.”

~ Moe Howard

Some parting laughs

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