From Critical Mass 2012: Tamas Dezso, K.K. DePaul, Urszula Tarasiewicz, Monica Denevan, Sarah Cusimano Miles
Photolucida is pleased to announce the opening of our 10th Annual Critical Mass program. Through Critical Mass, Photolucida works to connect photographers with meaningful opportunities in the gallery, publishing, and editorial worlds. With 200+ well-respected jurors representing a range of genres and affiliations, Critical Mass is a fantastic vehicle for exposure. This year, we're happy to announce three (yes, three!) solo exhibition awards. Blue Sky Gallery, the Center for Fine Art Photography, and the Griffin Museum of Photography will each present a solo exhibition by Critical Mass finalists. Photolucida will contribute funding to support exhibition and/or shipping expenses for solo exhibition artists.
Read some success stories from past participants, then head on over to register. We look forward to seeing your work!
"Being in the Top 50 is an incredible honor and thrill for me. I am preparing for a show which was a direct result of being a Finalist last year when Hamidah Glasgow of Center for Fine Art Photography offered me the solo show in her comments...I will keep you updated as so many good things are happening. I remember meeting you [Laura Moya] for the first time in Atlanta and you told me to "keep at it." Words of wisdom I have followed. I said at the time "Photolucida was the gold standard" and I continue to hold that opinion. Thank you for Photolucida and all you have done for me and our community. It is very much appreciated."
- Susan Barnett, past Critical Mass participant
We work hard to bring together an international group of industry professionals to jury Critical Mass each year. The jury represents a broad range of gallerists, curators, publishers, and photo editors - all looking to "discover" new work for their venues and publications. Our juror list reflects the strength of Critical Mass programming, now in its tenth year. The more opportunities we can provide for photographers, the better! Take a look:
Alexa Becker, Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag Publishers; Maggie Blanchard, Director, Twin Palms Publishing; Paul Buckley, VP Executive Creative Director, Penguin Books; Bridget Coaker, Director of Photography, Troika Editions; Luca Desienna, Editor, Gomma Books Ltd.; Michael Itkoff, Co-Founder, Daylight Books & Daylight Digital; John Jenkins, Publisher, DECODE Books; Dewi Lewis, Founder & Publisher, Dewi Lewis Publishing; Brian McMullen, Senior Art Director & Editor, McSweeney's; Melanie McWhorter, Book Division Manager, photo-eye Books & Prints; Blue Mitchell, Founding Editor, Diffusion Magazine; Stephen Perloff, Founder, Editor, Photo Review; Chris Pichler, Publisher, Nazraeli Press; Rixon Reed, Founder/Director, photo-eye & Art Photographer Index; Maarten Schilt, Founder, Schilt Publishing; Gordon Stettinius, Owner/Publisher, Candela Books + Gallery
Kyohei Abe, Director & Chief Curator, Detroit Center for Creative Photography; Alexandra Athanasiadou, Development & International Relations, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography; Nathalie Belayche, Curator, Food For Your Eyes, Paris; Elizabeth Biondi, Independent Curator; Howard Bossen, Photography Curator, Michigan State University Museum; Leslie K. Brown, Independent Curator; Alessandra Capodacqua, Curator, Studio Marangoni Foundation; Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints & Photographs, Museum of the City of New York; Kathryn Del Boccio, Assistant Curator, Wilson Centre for Photography; Jon Feinstein, Co-Founder & Curatorial Director, Humble Arts Foundation; Ellen Fleurov, President, Ellen Fleurov & Associates; Roy Flukinger, Research Curator of Photography, Harry Ransom Center; Harris Fogel, Director, Sol Mednick Gallery & Gallery 1401, University of the Arts; Hannah Frieser, Independent Curator; Jens Friis, Curator, Museet for Fotokunst Brandts; Christian Gerstheimer, Curator, El Paso Museum of Art; Fabian Goncalves Borrega, Exhibit Coordinator, Art Museum of the Americas; Yumi Goto, Curator, Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery; David Haverstich, Curator of Photography, Archives Center, National Museum of American History; Lisa Hostetler, Curator of Photographs, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Jessica Johnston, Assistant Curator, George Eastman House; Dennis Kiel, Chief Curator & Interim Executive Director, The Light Factory; Michelle Lamuniere, Assistant Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums; Yan Li, Curator, Beijing High Noon Culture & Art Corporation, People's Photography; Walter Mason, Curator of Photographs, Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University; Nadje Masri, Independent Photo Editor/Consultant/Educator; Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art; Jessica McDonald, Chief Curator of Photography, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin; Claire Annette Mussard, Curator/Consultant; Tony Nolan, Associate Director, Exhibitions, Australian Center for Photography; Ann Pallesen, Gallery Director, Photographic Center Northwest; Chantel Paul, Assistant Curator, Museum of Photographic Arts; Madeline Yale Preston, Independent Curator; Kirsten Rian, Independent Curator; Becky Senf, Assistant Curator of Photography, Center for Creative Photography; Mark Sloan, Director & Senior Curator, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston; Sujong Song, the Photography Museum, Seoul; Christina Spielvogel, Blue Sky Gallery Exhibition Committee; Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director/Curator, Griffin Museum for Photography; Lisa Volpe, Assistant Curator, Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art; Roger Watson, Curator, Fox Talbot Museum; Francine Weiss, Curator, Photographic Resource Center; Ellen K. Willas, Owner/Director, PUG, Oslo; Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center; Natalie Zelt, Independent Curator; Del Zogg, Manager, Works on Paper Study Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Paul Amador, Director, Amador Gallery; Jayne H. Baum, Founder/Director, JHB Gallery; Lisa Berry, Curator, Pictura Gallery; Lars Boering, Curator, LUX Photo Gallery; Daniel Cooney, Director, Daniel Cooney Fine Art; Elizabeth Corden, Co-Director, Corden-Potts Gallery; Karen Davis, Co-Director, Davis Orton Gallery; Gemma De Santos, Gallery Director, De Santos Gallery; Jennifer DeCarlo, Director, JDC Fine Art; Crista Dix, Founding Director, wall space Gallery; Catherine Edelman, Owner & Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery; Michael & Chelsea Vincent Granger, Co-Directors, LightBox Photographic Gallery; Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Director, Kaunas Photo/F Galerija; Arlette Kayafas, Founding Director, Gallery Kayafas; R. Stuart Keeler, Director/Curator, Art Gallery of Mississauga; Eric J. Keller, Founding Director, Soulcatcher Studio; Anne Kelly, Associate Director, photo-eye Gallery; Debra Klomp Ching, Owner, Klompching Gallery; Paul Kopeikin, Curator & Director, Kopeikin Gallery; Gwen Lafage, Owner, Carte Blanche Gallery; Sam Lee, Founder/Director, Sam Lee Gallery; Michael Mazzeo, Director, Mazzeo Projects; Dina Mitrani, Founding Director, Dina Mitrani Gallery; Jan Potts, Co-Director, Corden-Potts Gallery; Dana Salvo, Owner, Clark Gallery; Danny Sanchez, Gallery Manager, Modernbook Gallery; Tina Schelhorn, Director, Galerie Lichtblick; Martha Schneider, Director, Schneider Gallery, Inc.; Randall Scott, Founder/Director, Randall Scott Projects; Mark Sink, Director, Gallery Sink; Claire Sykes, Partner/Co-Director, Circuit Gallery
Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director, Sirius Arts Center; Regina Anzenberger, Founder, Anzenberger Agency; Linda Connor, Photographer & Educator; Bevin Bering Dubrowski, Executive Director, Houston Center for Photography; Daniel Echevarria, Editor, One One Thousand; JJ Estrada Toledo & Clara de Tezanos, Directors, GuatePhoto; Nancy Farese, Founder, PhotoPhilanthropy; Taj Forer, Co-Founder, Daylight Magazine; David Andrew Frey, Founder & Director, Culturehall; Christine Gates, Publicity Officer, Ballarat International Foto Biennale; Christopher Gianunzio, Assistant Director, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center; Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director, Center for Fine Art Photography; Lydia Hess, Art Director/Designer, Amber Lotus; Tricia Hoffman, Executive Director, Newspace Center for Photography; Jason Houston, Principle, Take One Creative; Tsuyoshi Ito, Program Director, Project Basho/ONWARD; Ann Jastrab, Director, Rayko Photo Center; Laura Valenti Jelen, Outreach Director, Photolucida; Rupert Jenkins, Executive Director, Colorado Photographic Arts Center; Peter Johnson, Founder, Captured Global; Gregory Eddi Jones, Founding Editor, In the In-Between; Joni Kabana, Joni Kabana Photography, Photolucida Board; Shane Lavalette, Director, Light Work; Stu Levy, Photolucida Board, Portland Art Museum Photography Council; Ryan Libre, Director, Documentary Arts Asia; Celina Lunsford, Director, Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt; Stephen Mayes, Visual Entrepreneur; Lesley Meyer, Photo Editor & Archivist, Annenberg Space for Photography; Kevin Miller, Director, Southeast Museum of Photography; Laura Moya, Director, Photolucida; Joaquim Paiva, Collector; Laura Pressley, Executive Director, Center; Irma Puttonen, Executive Director, Photographic Center Nykyaika/Backlight Photo Festival; Shawn Records, Photolucida Board; Mary Anne Redding, Photography Department Chair, Santa Fe University of Art & Design; Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director, Center for Photography at Woodstock; Nadya Sheremetova, Director, FotoDepartament Foundation; Mary Virginia Swanson, Consultant & Educator, M.V. Swanson & Associates; J.D. Talasek, Director, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences; Jordan Tate, Founding Editor, ILikeThisArt.net
New jurors are still being added! Check here for an updated list.
In Other News: "Then. Now. Here." Slideshow Hits the Road
"Then. Now. Here." 2013. Images by Stuart L. Gordon, Teri Fullerton, Keri Friedman
We're traveling to Oregon's high desert country to put on a special screening of "Then. Now. Here." this month. Join us in beautiful Bend, Oregon!
Then. Now. Here.is a slideshow celebration of Oregon - its people, its landscape, its unique character and special history. Curated by Oregonian photographer Motoya Nakamura, the slideshow includes images by contemporary photographers paired with historic images of the beautiful state we call home.
Ann Kendellen, Aaron Cohen, Adam Wayda, Ashely Anderson, Bethany McCamish, Bill Purcell, Britt Boyles, Brittany Chavez, Carol Isaak, Chris Rauschenberg, Christopher Onstott, Dennis DeHart, Don Klover, Doug Prior, Edis Jurcys, Erica Mitchell, EugÄnie Frerichs, Fergus Firth, Gene Faulkner, Ginny Ducale, Hillary Atiyeh, Jane Johnson, Jasmine Swisher, Jen Vaughn, Jenna Gersbach-King, Jennifer Jansons, Jim Henderson, John Montague, Jordan Lacsina, Josh Zirschky, Justin Miller, Kate Ampersand, Keri Friedman, Kevin McConnell, Kristy Hruska, Larry Wright, LE Baskow, Leah Nash, Lorraine Richey, Marico Fayre, Martina Maffini, Mary Grout, Michael Schoenholtz, Michael Mitarnowski, Michael Durham, Myles Katherine, Nicole McLaughlin, Raina Stinson, Rebecca Evans, Robert Pallesen, Rupert Jenkins, Sandee McGee, ï»¿ Steven Beckly, Steven Rockoff, Stuart L. Gordon, Stu Levy, Teri Fullerton, Theresa Meier, Thomas Homolya, Wayne Bund, Zack Jones.
Photolucida is a 501(c)(3) arts nonprofit. Our mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate, and connect the regional, national, and international photography community.
Photolucida's programming is supported in part by grant funding. Thanks to the Kinsman Foundation for a recent grant to support Photolucida's Photography Resources Program!