Image by Thomas Jackson
Image by Thomas Jackson, Critical Mass Top 50 2012


Critical Mass Updates 


Registrations are rolling in for Photolucida's 10th Annual Critical Mass! With 200+ jurors in the gallery, museum, publishing, editorial, and new media markets, Critical Mass is an unprecedented platform for exposure. If you're looking for new audiences for your work, we hope you'll join us. It's gearing up to be a great year! For award details, juror profiles, and additional testimonials, visit our blogSpecial note: We recommend registering for Critical Mass early.


Recently added jurors include:

Lauren Steel, Reportage by Getty Images

Graham Letorney, FotoVisura

Anne DeVito, Panopticon Gallery

Rodrigo Orrantia, DMB Creatives, London

Erik Vroons, GUP Magazine

Sophie Wright, Magnum Photos London

Ashley Givens, National Gallery of Art

Michaela Boskova, European House of Photography

Aya Lurie, Shpilman Institute for Photography

Silvia Mangialardi, Encuentros Abiertos

Maren Levinson, Redeye Represents

Bill Schwab, North Light Press

Jennifer Lippert, Princeton Architectural Press

Glenn Ruga, Photographic Resource Center &
Stay tuned, more to come!


"I am so excited to be a finalist for Critical Mass. I just wanted to let you know that I was contacted by The British Journal of Photography and they are featuring me in their November Issue! When I looked at the list of jurors I saw that she (Lauren Heinz) was indeed on the list. I am thrilled and thought you might like to know this outcome."

-Tara Bogart, past Critical Mass participant


"This happened as a direct result of my submitting the work to this year's Critical Mass. I was a finalist. 

Claire O'Neill, NPR photoblog editor, served as a juror and later contacted me. Thank you for providing the forum to have my work seen."

- Arthur Drooker, past Critical Mass participant


 "I have exhibited and sold work by Heather F. Wetzel - she is now in my gallery with her work. We started to work with Freya Najade and sold her work in my agency...there were many more [Critical Mass participants] I am in contact with." 
-Regina Anzenberger, Regina Anzenberger Agency, Critical Mass juror
"I have to tell you how I am using the Critical Mass 2012 CD with all the entrants' submissions on it. I am going through and looking at each one of the entries, reading the artist statement and looking at the ten images. Yes, it will take me a long time but this is the most amazing way to get a sense of where contemporary photography is today. Even if nothing else were to come of my having submitted work to Critical Mass, this CD would be well worth the entry fee! Thank you."
-Patricia Lay-Dorsey, past Critical Mass participant



LightBox Photographic
Images L-R: Bill Vacarro, Michael Kirchoff, Erin Malone

LightBox Photographic Exhibition

LightBox Photographic curators Michael and Chelsea Granger found inspiration at Photolucida's Portfolio Reviews this year. On July 13th, they'll be opening an exhibition with three of the artists they met with: Bill Vacarro, Michael Kirchoff, and Erin Malone. If you're in the Astoria area, we recommend a trip to LightBox. Top-notch photography, engaging artists, welcoming gallerists - it should be a lovely evening.

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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! 
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