Friday, 26 September 2008

Photolucida Critical Mass 08

Just in case you have been floating outside the blogosphere this week and haven´t heard, Photolucida´s Critical Mass 08 has recently opened for registration!I strongly urge you to get involved and get noticed. Read on.

"The aim of Critical Mass, and all Photolucida programming, is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today.

Critical Mass is a program about exposure and community. The idea is simple- photographers (from anywhere) submit a 10 image portfolio for $75. This work then gets pre-screened by a committee of 25 great jurors and from there, 175 top finalists are determined. These top finalists then pay an additional submission fee and their work goes on to a jury of approximately 200 of the world's best curators, editors, and professionals who have agreed to vote on these finalists. From these votes, two or three photographers receive book awards and once the monographs are published, everyone who enters and reviews will receive copies of the books.

We are pleased to continue to give scholarships to pre-selected photographers by geographical region. In 2007, we gave scholarships to Polish photographers, this year the focus will be on photographers from Mexico. "

Registration will stay open until October 6th so don´t pass up on this amazing opportunity to get yourself out there. You only have to look at the list of jurors to see that in entering your work will be seen and voted on by nearly 200 professionals in the field of photography thta includes esteemed gallerists, curators, editors, journalists, bloggers etc. I am honoured to be on this year´s panel and would like to thank you all in advance for feeding my hungry eyes. Best of luck guys!