The aim of Critical Mass is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today. Critical Mass is about exposure, connection, and community - as well as some very notable awards!
Congratulations to the Critical Mass 2016 award winners: Ervin A. Johnson (Solo Show award), Kris Sanford (Visual Studies Workshop Residency award), and Jennifer Garza-Cuen (Rauschenberg Residency award). The Critical Mass Top 50 group exhibition (Curated by David Rosenberg) was shown as part of Month of Photography Denver in March/April at Artwork Network Gallery.
Are you photography program faculty member that works with MFA students? Anyone you know show exemplary promise as a photographer? Nominate them for a scholarship by July 20th! info(at)photolucida.org
Critical Mass 2017 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Deadline to submit is August 4th.
Critical Mass Books
Over the years, Photolucida has offered book awards as part of our Critical Mass programming. Photolucida publishes and distributes these titles, and gives copies of the books to all participating photographers and jurors on the years the award is given.
Past titles have been collaborative efforts with publishers such as Daylight Books and Kehrer Verlag. Check out our library of current publications as well as our backlist!