2018 Critical Mass Top 50!

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Critical Mass

CRITICAL MASS 2019 Finalists Announced - Check our blog: https://photolucidapdx.blogspot.com

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 these notable awards:

Blue Sky Solo Show Award
Robert Rauschenberg Residency Award
Publication in GUP International Photography Magazine
Critical Mass TOP 50 Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art (curated by Elizabeth Avedon)
Michael Reichmann Project Grant Awards - Three $1000 cash grants awarded for project development

Photolucida is pleased to award scholarships to Critical Mass to MFA program photography students: Dominika Gesicka, Lenka Grabicova, William Harris, Matt Kowalik, Andrés Mario, Kristen Matuszak, Jordan Putt, and Kaja Rata.

Congratulations to Critical Mass 2018 award winners: Laura Stevens (CAMPO Residency Award), Stephan Hillerbrand + Mary Magsamen, (Robert Rauschenberg Residency Award), and Noah Addis (Blue Sky Solo Show Award). Plus the Golden Ticket winners (Photolucida's Reviews event)!
Mila Teshaieva

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!