Congratulations to all the 2023 Critical Mass Awards Winners!
Critical Mass 2023 Top 50 exhibit will be held at Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s new gallery space in Denver from February 23 – April 13, 2024.
Solo Show Awards for CM23
The Light Factory Solo Show Award was awarded to Rashod Taylor. The exhibit is in Charlotte, NC, and will open May 31, 2024.
Michael Reichmann Project Development Grants
Print Collecting Initiative Award – each of the 200 Finalists will receive a special edition signed + numbered print by CM22 finalist Cody Cobb. The print, CC2780 is part of his series SPECTRAL. Pro Photo Supply and Hahnemühle generously sponsor this award.
The SPAO Residency Prize will be awarded to one candidate selected from the TOP 50 Critical Mass award winners. All top 50 award winners will be allowed to apply for consideration. SPAO’s Creative Director will choose one winner to receive the SPAO Residency Bursary Prize (valued at $4500 US). The 6-month SPAO International Artist Residency provides mentorship, support, and a paid exhibition opportunity for professional photo-based artists.
Shutter Hub Awards:
Merit-based Scholarships – selected photographers will have the entry fees to Critical Mass waived. Photolucida is pleased to offer 2023 scholarships to Ana Vallejo, German Vazquez, Mateo Ruiz Gonzalez, Roshni Khatri, Thalia Juarez, Yekaterina Gyadu, and Ukrainian artist Irina Shkoda.