Critical Mass & GUP Magazine

GUP #61 – Escape

Photolucida is excited to enter a collaborative endeavor with GUP Magazine as one of our Critical Mass 2019 awards! A selection of Critical Mass Finalists (somewhere between 6 and 10 artists) will have spreads from their Critical Mass portfolios highlighted in a limited edition of GUP Issue #63 (Nov-Feb).

Founded in 2005, GUP (Guide to Unique Photography) Magazine is published in the Netherlands, with wide international distribution. Published quarterly, each issue functions as a guide to upcoming exhibitions and book publications, and has a thematic editorial direction, such as “Escape”, “Transition” or “Rituals” that gives foundation to it’s image presentation.

In addition to the printed publication, GUP has a strong international online following curious for great content which is delivered through it’s webzine and various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). The editorial team puts forth photography portfolio features, photo festival reviews, photobook reviews and artist interviews on the website.  GUP Magazine is an in-house production of X-Publishers, owned by Roy Kahmann (Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam). Check out this video for a behind-the-scenes look at GUP in the earlier days!

* And – BONUS! – all 200 Finalists and all 200 Jurors receive a copy of the Critical Mass limited edition GUP #63 for participating in Critical Mass 2019.

Photolucida is pleased to have Erik Vroons, Editor-at-Large at GUP jurying Critical Mass this year! In addition to his role at GUP, he is closely involved with the production of the annual New Dutch Photography Talent catalogs, and subsequent exposure at international photo festivals such as BredaPhoto, and groupshow exhibits Artsalon Taipei, and Paratay Em Foco. As a freelance writer and critic, Erik has contributed to a multitude of international press magazines, blogs, and photobooks. He is also a contributor to World Press Photo’s competition team and a workshop mentor in the field of creative authorship connected to (conceptual) documentary projects.