2016 Critical Mass Top 50!

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Critical Mass

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.

Critical Mass 2017 opens in July! Exact date TBA. Submissions will be open for 5 weeks.
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.


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!