2018 Critical Mass Top 50!

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Critical Mass

Congratulations to Laura Stevens, recipient of the Critical Mass 2018 CAMPO Residency Award!
And - congratulations to Stephan Hillerbrand + Mary Magsamen, the Rauschenberg Residency Award recipients!

The Blue Sky Solo Show award recipient is Noah Addis! Noah's series Future Cities will be on exhibit in April, during Photolucida and Portland Photo Month.

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!

Photolucida is happy once again to offer our Critical Mass MFA Student Scholarship Awards. And - we are pleased to offer merit-based "golden tickets" to a number of Critical Mass finalists to attend Photolucida's Portfolio Reviews event in April.

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!