Photolucida is pleased to introduce the Print Collecting Initiative as part of Critical Mass 2017! All jurors and finalists will be able to choose one of the these fine-art prints to add to their collections. We chose these specific images from past Critical Mass award winners Brandon Thibodeaux, Amy Friend, and Cheryle St. Onge thinking about the word ‘Light’.

Brandon Thibodeaux     Brandon’s image (The River, Vicksburg, MS 2011) is from his series When Morning Comes, an eight-year chronicle of time spent in the Mississippi Delta. His much-anticipated monograph of this project is being published by Red Hook Editions in October 2017 under the title In that Land of Perfect Day. This work has been recognized by American Photo Magazine, PDN, The New York Times Lens Blog, Time, and exhibited internationally. His editorial clients include Smithsonian Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Amy Friend   Amy’s image (The Three of Them) is from her widely-heralded Dare Alle Luce (Italian for “to bring to the light”) series, and subsequent book published by Photolucida. Amy has exhibited nationally, including at Pictura Gallery, Foley Gallery and 555 Gallery, and internationally at Galerie Riviere/Faiveley (France), GuatePhoto (Guatamela), Donggang Museum of Photography (South Korea), and Getxo Photofestival (Spain). Amy’s work has been featured in California Sunday Magazine, Musee Magazine, GUP Magazine, and EyeMazing.

Cheryle St. Onge    Cheryle’s image is from the series Natural Findings, her elegant visual foray into the early exploration of the natural world. Working primarily with an 8×10 view camera, Cheryle’s work has been on exhibit at Princeton University, Rick Wester Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, and Blue Sky Gallery. Her photographs are in many public collections – the Portland Art Museum, the University of New Mexico Art Museum, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. She is also the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.

Prints (8 x 10 paper) will be special-editioned, signed and printed on Hahnemühle rag paper by Pro Photo Supply in Portland, Oregon.