CRITICAL MASS 2023 Pre-screening Panel (L to R, going down):

Allison Stewart, Peter M. Krask, Sarah Leen, Elizabeth Avedon, Draženka Jalšić Ernečić, Lia J. Latty, Molly Roberts, Federico Estol, Tiffany Jones, Helen Trompeteler, Julian Lucas, and Brittani Taylor – check out their bios on our Critical Mass Juror page along with the long list of jurors! All Critical Mass submissions will be seen by the Pre-screening panel!

The Critical Mass TOP 50 Exhibition will be hosted by The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC in the spring of 2024!

Critical Mass Solo Show Award will happen in collaboration with the  SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC in the Summer of 2024!

Another Critical Mass Solo Show Award will happen in collaboration with Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon – the exhibition is slated for April, 2024.

The Print Collecting Initiative – all 200 Finalists (and Jurors!) will be gifted a print (Artist TBD), hand printed on Hahnemühle PhotoRag® 308 paper. Thank you to Hahnemühle and Pro Photo Supply for their generous support of this special initiative!


Michael Reichmann Project Grants – Three Critical Mass 2023 Finalists will be awarded $1,000 cash grants each to continue a project or start a new one!

AND – be sure to check out some recent CRITICAL MASS SUCCESS STORIES – we are always so pleased to hear about connections made in Critical Mass programming!