CRITICAL MASS 2022 Pre-screening Panel (L to R, going down):
Julian Lucas, Peter M. Krask, Donna Garcia, Debra Klomp Ching, Lia J. Latty, Mia Anner, Federico Estol, Sarah Leen, and Elizabeth Avedon – check out their bios on our Critical Mass Juror page along with the list of terrific 200 jurors! All Critical Mass submissions will be seen by the Pre-screening panel!
The Critical Mass TOP 50 Exhibition has been curated by Arnika Dawkins, founder of Arnika Dawkins Gallery in Atlanta (titled Imminent Existence) and will be hosted by Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle in the spring of 2023!
The Critical Mass Solo Show Award will happen in collaboration with the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California in the fall of 2023! A Critical Mass Finalist has been selected for this award – congratulations, Landry Major!
Another Critical Mass Solo Show Award will happen in collaboration with Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon – the exhibition is slated for April, 2023. A Critical Mass Finalist has been selected for this award – congratulations to Liliana Guzmán!
The Print Collecting Initiative – all 200 Finalists (and Jurors!) will be gifted a print by Marisol Mendez (Duranzo, 2019 from her MADRE series), hand printed on Hahnemühle PhotoRag® 308 paper. Thank you to Hahnemühle and Pro Photo Supply for their generous support of this special initiative! All prints have been sent out as of December 7th, 2022.
Michael Reichmann Project Grants – Three Critical Mass 2022 Finalists have been awarded $1,000 cash grants each to continue a project or start a new one! Congratulations to Sam Geballe, Fazilat Soukhakian, and Arrayah Loynd! Check out the details on our blog.
Dedicated Issue of Fraction Magazine – Ten Critical Mass Finalists have been included in a Critical Mass 2022 Special Edition (Issue 161) in Fraction Magazine!
Kudos to Christine Back, nykelle devivo, Brianna Dowd, Lauren Grabelle, Arielle Gray, Sergey Karpov, Walter Plotnick, Jason Reblando, Fazilat Soukhakian, and Man Zhu – some amazing work all in one place!
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!