Today, we’d like to introduce more of the new faces on this year’s Critical Mass jury. These are just a few of the fine photo professionals who make the CM jury great. Check out the full list of 200+ jurors
Remember, Critical Mass is currently open for entry. Take a look at the entry details
, read the photographer success stories
, and start prepping your photos. Get your work into the conversation this year!
Pilar Law has been in the business of photography and a photographer’s advocate for 13 years. She’s worked with photo stock agencies, technology companies, and photo labs to bring them online and to develop new approaches to fine-art printing, book making, and exhibiting and sales. After living in Los Angeles and Kansas City, Pilar returned to her hometown of Santa Fe and launched Edition One Gallery on world-renowned Canyon Road. Edition One is a unique concept gallery showcasing contemporary photography in editions of one and has become a center for cultivating the photographic arts community in Santa Fe. Her professional affiliations include having served as Vice-President of the Board of Directors for ASMP’s (American Society of Media Photographers) Los Angeles chapter, Treasurer and Secretary of ASMP-KC Mid-America, and the Board of the Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography.
Alejandro Malo is the Director of ZoneZero
, the oldest ongoing photography e-zine, founded in 1995 by Pedro Meyer. Mr. Malo also oversees the Online Education Program for Fundación Pedro Meyer, where he has worked since 2009. Mr. Malo has taken part in various cultural projects since 1993, both in editorial and technology positions; he has collaborated in print and electronic publications, and given workshops and conferences on creative writing, storytelling, photography, and technology. He participated in Training for Trainers facilitated by the Center for Digital Storytelling and World Press Photo, was part of the team that developed the Storytelling & New Media Diploma in collaboration with World Press Photo, and was head of the team that developed the latest database system for Pedro Meyer’s Archive. He was also the head of the team that launched the latest version of ZoneZero in 2014.
Jamie M. Allen
Jamie M. Allen is Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at the George Eastman Museum
. She has curated exhibitions such as A History of Photography
(2015), In the Garden
(2013), Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War
(2010), and The Photograph Collection: An Introduction
(2008). Her exhibition Photography and America’s National Parks
opened in June 2016 at the George Eastman Museum and coincided with the release of her book Picturing America’s National Parks
(Aperture, 2016). Allen holds an M.A. in photographic preservation and collections management from Ryerson University in coordination with the George Eastman Museum, as well as a B.A. in art history and a B.F.A. in photography from the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Katharina Mouratidi is the Artistic and Executive Director of the Berlin based Society for Humanistic Photography (Gesellschaft für Humanistische Fotografie, GfHF). In this position she plans, curates, and presents photographic exhibitions and projects in collaboration with renowned art and cultural institutions both nationally and internationally, among them: “WARonWALL” (an exhibition on the Berlin Wall, 2016); “Poppy – Trails of Afghan Heroin” (C/O Berlin, 2016); “Mapping Power” (FotoIstanbul, 2016); “Beloved Afghanistan – Photographs by Anja Niedringhaus“ (with Gisela Kayser, Willy-Brandt-Haus Berlin, 2015); and “Changing Realities – Images of a World in Transition” (European Month of Photography Berlin, 2014). Katharina has held numerous teaching positions and a visiting professorship at the Art College Berlin, Weissensee. In 2013 she was appointed as a member of the German Society of Photography.
Kate Bubacz is the Senior Photo Editor for BuzzFeed News. Previously, she worked at ABC News and The New York Post. She started photographing as a kid on vacation and when she’s not looking at pictures, she likes to travel, read and cook.