Critical Mass 2018 Print Collecting Initiative

Note: Prints will be sent to Jurors and Finalists in November!

Photolucida is excited to put forth it’s second Critical Mass Print Collecting Initiative! All 200 Finalists (and 200 Jurors) will receive a limited-edition, fine art print of their choice. We are so pleased to be partnering with Hahnemühle FineArt and Pro Photo Supply in the production of the Print Collecting Initiative prints, as well as these photographers:

ALEJANDRO CARTAGENA   Alejandro lives in Monterrey, Mexico and his projects use landscape and portraiture to examine social, urban and environmental issues. Alejandro’s monograph Suburbia Mexicana was co-published by Daylight Books and Photolucida in 2011. His work is in numerous international museum collections and has been published in Newsweek, Domus, the Financial Times, the New York Times, Le Monde, Stern, and The New Yorker. Alejandro is a self-publisher and co-editor and has created several award-winning titles including Carpoolers and (just published) Santa Barbara Shame on US,  a visually rich, yet painful reminder of the social and political divide currently happening in the US.

TAMARA STAPLES   Tamara’s work has appeared in Harper’s Magazine, the New York Times, New York Magazine, Town and Country, and was featured on NPR’s This American Life and CNN.  She is a fellow of the Rauschenberg Residency. Her in-depth investigation of chickens led to the publication of The Fairest Fowl: Portraits of Championship Chickens and The Magnificent Chicken: Portraits of the Fairest Fowl. Tamara’s recent project Side Effects May Include addresses the disconnect between mental health issues, poly-pharmacy medication, and current legislation. Side Effects May Include recently showed at the Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose and will show next year at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland.

CELINE CLANET   Céline Clanet lives in Paris, and her work examines the bonds between memory, identity, and human territory, especially in remote or confidential places. Since 2005, she has been traveling to the European Arctic and Norwegian Lapland, spending time in the Sámi village of Máze. The Máze series won the Critical Mass Book award in 2009. Her work is in both private and public collections, including the Société Française de Photographie, the Archives Départementales de Savoie, and the Portland Art Museum. She has published and exhibited internationally in many solo and group exhibitions (Brussels Center for Fine Arts, Fondation EDF in Paris, Swedish Institute, and Finland’s Northern Photographic Center). Céline’s 5-year exploration of the Kola Peninsula – also called Russian Lapland – will be published as a book (KOLA) by Editions LOCO in June.

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