Photolucida is super-pleased to have the Critical Mass 2019 TOP 50 Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California! This means the artists that make the TOP 50 this year will be part of the exhibit scheduled for 2020. We can’t wait to see what curator Elizabeth Avedon does with the show.
The Center for Photographic Art is the second oldest members’ photography gallery in the country, striving to advance photography through education, exhibition and publication. These regional traditions – including mastery of craft, the concept of mentorship, and dedication to the photographic arts – evolved out of CPA’s predecessor, the renowned Friends of Photography (established in 1967) by iconic artists Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Cole Weston. Also part of the gallery’s beginnings were Imogene Cunningham and Beaumont Newhall. While respecting these West Coast traditions, CPA is also at the vanguard of the future of photographic imagery. Ann Jastrab recently took over the Executive Director reins from Brian Taylor.
For those not familiar with the storied significance of the Center for Photographic Art, check out this interview with former Executive Director Brian Taylor on the 50th Anniversary (2017) of the Friends of Photography. And we thought we would throw this visual reference in, as we love it:
|Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham & Jerry Uelsmann, 1969
Credit: Ted Orland