Why, Hello! Some of our New Critical Mass Jurors!

Each year, Photolucida puts together a diverse and talented team of 200 jurors for Critical Mass.  It’s a fantastic group of museum curators, gallerists, publishers, editors, festival directors, and media producers – important voices in the photography world today. There are a lot of new faces on the Critical Mass roster this year, so we thought we’d take a moment to make some introductions! 

And – check out the growing list of 200 jurors, and read some of the success stories from previous years!



Jane Yeomans – Photo Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

Jane Yeomans currently works at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, where she commissions and licenses photography. Previously she worked as a freelance photo editor and researcher for book projects, design firms and for many publications, including The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, ESPN and many others. She has been commissioning and licensing photography for many years in New York City, where she currently resides.  

Says Jane: “Instagram is one of the many photo tools I use when both assigning and sourcing photos on a daily basis. I often look at Instagram to see where photographers are in the world, as most weeks I am looking to assign a story worldwide. In addition, I look at Instagram for existing photos to license. I also use it to build my rolodex/find new photographers.”


Gregory Harris – Associate Curator, High Museum of Art

Gregory Harris is a specialist in documentary photography and is best known for his work with emerging artists. Since joining the High Museum in Atlanta in July 2016, Harris has organized the exhibitions Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics (2016), The Spirit of the Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh (2017), and Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale (2017). He was previously the Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago and held curatorial positions in the Photography Department at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Check out a piece with Gregory Harris talking about the photography of Amy Elkins here.


Chloe Coleman – Photo Editor, The Washington Post

Chloe Coleman is an award-winning photo editor at The Washington Post, currently working at the international news desk. She is a contributing writer and editor on the Post’s Insight photo blog, where she has written about and featured contemporary photography, reviews of photo books, and exhibitions.

Chloe’s career as a photo editor began at NPR, followed by her first staff position as a digital photo editor at The Denver Post. She attended the Columbus College of Art and Design and is a graduate of the Photojournalism Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Chloe serves on the faculty at The Kalish Visual Editing Workshop and was awarded NPAA’s Best of Photojournalism for photo editing in 2017.


Andy Burgess – Publisher, Dark Spring Press

Originally from London, Andy Burgess is an internationally-recognized artist who founded Dark Spring Press in Tucson, Arizona in 2017. Andy dedicates himself to producing elegant and meaningful small-run photography books, such as recent publications by Ken Rosenthal and Robert Stivers. He has an interest in work that is termed non-narrative and/or abstract or poetic as well as images that might have a documentary and narrative intent, and places high value on the collaborative process between photographer and publisher.

Douglas McCulloh – Senior Curator, California Museum of Photography 

Douglas McCulloh is senior curator at UCR/California Museum of Photography. Exhibitions curated by McCulloh have shown in a range of venues: Kennedy Center for the Arts, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Centro de la Imagen, Flacon Art Center, Center for Visual Art, Manuel Álvarez Bravo Center, Sejong Center, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, and, of course, UCR/California Museum of Photography.

Founded in 1973, the California Museum of Photography stages exhibitions concerned with the intersection of photography, new imaging, and society. With more than 750,000 objects, it holds one of the major photography collections in the western United States.