JUROR: Shamim M. Momin, Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Henry Art Gallery

June 24 – August 12, 2021

Closing Reception: August 12, 6pm-8pm

*Please remember that PCNW is still requiring that all gallery patrons wear a face mask at all times while in our facility.

As humanity continues to face historical reckonings in politics, science, race, class, and the arts amidst a pandemic, photography plays a critical role in our processing and understanding. Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) asked artists to submit work that reflects this time. We received over 1600 still and moving images, from 251 artists from all over the world. Submissions came from 34 US states and international artists submitted from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Latvia, Lebanon, Spain, Turkey, and Ukraine. Juror Shamim M. Momin chose 59 works from 42 individuals to be included in the exhibition.


Fabiane Aleixo (São Paulo, Brazil), Charles Anselmo (Redwood City, CA), Ryan Bakerink (Chicago, IL), Daniel Barsotti (Santa Fe, NM), Barbara Boissevain (Palo Alto, CA), Julia Bradshaw (Corvallis, OR), Annette LeMay Burke (San Jose, CA), Teresa Camozzi (Healdsburg, CA), Collaboration piece by Constance Brinkley, Gwen Emminger, and Kristan Parks (Seattle, WA), Jo Cosme (Seattle, WA), Meghan Crandall (Seattle, WA), David Current (Seattle, WA), Sara Drower (Boston, MA), Gina Gaiser (Oakland, CA), Lamar Graham (Seattle, WA), Lindsey Grant (Portland, OR), Cynthia Greig (Northport, MI), Keegan Holden (Los Angeles, CA), Constance Jaeggi (Weatherford, TX), Adam Jabari Jefferson (Seattle, WA), Luke Jordan (Lawrence, KS), Rita Kabalan (Beirut, Lebanon), R.J. Kern (Minneapolis, MN), Chloe King (Seattle, WA), Jean-Rene Leblanc (Calgary, Canada), Chantal Lesley (Austin, TX), Ania Moussawel (Miami, FL), Jenna Mulhall-Brereton (Oreland, PA), Jan Nelson (Wauna, WA), Christos Palios (Baltimore, MD), Danielle Quenell (Seattle, WA), Reuben Radding (Brooklyn, NY), Meg Roussos (Bainbridge Island, WA), Francesca Sarpola (Bellevue, WA), Hyacinth Schukis (Beaverton, OR), Nicolo Sertorio (Oakland, CA), Nicholas Shiflet (Seattle, WA), Jamie Siragusa (Encino, CA), Caleb Swann (Nashua, NH), Mouneb Taim (Mavikent, Turkey), Alan Wieder (Portland, OR), Jennifer Zwick (Seattle, WA)

JUROR: Shamim M. Momin, Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Henry Art Gallery

Shamim M. Momin is the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Henry Art Gallery. Prior to joining the Henry in 2018, she was director, curator, and co-founder of LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), a nonprofit public art organization committed to curating site- and situation-specific contemporary art projects, in Los Angeles and beyond. Previously, Momin served for more than ten years at the Whitney Museum of American Art, co-curating the 2004 and 2008 Whitney Biennials and overseeing the Contemporary Projects series. In her role as Branch Director at Altria, the Whitney’s midtown space, she commissioned more than 50 contemporary projects. In 2020, Henry Art Gallery exhibited In Plain Sight, Shamim’s first large-scale exhibition curated at the Henry.


1st place = $750 cash

2nd place = $250 cash

People’s Choice Award = Camera gear, PCNW membership, and more!


1st Place Award
Lamar Graham

2nd Place Award
Jennifer Zwick

Honorable Mentions

Jo Cosme
Keegan Holden
Constance Jaeggi
Chloe King
Ania Moussawel
Christos Palios
Nicolo Sertorio

People’s Choice Award
Jennifer Zwick


1995 – Duane Michals, Artist
1996 – Joyce Tenneson, Artist
1997 – Jock Sturges, Artist and Trevor Fairbrother, Curator, Seattle Art Museum
1998 – Keith Carter, Artist
1999 – Linda Connor, Artist, Educator
2001 – Chien-Chi Chang, Photographer, Magnum Photos
2002 – Michael Kenna, Artist
2003 – Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator, Museum of Fine Art Houston
2004 – Roy Flukinger, Curator, Harry Ransom Center
2005 – Mary Virginia Swanson, Consultant, Educator, MVS
2006 – Paul Kopeikin, Paul Kopeikin Gallery
2007 – Charlotte Cotton, Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2008 – Rod Slemmons, Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
2009 – Jen Bekman, Jen Bekman Gallery, 20×200
2010 – Denise Wolff, Editor, Aperture
2011 – Karen Irvine, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography
2012 – W.M. Hunt, Collector and Curator
2013 – John A. Bennette, Collector and Curator
2014 – Whitney C. Johnson, Director of Photography, The New Yorker
2015 – Julia Dolan, Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum
2017 – Sandra S. Phillips, Curator Emeritus, SF MOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)
2018 – Lara Behnert, Senior Manager of Starbucks Creative Studio and Conor Risch, Senior Editor of Photo District News (PDN) and PDNOnline.com
2020 – Kris Graves, Artist and Publisher.


1995 – James Soe Nyun
1996 – Phil Borges
1997 – Trina Kyounghui Yi-Weston
1998 – Lisa Hohlfeld
1999 – Frank Noelker
2001 – Sarah Oehl
2002 – Nanette Vinson
2003 – (tie) Cat Gwynn & Patricia Sandler
2004 – Dennis Chamberlin
2005 – Peter de Lory
2006 – Joelle Jensen
2007 – Sung Jin Park
2008 – Sally Ketcham
2009 – James Luckett
2010 – Adam Satushek
2011 – Laura Plageman
2012 – Lauren Marsolier
2013 – Tuan Cao
2014 – Alejandra Carles-Tolra
2015 – Meike J. Paniza
2017 – Hiroyo Kaneko
2018 – Mark Daughtee and Kiliii Yüyan
2020 – Jon Henry