Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness & Everything Else
Juror: Darius Himes, Fraenkel Gallery
On view: February 18 – March 23, 2012
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, February 18, 6-8 pm
Lecture with Darius Himes, 6:30 pm
Related Workshop: Publish Your Photography Book, Instructor: Darius Himes
Sunday, February 19, 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Artists: Jane Fulton Alt, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Jessica Auer, Mary Ellen Bartley, Daniel Beltra, Nadine Boughton, Colette Campbell-Jones, Christopher Capozziello/AEVUM, Kirk Crippens, John Cyr, Katrina d’Autremont, Scott Dalton, Christopher Dawson, Nigel Gordon Dickinson, Mitch Dobrowner, Carolyn Drake, Jeremy Dyer, Mark Fernandes, Michelle Frankfurter, Misha Friedman, Lucia Ganieva, Meggan Gould, Gabriela Herman, Sarah Hobbs, Jeroen Hofman, Jennifer Hudson, Yaakov Israel, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Alejandra Laviada, Fritz Liedtke, Sebastian Liste, Gloriann Liu, Larry Louie, Mark Lyon, Michael Marten, Viviane Moos, Kenneth O Halloran, Susana Raab, Jesse Rieser, Alejandro Rivas, Kent Rogowski, Philipp Scholz Rittermann, Geoffrey H. Short, Youngsuk Suh, Daro Sulakauri, Stephen Vaughan, Toshiya Watanabe, David Welch, Sarah Wilson, Susan Worsham
The aim of Photolucida’s Critical Mass program is to give exposure to emerging and mid-career photographers across the globe. In 2011, over 500 artists entered their work for the chance to be seen by over 200 professionals in the photography world. Curators, gallery directors, editors, and publishers juried the work of these artists, and through a truly democratic process, narrowed the field down to the Critical Mass TOP 50. This exhibition, juried by Darius Himes, will travel from Photo Center NW to Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, and RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco, furthering the mission of all four photography organizations to bring top emerging talent to the public.
Juror Bio: Darius Himes is Assistant Director of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. He is a co-founder of Radius Books, a non-profit publisher of books on photography and the visual arts, where he serves on the Board and consults on project acquisitions. He was founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books, which ran from 2002–2007. A lecturer, educator, and writer, he has contributed to Aperture, Blind Spot, Bookforum, BOMB, PDN, and American Photo. In 2008, he was named by PDN as one of the fifteen most influential people in photography book publishing. His most recent title, Publish Your Photography Book, co-authored with Mary Virginia Swanson, was released by Princeton Architectural Press in the Spring of 2011.