About the Exhibition This exhibition presents the work of the fifteen prizewinners of the 2021 International Photography Competition, organized annually by the Photo Review, a critical journal of national scope and international readership. Selected by juror Christopher James from more than 1,500 entries, the photographs on view represent a range of creative processes, from tintype, invented in the nineteenth century, and a rare chlorophyll print, to traditional black-and-white gelatin silver prints and modern archival pigment prints.
Since its founding in 1976, the Photo Review has been especially open to the work of women, artists of color, and young and emerging artists, and has worked to promote the medium of photography to a wide and culturally diverse audience. Its annual International Photography Competition, first held in 1985, brings together work by established and aspiring photographers. Prizewinning works have been acquired by the National Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Haverford College. In addition, since 2002, prizewinners’ images have been exhibited at important venues including Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (now TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image).
About the Juror
Christopher James is an internationally known artist whose photographs, paintings, prints, and alternative-process images have been widely exhibited at museums and galleries in the US and abroad. He has had solo and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Lee Witkin Gallery, New York; Contrasts Gallery, London; Galerie Michèle Chomette, Paris; and Hartje Gallery, Berlin, among others. He has published extensively, including his Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, now in its third edition. James is presently the University Professor and Director of the MFA in Photography and Integrated Media Program at Lesley University College of Art and Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts.