The 2023 PHOTOcentric theme is Hiding in Plain Sight:
We expect photography to preserve what we see in the world, yet it often shows us what is rarely seen or invisible. Photographers are invited to consider how their medium captures what is hiding in plain sight. This might include subjects as wide-ranging as social bonds, experiences behind closed doors, natural phenomena, or structural inequity. What are the stakes of making the invisible visible through photography?
Awards: 1st Place in 3 categories: $250, Grand Prize: $500
This year’s juror, Jessica Brier (she/her) is a curator and historian of art and design with a focus on the intermediality of photography, print, graphics, and architecture. She currently serves as Curator of Photography at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College. She has previously held positions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in art history and Visual Studies Graduate Certificate from the University of Southern California, an MA in curatorial practice from the California College of the Arts, and a BA from NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study.