Round-Up: 14 Favourite Entries From Photo-Lucida’s Critical Mass 2017

Congrats to the Top 50!

Over the past ten years, Photolucida’s Critical Mass competition has provided emerging and mid-career photographers with key opportunities in terms of exposure, connection and community in the creative arts. Participants are asked to submit a portfolio of 10 images, which are subjected to a pre-screening process and narrowed into a group of 200 finalists. From there, the works are viewed and voted on by over 200 museum curators, gallerists, publishers, editors, and media producers. The Top 50 are awarded a monograph award, residency awards, solo show awards, and a group show. This year, Photo Lucida also extended merit-based scholarships to MFA program students.

Here are our favourite entries to the 2017 Critical Mass competition.

View the Top 50 Photographers of 2017.

Philip Cheung

Cody Cobb

Matt Eich

Sean Du

Conrad Gees

Aaron Hardin

Robin Hinsch

Jamie Johnson

Cheryl Medow

Takayu Kinarita

Christian Nilson

Barbara Peacock

Emily Vallee

Sanne Vils Axelsen