“Entering the Metropolitan Opera (2014)”
Photograph © Paul Kessel
“Net” from "Letting My Guard Down" series
Photograph © Yorgos Efthymiadis
“Finding and Losing My Father #3"
Photograph © Mark Rousell
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Four Honorable Mentions
Photograph © Robert Moran
Photograph © Ben Altman
Photograph © Sheri Lynn Behr
“Untitled” from the series “You Who Never Arrived"
Photograph © Jennifer McClure
The Soho Photo Gallery
2015 Juried National Photography Competition
Opening Reception: July 7, 2015, 6–8 pm
Soho Photo Gallery initiated its first juried National Photo Competition in 1995 and it has been an annual event ever since. Each year, the Gallery receives hundreds of entries from photographers all over the United States. I was honored to be this year's juror.
I want to thank everyone who entered the 2015 National Competition for the Soho Photo Gallery. It was a difficult task to edit many great images out, but there were only 40 spaces and over 2000 images. At first glance, I never wavered from my choice of Paul Kessel's somber beauty "Entering The Metropolitan Opera" as the First Place winner. It stayed with me like the atmosphere of a 70's era Winogrand scene. For 2nd Place, I chose Yorgos Efthymiadis’s "Net" from his "Letting My Guard Down" body of work for it's serene, solitary empty space and color. 3rd Place, I was deeply drawn into the unusual landscape by artist Mark Roussel from his series "Finding and Losing My Father." All Honorable Mentions; Ben Altman, Sheri Lynn Behr, Jennifer McClure, and Robert Moran, along with all the photographs accepted into the exhibition, represent my interest and love for fine art photography as well as portraiture, landscape, street and travel work.
July 7–25, 2015
15 White Street, NY, NY
Special thanks to this year’s sponsor, Archival Methods, for their generous support. View all 40 images here. Soho Photo Gallery was founded in 1971 by a group of New York Times photographers who wanted to create a venue for photography as fine art. They are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization operated by their member photographers.