Holy cow was this massive. Over 6600 submissions, reviewed by 20 top photo industry professionals, split into two aesthetic sides….a massive sorting and evaluating system that has brought to the top of the list incredible examples of what’s being done in Documentary, Fine Art, Advertising and Book making right now.
What did our esteemed jurors think? Just your everyday NYPH participant awesomeness!
“Overall, the quality of the Documentary Series submissions was especially strong. It is encouraging to see so much in-depth, personally directed work on such a wide variety of issues. It demonstrates that in the age of Facebook, documentary photographers are as determined as ever to pay deep attention to a single issue and return to it over many months or years to get to the essence of the subject.” – Glenn Ruga, NYPH’12 Curator; Founder of SocialDocumentary.net; and Executive Director at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University
“I was particularly impressed with the originality and creative vision of the student book and multimedia submissions. It’s great to know that craft and passion are alive and well…” –Michael Shulamn, Director of Publishing, Magnum Photos
“It’s been really great to see all this work, the range and strength of it was impressive,…Of particular interest, there was a lot of great documentary photography, by both professionals and students. I hope to get to work with some of them in the near future.” –Mark Murrmann, Photo Editor, Mother Jones
“I was impressed with the variety of subjects that were explored this year, and the quality with which these subjects were captured. Storytelling was at an all time high, and even old topics seemed to have a new twist.” –Deb Archambault, Senior Art Producer, BBH Global
The level was so profound this year that several artists were ranked for achievements in multiple categories; in some instances by different teams of jurors. Where multiple top rankings exist, notations will be made to your exhibiting pieces noting the dual citation; your strongest ranking will be invited for exhibition.
We are still researching a few contacts for image pieces listed at the end of this Notice of Invitation; everyone will be contacted directly by email over the next 24 hours regarding title, category and deadline for artwork receipt.
If your name is on this list, congratulations, your work has been accepted to the New York Photo Festival for the inaugural Invitational Exhibition to take place May 16-20; you must now prepare to send your finished work to the exhibit location OR have your files sent to our official festival partner photo lab SLE for printing, and mounting and framing partner L2 (if you wish mounted); see details at end of this post.
We will be announcing a summer-long initiative at the festival regarding an expanded presentation of the Invitational, so if your name is not on this list, stay tuned to the NYPH’12 web site for further developments.
|Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort
|Arnaud De Wolf
Chong Kok Yew
|Diego Ibarra Sánchez
|G. Ligaiya Romero
|Ilisa Katz Rissman
|Jacek Piotr Pulawski
|Philippe de Poulpiquet
*Multimedia winners will be announced at the end of this week.
WHAT TO DO NEXT:
1) to send your work directly to exhibition site; please make arrangements for return postage if you want your work returned:
Nina Mendez Marti
New York Photo Festival
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel 347-853-7447 x135
2) Printing: If you need help producing your work for the exhibition: we have set up a partnership with Sous Les Etoiles (www.souslesetoiles.ne
3) Mounting: Should you have your work printed at Sous Les Etoiles OR you wish to you have your self-printed work mounted or framed, send to:
L2 FINE ART MOUNTING AND FRAMING
337 East 89th Street, Brooklyn NY 11236
ATT: LESLIE SAMET leslie@L2mounting.com t. 718-346-6666