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Above are a few images from the Art of Photography Show

The Art of Photography Show
An international exhibition of photographic art

At the elegant San Diego Art Institute

Producer: Steven Churchill

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The Art of Photography Show is an established and critical force in the world of contemporary photography. Now in its 10th year, this presentation of world class photography is truly exquisite. This well thought out exhibition provides value to artists at every turn, from first-rate viewing in the judging process to publication opportunities, well-attended events and lectures, photo industry connections and monetary awards.

Please read this open letter from our Associate Producer, Lisa Smith. It has very useful information about this project.

$10,000 in Awards
$2,000  Artist Grant
$1,600  Artist Grant
$1,200  Artist Grant
$   800  Artist Grant
$   400  (11) Honorariums

Roger Ballen
"The Art of Photography Show is the very best photography competition among all of the competitions which were represented at the APA-LA panel, by far. You guys stand alone as being a pure high-end photography exhibition, produced with excellence and with integrity."

Jim McHugh
American Photographic Artists
Los Angeles Vice Chair

Jooney Woodward

Michael TenPas

Antoine DeRas
This is the tenth year of this major photographic exhibition. One of the distinguishing characteristics of this competition and exhibition is that our judge is always a highly acclaimed museum curator. Most photographers feel that having their work exhibited in a museum is the ultimate goal. Yet, getting exposure to museum curators is normally very difficult. This project provides that opportunity.

  • Substantial Tangible Benefits
  • Intensive marketing, resulting in thousands of people viewing the Show
  • Broad publicity strategy brings considerable media attention to the art and the artists
  • The opening reception is be a world class event, with many buyers/collectors in attendance
  • A superb Show Catalogue is produced and available at the Opening Reception and other events
  • Being selected by a major museum curator is an extremely significant accomplishment

  • Our Judges
  • Arthur Ollman - Emeritus Professor at San Diego State University
  • Hugh Davies - Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
  • Neal Benezra - Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Charlotte Cotton - Curator in Residence at the International Center of Photography
  • Julian Cox - Curator of Photography at FAMSF and Chief Curator of the de Young Museum
  • Anne Lyden - International Photography Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland
  • Natasha Egan - Curator and Director at the Museum of Contemporary Photography
  • Tim Wride - Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum of Art
  • Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography at the Harn Museum of Art
  • Julia Dolan - Curator of Photography at the Portland Art Museum

Opening Reception Photos

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