This year, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s eighth annual Contemporary Photography Competition and Exhibition garnered 577 submissions from across the globe. The winning artists, chosen to showcase photographic narratives through concurrent solo exhibitions, are Arielle Bobb-Willis and Claire A. Warden. Each artist will receive a $5,000 honorarium to aid in the development of a solo exhibition, which will be displayed in PPAC’s gallery from April 11 through May 25, 2019.
This year’s competition was juried by Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Gallun also selected for commendation as Honorable Mentions portfolios by the following eight artists: Judyta Grudzien (NY), Arash Fewzee (NY), Jennifer Ray (KS), Shawn Records (OR), Luther Konadu(Manitoba CA), Nancy Floyd (OR), Nidaa Aboulhosn (NY) and Mike Osborne (TX).