20/20 Photo Festival: History Informs the Contemporary

20/20 Photo Festival: History Informs the Contemporary

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, July 11, 2021

Show Dates: September 3 – 30, 2021

20/20 Photo Festival is a month-long celebration of photography in all of its forms. Organized by local Philadelphia photographers and photography organizations, and centered around the theme “history informs the contemporary,” the festival will bring together a wide range of perspectives from emerging and established photographers from Philadelphia and beyond.

We enthusiastically invite photographers from around the world to submit work to be considered for the 20/20 Photo Festival group exhibition as a means to share their work with others and connect with like-minded artists. Any artist whose work relates to the theme “history informs the contemporary” is invited to submit photographic artwork to be considered.

Selected works will be included in an exhibition held at Wanderlife Gallery in Philadelphia and published in a printed catalog to accompany the exhibition. All selected artists will receive a copy of the catalog, with additional copies available for sale.

Learn more and apply here!

ABOUT THE JUROR:

Cynthia Rivera is an artist and photographer who has been the Exhibition Coordinator at the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) since 2016. Rivera graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BFA in Photography and a minor in art history.  In her personal work, she handmakes photo/art books, specializing in works with family and social justice themes.

In her capacity of Exhibition Coordinator at the BDC, Rivera has been involved in the design and production of several significant exhibitions – including Not Forgotten: An Arkansas Family Album, New Documents, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio In The 80’s, Journeys: Immigration Stories, Flint Is A Place, Attacks On The Press: Mexico, War And Peace In Liberia, and the most recent Trump Revolution online series – as well as the NYC’s first Latin American Foto Festival.

The Bronx Documentary Center is a non-profit gallery and educational space that uses community-based documentary practice and education to explore vital issues, stimulate critical thought, and drive social change.

Zoë Lukas received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and divides her time between paintings and cakes.
Zoë Lukas
Zoë Lukas

Zoë Lukas received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and divides her time between paintings and cakes.…

Zoë Lukas received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and divides her time between paintings and cakes.…

Zoë Lukas received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and divides her time between paintings and cakes.…

Barbara Schulman
Barbara Schulman
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Eric Toscano
Eric Toscano

Eric Toscano's work is the result of an instinctual reaction to materials through using appropriated images, found objects,…

Eric Toscano's work is the result of an instinctual reaction to materials through using appropriated images, found objects, and nontraditional media juxtaposed in a way that resonate an ongoing inner…

Eric Toscano's work is the result of an instinctual reaction to materials through using appropriated images, found objects, and nontraditional media juxtaposed in a way that resonate an ongoing inner dialogue.…

Erin Elman
Erin Elman
Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between abundant joy and deep concern that often shapes our contemporary lives.
Elyce Abrams
Elyce Abrams

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work…

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between…

Elyce Abrams is a Philadelphia abstract painter using acrylic and acrylic spray paint on panel or paper. Often showing work in grids or installations, her nonobjective work explores the relationship between abundant joy and…

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