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.

In my work I carefully navigate personal and intergenerational memory through visuospatial reconstruction. There is an active absence of the figure in my work, as if these scenes are the aftermath of an event, possibly still in motion.
Kathleen Eastwood-Riaño
Kathleen Eastwood-Riaño

In my work I carefully navigate personal and intergenerational memory through visuospatial reconstruction. There is an active…

In my work I carefully navigate personal and intergenerational memory through visuospatial reconstruction. There is an active absence of the figure in my work, as if these scenes are the aftermath of an…

In my work I carefully navigate personal and intergenerational memory through visuospatial reconstruction. There is an active absence of the figure in my work, as if these scenes are the aftermath of an event, possibly still…

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor.  She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen. Her painting process usually begins with a thick underpainting using a carefully chosen color (a color of influence!) which is left intentionally visible at the edges.
Phyllis Anderson
Phyllis Anderson

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches…

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen.…

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen. Her painting process…

G. Kellum challenges the rear view perspective of artistic expression and dives into the world of urban aesthetics, as we know it. It also explores the possibilities present in spiritual and psychological practices. Look then, look again. As we move toward the future the images grow more familiar with each truth they unveil. This then becomes a series that grows with time.
G. Farrel Kellum
G. Farrel Kellum

G. Kellum challenges the rear view perspective of artistic expression and dives into the world of urban aesthetics, as we…

G. Kellum challenges the rear view perspective of artistic expression and dives into the world of urban aesthetics, as we know it. It also explores the possibilities present in spiritual and psychological…

G. Kellum challenges the rear view perspective of artistic expression and dives into the world of urban aesthetics, as we know it. It also explores the possibilities present in spiritual and psychological practices. Look…

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist
Rachel Zimmerman
Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist…

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist…

Rachel Zimmerman is an InLiquid artist…

Chris Poehlmann, CP Lighting
Chris Poehlmann, CP Lighting
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