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.

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University.
John Howell White
John Howell White

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown,…

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The…

John Howell White is Professor of Art Education in the Department of Art Education and Crafts at Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. He has an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute and a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State…

Kathleen Spicer
Kathleen Spicer
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Patti Dougherty (Jewelry)
Patti Dougherty (Jewelry)

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through…

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through my art, I visually capture an iconic creature engage viewers and remind them…

The ever-changing seascape and creatures are the subjects, and I marvel at the minute details, textures, and movements. Through my art, I visually capture an iconic creature engage viewers and remind them of our fragile marine…

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually becoming a fictional cityscape created with a playful approach.
Miriam Singer
Miriam Singer

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually…

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually becoming a fictional cityscape created with a playful approach.…

Miriam Singer's drawings look perceptually at multiple locations in Philadelphia and are then worked through memory, eventually becoming a fictional cityscape created with a playful approach.…

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political issues.
Krista Dedrick Lai
Krista Dedrick Lai

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political…

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political issues.…

Krista Dedrick Lai is a Philadelphia artist utilizing works on paper and mixed media to tackle personal, social, and political issues.…

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