The Montgomery Arts Commission will host Exposure: Montgomery, the City’s 29th annual photo competition, on Sunday, March 20, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the historic Universalist Church, located on the corner of Montgomery and Remington Roads. The competition, open to beginners and serious amateurs alike, is the longest-running photo contest in the metro area.
Judging this year’s competition will be Brian Sholis, Curator of Photography for the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Liz Dufour, visual journalist with the Cincinnati Enquirer. Mr. Sholis has worked as a curator, writer, and editor for more than ten years at organizations such as Artforum and Aperture Foundation, and has organized exhibitions and programs in Paris, New York and Miami. In addition to covering major news stories in the Tri-State for more than two decades, Ms. Dufour has photographed such events as The Kentucky Derby, the NCAA Final Four, and the World Series.
“Having two judges of this caliber who bring such differing perspectives makes this competition a special opportunity for young or budding photographers,” said Nancy Nolan, chair of the Montgomery Arts Commission. “Their participation speaks to the prestige of the competition in Montgomery and surrounding communities, and offers entrants an exceptionally high level of professional scrutiny of their work.”
The judges will offer commentary to those entrants who wish it at the close of the awards ceremony.
Judging is based on photos that capture technical brilliance, originality, or a unique point of view, and are chosen from both adult and student categories. Up to 10 winners in each category will be awarded $100 each. Winning photos will be publicly displayed in our area after the competition.
Photographers may submit up to three photos February 29 through March 11 to Montgomery City Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Entry fee is $10 per photo for adults, and $5 per photo for students of high school age and below.
Entry details, including information on how to properly mount photos for display, can be found at the City’s website, montgomeryohio.org.
In addition to the exhibit and awards presentation, the public is invited to a “sneak peek” reception on Saturday, March 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Universalist Church.
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