Calls for Entry:

Photowork 2017

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Photowork is an annual exhibition of contemporary photographs curated from photographers throughout the United States and jurored by leading curators, critics, and processionals in the field. Barrett is proud to welcome Isaac Diggs, Rebecca Morse, and  Robert Stevens as this year's panelists. The theme of the show is reinvention, wherein artists provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices in dynamic imagery. The show celebrates photography's role as fine art and prescient social commentary. Winners in the past have spanned the gamut of photographic output from small to large format cameras, pinhole cameras, silver gelatin prints, pigment prints, chromogenic prints, and everything in between. Cash prizes are awarded.

Juror Process

Each juror will select ten images and award a juror's prize. The 25- 30 works with the highest cumulative ranking from all three jurors will also be included. 

Entry Fee:

BAC Members: $30 for first 3 images, $5 for each additional, 8 max.

Non-members: $40 for first 3 images, $5 for each additional, 8 max.

  Members, please email us at or call us at 845-471-2550 for coupon code

About the Jurors

Isaac Diggs is a photographer and educator. A native of Cleveland, OH, Diggs received his B.A. in English Literature at Columbia University and his M.F.A. in photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. He has received support from the Asian Cultural Council, the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Puffin Foundation.His work, which is rooted in a committed exploration of the everyday, has been exhibited in the United States and Japan, and is a part of the collections of the New York Public Library, the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, and the Walker Art Center, among others. Diggs has taught at the School of Visual Arts since 2000.

Rebecca Morse is Associate Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art where she recently curated Larry Sultan: Here and Home. She was previously Associate Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) where she organized Amanda Ross Ho: Teeny Tiny Woman, Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky, Rodarte: States of Matter, The Artist’s Museum, and Florian Maier-Aichen. She has written about the evolving relationship between photography and sculpture, contemporary photography and the hotel, and photography’s changing role in contemporary art beginning in the 1980s. 

 Robert Stevens is a professor of photographic history and senior thesis advisort at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. For over twenty years he was foreign photo editor for TIME Magazine where he was named Photography Editor of the Year. While there he edited the photographs of James Nachtwey, Christopher Morris, Susan Meiselas, Alexandra Avakian, Alexandra Boulat, Anthony Suau and other international recognized photographers. He is the author of a book of his own photographs titled Unintentional (2016). He was also editor of a monograph on the French photographer, Yvon, and his images of the 1920s, titled: Yvon’s Paris. He has written about photography for the French magazine Paris Photo as well as other photography publications. He has participated in photography conferences in the United States and world wide including Sao Paulo, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Dresden, London, Edinburgh, Tokyo, and Bursa, Turkey. He is presently photographing on the streets of Paris, France for an upcoming book titled Paris en Flanant as well as a book of photographs about New York City titled Street Crimes.


2017 Crenson Gallery Solo & Group Shows 

Barrett Art Center offers opportunities for established and emerging artists to exhibit their work in our historic gallery setting.  In 2017, BAC will host four (4) solo or group shows in the Crenson Gallery, held in conjunction with exhibitions in the main galleries.