Calls for Entries

Photowork 2018
31st Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition

$1,000 Juror’s Prize, $250 Second Prize, $125 Third Prize
Juror: E. Jason Wambsgans, 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Photography, Chicago Tribune

Entry Deadline: December 4, 2017

Exhibition Dates:   Saturday, February 10 - Saturday, March 24, 2018

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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. Photowork celebrates its 31st year in 2018, and BAC is proud to welcome 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer R. Jason Wambsgans as this year’s juror. 

The show embraces 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.

Submitting Entries:
BAC Members: $30 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.
Non-members: $40 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.

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About the Juror

2017 Pulitzer Prize winning photographer E. Jason Wambsgans is a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune, where he has spent the last 15 years covering stories that have taken him from the vanishing rainforests of Madagascar to the war in Afghanistan, and the last 5 years intensively documenting the problem of Chicago’s gun violence. Wambsgans studied fine art and cinema at Central Michigan University. Throughout a career of wide-ranging assignments, his editors have counted on his ability to inventively meet challenges, whether aesthetic, technical or conceptual, while gracefully conveying the human experience.

Juror: Natalie Bell, Assistant Curator, New Museum, NYC

Natalie Bell is assistant curator at the New Museum where she has curated and co-curated recent solo exhibitions by Kahlil Joseph, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Jonathas de Andrade, Anri Sala, and Andra Ursuta, among others. She has also co-curated several of the museum’s large-scale group exhibitions, including Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon (2017), The Keeper (2015), and Here and Elsewhere (2014). Prior to joining the New Museum, she was assistant curator for The Encyclopedic Palace, the International Exhibition of the 55th Venice Biennale (2013).