Photography Now opening Nov 3 at the Center for Photography Woodstock

Still-Life, the 2018 edition of Photography Now 2018 will be on view from November 3, 2018-January 6, 2019.  Juried by Elizabeth Ferrer, this exhibition includes Ruth Adams, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Cecilia Borgenstam, Laurent Chevalier, Evan D’Arpino, Ken Dreyfack, Leah Edelman-Brier, Soohyun Kim, Pablo Lerma, Jarod Lew, Daniel Ramos, Niv Rozenberg and Chanell Stone. Details here.

Past curators have included Elizabeth Ferrer (BRIC), William A. Ewing (Foundation Carène and Thames & Hudson), James Estrin (New York Times), Kira Pollack (Time Magazine), Natasha Egan (Museum of Contemporary Photography), Vince Aletti (Village Voice), Lesley Martin (Aperture), Charlotte Cotton (independent curator & author), Darren Ching (KlompChing Gallery), Andy Grundberg (art critic and curator) and more.


Major sculpture by Grimanesa Amoros at Prospect Park bandshell



As part of BRIC's 40th year anniversary season, I was pleased to curate HEDERA, a monumental light structure by Grimanesa Amorós, the interdisciplinary New York-based Peruvian artist who has “built a reputation for dazzling light installations that suggest the topographies of distant planets” (The New York Times T Magazine). HEDERA, installed at the Prospect Park Bandshell as a special element of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, seeks to intensify the relationship between public space and community through the conversation it generates. From June 5 to August 11, many thousands of visitors from Brooklyn and beyond will be able to interact with the sculpture. Please come check it out on concert evenings - the schedule is available at the link above. 

Photography Now 2018, The Center for Photography at Woodstock

This year I'll be jurying CPW’s annual Photography Now exhibition, an initiative that celebrates the plurality of photography. All photographic techniques and approaches are welcome, from analog to digital, fine art, directorial, narrative, documentary, political, social justice, identity, portrait, landscape, still life, mixed media incorporating photography, photographic installations, and digital imaging and collage.

Entry deadline: 1/29/18

Submissions for Photography Now are accepted only through

Selected works will be exhibited in CPW’s gallery in late fall of 2018.

One print by a photographer from the exhibition will be chosen and purchased for CPW’s Permanent Print Collection, held at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, and CPW. CPW’s Collection holds over 1,750 works of art by such program artists as Larry Fink, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Robert Heinecken, David Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Lilo Raymond, Steven Shore, Xaviera Simmons, and many more!

Past Purchase Prize recipients include Sarah Anthony, Carlos Saavedra, Morgan Ashcom, Lucas Foglia, Thomas Jackson, Ilona Szwarc, among others.

Results will be announced in April. Selected participants will be given instructions on how, when, and what to send for the exhibition.


  • 6 - 10 images, uploaded to CAFE specifications*
  • Bio (up to 1,000 characters)
  • Artist Statement (up to 3,000 characters)
  • Entry fee [scroll down for details]
  • Proof of eligibility for students, and seniors (age 65 and up): scroll down for details

*All applicants must register for a free account on Image upload instructions are available on the Media Prep tab on, or simply click hereExhibition print sizes will not determine eligibility, however will be considered when selecting the number of framed pieces that will be included in the exhibition.

6 images for Students/Seniors (age 65 and up): $35

Current and valid ID upload required, scroll down for details. Current CPW members have been emailed a coupon code for $15 off; if you did not receive the code, please check your junk folders for it before calling us at 845-679-9957 or emailing us at CPW Memberships available here:

6 images for General Entry: $50
Current CPW members have been emailed a coupon code for $15 off; if you did not receive the code, please check your junk folders for it before calling us at 845-679-9957 or emailing us at CPW Memberships available here:

4 additional images [total of 10]: $15, applicable for both Student/Senior Entries and General Entries

FULL-TIME STUDENTS and SENIORSUpload of current and valid ID is required. There is an upload window for student and senior ID's within the application itself. If ID provided is not current, your entry will be disqualified and you will not be refunded.

For Students: Upload a clear, sharp scan or cell phone photo of the front and back of your current and validated student ID confirming full-time enrollment (dates must be visible). If student ID is not dated,  upload a copy of current unofficial transcripts along with the front and back of student ID.

For Seniors: (Individuals 65 years or older) Please upload a clear, sharp scan or cell phone photo of any government issued I.D. that shows your birth date.

Click here to contact CPW with any questions you may have. Staff are available Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm.



Latino Art Now conference in Chicago

Fifth Biennial Conference


The Latino Art Now! Conference is the leading national forum for artists, art historians, art professionals, educators, scholars, critics and art dealers. The Fifth Biennial Latino Art Now! Re-imagining Global Intersections Conference in Chicago will examine the contemporary shifting contours of US Latino art and the (trans) national and global cultural forces that continuously shape it and how it in turn shapes these forces. 

I'll be speaking on April 9, presenting the paper, "First Encounters: Latino Artists at the First Colloquium of Latin American Photography."

Whisper or Shout: Artists in the Social Sphere

An exhibition I have curated, Whisper or Shout: Artists in the Social Spheref, opens at BRIC House on March 17.  It features the work of nine artists who engage with a range of critical contemporary social and political issues. Each of the artists will bring different issues to the table, including police violence, homelessness, gentrification, and cultural self-determination, to name a few. In presenting these projects, the exhibition will underscore the varied forms of communication and language that artists devise asstrategies of protest, education, documentation and/or information sharing. They include posters, music, speech, silence, photography,computer languages, and apps. Central to the exhibition will be a series of public programs including artist performances and workshops.

Artists: Sol AramendiMatt BlackTaeyoon ChoiAlicia Grullon,Brendan FernandesInterference ArchiveKameelah Janan Rasheed,Shaun Leonardo, and Kenneth Pietrobono.

Clifford Ross at BRIC House

On July 9, we'll open Water|Waves|Wood, an exhibition of monumentally scaled photographs printed on wood by the noted photographer Clifford Ross.  These majestic images capture nature at its most sublime, and will transform BRIC's gallery into a space for contemplation - about nature and the way we perceive the photographic image.  More information about the exhibition is here.  

Photograph by Elizabeth Ferrer


Photo Jurying...

I'm looking forward to reviewing portfolios at the New York Times Portfolio Reviews on April 11, 2015.  Here's a Times Lensblog article on the event, which is consistently a great opportunity to look at exceptional work.  

I'm also be a juror this year for THE FENCE , an annual, summer-long, outdoor photographic exhibition inaugurated in 2012 as a sister initiative to Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park.