The sixth annual Art of Photography Show, an international competition and exhibition of photographic art, announced its 2010 schedule and goal of increasing exposure opportunities for photographers.
Producer Steven Churchill also announced the name of the judge for the 2010 show, Natasha Egan, the associate director and curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Egan, who has organized numerous international and national exhibitions, teaches in the photography and humanities departments at Columbia College Chicago and juries national exhibitions.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Natasha for this year’s competition,” said Churchill. “The fact that the Art of Photography Show is judged by a major museum curator each year is what differentiates this competition from other competitions. Photographers rarely have the opportunity to reach these respected and influential people, which is why the show receives so many entries from world-renowned photographers.”
Photographers can submit their photos from now until June 1, 2010. The finalists will be selected by Egan and will be featured in an exhibition from August 28 to November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery, located at Horton Plaza in the historic Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego.
“The 2009 competition surpassed our expectations, attracting 16,000 entries from 57 countries, with about 25,000 people viewing the exhibition at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery,” said Churchill. “We are expecting an even bigger response this year.”
In 2010, the Art of Photography Show is expecting over 30,000 people to view the exhibition during the 10-week run. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend the opening reception gala on August 28. artofphotography.com