Photography Contest

8th Annual Members' Exhibition

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North America

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Open to LACP Members

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About Comeback

As the world continues to navigate unpredictable conditions, as we continue to come in and out of safe spaces, wherever they may be, we need to learn, re-learn and learn again how to be with one another and find our place in the world. The late French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, who passed away in August 2021, suggested that in a fragmented world, being and sense are both stimulated by being-in-common, and that being-in-the-world is a condition of existence. Co-existence, in that sense, is a condition of existence.

This virtual exhibition will explore what does it mean to be together again at a moment of great uncertainty, and how do ideas of returning, gathering and sharing space and time together may drive creativity. Comeback will present works by LACP members that consider shifts and transformations in how we are present and absent in our worlds, re-discovering ourselves, our communities and creative voices.

Format LACP showcases our members’ work with an annual exhibition. The virtual exhibition is open to members’ only. The juror, Samantha Johnston, will select images based on creativity, originality, and quality.

Prizes 1st Place winner will receive $1,000; 2nd Place winner will receive a $500 LACP gift card; 3rd Place winner will receive $250 LACP gift card. Honorable Mentions: All exhibiting artists will receive honorable mentions.

The Juror Samantha Johnston has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center since 2015. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver.

She has curated exhibitions with contemporary artists such as Jess T. Dugan, Daniel Coburn, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Zora Murff. Samantha has served as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, PhotoPlus New York, Medium, Month of Photography (MoP), and Filter. She has juried several exhibitions including Critical Mass and The Fence.

She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of SPE’s 2013 Southwest regional conference in Denver. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Westword and has been featured in Lenscratch.