Photography Contest

N Y Photo Curator: 'Urban Landscape' curated by Steven Benson

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Steven Benson says, "When I think of unban landscapes, what comes to mind is a landscape that does not feel ‘natural’. The photographs could refer to the built environment in myriad ways. The images could represent human interaction with the land on a grand scale such as public parks and urban spawl or the interaction could have more of a private quality like someone’s backyard. I’m always interested in opportunities like this exhibition to see new work." Steven Benson is a photographer, videographer, and contributing curator at the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona producing retrospectives of Roger Ballen and Arno Minkkinen, among others. He was formerly a Professor of Photography & Video, Chair of the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, and Chair of Interactive Media. Steven is Vice-President of the Board of Directors for SNAP! Orlando and ASMP Greater Florida. He holds a BFA from the College for Creative Studies and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is the recipient of three Creative Artist Grants-Michigan Council for the Arts and an NEA/ArtsMidwest Fellowship. His work can be found in numerous collections, including the Museum of Fine Art-Houston, Detroit Institute of Arts, Bibliotheque Nationale-France, Centre Georges Pompidou, and Museet for Fotokunst-Denmark. Solo exhibitions of his photography include the Centre Georges Pompidou and photography festivals/biennials/triennials in Argentina, South Korea, Germany, Syria, Poland, China, Denmark, and FotoFest.

5% of artist entry fees goes to the charity of the curator. Benson has chosen Snap! Orlando. Another 5% will go to the first place winner's choice of charity.

All entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, bio and parts of their CV.