Annual Juried Exhibition: 2013 Photography Competition Finalists
Juried by Justine Kurland
Exhibition: August 15 – September 7, 2013
Closing Reception:Friday, September 6, 6-8 pm

Baxter St at CCNY is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of the winners of the 2013 National Photography Competition, juried by artist Justine Kurland. The three First Place Winners – Winona Barton-Ballentine, Andrew Russel Coates, and Curran Hatleberg have each taken very distinctive approaches to the medium, and offer three uncommon visions.

First Place Winner - Winona Barton-BallentineWinona Barton-Ballentine – First Place Winner  
First Place Winner (Tied) - Andrew Russel CoatesAndrew Russel Coates – Second Place Winner 
Curran HatlebergCurran Hatleberg – Third Place Winner 

Honorable Mention artists:
Lynley Bernstein
Gregg Evans
Martha Fleming-Ives
Tommy Kwak
Kate Levy
Nick Meyer
William Miller
Duncan Oja
Nandita Raman
Claudia Retegan
Jenny Riffle
Christopher Rodriguez
Emine Gozde Sevim
Maggie Shannon
Alex M. Smith
Sean Stewart

After viewing over 300 entries, juror Justine Kurland summed up her experience with this statement:

“Photography can do so many things well. The impossibility of judging photographers is the impossibility of judging apples from oranges. So rather than choosing a first, second, and third place winner, the three photographers I’ve selected represent three distinct photographic possibilities that I hold equally dear. For simplicity I will call them discovery, construction and accident. Curran Hatleberg’s photographs narrate a quasi-fictional quasi-documentary story of the American scene, drawing from the history of photography, the world as he finds it, and a highly literary imagination. Winona Barton-Ballentine’s photographs deconstruct 50’s cookbook still lives, reassembling them as enigmatic kitchen tableaus with an ambivalent attitude about domestic space and women’s traditional role in it. Andrew Russel Coate’s photograms map the pulsing lights of fireflies bouncing inside of mason jars, to record the alchemical and accidental as well as a lyrical abstraction of summer nights.” – Justine Kurland

About the Juror:
Justine Kurland was born in 1969 in Warsaw, New York. She received her B.F.A from School of Visual Arts, NY in 1996, and her M.F.A. from Yale University in 1998. Her work has been exhibited extensively at museums and galleries in the U.S. and internationally. Recent and upcoming museum exhibitions include America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI; Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West at the Museum of Modern Art, NY; and Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She was the focus of a solo exhibition at CEPA in Buffalo, NY, in 2009. Her work is in the public collections of institutions including the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the International Center of Photography, all in New York; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. She is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. To see more of her work, visit Mitchell-Innes & Nash’s website.