BAXTER ST at CCNY is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Annual Juried Photography Competition and an upcoming exhibition featuring the top three competition artists, juried by writer and curator Marvin Heiferman. The three top winners – First Place Winner Rehan Miskci, Second Place Winner Daniel Terna, and Third Place Winner Joseph Desler Costa offer three different but cohesive visions of contemporary photographic practice.

Rehan Miskci, First Place Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Terna, Second Place Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph Desler Costa, Third Place Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION: August 15 – September 8, 2015
Opening Reception: August 15, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
Closing Reception: September 8, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
126 Baxter St, NY NY 10013

In addition to the exhibition, the winners will also have their work shown on the CCNY website from July 2015 on. Joining their work on the website will be work from fifteen Honorable Mentions artists.

Honorable Mention Artists:

Matthew Arnold
Yael Eban
Lisa Fairstein
Daniel Farnum
Hugo Fernandes
Yoav Friedlander
Ivana Larrosa
Jake McNulty
Laura Noel
Eleanor Oakes
Ke Peng
Christopher Rodriguez
Liz Sales
Tiffany Smith
Judith Stenneken

 

After viewing over 250 entries, juror Marvin Heiferman had this to say about the process: 
“To look through thousands of strong images submitted by hundreds of photographers to this year’s BAXTER ST at CCNY Juried Exhibition was, simultaneously, an exhilarating and sobering experience. Photography has never been as firmly embedded into our personal and shared experiences as it is today. As a result and in recent years, never have so many people committed themselves and gotten credentialed to explore the range of possibilities that imaging offers up to us. It is a given in contemporary visual culture that photography and our relationship to it exist in a constant state of flux, and so I was drawn to work that, in one way or another, addresses how the medium does and does not function, right now. The eighteen portfolios selected explore the various ways past, present, and future, fact and fiction, public and private, and data and sentiment circle around each other in images.  In some instances, the restlessness that implies may be more evident than in others. Yet, what links these works together is how, collectively, they reflect upon what makes our current state of fascination with and reliance upon images so constant and so compelling.”

About the Juror:
Curator and writer Marvin Heiferman organizes projects about photography and visual culture for institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian Institution, International Center of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum and the Hillman Photography Initiative at the Carnegie Museum of Art.  A contributing editor to Art in America, Heiferman has written for numerous publications, monographs, magazines and blogs, including The New York Times, CNN, ArtforumDesign Observer, Gagosian Quarterly, and Aperture.  His most recent book is Photography Changes Everything (Aperture, 2012), and new entries to his online project WHY WE LOOK are posted daily.

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BAXTER ST at CCNY is celebrating over 130 years serving the photographic and art community through this and upcoming exhibitions, lectures, and special events. For more information, contact Libby Pratt at baxterst@cameraclubny.org or by phone at 212–260–9927.