2018 Annual Juried Competition and Exhibition

Baxter St at CCNY is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Annual Juried Photography Competition and an upcoming exhibition featuring the top three competition artists, juried by Matthew Leifheit. The three top winners are Dannielle BowmanSacha Vega, and Jenna Westra.

Annual Juried Exhibition

Juried by Matthew Leifheit

Exhibition Dates: August 16 – September 8, 2018
Opening reception and slideshow: August 16, 2018 | 6 – 8 pm

Baxter St at CCNY is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 Annual Juried Competition. Juror Matthew Leifheit wrote this about the work submitted: “I am excited to curate a show of recent work by Dannielle Bowman, Sacha Vega and Jenna Westra. To put it broadly, I think these artists are all contributing to a reinvestigation of the ways images are used to construct cultural history, albeit in very different modes and using widely differing approaches and materials. This is an interest I share, and I look forward to learning more about the practices of these artists as the show takes shape.

The exhibition of work by the three winners, Dannielle Bowman, Sacha Vega and Jenna Westra, will be on view from August 16th to September 8th, 2018. There will be an opening reception on August 16th with a screening in the backyard of work by the 15 Honorable Mentions listed below.

Honorable Mentions
Ken Castaneda
Rose Cromwell
Christian DeFonte
Paloma Dooley
Angal Field
Andrew Gowen
Ian Kline & David Billet
Ian Lewandowski
Amiko Li
Sam Light
Jackie Mak
Molly Matalon
Tammy Mercure
Justin Schmitz
Jay Seawell

About the Juror:
Matthew Leifheit is a Brooklyn-based photographer. He is Editor-in-Chief of MATTE Magazine, an independent journal of emerging photography founded in 2010 that recently released its 47th issue. He was formerly the photo editor of VICE, and has also written criticism and interviews for Aperture, Foam, Art F City and TIME LightBox. Leifheit holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the Yale School of Art, where he was awarded the Richard Benson Prize in 2017. Currently, Leifheit is an adjunct professor in photography at Yale, Parsons, Pratt and School of Visual Arts.

Leifheit’s work in photography and publishing has been exhibited internationally and is held in public collections including the International Center of Photography, the Museum of Modern Art Library, and Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, VICE and the Yale Daily News.


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