The Thirteenth Annual Survey Exhibition sponsored by Pacific New Media Foundation
Online Exhibition Opens September 1, 2021
Juror: Catherine Whitney, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Honolulu Museum of Art
This juried exhibition is open to all artists in Hawaii using photographic processes: analog or digital, color or BXW, alternative processes and mixed media explorations. Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2021 offers artists a venue for exhibiting work and provides a snapshot of the “state of the art” of photography in Hawai‘i.
Jurors Statement: I was thrilled to partner with David Ulrich and Pacific New Media to jury the annual statewide survey exhibition, Contemporary Photography in Hawai’i, now in it’s thirteenth year. The photographic submissions reflected the many psychological, social, economic, and environmental struggles of the past year with poignancy, visual acuity, and in some cases, escapist whimsy.
From the deep, hidden textures of nature’s details, to the emotional impacts of social isolation and wild spaces, the submissions varied deeply and represented new ways of seeing through photographic traditions and evolving technology. All selected works were deeply compelling and successful in their abilities to capture the cultural and visual complexities of Hawai’i during this historic period of cultural upheaval and social longing. The online exhibition is not to be missed and all the works memorable in their own right.
Contemporary Photography in Hawai‘i 2021 features two key components:
1. A juried selection of individual images selected from individual entries from the State of Hawai‘i.
2. A set of juried portfolios consisting of a minimum of 8 and a maximum of ten images on a theme with an artist’s statement.