The Fourteenth Annual Survey Exhibition: Sponsored by Pacific New Media
Opens online Sept 1, 2022
Juror: Katherine Love, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, 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
Juror’s Statement: I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to jury the 14th annual Pacific New Media Contemporary Photography in Hawaiʿi exhibition. It was a pleasure to review the range of photographs and portfolios that were submitted this year. In 2022 as we begin to gather again, and families and communities reunite after a difficult period of isolation, these images provide a compelling array of perspectives into this unique moment in time.
As a contemporary curator, I look for works that capture and hold my attention, and where I feel the uniquely personal vision of the artist shows through. This year’s selection of prints and portfolios includes dynamic street photography, memorable cultural celebrations, evocative landscapes, bold abstractions, playful moments, and thoughtful portraits that express and celebrate a wide diversity of viewpoints and interests among Hawaiʿi photographers.
I wish to thank all of the artists who entered and to David Ulrich, co-director of Pacific New Media, for the invitation and for his thoughtful guidance throughout the process. I am very pleased to have been involved in the exhibition, and for this chance to further my awareness of this vibrant community of artists.
Contemporary Photography in Hawai‘i 2022 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.
Many thanks to Katherine Love and to everyone who entered the exhibition, reflecting the quality and diversity of contemporary photography in Hawai‘i.
Pacific New Media Juror Award:
Mark Yugawa: Passage
Pacific New Media Portfolio Awards:
James Knudsen: No Diving: Public Pools in Hawai‘i
Warren Loos: Giving Witness