Photolucida is an arts nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. Our mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate and connect the regional,national, and international photography community.
Critical Mass is an annual online program that makes connections within the photography community. Photographers at any level, from anywhere in the world, submit a portfolio of 10 images.Through a pre-screening process, the field is narrowed to a group of 200 finalists who go on to have their work viewed and voted on by over 200 esteemed international photography professionals.From the finalist group, the Top 50 are named and a series of awards are given, including at least one monograph each year. Photolucida publishes and distributes the award winner’s publication, giving copies of the books to all participating photographers and jurors.
ANNOUNCEMENT: We are very pleased to announce this year’s Critical Mass finalists. The pre-screeners so enjoyed looking at all of the work. The quality of the images this year was unprecedented and there were so many magnificent portfolios to choose from. If you are on the list of finalists, a hearty congratulations from all of us here at Photolucida. We’ll be sending you another email in the next couple days with instructions for moving on to the final phase of Critical Mass. If you are not on the list, know that your work was seen and appreciated by a great group of pre-screeners. We know you put a lot of passion and effort into your work and we are cheering you on from the sidelines. We wish you all the best with your photography!
Without further ado, the 2016 Critical Mass finalists are:
Chloe Aftel, Julie Brook Alexander, Jane Fulton Alt, Julie Anand & Damon Sauer, Ri Anderson, Anne-Laure Autin, Tami Bahat, Edward Bateman, Garrett Baumer, Lindsey Beal, Gregory Beams, Craig Becker, Chris Bennett, Meg Birnbaum, Cynthia Bittenfield, Niki Boon, Nadine Boughton, Todd Bradley, Edie Bresler, Lynne Buchanan, Rachel Bujalski, Justine Bursoni, Ernie Button, Kai Caemmerer, Nicole Campanello, Ellen Cantor, Calvin Chen, Yukari Chikura, Rebecca Clark, Lisa Cohen, Ian van Coller, Patrick Collier, Debi Cornwall, Manuel Cosentino, Jennifer Crane, John Custodio, Jason DeMarte, K.K. DePaul, Marcus DeSieno, Norm Diamond, Francisco Diaz & Deb Young, Lisa Delillo, Matthew Dols, Ken Dreyfack, John DuBois, Jeri Eisenberg, Douglas Eng, Odette England, Klaus Enrique, Carol Erb, Jen Ervin, D. Clarke Evans, John Faier, Vanessa Filley, Christine Fitzgerald, Nancy Floyd, Fran Forman, Joseph Freeman, David Freese, Lynda Frese, Amy Friend, Yoshikatsu Fuji, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Steve Geer, Adam Gerlach, Juan Giraldo, Susan Goldstein, Roger Grasas, Sharon Madden Harkeness, Tyler Haughty, Maxine Helfman, Joseph O. Holmes, Jon Horvath, Sarah Hoskins, Aram Hovsepian, Billy Howard, Alexandra Huddleston, Ellie Ivanova, Ervin Johnson, Jaime Erin Johnson, Karen Johnson, Dave Jordano, Amy Jorgensen, Michael Joseph, Barbara Karant, Taro Karibe, Mariah Karson, Marky Kauffmann, Thomas Kellner, Lauren Kelly, RJ Kern, Vivian Keulards, Gerard Kingma, Matthew Polvorosa Kline, Oliver Klink, Michael Knapstein, Robert Knight, Kristina Knipe, Colin Kopp, Aleksey Kondratyev, Molly Lamb, Margaret LeJeune, Garth Lenz, Dominic Lippillo & Mark Schoon, Gloriann Liu, Mark Lyon, Sara Macel, Irgun Alette Maehlum, Michael Magers, Stephen Mallon, Ben Marcin, Allan Markman, John Martin, Anne Massoni, Erika Masterson, Cynthia Matty-Huber, Calli McCaw, Jeff McConnell, Lisa McCord, Forest Mcmullen, Cheryl Medow, Ralph Mercer, Justyna Mielnikiewics, Kevin Miyazaki, Robert Moran, Andrew Mroczek & Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo, Koji Murata, Tomofumi Nakano, Charlotte Niel, Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer, George Nobechi, Hiroshi Okamoto, Kathryn Oliver, David Pace, Lydia Panas, Catherine Panebianco, Mark Parascandola, Emily Pederson, Kelli Pennington, Misha Petrov, Donna Pinckley, Astrid Reischwitz, Susan Ressler, Suzanne Révy, Katya Rezvaya, Andy Richter, Lissa Rivera, Ansley West Rivers, Tom Robertson, Miriam Romais, Riedo Romano, Claire Rosen, Ken Rosenthal, Kris Sanford, David Saxe, Alain Schroeder, Michael Seif, Anup Shah, David Sharabani, Manjari Sharma, Peg Shaw, Stephen Sheffield, Jerry Siegel, Ellen Slotnick, Susan Lynn Smith, Jessica Somers, Agnieszka Sosnowska, Andrew Sovjani, Krista Steinke, Mick Stetson, Jamey Stillings, Ashly Stohl, Katrin Streicher, Lida Suchy, Rebecca Sullivan, Dawn Surratt, JP Terlizzi, Anna Tihanyi, Jeremy Underwood, Mary Lou Uttermohlen, Amy Kanka Valadarsky, William Valentine, Betina Vang, Robin Vincent, Melanie Walker, Margeaux Walter, Terri Warpinski, Sandra Chen Weinstein, Eric West, Stig Marlon Weston, Shoshannah White, Patrick Willocq, Steve Wolowitz, Gili Yaari, Reiko Yagi, Peter Ydeen, JeongMee Yoon, Tariq Zaidi, Yelena Zhavoronkova, HanShun Zhou