Photography Contest

27th Juried Exhibition

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Must be a member of the Griffin Museum of Photography through April 30, 2021

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AWARDS: $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, $500 Griffin Award and $100 Honorable Mentions (10).

The Griffin Museum invites Griffin members working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. The exhibition takes place in the Main Gallery of the Museum from July 15, 2021 August 29, 2021. A reception will take place on July 15, 2021 at 7 PM. The number of photographs in the exhibition will be approximately 60 photographs. Whether it is a live reception event or a Zoom event will be decided as we know the status of the pandemic come late Spring. At this point we are planning for a virtual reception.

JUROR: Arnika Dawkins

JUROR BIO: Arnika Dawkins is the owner of her eponymous fine art photography gallery established in Atlanta in 2012. The gallery shows work by talented emerging and mid-career artists with a specialization in showing fine art photography by African Americans and images of people from the African Diaspora. Her passion is connecting collectors to photography that is significant, inspiring, and provocative. As a fine art photographer and avid collector herself, she is a valuable resource to collectors and artists alike. She is passionate about the medium, having obtained a Master of Arts degree in Digital Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Arnika Dawkins recently just received the Griffin Museum of Photographys 14th Annual Focus Award on November 17, 2020. Upon receiving her award, we asked her to jury our annual exhibition. The Focus Award was presented to Arnika Dawkins by Deborah Willis who also received a Focus Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2008.

PROGRAMMING: Alongside the juried exhibition, the Griffin Museum will organize a series of professional development workshops presented by a diverse range of thought leaders. These workshops will share instrumental ideas, methods and tools to help build the business and legal foundation of a thriving artistic practice.