Maine Media Workshops + College
November 7, 2016
PhoPa Gallery selects Justin Levesque as one of their five Maine Emerging Photographers Under 30 for his ICELANDx207 project and images!
Maine Emerging Photographers Under 30
PhoPa Gallery is pleased to announce our first juried show for emerging photographers. We are seeking a broad range of work, including both traditional and non-traditional approaches to photography. Open to emerging photographers, age 30 and under, currently living in Maine.
How do we define an "emerging" photographer? We are looking for photographers who are just beginning their careers to those with around five years of professional experience. Formal academic training is not necessary. We do not have a strict cut off in defining an “emerging” photographer, but will evaluate how consistently a photographer has been published, exhibited, and how many awards have been received within an approximate five-year timeframe. We are excited to see photographic series that have not been shown in another gallery and/or photographers who are not represented by any gallery. Final selections will be determined by the quality and cohesiveness of the photographic submissions received.
The show will be juried by PhoPa Gallery co-directors Bruce Brown and Jon Edwards.
Bruce Brown Maine native Bruce Brown began collecting art forty years ago. He served as curator at the Center for Maine Contemporary Arts in Rockport from August 1987 through 2006. He has curated more than 50 photography exhibitions including the most comprehensive history of Maine photography to date in 2000. This year Fryeburg Academy, the University of Maine Museum in Bangor and CMCA are exhibiting three different photography exhibitions from works in his collection.
Jon Edwards is a fine art/documentary photographer who practiced environmental and civil right law for over twenty-five years. Shortly after earning an MFA in Photography, he received an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer Grant, was a finalist in the 2008 CDS’s First Book Prize, and was nominated for the Center’s Santa Fe Prize for Photography. He has exhibited internationally, and has photographs in the permanent collections of, among others, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Portland (ME) Museum of Arts and the Farnsworth Museum.