we are so excited to announce our annual juried competition, New Directions 2009 is open for submissions until 15 November. We are thrilled to have George Slade, as our juror.
Last years juror, Clint Willour showcased some tremendous new talents like Rachael Dunville, Bill Finger (shown here), Jennifer Greenburg, Cornelia Hediger (shown here), and Lydia Panas. We are looking forward to seeing this years participants.
About our juror – George Slade Photography Curator, Historian, Writer, Advisor
George Slade is an historian of photography and a native Minnesotan. He became the artistic director and chief curator of the Minnesota Center for Photography MCP in 2003 after serving as a curator, editor, writer, and advisor to the organization since 1992. His position at MCP ended when the organization closed at the end of July of this year. He is currently an adjunct assistant curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts overseeing the installation and presentation of the Museum of Modern Art’s major traveling retrospective of Lee Friedlander’s photography, and is preparing a book of observations about photographs from the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) archives for the MHS Press; He has written essays and reviews for the Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Photography (Routledge, 2006), Public Art Review, exposure, photoeye Booklist, Minnesota History, introductions for photography publications including monographs by Tom Arndt, Todd Deutsch, and Stuart Klipper, and various other exhibition-related publications. He edited and co-wrote Minnesota In Our Time: A Photographic Portrait (MHS Press, 2000).