Angelika Kollin, Everyday Saint Lucy, 2023 Best in Competition Winner
Angelika Kollin, Everyday Saint Lucy, 2023 Best in Competition Winner
FMoPA 2024 International Photography Competition
FMoPA 2024 International Photography Competition
TAMPA, FL, FEBRUARY 2024 | The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) is seeking entries for the 2024 International Photography Competition, sponsored by the Tampa International Airport and Visit Tampa Bay
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Jurors
Beate Cegielska
Beate Cegielska
Director, Galleri Image

Beate Cegielska has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions by Danish and international artists and has organized exhibitions in Europe, South Korea, China and India since 1990. For many years she has also participated as a portfolio reviewer at different international festivals of photography around the globe. Cegielska is the director of Galleri Image, a public gallery founded in 1977, which is also the initiator of the festival Photobook Week Aarhus.

Elena Paraskeva
Elena Paraskeva
International Conceptual Photographer, Art Director, and official ADOBE instructor.

In her past life as a Marketing Executive for Nestle Waters USA, Paraskeva worked on the client side with Ogilvy&Mather on the production of advertising campaigns for her premium brands and was featured in the New York Times for her work. Elena loves to create surrealistic conceptual work that is bathed in rich colour palettes and strong graphic lines. Her stylized world is full of fashion images and conceptual portraits that are permeated with a high aesthetic, beauty, and elegance. Always playing along the lines of the extraordinary and almost bizarre, her work is impactful, lucid and memorable. She has exhibited her work in NYC, London, and Paris, among other cities, and has been published on the pages and covers of a multitude of publications.

Eve Schillo
Eve Schillo
Associate Curator, Wallis Annenberg Photography Dept. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Eve Schillo curates exhibitions that span photographic history and appear in galleries dedicated to American, Latin American, Modern, Contemporary, and Japanese Art, as well as those devoted to photography. Recent projects include an exhibition celebrating California photography, Golden Hour (2021-22); In the Now: Gender and Nation in Europe (2021); and Mariana Yampolsky (2018). Opening soon Before You Now: Capturing the Self in Portraiture (2024-2025) and New Nature: Art + Ecology. Areas of interest include experimental processes, time-based media, Central and South American makers, and of course, California and The West.

Jessica Jarl
Jessica Jarl
Global Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska International.

Jarl had an early interest in theater, art, and photography. After high school graduation in theater, she had various part-time jobs while working in theater as an actor, director´s assistant, and project manager. Jarl then continued studying at the University, Digital Photography and Image Processing as well as Theater and Art studies. She has a bachelor´s degree in Art History. Since 2013, she has been working at Fotografiska in Stockholm. She was first employed by Fotografiska Stockholm as an appreciated exhibition guide, guide administrator, and booker. She then continued her carrier at Fotografiska as Exhibition Coordinator. With Fotografiska’s global expansion, Jarl started working for Fotografiska International in 2018 as Director of Global Exhibitions.

Steven Benson
Steven Benson
Contributing Curator at the Southeast Museum of Photography & Professional Photographer

Steven Benson is a photographer/videographer and contributing curator at the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona producing retrospectives of Roger Ballen and Arno Minkkinen, among others. He was formerly a Professor of Photography & Video, Chair of the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, and Chair of Interactive Media. Steven is Vice-President of the Board Of Directors for SNAP! Orlando and ASMP Greater Florida. He holds a BFA from the College for Creative Studies and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He is the recipient of three Creative Artist Grants-Michigan Council for the Arts and an NEA/ArtsMidwest Fellowship. His work can be found in numerous collections including the Museum of Fine Art-Houston, Detroit Institute of Arts, Bibliotheque Nationale-France, Centre Georges Pompidou, and Museet for Fotokunst-Denmark. Solo exhibitions of his photography include the Centre Georges Pompidou and photography festivals/biennials/triennials in Argentina, South Korea, Germany, Syria, Poland, China, Denmark, and FotoFest.

Martha Asencio-Rhine
Martha Asencio-Rhine
Director of Photography Features and Projects at the Tampa Bay Times

Martha is the director of photography features and projects at the Tampa Bay Times, where she has worked since 2019. She coordinates multimedia coverage as well as photographer-led content like photo essays and photo and video packages. Her work has been featured in several award-winning projects, including “Poisoned,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in 2022. Martha’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, ABC News, and more. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, with a degree in Mass Communications and Journalism. She is on the leadership board for the Visual Task Force of the National Association of Black Journalists and a member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). She grew up in St. Petersburg but is originally from the Dominican Republic.

Kristin Roles
Kristin Roles
Photography Instructor at the University of Tampa & University of South Florida

Kristen completed their MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2018 and has since facilitated photography classes at the University of South Carolina, the University of South Florida, and the University of Tampa. She has recently been in residence with the CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS for applied grief and bereavement research and the School of Making Thinking to explore texts somatically and collaboratively. Their work has been shared online and in print. In 2021, she co-curated an exhibition, Bodies for Scale (This Has Happened Many Times Before), at Goodyear Arts in Charlotte, NC.

Collier Brown
Collier Brown
Photography Critic

Collier Brown is a poet, photography critic, and literary scholar. He is the founding editor of Od Review, an online, single-feature venue for the photographic arts, and is co-editor of both 21st Editions, in Massachusetts, and Edition Galerie Vevais, in Germany. Brown’s essays on photography have appeared in more than twenty books, including Per Fronth: Evolution of Melancholy (coming June 2023; Adger, a recent retrospective of photographs by Adger Cowans; Eyemazing: The New Collectible Art Photography; Beth Moon’s Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time; Wynn Bullock’s Relativity; and Anne Berry’s Primates. Brown currently teaches at Harvard University.

John Collins
John Collins
Founder of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance

John’s performing arts fundraising background led to a career in higher education with leadership or VP positions at Emerson College, Berklee College of Music, Arizona State University West, and USF St. Petersburg. His arts administration career includes serving as managing director of the Tufts Arena Theater, and as President of Boca Raton’s Centre for the Arts. Often his photos served as the performance archives for the theaters. As Chair of the City’s Arts Advisory Committee, he produced the Arts & Culture Economic Impact Report in 2010, which helped civic and elected leaders understand that funding the arts is an investment. He established the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, which has become the Resource Center and arts service organization for the city. John took on the coordination and promotion of SecondSaturday ArtWalk, and helped found and produce the SHINE Mural Festival. John’s photography career was relegated to the back room when he took on arts organizational management. His photography has earned awards, and for several years was in the CakeWalk Gallery on Central Ave. The Arts Alliance office was in the Chamber of Commerce, and John established a small gallery in the Chamber for local artists which continues showcasing photography today.

Hiromi Nakamura
Hiromi Nakamura
Curator at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Hiromi Nakamura is a curator at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and has been curating exhibitions for over 30 years. She guest curated A Private History at Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen in 2007, Fashion Magazine by Martin Parr in the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, TOKYO by Magnum Photographers from 1945 to 2005, in 2007. Apart from her curatorial work, she contributes articles to numerous magazines and gives lectures at several universities and museums such as Seika University Kyoto, the National Art Gallery of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, the Hammer Museum, and UCLA in California in the USA. Nakamura has been a nominator for the Infinity Awards 2006 at the International Center of Photography in New York, and a nominator for the Kassel Photo Book Biennale in Kassel, Germany. Her research interests include Contemporary Art and Photography, Film, Fashion, Sociology, and Cultural Studies.

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