Photography Competition 2022

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THE ARTISTS FORUM is proud to announce the finalists for this year’s PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION, featuring works that best highlight our 2022 Competition Theme – Reflections on the National Psyche.

The Finalists are (in no particular order):

“Duality” by Katayoun Afrooz (Iran)
“Ghost Girl” by Andrea Gluckman (US)
“Refugees” by Olga Trehub (Ukraine)

Our 2022 Student Finalist is:
“Opinion Leader” by Huiyi Guo (China)

Congratulations to all our Finalists!

Thank you to our 2022 Photography Jury Panel: Ricky Bradford, Meesh Bryant, Leah den Bok, Todd Ford, Amos White V

Winners will be announced at our Juried Arts Awards Ceremony on November 10, 2022 at the New York Institute of Technology – 16 West 61st Street, 11th Floor Auditorium, New York, NY. For Tickets, visit: Eventbrite.com


THE ARTISTS FORUM PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION, part of our juried arts programming, is open to photographers of all levels seeking to gain exposure in the New York City and international arts and media market.

Its mission is to provide an accessible platform for photographers to present their best work for juried selection, increase artist communication and business contacts, provide career advancement opportunities, and publicly award talented artists.

THE ARTISTS FORUM INC., now in its 24th year, is a New York City based non-profit arts service organization specializing in events, juried competitions, and media for artists. The organization provides an unparalleled platform for emerging and mid-career artists to share their stories with the world’s creative communities.

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2022 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION FINALISTS

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS LISTINGS

2022 PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS
FIRST PLACE: “Refugees” by Olga Trehub (Ukraine)
SECOND PLACE: “Ghost Girl” by Andrea Gluckman (US)
THIRD PLACE: “Duality” by Katayoun Afrooz (Iran)
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: “Refugees” by Olga Trehub (Ukraine)

FINALISTS

DUALITY

(2020)
Photographer: Katayoun Afrooz (Iran)

The photographer states: “Duality is a self-discovery journey portrait loosely based on Rumi’s poem; I have put duality away. I have seen the two worlds are one.”

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GHOST GIRL

(2021)
Photographer: Andrea Anderson Gluckman (US)

Photo of her teenage daughter on a walk in the woods who talks about growing up in the age of the internet, pandemic, feeling faceless during social upheaval – preferring that versus being exposed.

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OPINION LEADER

(2021)
Photographer: Huiyi Guo (China)

A study on identity politics where boundaries between true and false become fuzzy. Why are facts of the same news completely different on Chinese Internet or Twitter? Who holds the power to do this?

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REFUGEES

(2022)
Photographer: Olga Trehub (Ukraine)

Trehub, a Ukrainian war refugee, attempts to capture her feelings and pain through the lens.

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JUDGES

Ricky Bradford

Palm Desert-based photographer Ricky Bradford’s work ranges from covering people, places, and things through portraiture, public relations and corporate photography. Additional specialties include corporate event display and brand marketing strategy.

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Meesh Bryant

Meesh Bryant is the Director & Founder of the Bolt Agency. Established 2013, the agency represents editorial and commercial photographers in both the UK and the US.

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Leah den Bok

Canadian-born fashion, beauty, and portrait photographer, Leah den Bok, has been traveled to cities around the world photographing people experiencing homelessness. She has authored a book series entitled Nowhere to Call Home.

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Todd Ford

Todd Ford is a Berlin-based American artist with a focus on live performance, cultural events, and corporate photography for real estate development.

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Amos White V

Amos is an inter-disciplinary multimedia artist, event producer, and exhibit designer. A graduate of the College of Human Ecology at the University of Maryland, College Park, Amos bridges his passion for the arts and human relations with the formation of THE ARTISTS FORUM.

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