When it rains, it pours I guess. Two separate portfolio competitions have just announced their finalists, and my Tel Aviv project made the cut in both! Critical Mass at Photolucida is the older and more established of the two, and boasts an impressive roster of jurors this year which reads like a "who's who" of the contemporary photography world. Those who make it past the first round have their work seen by these experts, and the top vote-getters get a book of their work published by Photolucida. In addition, they also put together an exhibit of the top 50 finalists.
The second is a brand new competition, run and juried by J.M. Colberg at Conscientious. This is the first year Mr. Colberg is running his portfolio competition, and out of over 500 submissions he's chosen 25 contenders for the top 3 spots. The 3 winners will be announced later this fall, and featured with an interview on Conscientious. Congratulations to all the finalists, and thanks to the judges for all their hard work.