Sol Neelman recently wrote to tell me this:
"I randomly met Alexa Becker from Kehrer Publishing last month during the Frankfurt Book Fair. She surprised me when she said she knew of - and loved - my work from judging Critical Mass. We spent a great deal of time talking about my book project and looking over my images. Before I left, she offered me a letter of intent. Looks like things are on track for a book release in mid 2011. I'm very excited, to say the least."
Isa Leshko shared:
"Just wanted to share with you a positive outcome from my involvement with Critical Mass. I was offered representation and a solo show with the Corden/Potts Gallery in San Francisco! They saw my work on CM and interestingly, they contacted me the day the top 50 list was announced...I'm not sure this opportunity would have presented itself had it not been for CM."
Another photographer said:
"I am sure [Critical Mass] will help me a lot and I am already going to get a show case entry in a well known blog, because they saw my work at Critical Mass."
Michael Sebastian also wrote:
"Not ten minutes after your email arrived the other day, I got another from a photo editor [who had] been a juror fro CM this year, and saw my work. One of my images will illustrate an upcoming story in [this juror's publication.]
I hope it's the start of other opportunities to come; this wouldn't have happened if I hadn't participated in Critical Mass 2010."
We hope this is the start of many, many more opportunities to come for all of our Critical Mass entrants!