Just wanted to let you know my success story from Critical Mass. My first monograph will be released at ICP book signing October 21st. The relationship I developed with the publisher, Charles Lane Press was a direct result of Critical Mass. Richard Renaldi became familiar with my Interior Relations portraits through reviewing work on Critical Mass. We subsequently made contact with each other and things went from there.
Thanks for your efforts with supporting the photo community.
Ian van Coller
I thought you'd like to know that our next show, Mary Ellen Bartley, is definitely a Critical Mass success story. We saw Mary Ellen's early book project the first year we were Critical Mass jurors. Saw the Paperbacks and Blue Books the following year and now are blown away by the Standing Open series.
So my Photolucida opportunity wasn't directly from the 20min meetings (still working on those) but through the Indie Photobook Library and it's director Larissa Leclair.
My artist book project is now a part of the IPL collection and subsequently has been included in an exhibition at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, MA. The exhibition opens this month.
All the best,
Thought you might be interested in a success story coming out of Critical Mass. I'm sure that you folks put a HUGE amount of effort into this competition - time for some favorable feedback.
One of your jurors, Robert Morton, a former long-time picture-book editor and now agent, contacted me after seeing my work in the 2009 Critical Mass and going to my website for more. He contacted me, offering his services to get my work published in book form. I had already started on a book project and was happy to join forces with him.
This is just what one hopes for in entering these competitions and your stellar cast of jurors is perfect for getting one's work seen by influential people in the field. Thanks for all your hard work.
I'm pleased to inform you that Jesse Louttit was one of the photographers included in the September Issue of PDN for our feature "Film School: 8 Things Photogs Need From Video Clients," we ran three of his images for the piece.
I reviewed his work at Photolucida, and he just showed me his video work during the session based on my bio requesting to see video project.
We just announced the representation of Jennifer B. Hudson as a print room artist with the gallery. We met and reviewed Jenn's portfolio at your review event.
Debra Klomp Ching