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Noted critic, curator to jury Photo Review photography competition

Noted critic, curator and writer Lyle Rexer will be the juror for the 2019 Photo Review Photography Competition.

He is the author of several books on art and photography, including “The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography” (2009) and “Photography’s Antiquarian Avant Garde: the New Wave in Old Processes” (2002).

In addition, he has published numerous catalogue essays and articles on art, architecture and photography, and contributed to such publications as The New York Times, Art in America, Aperture, Parkett, BOMB, and DAMn.

As a curator, he has organized exhibitions in the United States and internationally, most recently “The Edge of Vision,” a selection of contemporary abstract photography. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York and is a columnist for Photograph magazine.

The Photo Review, a well-known critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 35th annual photography competition with a difference.

Instead of only installing an exhibit that would be seen by a limited number of people, The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entries in its 2019 competition issue and on its website. Thus, the accepted photographs will be seen by thousands of people all across the world and entrants will have a tangible benefit from the competition.

Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. In addition, numerous Editor’s Selections will be exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries.

Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

Awards include a $500 purchase prize for inclusion in the Haverford College Photography Collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive college photography collections in the United States; a $500 cash award from Blue Flower; a Wacom Intuos tablet; a Lambert 12L camera bag from Cecilia; a $200 gift certificate from Shades of Paper; a 20”x24” silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging; camera bags from ThinkTank photo and Mission Workshop; a “The Complete Photographer’s Set” from Tog Tees; and several Kodak Printomatic Instant Print Cameras.

An entry fee of $35 for up to three prints or images and $8 for each additional image entitles all entrants to a copy of the full-color catalogue. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20 percent discount. (Higher rates apply for non-U.S. subscribers.) All entries must be received by May 31, 2019.

Download contest rules and submit images at For information, contact The Photo Review at 215-891-0214, 340 E. Maple Ave., Suite 200, Langhorne, PA 19047 or

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