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Noted curator to jury Photo Review photography competition


The Photo Review, a highly acclaimed critical journal of photography, is sponsoring its 39th annual photography competition, one of the oldest continuous photography competitions in the world.

Noted curator Joel Smith will jury the show. Smith is the Richard L. Menschel Curator and Department Head in Photography at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York.

The Photo Review will reproduce accepted entries in its 2024 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 prizewinning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at Philadelphia’s Woodmere Art Museum. Plus 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 $1,000 purchase prize for inclusion in the Haverford College Photography Collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive college photography collections in the United States, selected by William Earle Williams, the Audrey A. and John L. Dusseau Professor in Humanities; Professor of Fine Arts and Curator of Photography, at Haverford College.

The entry fee is $40 for up to three images and $8 for each additional image. In addition, all entrants will be able to subscribe to The Photo Review for $40, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-U.S. subscribers.) All entries must be received by May 15.

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

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