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THE CHOICE AWARDS

The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. The Awards are divided into four categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, Director’s Choice and Exhibitor’s Choice. Winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, portfolio reviews and more. The Choice Award winners are invited to participate in an exhibition in Santa Fe, New Mexico during Review Santa Fe.

Winners

CURATOR’S CHOICE AWARDS
1ST PLACE: R.J. Kern, Minneapolis, MN, The Unchosen Ones
2ND PLACE: Muriel Hasbun, Silver Spring, MD, X post facto (equis anónimo)
3RD PLACE: Bryan Thomas, Brooklyn, NY, The Sea in the Darkness Calls

DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARDS
1ST PLACE: Agnieszka Sosnowska, Egilsstadir, Iceland, A Year Book
2ND PLACE: David Gardner, San Francisco, CA, Into the Anthropocene
3RD PLACE: Elizabeth Claffey, Bloomington, IN, Matrilinear

EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS
1ST PLACE: Balarama Heller, Brooklyn, NY, Zero at the Bone
2ND PLACE: Leonard Suryajaya, Chicago, IL, Bunda
3RD PLACE: Sara Macel, Ridgewood, NY, What Did the Deep Sea Say

EXHIBITOR’S CHOICE AWARDS
1ST PLACE: Demetris Koilalous, Athens, Greece, CAESURA \ the duration of a sigh
2ND PLACE: Mario Lalau, Lewisville, TX, Tropeço
3RD PLACE: Joan Alvado, Barcelona, Spain, Cuban Muslims, Tropical Faith

2017 Jurors

CURATOR
Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, SF Museum of Modern Art
DIRECTOR
Kim Sajet, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian
EDITOR
Siobhán Bohnacker, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker
EXHIBITOR
Krzysztof Candrowicz, Artistic Director, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg; Founder & Director International Festival of Photography, Lodz, Poland

2017 Award Package

Curator’s Choice, Director’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Exhibitor’s Choice Awards
First, second, and third awarded in each category

// Group exhibition of Choice Award winners
// Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe
// Lenscratch publication
// Special invitation to Art Photo Index (API)
// Online exhibition at VisitCenter.org

2017 Juror Bios

Corey Keller joined SFMOMA’s staff in 2003, where she has organized numerous exhibitions, including Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840-1900 (2008), Francesca Woodman (2012), and About Time: Photography in a Moment of Change (2016). She is currently at work on an exhibition of the nineteenth-century photographer J.B. Greene. Her interests in photography are broad, though she is currently particularly interested in the intersections of technology and visual culture.

Kim Sajet was appointed director of the National Portrait Gallery in 2013. Presiding over a national collection of American portraiture is an extraordinary role for the Nigerian-born Sajet, who was raised in Australia and is also a citizen of the Netherlands, and her global perspective is welcome and refreshing. She perceives how many of the notable Americans depicted in the Portrait Gallery collection are viewed outside the United States and offers us a deeper understanding about their accomplishments and influence.

Siobhán Bohnacker is a Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker where she commissions original photography for the magazine, is responsible for the art direction of The New Yorker’s award-winning short fiction section and both writes and curates on photography for newyorker.com.

Krzysztof Candrowicz is a curator, art director, researcher and educator. He is the Co-founder and director of the International Festival of Photography in Lodz and Foundation of Visual Education. Since January 2014, he works as artistic director of the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg.

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