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Expanding Boundaries – LACP’s Third Annual “Fine Art” Exhibition – 2018

May 25, 2018 – Jul 13, 2018

The Los Angeles Center of Photography proudly presents Expanding Boundaries, its Third Annual “Fine Art” exhibition, a beautiful collection of photography selected by Scott B. Davis. Out of 742 different images submitted for this competition, Mr. Davis selected 45 images (from 29 photographers) for the exhibition at the Los Angeles Center of Photography, showing May 25 – June 22, 2018. In addition, 51 images (from 29 photographers) were selected for a virtual online gallery display on LACP’s website. This is an annual call for entry exhibition in the spring of each year.

Top Winners:

Labbie Manesh, $500 gift card to the Los Angeles Center of Photography
Jonas Yip, toy camera
John Waiblinger, Hahnemuhle inkjet fine art papers

The Juror

Scott B. Davis

Exhibiting Artists

Virtual Gallery Artists

The Juror

Scott B. Davis is an artist and founder of the Medium Festival of Photography. His photographs are created with wooden view cameras ranging in size from 4×5 to 16×20. The images explore plant communities in the Sonoran desert and ordinary urban spaces in the American landscape. Davis’s prints are made by hand using the exquisite 19th century process known as platinum printing. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Village Voice, the New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, and other print media. Davis’s photographs have been collected by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Pier 24 in San Francisco, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, and others.

In 2012 davis founded the Medium Festival of Photography, an annual event that brings emerging and established contemporary photographers to San Diego for four-days of portfolio reviews, artist lectures, exhibitions, and related events.

Juror's Statement

Expanding Boundaries is a celebration of contemporary artists working with photography, each exploring the medium’s perceived limits and visual possibilities. The exhibition spans much of the history of photographic processes including traditional darkroom work, images that include mixed media, and those made entirely with digital technology. Altogether, they form a dynamic exhibition offering a window into the state of photography in 2018.

The selections embrace the idea of expansion and limitation through widely ranging subject matter. For some this is through bodies of work concerned with exploring new modes of visual expression, while others encompass more ephemeral suggestions of how photography can expand boundaries. Themes consistent throughout the exhibition include mystery, imagination, history, and bold uses of the medium itself.

The photographs on view demonstrate the ability for photography to be an increasingly fluid medium, using its inherent specificity as a starting point while bravely charting new avenues for creative exploration – Scott B. Davis

Exhibiting Artists

Aline Smithson, Alyssa Fujita Karoui, Anastasia Davis, Annabel Graham, Brooke Nevin, Craig Smith, Diane Fenster, Gregory Talley, Jeffrey Lipshitz, John Waiblinger, Jonas Yip, Kate Houlne, Kerry Mansfield, Kris Moore, Kyung Won Kim, Labbie Manesh, Lisa McCord, Mara Zaslove, Molly McCall, Paul Ivanushka, Paula Riff, Richard Chow, Sally Ann Field, Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, shesaidred, Susan Lapides, Tina Jo, Todd Bradley and Yoichi Kawamura

Virtual Gallery Artists

Bonnie Neal, Calli McCaw, Carl Shubs, Cheryl Medow, David Herman, David Walega, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Doug Stockdale, Ellen Cantor, Gary Beeber, Gary Quart, J.K. Lavin, Jared Varava, Jessica Chen, Lisa Gizara, Maren Elize Klemp, Mark Indig, Michael Usher, Mohamed Alaali, Nicholas Fedak II, Nora Feddal, Qin Zhang, Regina Obregon, Ricky Rivas, Robert Koss, Shari Marcacci, Susan Helms, Viola Ruehse and Yi Lu