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Thresholds 2024: Photography and Urban Architecture

May 4, 2024 – May 31, 2024

Photo by Eric Smith, First Place Winner

Thresholds 2024: Photography and Urban Architecture considers the relationship between photography, urban architecture, and their viewers/users.

Prize Winners

First Place – Eric Smith
Second Place – Leanne Trivett S.
Third Place – Jessica Stephens

Honorable Mentions

Jordin Althaus, Eric Anderson, Karen Baker, Trey Burnette, Richard S. Chow, Patrick Corrigan, Dave Drage, Kay Erickson, Louie Escobar, George Feucht, Richard Hay Jr, Douglas Hill, Kenneth Hines Jr, Mark Indig, Jim Kerns, Paul Kessel, Rebecca Li, Clay Lipsky, Zak Long, Rita Nannini, Sai Narayan, Chad Nelson, Paul O’Malley, Jeff Pressman, Camilo Ramirez, Ted Rigoni, Christopher Rodriguez, Karen Safer, Jessica Stephens, Barbara Strigel, Joshua Tann, Jason Tannen, and Chengbin Zhang

Juror & Curator

Crista Dix, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts.

Opening Reception (In-Person)

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 6:30-8:30pm @ The Helms Bakery District is located at 8800 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034

Exhibition Run Dates (In-Person & Virtual)

May 4, 2024 – May 31, 2024



Thresholds 2024: Photography and Urban Architecture considers the relationship between photography, urban architecture, and their viewers/users.

Taking street photography as its opening point, Thresholds 2024 considers our connections with and the ways in which urban architecture informs our presence in the world. From expansive skyscrapers to minute ornate details, from periodic styles to historic monuments, from the mundane to the iconic, photography of urban architecture investigates the elements that define our public spaces and engagement capturing the aesthetics of the ever-changing global cityscapes.

Offering an expanded view of the world and street photography as a practice, this juried annual open call brings together sights and visions for a virtual exhibition and a digital exhibition at the Helms Bakery District in Culver City, CA, starting on May 4, 2024.

The Juror

Crista Dix (She/Her/Hers) is the Executive Director at the Griffin Museum of Photography, assuming that role in January of 2022 after two years as the Associate Director.

Before coming to the Griffin Museum in 2020 she spent fifteen years operating her own photography gallery, wall space creative, closing it in 2020 to make the move to New England and the Griffin. Having a career spanning many paths she has a background rooted in science, business and creative art. This well rounded experience provides a solid background for supporting the Griffin’s mission to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art.

Her gallery, wall space, supported emerging and mid-career artists with exhibitions, talks, events and art fairs around the country. As an internationally known gallery, Crista worked with clients all over the world and represented national and international artists. In addition to wall space’s special event and exhibition schedule, it hosted a series of artist lectures, studio and community events.

Ms. Dix, wall space and the artists who were part of its success believed in giving back, creating a charitable giving program called Life Support. In ten years Life Support worked with over 400 artists, donating over $80,000 to charitable foundations Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief and Habitat for Humanity.

Ms. Dix has written essays about photography, introducing creative artists work to a broader community. She has been a member of numerous panels and discussions on the craft of photography, juried creative competitions and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in cities like Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and New Orleans.