About One Life Photography Competition
Artists Wanted was created three years ago by two Brooklyn based artists, Jason Goodman and William Etundi Jr. Their first hand experience in the art world was the inspiration for creating this bold new platform for finding burgeoning talent and exposing it to the world.
With judges ranging from actor Steve Buscemi to DEVO frontman Mark Mothersbaugh to curators from The Guggenheim and MOMA, we try to balance new perspectives with established art world sensibilities to find work that transcends the typical.
Our first opening, for artist Kim Holleman at the Whitebox Exhibition Space was their largest, with 1,000 attendees. Our second featured the work of Pete Eckert, a blind photographer, who has become an art sensation with international acclaim including a feature in Time Magazine. Our most recent two openings were phenomenal successes hosted at the Open House Gallery and The New Museum in Manhattan. This is an exciting era for art, the best is yet to come.
Photo District News (PDN) and Artists Wanted thank all participating photographers for joining the annual One Life Photography Competition (2011). The level of work we've received was phenomenal and truly inspirational. We're incredibly grateful for having caught a glimpse of the world captured through your lens.
The compelling stories, insightful perspectives and powerful imagery you submitted presented an extremely difficult selection process for our jurors. After much deliberation a decision has been made by our judges: Stravinski Pierre, Art Director of Esquire Magazine; Ellen-k Syverstad, Founder of ellen-k FINE ART PHOTOGRAPH; Daria Brit Shapiro, Head Curator of Artists Wanted; Patrick Amselle,m Associate Curator of Photography at Brooklyn Museum; Daniel Aycock, Director of Front Room Gallery; Conor Risch, Senior Editor of PDN Magazine; Katherine Schad, Director Of Photography of O, The Oprah Magazine; and Bruce Perez, Director of Photography at Redbook Magazine.
To view the work, click on the photographer's image.