Marguerite Courtney Jamey Stillings Liz Steketee

Exhibition of the top 20 finalists from the Emerging Focus Photography Competition 2012 at Icon Projects
January 19 - February 18, 2012
Closing Reception, Saturday February 18, 5-7pm

Tami Bahat, Robby Cavanaugh, Marguerite Courtney, Mitchell Davis, Samuel Frost, Richard Gilles, Paula Himel, Dale Johnson, Robb Johnson, Bonuk Koo, Anthony Mair, Keving Mitchell, Lara Porzak, Eugene Reshetov, Stephen Spiller, Liz Steketee, Jamey Stillings, Stacey Stone, Garret Suhrie, Rudy Vega.

Grand Prize: Marguerite Courtney
2nd Place: Jamey Stillings
3rd Place: Liz Steketee

Online Auction: Emerging Focus Auction
The Emerging Focus Foundation seeks to provide an opportunity for young as well as established collectors to purchase the work of the emerging artists celebrated here on these walls.
Our goal is to establish an annual limited edition of finalists' images. Your purchase will help support future programs like this. We hope you will take the time to consider purchasing these works.

EMERGING FOCUS announces its first international photography competition. This is a visual call to arms to clear up the cacophony of the mundane, the already seen and the “been there and done that.” What makes a photograph a good photograph? And what makes a good photograph a great photograph?

That is the question being posed to you -- the public -- the internet connected, the elders and the young; the schooled and the amateur; the student and the scholar; the executive and the worker; the artist and the scientist; the writer and the reader; actor and audience. So, you think you can take pictures? Show us what a great photograph is. Show us what you got and share it with the world.

EMERGING FOCUS is honored to be associated with photo l.a., one of the most respected and visited art fairs in the world for the past twenty years. In association with photo l.a., a panel of renowned artists, curators and publishers will review all entries, and the twenty finalists will have their photographs on exhibit at the 21st Los Angeles International Photography Art Exposition, photo l.a., this January 12-16th, 2012, where final judging will take place on site. The exhibit will then continue at ICON PROJECTS at The Icon in Los Angeles.

Winners will be announced in December, with the Finalists exhibiting at photo l.a., taking place in January in Los Angeles. The top three winners will be announced during the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography (LACMA) benefit January 12, 2011 conducted at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.


Photographs from the photo l.a. gala and Emerging Focus winner announcement here.