THEME: 'The "I" - A Call for Self Portraiture'
CURATOR: Ellen Friedlander
A note from curator Ellen Friedlander:
"Tender, heartfelt, intimate, vulnerable, dreamy, playful, narrative, wistful, melancholy, bewildered, both formal and informal constructions, bold, humorous, mysterious, mystical, wounded, disturbed, serene, hypnotic and extremely personal.  
The work submitted for my first curatorial call with LA Photo Curator for 'The "I” - Self Portraiture' brought forth work that is emotionally charged with a wide interpretation of what it means to look inwards.
The photographs are layered and thought provoking interpretations of the “I.” As I scrolled through the anonymous submissions, those that struck me would continuously change with my moods. I had to sit with these emotions and go back and forth over several weeks to feel which photographs resonated and stayed in my mind's eye as I laid in bed drifting off to sleep at night.
Judging a photographic competition is a very challenging experience. It is extremely difficult to choose, as I too know the feeling of putting my most vulnerable self out into the world for interpretation and judging. With this said, I wish to thank all of you who bravely put your most vulnerable selves out into the world for all of us to view. I am awed by your work. I am grateful for your time and consideration to partake in this competition.
I am proud to share that 10% of your entry fees will help the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and another 10% will go to my personal charity, the Creation District an incubator and a safe haven for creation, discovery, activism, daring, and dream-making for Sacramento’s youth and young adults who are experiencing homelessness."

FIRST PLACE- Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick: "Death"

SECOND PLACE- Karen Crouse: "Weathered"

BEST SERIES- Susan Kaufer Carey


Anne Berry: "Choices"
Carrie Usmar: "Actively Listens"
Ian Wright: "Self 2"
Yulia Morris: "Looking"
Diane Fenster: "Night Heart"

20% of artist entry fees go to charity. 
10% of artist entry fees goes to the curator's choice of charity & another 10% goes to the first place winner's choice of charity.

Friedlander has chosen:
1- the UNHCR, (the UN Refugee Agency)

and also
2- The Creation District
http://www.thecreationdistrict.com/about-1 (Located in the heart of downtown Sacramento, the Creation District is a safe haven and hub of creativity offering dynamic classes in a wide range of arts to youth and young adults experiencing homelessness and economic instability.)
Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick has chosen:
Eileen Hohmuth-Lemonick says, "Founded In Guatemala by Nancy McGirr. It’s a great organization . She’s put a number of very poor kids all the way through school- even college. Check out the photographs taken by the kids.. They’re incredible."

ALL entrants work is shown on their own page with their artist statement, website info, bio and parts of their CV in Exhibition