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The 2020 National Competition at Soho Photo Gallery is alive and well. In these difficult times, we are still excited to receive your submissions during the next weeks. Although the gallery is currently closed, winning photographs will be exhibited on the gallery’s website in July. Once we reopen plans will be made for hanging the work on the walls. We can’t wait to see your work!

The gallery, located in lower Manhattan, is New York City’s longest running co-operative photography gallery.  All photo based works are eligible with no limitation as to subject matter or technique.

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce its 25th National Competition. The gallery, located in lower Manhattan, is New York City’s longest-running co-operative photography gallery. All photo-based works are eligible, with no limitation as to subject matter or technique. All selected photographs will be exhibited at the gallery from June 9 – July 18, 2020.

About the Competition
The juror, Kris Graves, will choose approximately 40 photographs for the exhibition. Cash prizes for first, second and third place winners will be awarded and up to four honorable mentions. The chosen photographers, as well as the award winners, will be notified by email on or about May 15, 2020. The juror’s selections will also be posted on the Soho Photo website.

Kris Graves is a photographer and publisher based in New York and London. His publishing company, KGP Books, focuses on contemporary photography and works on paper, publishing stories that empower the underrepresented, dealing with issues of race, policy, social awareness, feminism, culture, and wealth. 

Kris received his BFA in Visual Arts from SUNY Purchase and has been published and exhibited globally, including the National Portrait Gallery in London, Aperture Gallery, New York, University of Arizona, Tucson and the Brooklyn Museum.

Upload jpeg digital images using the Enter button below. Files must be no larger than 1,220 pixels (longest dimension) at 72 dpi. The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old or older, who are residents of the United States, excluding members of the Soho Photo Gallery.

1-7 images: US$50.00
8-15 images: US$75.00

The awards include cash prizes from Soho Photo Gallery for 1st (US$300.00, 2nd (US$200.00), and 3rd place (US$100.00). There will also be a minimum of two Honorable Mentions, and special gifts from our sponsor. The sponsor for this year’s Competition is Archival Methods, Inc.

Winning Photographs
Photographs must be suitably prepared for gallery presentation or will not be accepted. Maximum height or width (including frame) of exhibited work cannot exceed 48 inches. Packing and delivery instructions will be emailed to participants. Printing, mounting and framing of each piece must be gallery quality. Work must wired for handing. Soho Photo Gallery reserves the right to publish winning on our website and social media. Copyright is retained by the photographer.

Commission & Insurance
The Gallery’s commission for the sale of prints is 30% Although we will make reasonable efforts to protect your work while it is in our possession, we are not legally responsible for it. Consider insuring your work for the time it is in the gallery.

About Soho Photo Gallery
Soho Photo Gallery is an artist-run gallery that nurtures high quality, diverse fine-art photography, while creating an environment that is uniquely welcoming to visitors and member photographers. The gallery was founded in 1971 by a group of New York Times photographers who desired a venue for photography as fine-art

Important Dates
Deadline for submission: May 1, 2020
Notification: May 15, 2020
Accepted Work Due At the Gallery: June 26, 2020
Exhibition: June 9 – July 18, 2020
Opening Reception: June 30, 2020
Pick Up Work: July 19, 2020




Joel Morgovsky

Joel Morgovsky



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