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Portfolio Submissions

The Museum of Contemporary Photography accepts submissions of portfolios for consideration for exhibition, program, and collection opportunities.

Antone Dolezal and Lara Shipley, False Lights, from the Devil’s Promenade series

To have your portfolio viewed by museum staff, send an artist and project statement, a PDF of 15 images, a current resume, and any relevant press clippings to curatorialcommittee@colum.edu.

Please note that due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot provide individualized feedback on submissions. Notifications will be sent out to those who are considered for possible programming, exhibitions, or acquisitions.

Please contact curatorialcommittee@colum.edu for any questions.

The Snider Prize

The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists in their final year of graduate study. The winner receives $3,000, and two honorable mentions each receive $500 towards the purchase of work to be added to the MoCP’s permanent collection. Sponsored by Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider, the Snider Prize forms a part of the museum’s ongoing commitment to support new talent in the field of contemporary photography.

Abdulhamid Kircher, Rotting from Within (detail), 2022

The 2022 Snider Prize has been awarded to Abdulhamid Kircher. In his series Rotting from Within, Abdulhamid Kircher investigates a complicated relationship with his father and patrilineal cycles of trauma. Weaving images from a limited family album with Kircher’s original photographs, the series features many elements, including religion, drugs, his father’s home country of Turkey, pages from journals, and portraits of family members, visualizing a fraught personal history. Kircher completed a BA in Culture and Media from the New School and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego.

Artists Natasha Moustache and Allie Tsubota both received honorable mentions.