Originating in 1975 as the Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition, Art Through The Lens has grown from a fledgling contest into an international juried exhibition. Over the past 48 years this exhibition has become one of the Mid-South’s most prestigious annual photographic events.
This year, juror Cintia Segovia chose 53 works out of 653 submissions from thirty-five U.S. states along with two other countries. Forty-six additional pieces were selected for the Regional Salon.
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July 15 – September 2, 2023
Closing reception: September 2, 2023, 4-6pm
Regional Award Winners
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Amy S. Broderick
Morgan Ford Willingham
Sean Patrick Hill
Kelsey M. Nolin
Joseph C. Garrett
Sarah Lynn Watson
Juror: Cintia Segovia
“I was born and raised in Mexico City, where I worked in the entertainment industry. Learning English in the US as an adult gave me a unique perspective on the language’s nuances. I employ video, performance and photography in the way the mass media does, using humor and wit to delve into issues of immigration, cultural stereotypes, identity and being bilingual. I received an MA from CSU Northridge and an MFA at CSU Long Beach. My works have been exhibited in private galleries and universities and in community exhibition venues in California, Missouri, Texas, Oregon, and Vermont; at the Mexican Consulate, the Spartanburg Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, and Orange Coast College. My work has been collected by the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, and the National Immigration Law Center.”