International Juried Photography Exhibition
Originating in 1975 as the Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition, Paducah Photo has grown from a fledgling contest into an international juried exhibition. Over the past 40+ years, this exhibition has become one of the Mid-South’s most prestigious annual photographic events.
In 2013, Paducah was bestowed the honor of being designated a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Creative Cities Network in the area of Crafts & Folk Art. To embrace both this international honor and reflect the international growth of the exhibition, Paducah Photo has taken on a new name, Art Through the Lens.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2023:
May 31st, Midnight – Deadline to enter
June 10th – Notification of acceptance
June 30th, 5pm – Deadline to deliver artwork
July 15th – September 2nd – Exhibition open to the public
September 2nd, 4-6pm – Closing reception
Photo by Robert Shapiro
In 2022, juror Carolyn Benedict Fraser chose 52 works from 598 submissions and Yeiser Art Center staff juried 40 pieces into the Regional Salon.
In 2021, juror Shannon Randol chose 44 works from 758 submissions and Yeiser Art Center staff juried 52 pieces into the Regional Salon.
Art Through The Lens 2020 included works from artists all over the world.