Art Through The Lens

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.

– Thank you to our anonymous donors –

Mary Yeiser Painting

Photo by Robert Shapiro

Past Exhibitions

2021 Art Through the Lens

2021 Art Through the Lens

In 2021, juror Shannon Randol chose 44 works from 758 submissions and Yeiser Art Center staff juried 52 pieces into the Regional Salon.

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