IMAGES 2014 at the Fairfield Museum
On View May 11 – June 22, 2014
View the list of juried show winners here >>

Special congratulations to our Grand Prize winners:


Andrew Smith, Michael J. Daley Funeral, Grand Prize Winner – Professional/Serious Amateur


Morgan Macey, Portrait in a Painting, Grand Prize Winner – Student









The Fairfield Museum and History Center announces the sixth annual IMAGES 2014 photography competition, which celebrates the exceptional work of talented regional photographers.

A jury selected approximately 50 photographs for exhibition in the IMAGES 2014 show, which will be on view at the Fairfield Museum from May 10 to June 22, 2014.  The exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for artists to connect with prominent collectors, gallery owners, fellow photographers, and the public.

IMAGES 2014 also features an exhibition of world-renowned photographer and Fairfield native David LaChapelle. LaChapelle is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages.

IMAGES 2014 is made possible by the generous support of:


  • Helen Klisser During is a private art advisor, curator, photographer, and the Director of Visual Arts, Westport Arts Center. She has also served as an art advisor to Art Dubai and the New York Armory, and as a juror, panelist, speaker, and gallery director for Silvermine Galleries, where she founded the celebrated Director’s Choice series of exhibitions. A number of her photographs have been published in The Art Market Report, Art New Zealand Magazine, Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens and and

  • Jordan Schaps was the Director of Photography for New York magazine, where he was the main driving force behind the magazine’s signature look.   Currently, he is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts and is the principal and founder of C.O.D. inc., which develops print media projects for advertising and editorial clients.  He has written, designed, and produced numerous books, including Miami Beach: Blueprint of an Eden and his current project, Eating Delancey: A Celebration of Jewish Food.  He has received recognition and awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Art Directors Club.

  • Philip Trager, one of the foremost photographers of architecture and dance, has been active as a photographer for more than forty-five years. Ten monographs of his photographs have been published.  His books have received various awards, including Finalist for the Grand Prix Award of Les Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Book of the Year of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and inclusion in the Best Books selections of the New York Times, Interview, Vanity Fair, The Times (London), New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and others.  Trager’s work is included in numerous museum and private collections, including the Bibliotheque Nationale, Center for Creative Photography, Museum of the City of New York, The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Lisa Larson-Walker  is a visual artist, writer, and photo editor. She is a graduate of The Cooper Union School of Art, currently working at Slate Magazine.

Landscape |  Portrait | Architecture | Nature | Abstract | Iconic Fairfield
New – Iconic Fairfield: to commemorate the 375th anniversary of the town of Fairfield, the museum invites artists to submit photographs that they feel are representative of the town.

One photographer from the Professional/Serious Amateur category and one from the Student category will be selected as Grand Prize winners. Among the awards for the Professional/Serious Amateur winner is a 10-day exhibition at the Southport Galleries in Southport, CT.  The Student Grand Prize winner will receive a portfolio review from Philip Trager.