Welcome to the Fairfield Museum and History Center’s 11th Annual IMAGES 2019 Juried Photography Show.
We are pleased to continue celebrating the exceptional work of talented photographers in our region. The IMAGES 2019 Juried Photography Show provides an excellent opportunity for artists to connect with prominent collectors, gallery owners, fellow photographers, and the public.
The Fairfield Museum invites professional, serious amateur, and student photographers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts to participate.
Submissions will be accepted through noon on Friday, January 11, 2019.
IMAGES 2019 is presented in memory of Marcia B. Saft. A former Fairfield Museum Board Member and devoted community leader and philanthropist, Marcia Saft (1945-2016) was an enthusiastic supporter of Fairfield’s history and artistic legacy.
A special thanks to Southport Galleries for their continuing support.
IMAGES 2019 Selection and Show
A jury of three professional photographers will select approximately 40 photographs for exhibition in the IMAGES 2019 Juried Photography Show, which will be on display at the Fairfield Museum from February 28, through April 28, 2019.
During the IMAGES 2019 opening event on February 28, 2019 held at the Fairfield Museum, the jury will choose one Professional/Serious Amateur photograph as “Best in Show,” and one Student photograph as “Best in Show.” Honorable mentions will also be given. The Professional/Serious Amateur winner will receive their own exhibition at Southport Galleries (330 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT) on a date to be determined by the gallery. The Student winner will receive a professional portfolio review.
Opening Event at the Fairfield Museum
Please join us for the IMAGES 2019 Photography Show Opening Reception & Giving Day on Thursday, February 28th from 6-8pm!
Featured Photographer: Jen Edney
Hailing from land-locked Nebraska, Edney has clocked over 50,000 offshore miles. Edney may be hard to pin down, traveling on assignment nine months out of the year – but she has earned a permanent place on the map of the photography world. Recently named by National Geographic as one of “Nine Female Photographers Who Push The Limits,” Edney captures on-site action and human emotion from unique and often surprising perspectives, photographing from below the water to above the rig. Her first sailing photography work in 2009 covered American sailor Zac Sunderland, the first person under 18 years of age to sail solo around the world.
In 2017-2018, Edney was chosen as an Onboard Reporter for the Volvo Ocean Race, sailing’s most dangerous event. Dubbed ‘the toughest job in sports media,’ the role of an Onboard Reporter is unique in their access to action and in the length of the assignment. Photographers are embedded with a team around the clock during a 9-month, around-the-world yachting competition. Edney trained for weeks to be able to survive on boats traveling up to 40 knots in waves as high as 30 feet.
Edney’s additional work at events and with sailing clients such as Copa Mexico/MEXORC, MOD 70 Orion, VOR 70 Maserati, Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, and the 34th America’s Cup has featured her photography on ESPN, ABC Prime Time, and CBS Sports, and in the Los Angeles Times, Sail Magazine, Yacht, Success Magazine, Men’s Journal, Outside Magazine, and Red Bull Adventure.