March 9, 2024 — April 21, 2024
Jacky Durrell Meeting Hall

The Fairfield Museum’s annual IMAGES exhibition cycle is in its 15th year!

This juried photography exhibition celebrates the exceptional work of talented regional photographers. Open to professional, serious amateur, and student photographers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, photographs submitted will be of the following categories: Landscape, Portrait, Nature, Abstract, and Architecture.

Artists may submit up to 10 images as either a Professional/Serious Amateur or Student photographer (active student under 24 years of age). Three jurors will choose photographs to be presented in conjunction with an exhibition of work by featured photographer Isabel Chenoweth.

The Grand Prize Winner in the Professional/Serious Amateur category will be awarded an exhibition at George Billis Gallery in Fairfield, CT. The Student photographer will receive a portfolio review from the IMAGES Featured Photographer, Isabel Chenoweth.


2024 Grand Prize Winner in the Professional/Serious Amateur Category: Nina Nelson   

2024 Grand Prize Winner in the Student Category: Ella Toth-Melko



Congratulations to the selected artists for IMAGES 2024:

Robyn E. Abrams                   Simin Allison

Jean-Marc Bara                      Alan Berkson

Lisa Colberg                            Liam Crowe

Deborah Eck                           Ann Franzen

William Frucht                      Michele Hermsen

Sharon Hirsch                       John Koliopoulos

Karen Kallins                         Barbara La Rocca

Steven Labkoff                      Peter Mendelson

Nina Nelson                          Julie O’Connor

Benji Porosoff                       Denise Saldaña

Greg Shea                              Robert Sherwin

Norm Solomon                    Tina Sommers

Ella Toth-Melko                  Claire Van de Berghe

Jennifer Weil



IMAGES 2024 Dates to Know:

Submissions Open on GoGo Photo Contest: November 13, 2023 (12:00 am EST)

Submissions Close on GoGo Photo Contest: January 7, 2024 (11:59 pm EST)

Notice to Selected Artists: January 25, 2024

Artwork Delivery: January 26 to February 18, 2024

Juried and Featured Photographer Exhibitions Open to the Public: March 9, 2024

Juried Exhibition Close: April 21, 2024

Artwork Pickup: April 29 – May 19, 2024



Exhibition-Related Events & Programs

March 8, 2024 | 6-8 pm | IMAGES 2024 Opening Night Preview

April 11, 2024 | 6 – 7:30 pm | IMAGES Photography Roundtable & Reception


IMAGES 2024 Jurors:

Maureen Cavanagh

Maureen Cavanagh is a long time photo editor currently working at The New York Times.  She was the Creative Director of The Players’ Tribune and former Deputy photo editor at Sports Illustrated Magazine.  Cavanagh is a two-time POY award winner for photo editing, has been a Producer at the Eddie Adams Workshop and runs the ‘Women in Sports Photography’ mentorship program & instagram account.  She is honored to be a Board Member of the Doug Pensinger Photography Fund which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing career development opportunities to young photographers. Cavanagh has a Bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from Newhouse at Syracuse University and a Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism.  She and her husband have 4 children, and they live in Fairfield, CT.


Jade-Snow Joachim

Jade-Snow Joachim is an award-winning photo editor with over 20 years of experience working at preeminent publications. She joined POLITICO as the Director of Photography in 2022. Previously, she was on staff at The New York Times, Washington Post and Bloomberg News. Jade-Snow has worked across the newsroom, overseeing the visual report for sports, business, arts, politics, international and national news. She has managed live edits and coordinated photographer teams for presidential nominating conventions, State of the Union addresses, Presidential Inaugurations, Olympics, World Series and the Tony Awards. She lives near New York City with her journalist husband, David and their two children. In her free time, Jade-Snow volunteers in her community as her daughter’s Brownie Girl Scout leader and as a past president of the Junior League of Pelham. She recently picked up tennis and loves taking in a day game at Yankee Stadium.


Brad Smith

Brad Smith is an award-winning photo editor with over 35 years of experience in visual storytelling. He’s worked in the sports industry as Director of Photography at Time Inc. Sports Publications, twice garnering Sports Illustrated the Henry Luce Award for Magazine Cover of the Year, and as Senior Sports Photo Editor at The New York Times, receiving First Place in Photo Editing for Picture of the Year (POY) on several occasions. He’s managed live edits for some of the most visually stimulating sports events in the world, coordinating and editing photography for numerous Olympics, Super Bowls, World Series, and Final Fours. He has also delivered historical presidential moments as the Associate Director of Photography for the White House during the Clinton administration, and covered events with unparalleled import, such as 9/11. Currently he’s the Vice President for Photography for the WWE, a massive entertainment company, overseeing the global photography division.


Exhibition Supporters

IMAGES 2024 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.

IMAGES 2024 is generously sponsored by George Billis Gallery.