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Curator’s Choice: CMA Photo Hunts Round 1

As promised Catherine Evans, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography, has selected some of her favorite CMA Photo Hunt submissions out of the hundreds of great entries tagged so far. See what she chose from the Sign of the Times, Resourcefulness and Joy assignments, and what she has to say about why they work so well.

Sign of the Times Assignment

In this photo from Nick Carron (@urbancurse), verticals and horizontals are in harmony and intention with one another. It has an industrial feel, but has this human touch with the handwritten instructions.


This is an elegant reference to our current housing problem with a good use of filters to underscore a distressed situation. Nice work by @_Thisspace_.


A big and bold sign with a provocative imperative challenge in this shot from Tim Courlas  (@durtball).


Resourcefulness Assignment

This was a tougher assignment, however this picture by @mamawooste clearly embraces the resourcefulness theme. It’s an interesting use of recycling and meta-messaging all in one.



The light lands perfectly on the baby, and makes her the surprising center of this photograph from @uponadaydreamer.


Energy, movement and water come together in this dynamically cropped shot from Nick Carron (@urbancurse). The empty space in between is an effective compositional strategy.


Even without an actual human being, this is the perfect icon of summer joy in this picture from @LittleMissLibrarian.


Looking forward to seeing what you submit, and choosing favorites from the next several assignments. Great work from everyone who has tagged their photos so far!

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Catherine Evans, CMA’s William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography