Critical Mass 2012 Solo Exhibition Award Announced

Blue Sky is delighted to announce that, in collaboration with Photolucida, photographer Tamas Deszo has been chosen to receive the Critical Mass 2012 Solo Exhibition Award for his series “Here, Anywhere.”

This award is given annually to one of the Critical Mass Top 50 photographers and is chosen by Blue Sky’s Exhibition Committee. “Here, Anywhere” will be exhibited at Blue Sky in Portland April 4-28, 2013.

Tamas Dezso (b. 1978, Hungary) is a documentary photographer working on long-term projects focusing on the margins of society in Hungary, Romania, and in other parts of Eastern Europe. His photographs have been published in TIME, The New York Times, National Geographic, GEO, Le Monde Magazine, The Sunday Times, PDN, Ojo de Pez, HotShoe, The British Journal of Photography, and many others.

This is the third year Blue Sky and Photolucida have collaborated in presenting this award; previous winners have been Mitch Dowbrowner (2010) and Nigel Dickinson (2011), and we’re excited that Tamas Deszo's exhibition at Blue Sky will coincide with the third annual Portland Photo Month in 2013.

Have a look at the remarkable group of artists selected for 2012's Critical Mass Top 50 here.

Like them all? To see one image from each Top 50 photographers in person, make a point of seeing the traveling exhibition, curated by WM Hunt, that will show at a Jennifer Schwartz venue in Atlanta and the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach in the summer of 2013.

Mark your calendars!