N.Y. Photo Curator Call for Entry- ‘Vibrant’ curated by Julie Williams-Krishnan 

(fine art photographer & the Director of Programs at the Griffin Museum of Photography). 
"Thank you for sharing your work around the theme “Vibrant”. The work was varied and the interpretation of the idea was engaging and ranged from the spiritual to the vernacular to the abstract. I enjoyed viewing all the images, which took me to inspiring places, celebratory events, powerful moments in nature, and strong voices of identity. It was hard to make choices regarding best imagery - it all has great value! In the end, I tried to stay on the lighter side of the theme, as I am looking for ways to stay positive in today’s world. The images I selected for mention could also hang well together on the wall. There were some very strong images that I did not include for a prize or honorable mention - so, do not be discouraged if you were not selected - keep up the good work! Thank you for the honor of jurying this call. And, keep the faith - there is much to celebrate in this life."
FIRST PLACE: Tira Khan - 'No More Braids'
SECOND PLACE: Kathryn Dunlevie - 'Pontchartrain'


Laura Barth - 'To The Light'
Laura Barth - 'Road Trip'
Karen Hochman Brown - 'Beguiling Poppy'
Carl Shubs - 'Red and Yellow'
Nadide Goksun - 'Mina

Tira Khan
20% of artist fees go to charity. 10% to the curator's charity and 10% to the first place winner's charity. 

Julie has chosen the Griffin Museum of Photography as her charity. www.griffinmuseumofphotography.com
The griffin Museum of Photography is a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lecturs, we strive to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art. At the Griffin Museum, you will find exhibitions from well-known photographers to those emerging on the scene that explore important themes and thought-provoking ideas. All of our exhibitions and programs are designed to encourage the passionate exploration of the art of photography.

First place winner Tira Khan has also chosen the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Julie says, "Vibrant-Definition: Pulsating with life, vigor, or activity (Merriam-Webster dictionary); Full of energy and life (Oxford Dictionary)
Let’s celebrate life. Show me your vim, your vigor, what you celebrate, what makes you feel alive! This call is for work that connects us to the moments that connect us to each other, the world, and the universe. It is summer, and the sun is shining and the birds are singing and the bees are buzzing. Let's take off our shoes and feel the grass between our toes and the hum of the universe at our fingertips. Let’s share wonderful moments that inspire. Shake off the darkness, celebrate the light! 
Show me what you got! "