Photolucida's Great Northwest Portfolio
The photographic scene in the American Northwest is often overlooked by hot spots in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, though one shouldn't doubt for a second the immense range and multitude of talent in this beautiful region. Photolucida, the annual week-long festival of photography in Portland, Oregon, will present a limited edition of The Great Northwest Portfolio, comprising fifteen contemporary photographers from the region. The edition consists of fifteen copies, which will be sure to be coveted by collectors and photography enthusiasts. The portfolio is available for a limited time at an original price of $5000.
Fifteen images will be reproduced in dimensions of 16 x 20, and essays will also be included from Rod Slemmons, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and Terri Hopkins, Director of Marylhurst University's Art Gym. The prints to be featured have been donated by some of the Northwest's premier photographic talents, including Paul Berger, Phil Borges, Cherie Hiser, Ann Hughes, Stu Levy, Christopher Rauschenberg, Glenn Rudolf, Carrie Mae Weems, and more.
Photolucida is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing photographic talent and encouraging a community of local support for fine art photography. This portfolio is part of a bold new fund-raising strategy to keep Photolucida coming back, with its Portfolio Reviews conference and popular calls for entries, such as the Critical Mass competition, year after year.
A preview of this portfolio can also be seen at this year's Fotofest in Houston, from March 7 to 20, 2008. The portfolio can also be viewed here.