THE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART is pleased to make these award winning photographs available to collectors, museums, galleries and the general public. Our biannual Photography Competition is open to all photographers age 18 and over. A jury of nationally recognized experts selects six photographs each by a different artist. The winning photographs become a part of the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Women’s Committee of The Philadelphia Museum of Art was founded in 1883 by Elizabeth Duane Gillespie, a great-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin. Mrs. Gillespie was a notable Philadelphian in her own right who organized many philanthropic endeavors including the Women’s Pavilion at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. The present Women’s Committee continues that tradition of civic service as an independently chartered volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the Museum.
The Women’s Committee thanks everyone who entered the competition. We are particularly grateful to our past dedicated and discerning jurors:
- Vince Aletti, Photography Critic
- Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Tina Barney, photographer
- Larry Fink, photographer
- Melissa Harris, Editor-in-Chief, Aperture magazine
- Darius Himes, Director of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
- Andrea Modica, noted photographer
Thank You …