“Being a FOCUS photo l.a. finalist gave me the opportunity to have my work displayed and seen by hundreds of photo-centric attendees at the important yearly event. That kind of publicity is worth more than any trophy or certificate. And the PR continues with the images presented again at other venues.”
photo l.a. has celebrated and brought together the photography + art community from around the world for 30 years. It is with this mission that we present FOCUS photo l.a. a biannual competition open to help provide emerging & mid-career artists/photographers a platform to promote their work and expand career opportunities.
FOCUS photo l.a. Finalists are determined by a panel of renowned art + photography experts who select the Top 20 photographers from the completed submissions. Entrants can submit a MAXIMUM of ten (10) photographs for consideration.
All finalists will have his or her winning photograph professionally printed by our partner The Icon and expertly framed for a special live Los Angeles exhibition pop-up in September! All finalists will also be invited by our partner Open Show to present their projects at a live programming event during the Los Angeles exhibition ~ please note, final shortlist of artist talk presentations will be curated by organizers for scheduling purposes.
Awards:- NEW IN 2021 ~ One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the Top 20 Finalists by the jury and receive a $1000 cash award.