We are thrilled to announce our Second Edition 2012 Hot Shots! Huge congratulations to:
These five photographers were chosen from hundreds of exceptionally talented entrants. Each is awarded with:
+ A $500 honorarium
+ Participation in the Hey, Hot Shot! group show at Jen Bekman Gallery in downtown New York
Additionally, each Hot Shot is now in the running to become the Grand Prize–winning Ultra, who will be awarded a $10,000 honorarium, a solo show at Jen Bekman Gallery and two years of representation from the gallery.
Many thanks to our panel of esteemed photography professionals—Stephen Frailey, Raul Gutierrez, Darius Himes, Jenni Holder, Lesley A. Martin, Nion McEvoy, Paul Moakley and Penelope Umbrico—who joined Jen Bekman, Sara Distin, Carrie Strine and Jeffrey Teuton in dedicating their time, energy and critical eyes to select our last five Hot Shots of 2012.
We're looking forward to many collaborations with all of the Hot Shots (and the Grand Prize–winning Ultra) at the gallery and on 20x200. Stay up to date with 20x200 to see which Second Edition 2012 photographers will release limited-edition prints.
Last but not least, we'd like to congratulate all of the Contenders and Honorable Mentions for having submitted exceptional work and raising the bar, making it challenging (but, oh, so worth it) to select this last round of 2012 Hot Shots.
The Honorable Mentions are:
Meiko Takechi Arquillos
Andrew B. Myers
Fabiola Menchelli Tejeda
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