New Photography II is a biennial juried competition for photographic artists at all stages of their career. The museum is proud to continue to showcase new and exciting work by both emerging and established artists. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.



Philip Brookman, Consulting Curator
Dept. of Photographs, National Gallery of Art Washington, DC

Philip Brookman is the Consulting Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. There, he has organized Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950 and Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. He also edited the book Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950,  organized exhibitions on Eadweard Muybridge, Hank Willis Thomas, Taryn Simon, Sally Mann, Robert Frank, Gordon Parks, Jim Goldberg, Gilles Peress, Larry Sultan, and Danny Lyon. Brookman is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer, working extensively on issues of modern and contemporary art. In 2015 Steidl published his book Redlands, a work of fiction with photographs. He was selected to a museum fellow at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles in 2020.


Best in Show $1,000
Second Prize $500
Third Prize $250

Submission and Timetable

  • Registration opens January 1, 2020
  • REGISTER HERE: Submit up to 3 works

January 1, 2020                   Registration opens

March 15                               Submission deadline

March 16 – 26                      Jurying

March 27                               Email notification of acceptance

April 1 – 10                            Works delivered / shipments received

April 24                                  Reception & Awards with Juror

July 8                                      Last day of Exhibition

July 9 – 10                             Pickup / Ship work


  • Submissions will be accepted through, linked under Exhibitions at
  • Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.
  • Entry fee: $30
  • Artists may submit up to 3 images
  • All works must be recent (within the past 3 years)
  • Artists are responsible for shipping or delivery of work at assigned dates
  • All works must be ready to install and be framed with wire
  • Works may not exceed 40 inches in any direction
  • Works that differ from the accepted submission will not be installed


June 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020