New Photography III: National Juried Exhibition
Juror: Kris Graves

Exhibition Dates: April 5 – July 10, 2022
Reception: April 8, 2022, 5:30 pm

Photography has contributed significantly to the cultural history of the US from the time of its invention as a tool of visualization in the mid-19th century to its establishment as an art form in the early 20th century. Made dynamic by constantly-evolving technologies in image-making, yet in conversation with the historical processes that continue to define its contemporary paradigms, the medium is more relevant than ever as an enlightened tool of critical and artistic inquiry. The Museum’s acclaimed national juried photography exhibition returns in its third year with artist, publisher and editor Kris Graves as juror. The selection presents some of the most compelling voices in photography today. The artists included in this exhibition are Edward Bateman, Kristen Emack, Gregg Evans, Jon Feinstein, Jeong Hur, Michael Iacovone, Margaret Murphy, Ahmed Ozsever, Melissa Ann Pinney, Lenard Smith, Aline Smithson, Noel Spirandelli, Thomas Stoffregen, Rashod Taylor and Michael Young.


Kris Graves (b. 1982 New York, NY) is an artist and publisher based in New York and California. He received his BFA in Visual Arts from S.U.N.Y. Purchase College and has been published and exhibited globally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Getty Institute, Los Angeles; and National Portrait Gallery in London, England; among others. Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Institute, Schomburg Center, Whitney Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Brooklyn Museum; and The Wedge Collection, Toronto; amongst others. Graves works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon; and to create opportunities for conversation about race, representation, and urban life. He creates photographs of landscapes and people to preserve memory. He currently serves as adjunct faculty at Parsons.


April 5, 2022 - July 10, 2022


April 8, 2022, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm