Juror¹s StatementThe process of jurying a show seems at first glance a relatively simple one, yet the reality couldn¹t be further from truth. It¹s a subjective and tough experience. For me, it¹s an agonizing process made over the course of many days. I sift through the entries over and over and over again until a certain group of images bubble to the surface. Ultimately, I was looking for work that felt authentic and original. I gravitated towards images that embraced the formal concerns of photography; frame, light, color etc to its highest levels, to elevate the conceptual and narrative content of the picture. The resulting group of final images demonstrate a command of the craft of photography and firmly point to the medium¹s story telling capacities. I am honored and humbled to have been given this daunting task and wholly thank all the applicants and wish to congratulate those selected.