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Alone Together: Critical Mass 2023 Top 50

Enjoy world-class photography by the Top 50 winners of the legendary Critical Mass international photography competition, on display at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center's new space in Denver February 24 - April 13, 2024.

Curated by Daniel Boetker-Smith, Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Photography, Alone Together features outstanding works by 50 artists from 10 countries.

While subjects and styles vary, the common thread is "alone-ness" – not to be confused with loneliness, says Boetker-Smith. "For most photographers, the act of making an image, the moment itself, is one of 'happy solitude' (to borrow from Raymond Depardon). Photography gives us the opportunity to embrace alone-ness, in that moment a split second of silence, a decision, an intake of breath and the release of the shutter. Simultaneously photographs always exist in a state of flux...The photographer, the subject, and the photograph itself are all alone together or somewhere in-between."

The exhibition and opening reception are free to attend.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 24, 5 – 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, Noon – 4 p.m.

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Image detail: "Ewan: Husband, Father, Provider, Carer, Support" ©Lisa Murray

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