Janice Levy, Ithaca, NY, 2013 first prize, Falcon Market, Riyadh, KSA 2011, Archival pigment print, 24×36″


View the Winners’ Galleries and selected other entries.

This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2014 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia.



  • Prizewinners exhibited at the University of the Arts Photography Gallery, Philadelphia
  • Accepted entries reproduced in The Photo Review journal and website
  • Editor’s selections exhibited in several Photo Review web galleries


Prizes include:

  • An Olympus OM-D E-M10 Camera
  • SilverFast Ai Studio 8, from LaserSoft Imaging
  • SilverFast HDR Studio, from LaserSoft Imaging
  • SilverFast SE Plus 8, from LaserSoft Imaging
  • an Airport Navigator rolling briefcase from ThinkTank Photo
  • a ToughTech hard drive from CRU
  • a 24″x50′ roll of Museo Silver Rag
  • a 20″x24″ silver gelatin fiber print from Digital Silver Imaging
  • elegant camera bags from Jill-e
  • ArtRage 4 software
  • flash drives from USB Memory Direct


Because their work was seen in The Photo Review, past winners have been given one-person exhibitions, have had their work reproduced in other leading photography magazines, and have sold their work to collectors throughout the country.

An entry fee of $35 for up to three images, and $8 for each additional image, entitles all entrants to a copy of the full-color catalogue. In addition, all entrants may subscribe to The Photo Review for $36, a 20% discount. (Higher rates apply for non-US subscribers.)

This year all entries will be registered through Smarter Entry. Digital images can be uploaded using and prints can be mailed to The Photo Review offices.

All entries must be received by June 30, 2014.

About Jennifer Blessing
Photo: Lina Bertucci © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York
Photo: Lina Bertucci © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Jennifer Blessing joined the curatorial staff in 2002, after previously working at the museum from 1989–97. She recently co-organized Haunted: Contemporary Photography/ Video/ Performance, which opened in March 2010 before traveling to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Prior to this project, she curated Catherine Opie: American Photographer, and two exhibitions for the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin: True North and Jeff Wall: Exposure. In addition to organizing photo-based exhibitions, she is responsible for developing the museum’s photography collection.

During her tenure with the museum she has curated the touring exhibitions Family Pictures; Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection; and Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography. She has contributed to numerous other museum exhibitions and catalogues, including Marina Abramović’s performance series Seven Easy Pieces; Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition; Premises: Invested Spaces in Visual Arts, Architecture & Design from France, 1958–1998; The Italian Metamorphosis, 1943–1968; Art of This Century; and Guggenheim Museum Collection: A to Z.

Most recently, Blessing organized the New York presentation of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video (2014),  an exhibition originating at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. She also co-organized Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective (2012) and the Guggenheim’s presentation of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition Francesca Woodman, which opened in March 2012.