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North Coast Lens 2024

A judged member & non-member competition

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July 17th - August 16th

Online Entry: Friday, July 5th – Friday, July 12th by 7:00pm
Entry Day: Saturday, July 13th
Arts Alive: August 3rd
Pickup Day: Saturday, August 17th

Judge: Harris Fogel

Harris Fogel is a curator, independent scholar, gallerist, photographer, and journalist. He directed, curated, and organized more than 275 photography exhibitions over the past thirty years. Previously Fogel was an Associate Professor of Photography, & served as director & curator of the two photo galleries (The Sol Mednick Gallery and Gallery 1401 of Photography – the latter of which he founded in 1999), and was the Program Director and Coordinator of the Photography Program, & Chair of the Media Arts Department (Photo/Film/Animation) at UArts in Philadelphia. He is a documentary and fine-art photographer with an extensive background in digital imaging, criticism, and photo history. He utilizes various formats and materials.
His work is in the collections of many museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution; the International Center of Photography; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Fogel’s artist books are found in the library of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is the Founder, Host and Executive Producer of Mac Edition Radio (, an online resource for technology, photography, music, audio, & digital imaging. Fogel lectured on photography throughout the U.S. & abroad. He has been a Visiting American Expert for the U.S. Department of State, and is a UCross Foundation Fellow. Fogel has written for art, photography, and technology related publications, and as an essayist for photography books and exhibition catalogs, and taught the history of photography for more than 30 years. He is a founding member of the Atomic Photographers Guild, created in 1987. He is developing a new publication, based on artist portfolios, for "The Photo Review", a Philadelphia based journal of photography. His research on the American Presidency led to interviews with President Jimmy Carter, President Gerald R. Ford, and First Lady Betty Ford, among others.
In 2021, he joined the curatorial staff of Culture Assistance, Alnö, Sweden; the Advisory Board of the Dead Pixels Society, based in Jackson, Michigan; and named a Sharp NEC Displays "Visionaries of Color" program member. Fogel is a Staff Writer and Photographer for Copper Magazine, published by PS Audio, Boulder, CO. In 2023 he published “Helmut Remiorz, Color 1969 – 1974”, Photographs by Helmut Remiorz, Monograph, Harris Fogel, Author, and “The Wonder Years 1988 – 1991”, Photographs by Harris Fogel, Monograph, Springfield, Pennsylvania, Revised Edition, 2023. Recent exhibitions include, The Atomic Photographers Guild (APG) - 2024 International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF), Black Box Studio, April 2024, Vancouver, Canada. In March 2024 Fogel was asked by the city of Linköping, Sweden to lecture on photography.






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