The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature TPS:25 The International Competition from the Texas Photographic Society from October 6 through November 13.
Texas Photographic Society’s TPS 25: The International Competition, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of this competition, the juror selects the work of 25 photographers for the exhibition. This year’s competition is juried by Rixon Reed, Founder and Director of photo-eye and Art Photo Index in Santa Fe, New Mexico. As Reed stated his focus on selecting works, “I want to feel the image emotionally, and I want it to be smartly done.” The exhibition offers a wide variety of photographic styles, processes, and subjects.
About the juror: After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Rixon Reed attended NYU film school and later managed the Witkin Gallery photobook department in New York. Reed started photo-eye in Austin, Texas, in 1979. In 1996, photo-eye opened on the web as one of the first online galleries and specialty bookstores. Today, photo-eye Gallery is located in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District showing contemporary photographers. In 2013, Reed created the search engine, Art Photo Index, to help curators, gallerists, publishers and other photo professionals discover new work by emerging talent.