It's great to see the interest and conversation here with regard to the LENS 2013 competition. Our shows have drawn entrants from all around the country, and a number of foreign countries. Last year's exhibition showcased the work of over thirty photographers from the US, Canada, and Mexico. This year our juror is Karen Irvine, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. Curators like Karen (and Natasha Egan who curated our first LENS competition two years ago) do not agree to be juror for just any show. Entry fees help pay for the juror, the exhibition, the opening, prize money, advertising, and raise funds to support our non-profit galley and organization. While there are some juried shows out there which are just money grabs, ours is certainly not one of those, and we are becoming a quite prestigious show to be accepted into.
Please take a look at some of the entries from LENS 2012, http://www.perspectivegallery.org/le...elected-images . Hoping to see some of your images for 2013!