INFOCUS is very pleased to announce that the 2015 INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award winner is:

Adam Katseff

Adam Katseff is an early-career artist currently living and working in Palo Alto, California. Originally from North Andover, Massachusetts, Adam received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2006 and his MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University in 2012. He has received the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, and the Anita Squires Fowler Award. Katseff’s work is steadily gaining wider visibility through group and solo shows, including an upcoming exhibition at the Nevada Art Museum and the current "River and Falls" through May 31 at Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York City. In addition, Mr. Katseff teaches photography in the Fine Art department at Stanford University. See more of his work at adamkatseff.com

River V, 2014, 43" x 54", Lacquered Pigment Print. © 2014 Adam Katseff


The judges also chose to recognize several artists for Honorable Mention:

2015 Juror's Choice
Honorable Mention

Brittany Nelson

Mordancage 3 , 2013, 72" x 72", C-print, face mounted plexi. © 2014 Brittany Nelson

Honorable Mention

Debi Cornwall

Nadia Sablin

David Shannon-Lier

Brea Souders

Jeffrey Stockbridge

Motohiro Takeda

The entire INFOCUS group, together with the Zuber family, extend our warmest thank you to each artist who entered this competition. We greatly appreciate all of your hard work and that you chose to share it with us. Our jurors, Becky Senf, April Watson and Josh Chuang were astounded by the number of top-quality images submitted.

The INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award will be offered again in 2017, and we look forward to seeing another round of entries at that time. In the meantime, please join our mailing list here and follow INFOCUS on social media to stay in the loop about our announcements of interest to the fine art photography community.


Please join us for the
Zuber Photography Award Presentation

May 20, 2015 • 6:45PM to 8:45PM • Singer Hall, Phoenix Art Museum
Free and open to the public.

Please join INFOCUS as we present the first-ever Sidney Zuber Photography Award to early-career photographer Adam Katseff, who will receive an unrestricted cash award of $5,000 and have his work displayed for up to two months at Phoenix Art Museum.

After the award ceremony, the competition's jurors, Rebecca Senf and April Watson will comment on Katseff's work and the qualities that led to their decision. The artist will then show and discuss his work and photographic experiences.

All attendees are invited to meet the award winner and jurors at a reception following the award presentation. Refreshments and no-host bar are included. No tickets are required, but we would appreciate your RSVP so we can make accommodations for seating and refreshments.


About the Dr. Sidney Zuber Memorial Fund

The Dr. Sidney Zuber Memorial Fund, set aside specifically to support emerging photographers, honors the memory of Dr. Sidney Zuber, an avid collector and great friend to fine art photography. INFOCUS founder, Judy Zuber, recalls that her husband loved to seek out photographic galleries wherever they traveled, and always dreamed of finding a way to help emerging artists show their work.

This first Sidney Zuber Photography Award begins to realize Dr. and Mrs. Zuber's wishes, as well as those of the entire INFOCUS group. The Award will be granted biennially from this fund.

If you share Dr. and Mrs. Zuber's vision and would like to join us in supporting the leading edge of work being done in photography today, we hope you'll consider contributing to this fund. We welcome your tax-deductible donation in any amount.

Donate to the Dr. Sidney Zuber Memorial Fund