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INFOCUS is very pleased to announce that the 2017 Sidney Zuber Photography Award winner is the team of:

Julie Anand and Damon Sauer

Julie Anand and Damon Sauer are both artists and educators who began collaborating with each other in 2005. Their current project Ground Truth: Corona Landmarks visualizes the expanding pervasiveness of satellite technology in relation to a series of 256 calibration targets that were placed in the desert as part of a secret 1960s surveillance program known as Corona. "We are intrigued by the way that these markers of space have become markers of time, representing a poignant moment in geopolitical and technologic social history." See more of their work here.

Calibration Mark AE48 with Satellites and Calibration Mark AM43 with Satellites, both from the series Ground Truth: Corona Landmarks © Julie Anand and Damon Sauer.

The jurors also wish to recognize the following for Honorable Mention:

2017 Juror's Choice
Honorable Mention

Jess Dugan
Holly Lay

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, Rebecca Senf, Mark Klett and Russell Lord were astounded by the number of top-quality images from almost 400 applications representing 45 United States, plus the District of Colombia and those in the military and studying overseas.

The INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award will be offered again in 2019, 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.

Read the original call for entries here.
See the 2015 winner, Adam Katseff, here.

Please join us for the
Zuber Photography Award Presentation

April 26, 2017 • 6:00PM to 7:30PM • Singer Hall, Phoenix Art Museum
Free and open to the public. RSVP here

You are cordially invited to join INFOCUS as we present the Sidney Zuber Photography Award to early-career photographers Julie Anand and Damon Sauer, who will share an unrestricted cash award of $5,000 and have their work displayed for up to two months at Phoenix Art Museum at a future date.

After the award ceremony, the jurors will comment on the artists' work and the qualities that led to their decision. Julie and Damon will then show and discuss their work and photographic experiences.

All attendees are invited to meet the award winners 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 at the link above 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. The INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award is now being 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