The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s third annual Photo Finish: Juried Photography Exhibition will open in the Museum’s von Stade Gallery on Friday, Nov. 5, in conjunction with Breeders’ Cup weekend. Since its inception, the Museum’s juried photography exhibition program has received submissions from photographers hailing from 27 states and three Canadian provinces.
This year’s exhibition features 45 photographs by 34 photographers from 12 states. An additional 14 photographs will be included in the online exhibition as online-only entries, bringing the total representation of the third annual Photo Finish exhibition to 14 states (California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin). The selected photographs document the entire racing experience, from the farm to the backstretch to the winner’s circle, including several images that showcase how Covid-19 impacted the racing world in 2020. The online exhibition will be available on the Museum’s website.
Each year, the Museum invites amateur and professional photographers to submit photographs for consideration. The only requirement is that each submitted photograph must relate to the sport of thoroughbred racing in North America. A panel of judges representing both the racing and arts communities selects the photographs for exhibition. This year’s jurors included Louise Kerr (Executive Director, Saratoga Arts), Shannon Luce (Director of Communications, The Jockey Club), Skip Dickstein (Eclipse Award-winning photographer), Sally Jeffords (National Museum of Racing trustee, chair of the Collections & Exhibits Committee), and Cate Masterson (Director, National Museum of Racing).
The third annual Photo Finish: Juried Photography Exhibition will remain on display through Feb. 20, 2022. The call for submissions for the 4th annual exhibition will be announced in early 2022.
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