"I was honored to have been invited to be the 2022 Art of Photography’s juror. I know, from working with jurors and the amount of entries they had to determine which images would make the cut, that my job would not be easy. I do not make my choices lightly, as there were so many excellent works entered. The major difficulty was having to choose only one from a series that worked so well together. Out of 452 I was asked to select only 70 pieces. A difficult task indeed.
"I had started with impact. Which images kept creeping into my psyche and held my attention? Then the category. Did the images, in my opinion, represent the category under which they were entered? Then the technical. I chose technical as my last because I know images that have impact can override technically strong in my book.
"The culmination of these images will take the viewer to many different places, moods and affect each person differently. I have found many to be fantastical constructs that create contemplative imagery and convey mystery, fun, sentimental nostalgia, and tension. The use of different materials or tools helped the artist create an ethereal wisp of a dream.
"I wish I could have selected more, but under the exhibition constraints I had to reign in my selections and weed them down to this very wonderful, extraordinary show. All of the artists selected should be incredibly proud and I hope encouraged to continue their work."
- Angie Jennings, Photographer
President, Kansas City Society of Contemporary Photography