Lyceum Theatre Gallery hosts Art of Photography Show
The seventh annual Art of Photography Show, a judged competition featuring the works of photographers from around the world, is now in exhibition at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery in Downtown’s Horton Plaza.
The judge for the competition is Anne M. Lyden, associate curator of the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Lyden selected 109 photographs for the exhibition in which more than 15,400 entries were received. Entries came from 72 countries. Artists chosen by Lyden represent 25 countries. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the top 15 artists selected by Lyden.
The exhibition will be in San Diego through Oct. 23.
Lyden is one of seven curators in the Department of Photographs, which was established in 1984 and has a collection of about 100,000 objects emphasizing the first 150 years of the medium. A native of Scotland, Lyden received her master’s degree in the history of art from the University of Glasgow and her master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Leicester, England. Since joining the Getty in 1996, she has curated numerous exhibitions drawn from the museum’s permanent collection.