MARCH 4, 2009 – JUNE 28, 2009

Biggs Shot 2009 is the second juried photography competition and exhibition featuring the work of new and emerging photographers, working and/or living in the Mid-Atlantic region. The inaugural Biggs Shot competition in 2005 attracted over 130 applicants within the region. Sally Packard and Dinah Reath, owner of the Packard Reath Gallery, Ryan Grover, Biggs Museum Curator, and Catherine Ware, Curator of Photographs from the Philadelphia Museum of Art selected 40 photographs, which were exhibited at the Biggs Museum November 2008 through February 2006. The Biggs Shot 2009: Competition drew 500 works from over 150 individual applicants. Stephen Perloff, editor of The Photo Review and The Photograph Collector, served as the juror of the Biggs Shot 2009 Competition. Perloff selected 80 photographs to be displayed in the Biggs Shot 2009 Exhibition held this spring. The Biggs Shot 2009 Exhibition offers visitors a wide range of local photographers’ works and their perspectives: a glimpse of the creativity and innovation occurring in our region by photographers of all skill levels. Biggs Shot 2009 images are displayed side-by-side, inviting open discussion and comparison. Biggs Shot 2009 supports the Museum’s mission in tracing the evolution of the local scene through exhibition and documentation of works created today. Biggs Shot 2009 marks the first on-line exhibition hosted by the Biggs Museum on its web-site. Biggs Shot 2009: On-Line creates a virtual exhibition experience for members of the public who are unable to visit the Museum during the exhibition. All 80 selected images are available for view in Biggs Shot 2009: On-Line in addition to Q&A sessions with the photographers.