"Aesthetically alluring and intensely thought-provoking, the images by Priya Kambli, Alejandro Durán, Adam Amengual, Christine Nguyen and Brenda Perry beckon us with pure visual appeal, then seductively engage us in serious conversation concerning issues of migration and identity, environmental awareness, criminal rehabilitation, and drug-related assassinations. Their projects come from introspection and empathy, from practices steeped in life experience and a keen appreciation of the human condition. In them, we recognize universal themes and familiar stories, invigorated and informed with new faces, new vocabularies and new histories."
--Michael Mazzeo, Guest Juror
En Foco is a non-profit that nurtures and supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures, primarily U.S. residents of Latino, African and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific. Founded in 1974, it makes their work visible to the art world, yet remains accessible to under-serviced communities. Through exhibitions, workshops, events and publications, En Foco provides professional recognition, honoraria and assistance to photographers as they grow into different stages of their careers.