This is the sixth year of the EMERGE competition hosted by the Midwest Center for Photography. The competition offers a Fellowship Award and exhibition opportunity to emerging photographers. This fellowship opportunity is geared toward photographers looking to launch their art careers through the exposure of exhibition. Photographers build their exhibition record by competing for a space in the gallery and the chance to be designated as the 2018 emerging photographer and receive one-year artist representation online. Out of all of the emerging photographers who entered the Midwest Photo Emerge competition, 20 photographers stood out to be outstanding and were selected to participate in the exhibition.
Exhibiting artists: Kelly Chuning, Cedar City, UT; Dave Conkling, Grinnell, IA; Anne Connor, Madison, WI; Robert Gordon, Fayetteville, AR; Charles Hively, Brooklyn, NY; Brooklynn Kascel, Burnsville, MN; Sarah Kaufman, Philadelphia, PA; Jack Long, Grafton, WI; Molly McCall, Monterey, CA; Jacob Moffett, Nacogdoches, TX; Peter Nicholson, New York, NY; Ryan Perry, Silver Lake, KS; Hailee Potter, Savannah, GA; Nat Raum, Baltimore, MD; Rahshia Sawyer, Sterling, VA; Leah Schretenthaler, Milwaukee, WI; Peter Sitt, North Augusta, SC; J.P. Terlizzi, New York, NY; Dylan Yarbrough, Little Rock, AR; and Feifan Zhang, Chicago, IL.