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International Juried Exhibition
November 20 – December 30
Jurors: Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2021 International Juried Exhibition with $5,000 in awards! Forty-five juror-selected photographs will be exhibited from November 20 through December 30 in our historic gallery in Carmel, California, and vie for eight cash awards totaling $5,000. These photographs will also be featured in an online gallery here on our website along with an additional forty-five juror selected images. An exhibition catalog of the entire gallery and online exhibition will be available for purchase.

Debra Klomp Ching is the co-owner of the Klompching Gallery (est. 2007) in Brooklyn, New York. The gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art photographs. Artworks by its roster of artists can be found in the collections of MoCP, George Eastman Museum, LACMA, MoMA and Victoria & Albert Museum among many others. In addition to owning and operating the gallery, she is a freelance consultant, writer, curator and educator. Her writing has been published in several publications, including being a guest editor for Photography Quarterly (issue No. 99) and the commissioning editor/publisher of (re)collect – Jonathan Shaw (2006). She is a regular judge for photography awards,, including the LensCulture Emerging Talent Award (2017), San Francisco Bay International Photography Show (2018), and the Arnold Newman Portrait Award (2018). Debra Klomp Ching is an Adjunct Faculty member, at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and is the co-founder of the Fresh Annual Summer Exhibition, and Rhonda Wilson Award.


Darren Ching is the owner of Klompching Gallery, established in 2007 in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn New York. The gallery specializes in the selling and exhibition of contemporary fine art photography, and has placed artworks into numerous private, corporate and public collections. Mr. Ching’s involvement in photography spans over 20 years, including jurying numerous domestic and international photo competitions; contributing to both online and print publications; lectures on the subject; formerly Creative Director of Photo District News (PDN); and co-curated The Architecture of Space for the Flash Forward Festival in Toronto. As an educator, he has been an Adjunct Faculty member at School of Visual Arts (SVA); visiting photography critic at The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD); lectured on contemporary magazine photography and design at Parsons School of Design in New York; and most recently the External Examiner for Final Senior Photography Projects at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In addition to dealing artworks, he is a freelance designer, working on photography-based projects, a consultant to photographers, and a perennial co-curator of the Klompching Gallery’s annual FRESH exhibition and Rhonda Wilson Award.

The owners of Klompching Gallery bring a deep understanding and broad appreciation of diverse photographic styles, genres and mediums to CPA’s 2021 International Juried Exhibition.

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