[ THE FENCE AT A GLANCE ]
Key numbers, statistics, and fun facts about The FENCE 2018
7,000ft / 2,133m
of Host Cities
Early Bird Entry Fee$35
[ ONE SUBMISSION – PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS IN SEVEN CITIES ]
The FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching 5 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in 7 cities across North America.
Photographers submitting to The FENCE 2018 may also be considered for one of our 5 Regional Showcase exhibitions that will highlight work by photographers living in New Mexico, Colorado, North Carolina, New England and Western Canada respectively.
[ ARTIST TESTIMONIALS ]
Over the past 5 years, THE FENCE has consistently attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, giving us an opportunity to share these powerful photographic narratives with a diverse audience of millions of visitors annually, while providing photographers with a truly public platform.
THE FENCE was an ‘event’ – not just a showcase for photography. In the case of Brooklyn, THE FENCE created a lovely summer stroll along the water while viewing the great diversity of photography. Because of its location, people that would not ordinarily go to photo exhibits, did. I sold several images because of that. It has been a great experience.
- Pat Swain – Lost Flamingos in the Cloud Forest
When visiting on a sunny weekend in Brooklyn, we were thrilled to see how many people made THE FENCE a destination and engaged with the work. We have met some of the impressive jurors at portfolio reviews this year. Their enthusiasm and dedication to the project demonstrated it to be an intelligent labor of love.
- Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman – Processed Views
It has been a fantastic experience to be part of an outdoor exhibition that stretched over different cities and gave so many people a chance to view so many different visual stories. Ruthy Goes to Church began "marching" on THE FENCE in Brooklyn, continued in Atlanta and went on to be exhibited in Houston. That in itself makes me so proud to have been part of it. Thank you! Ruthy's marching band and I salute you.
- Julia Gunther - Ruthy Goes to Church
Really lovely exposure, and I greatly enjoyed just how accessible THE FENCE is — sometimes I feel like my work is largely seen/consumed/critiqued by people within the photojournalism industry, which, don't get me wrong, is important too — but it was so nice to get messages and tweets from average New Yorkers who'd seen the work and really wanted to engage.
- Daniella Zalcman – Sunday Soldiers
THE FENCE is such a gift to the community, for artists the exposure is incredible and it is very inspiring to be included amongst so much talent. For the general public it is wonderful and unexpected to have contemporary artwork be so accessible. I love that my work is seen by such a diverse cross section of people.
- Claire Rosen – The Fantastical Feasts