Rula Jones Brock: finalist at Critical Mass, Photolucida

Rula Jones Brock, one of Artrooms Fair London 2019’s applicants, has been selected as a finalist in Critical Mass, Photolucida, with her series of photography and digital painting Self-Portrait as an Arab American. This series explores figureless figurations through the juxtaposition of iconic clothing from the Middle East and Americana. It is a personal commentary on multiculturalism, as well as a satire on stereotypes.

Photolucida is an arts nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon. Their mission is to provide platforms that expand, inspire, educate and connect the regional, national, and international photography community.

Part of Photolucida, Critical Mass is an annual online program that makes connections within the photography community. Photographers at any level, from anywhere in the world, submit a portfolio of 10 images. Through a pre-screening process, the field is narrowed to a group of 200 finalists who go on to have their work viewed and voted on by over 200 esteemed international photography professionals.

From the finalist group, the Top 50 are named and a series of awards are given. In the past, awards have included a monograph award, residency awards, solo show awards, and group show inclusion.