The Fence: Denver


November 9, 2017 – April 2018

National Outdoor Photography Exhibition Installed at
Market Station Site 
(1600 Market Street, Denver)

THE FENCE Exhibition Slideshow + Artist Talks
When: Sunday, February 11, 1 – 4 pm
Where: The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew (1624 Market St, Denver, CO 80202)

THE FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition highlighting 41 of the best photographers from around the world!

THE FENCE is organized by United Photo Industries (UPI), a New York-based organization dedicated to increasing access to the art of photography, in partnership with CPAC, LoDo District, and Continuum Partners, LLC.

A jury of 70 leading photography and art professionals has selected the artwork, which UPI has installed along an 850-foot vinyl mesh banner that will start at 1600 Market Street, formerly Market Street Station and site of Continuum Partners’ Market Station project, and wrap around the full city block.

Now in its sixth year, THE FENCE draws four million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States including Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and now Denver.

THE FENCE provides exposure and career opportunities to participating photographers, while providing unprecedented access to powerful photographic narratives for a wide and diverse audience. A full list of participating artists—whose work spans the categories of Creatures, Home, People, Streets, Nature, Food and Play—can be found here.

In addition to the 41 national winners, THE FENCE’s Denver edition features work by seven regional winners from Colorado including Brenda Biondo, Carl Bower, Teri Fullerton, Chip Kalback, Katie Kalkstein, Morgan Levy and Paul Sisson.

The 2017 Jury features an impressive roster of photo editors, curators, and photo professionals, including CPAC Executive Director Samantha Johnston and Advisory Arts Council member Mark Sink.

The 2017 Juror’s Choice grand prize goes to Joshua Rashaad McFadden for his series Come to Selfhood, which explores African American male identity, masculinity, notions of the father figure and the photographic archive.

McFadden is an internationally recognized, award-winning artist and author originally from Rochester, NY. His work has been published in Slate and The New York Times, and he was recognized by TIME as one of “12 African American Photographers You Should Follow Right Now.”

The Juror’s Choice grand prize winner receives a $5,000 project support grant, a solo exhibition at Photoville 2017, and a feature in Photo District News magazine.