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2018 Northern Exposure participant Saulo Cisneros, photo: ©Antoine Didienne

2018 Northern Exposure participant Saulo Cisneros, photo: ©Antoine Didienne


Northern Exposure is a program that brings Mexican artists to the Medium Review. Funded through our 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign, we invite artists residing in the Mexican border states of Baja California Norte, Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to submit work for Northern Exposure 2019. Five artists will be awarded complimentary access to the 2019 portfolio review at Medium from October 17-18, 2019, including access to all festival lectures. Submissions are reviewed by a jury of fine art photographers and curators.


Artists who currently reside in Mexico and hold a valid Mexican passport and an active U.S. visa are invited to apply to the Northern Exposure program. Artists who were awarded a Northern Exposure grant in 2018 must wait until 2020 to re-apply. Submissions are open until June 14, 2019 and must include the following:

  • 10 jpegs of recent work, sized at 2000px

  • A statement no more than 250 words describing what you hope to achieve by attending the Medium Review

  • A copy of the identity information page from your passport, including date of expiration.

Submissions are completed by email, sent as a pdf or .zip file to info@mediumphoto.org