Moving Towards Social Justice
May 19, 2018 - May 28, 2018 | Category: Call For Entries
Photo exhibit to start a conversation not make a statement.
Moving Toward Social Justice...still time to enter your digital images, loose prints, and artwork.
- We invite you to submit digital images for our review by emailing your digital images sized at 200 dpi with 12 inches on longest side to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please label your images with last name, first initial, underscore short image title. example: SmithR_Ice flows 1
- We will work individually with you...as this is NOT a photo contest. Thank you!
- Your digital entries now due by MAY 15, no worries. Thank you
Photography has been an integral part of American culture since the 19th century, when the daguerreotype was introduced. Today, cellphones, once small enough to fit in a pocket, are growing larger and larger so they can contain more powerful cameras. We invite all formats now. A roomful of Julius Lester’s “Photographs of the Black South, 1966 - 1969” artwork recently exhibited at Princeton University is reserved for this exhibit.
- WHAT: Along with the exhibit, there will be planned artist talks, tours, Julius Lester videos, and community conversations. Volunteers will be available to answer questions, defuse misconceptions, and assist the viewing pleasure of visitors.
- WHERE: The Monson Arts Council will host this Robert Floyd Photo Gallery invitational photo exhibit. The Arts Council is located at 200 Main Street, Monson, MA.
- WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2018 thru Monday, May 28, 2018. Exhibit Hours: Below
- HOW: This is not a photo contest, and the photo exhibit artwork will not be judged. An artist’s statement of no more than 4 sentences should accompany all artwork submitted. Photographers who participate should submit images that create a narrative and tell the photographer’s story. There will be a presentation fee of $25 per photograph for artwork delivered to Monson, otherwise $35 if delivered to The Floyd Photo Gallery..
We are looking for photographs that illustrate the social issues of our times. These are the proposed categories with suggested themes for you:
- Voter rights/registration _
Kids voting with parents
Signs for candidates
Getting signatures on petitions
Knocking on doors
Voting in other countries
- Climate change _
Ice blocks on rivers
Snow on flowers
- Healthcare _
Mothers & kids with bandages
MDs delivering health care
Medical treatment in progress
Medical situations in the field
- Immigration _
New citizen classes
Changing storefronts (now open with new businesses)
- Gun safety/violence _
Gun safety programs
Images depicting safe gun habits
Photo set-up: parts of a gun
- Economic fairness (homelessness, equal pay, poverty) _
Photos that depict homelessness, urban & rural poverty
Expanding equality (human rights) _
Cultural celebrations involving multiple cultures
Photos of young children playing
Photos of old people enjoying life
- Monson House of Art
- 200 Main St, Monson, MA 01057
Price: no charge