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FStop Members: The American Way - Call for Entry

Photo: Mike Dvorak

America is such a loaded word in the history of photography. In 1938 the Museum of Modern Art mounted its first exhibition, Walker Evans American Photographs.  The museum published the book “American Photographs,” to go with the exhibition. Evans sequenced the book so that there was a continuous narrative to his work. Along with an insightful essay by Lincoln Kirstein the book became a work of art unto itself. Robert Frank’s iconic “The Americans,” built on Evans book and has become the most important photography book of his generation.  It still resonates today with its sequencing and the consistent point of view. The poetic forward by Jack Kerouac helped create another book that is a unique work of art. Joel Sternfeld’s book “American Prospects,” from that 1970s provides another point of view using America as a subject to make personal observations about us.  Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, Diane Arbus, Lauren Greenfield, Nan Goldin, Cindy Sherman, have all added to this idea of what is beautiful and what is dark about our American life.

There is history for us to consider but we will make our own statement about what we think the American way is.  This is really an open-ended topic that should help us take a look at our surroundings

We all have traditions in our own lives that provide subject matter. I know you will find moments that will define your observations on The American Way.
Juror: Tom Arndt

Call Opens:
June 18, 2014
Accepted Images: Each Member will have an image selected by the jurors and it will be exhibited in the Mpls Photo Center Galleries and published in a full-color Exhibit Book available for purchase.
Cost For Entry: 25.00 first 3 images; maximum is 3
Submission Deadline: August 29th, 2014
Results Announced: September 8, 2014
View The Exhibition: November 7, 2014 – January 2nd, 2015
Opening Reception:Friday, November 7 - 6:30 – 9:30
Submitting Your Entries:
Submit your work via the online tool, Smarter Entry System
To submit click on Account Login to begin. Create an account if you don’t already have one. Simply pay online then upload your images.

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