Call for Entries: IMAGES photography contest

The Fairfield Museum and History Center invites the public to submit photographs to the eighth annual IMAGES 2016 photography competition, which celebrates the exceptional work of talented regional photographers. Submission deadline is March 21.

Images2016LogoA jury will select approximately 50 photographs for exhibition at the Fairfield Museum from May 14 to June 27, 2016. Two grand prize winners will be selected and prizes include an exhibition at the Southport Galleries and a professional portfolio review. The categories are Landscape, Portrait, Architecture, Nature and Abstract.

Artists must reside in CT, NY, RI, or MA and may submit up to 10 images under one of two categories: Professional/Serious Amateur or Student (active student under 24 years of age). Photos must depict reality and cannot be manipulated to add or subtract major elements that alter that reality. All competition entries must be submitted online. For complete entry details and to submit your photographs, go to:  www.fairfieldhistory.org/exhibitions-2/images/

All entries must be received by 9 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016. Works selected by the judges must be delivered to the Fairfield Museum for exhibition no later than 3 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2016. The entry fees are as follows. Professional/Serious Amateur: $10 per image; Students: $5 per image.

The IMAGES 2016 exhibition will feature the photographs of Jack Delano, who documented farm and city life in Connecticut for the Farm Security Administration. In rare early color photographs as well as black-and-white images, Delano captured views of Connecticut as it recovered from the Great Depression, showing views of farmers, factory workers, and commuters.

The exhibition and contest is made possible with the generous support of Southport Galleries and VENU Magazine. We also thank Fairfield University’s IT Department for their generous assistance in hosting the IMAGES website.

A view of the old sea town, Stonington, CT. Jack Delano (Nov. 1940).

A view of the old sea town, Stonington, CT. Jack Delano (Nov. 1940).

Fairfield resident Kate Eisemann’s piece catscan, an image of her cat Jasmine sitting on a scanner, was the Grand Prize winner of Fairfield Museum’s 2015 IMAGES Photography Show.

Fairfield resident Kate Eisemann’s piece catscan, an image of her cat Jasmine sitting on a scanner, was the Grand Prize winner of Fairfield Museum’s 2015 IMAGES Photography Show.

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