Opening: February 17, 2019
Deadline: June 15, 2019
Entry fee: $35 for up to 25 images
Location: Rust Belt Region – New York, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin
Prizes: $500, $1,000, $2,500, participation in the exhibition in the Sordoni Gallery at Wilkes University with an extensive feature in the catalog
We are thrilled to introduce the first RUST BELT BIENNIAL, a celebration of photography with work realized throughout the Rust Belt Region in all its manifestations.
This land, its people, the pride and the struggles, the patina of the past and above all, the histories and memories ingrained in the soil across the region. It is time to make new memories and new histories, while revisiting and reevaluating old ones; It is time to start a new dialogue about the state of photography and it’s social, cultural and political effects in our society; it is time to give back to the photographic community but also the region; it is time for you to join us!
We are looking for photographic bodies of works that explore the social and cultural realities that represent and make a commentary of this very important region within the American landscape.
Additionally we are looking for both in progress or fully realized photographic work in printed form.
Anyone and everyone are welcomed to submit work that was created within the Rust Belt Region (New York, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin).