New York City is indisputably the cultural capital of the world. In the 20th century, the nexus of relevant art was the island of Manhattan. But the 21st century has seen a definitive shift, making Brooklyn the new epicenter of literature, music, art, and photography.
Capture Brooklyn, a new initiative by the New York Photo Festival, is a juried exhibition of contemporary photography that seeks to capture the spirit and essence of Brooklyn, and to showcase the vitality of photography happening in the hottest part of New York right now!
Drawn from submissions received online through August 29, 2010, 80 photographs will be selected and exhibited at The powerHouse Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The show’s official opening will take place during this year’s Dumbo Arts Festival (September 24-26), an event that draws over 150,000 visitors over 3 days – and will remain open until October 15, 2010.
It is our hope that Capture Brooklyn will not only serve to acknowledge and celebrate the fantastic photography happening in this borough, but also encourage and nurture the growth of Brooklyn’s artistic renaissance.
To enter the contest, please visit http://capturebrooklyn.nyphotofestival.com
- All work submitted for consideration must have been produced (or published) after January 1, 2009.
- Winners will be notified by September 6 and will need to drop-off their work at The powerHouse Arena no later than September 20, 2010.
- All work must be dropped-off suitably mounted or framed and ready for hanging, or they will not be included in the show.
- All work must be clearly labelled with the artist’s name and contact info.
- All selected photographs must remain for the duration of the exhibition. Substitutions will not be accepted.
- Artists are responsible for all shipping costs to and from The powerHouse Arena.
- Artists are responsible for insuring their work. All work will be handled by experienced personnel and the utmost care will be taken to guarantee the safety of the work. However, the New York Photo Festival and The PowerHouse Arena will not be responsible for any loss or damage to the work while on show or in transit.
- Each participating artist may submit 1-3 single images for a fee of $25 or 4-6 single images for a fee of $50.