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A Call for Photographs Picturing the Past 50 Years in Westchester

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A Call for Photographs Picturing the Past 50 Years in Westchester

July 25, 2015 - 12:30
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A Call for Photographs Picturing the Past 50 Years in Westchester

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WHITE PLAINS, NY --ArtsWestchester is pleased to announce an open call to photographers – both hobbyists and professional alike – for images documenting Westchester’s most memorable moments of the last fifty years. 

“2015 is a golden year for ArtsWestchester,” explains ArtsWestchester CEO Janet T. Langsam. “We’re celebrating 50 years as Westchester County’s designated arts council and the county’s connection for the arts. As we ready ourselves for the next half-century, we are pausing to look back and celebrate all the milestones and memorable moments from Westchester’s last five decades with a special exhibition.”

To mark ArtsWestchester’s 50th Anniversary, the organization will present Through the Decades: Picturing 50 Years in Westchester, a photographic exhibition featuring archival and crowd-sourced photographs. The public is invited to submit photographs for inclusion in the exhibition.  Their favorite photos from Westchester’s most memorable events can be submitted via the online application through ArtsWestchester’s website at artsw.org/decades. Individuals may submit up to five images (as jpegs or tiffs) in any of the following categories:

  • Milestones in the Arts/Culture
  • Economic Development
  • The Changing Landscape
  • Celebrity Neighbors
  • Shared Tragedies

Individuals may submit to one or multiple categories, but may submit no more than five images in total. Photographs must have been taken within the past 50 years and depict events/people/places in Westchester from no earlier than 1960.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to August 7. Photographers will be notified of works chosen for the exhibition, which will take place in ArtsWestchester’s gallery on Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains, no later than August 21, 2015.

Through the Decades: Photographing 50 Years in Westchester is scheduled to be on exhibit from October 5-November 21, 2015 with an opening reception planned for Sunday, October 4.