Through My Lens

Exhibition Website

Oct 22 2016 - Dec 31 2016

Invented in 1839, the daguerreotype was the first photographic process. It required specialized skill, equipment and hazardous chemicals. Now, we almost all carry a camera around with us every day in the form of our phones. Furthermore, social media platforms such as Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram allow us to share those images with an immediacy that could not be imagined 177 years ago.

With equipment no longer an obstacle, we can now all be photographers if we want to be, and the SBMA wants to encourage your creative eye. Be part of the exhibition!

Submit your images through Instagram! | Deadline is October 16, 11:59 p.m.

Beginning with the opening of the exhibition Through the Looking Glass: Daguerreotype Masterworks from the Dawn of Photography, we will install a new selection of images every 2 weeks. Each installation will center on one of five themes inspired by the subjects of daguerreotypes in the show: Portraits, Still Life, Work, Landscape, and Pets.

The Details

  • Follow @SouthBendArt on Instagram
  • “Like” the @SouthBendArt contest image, and “tag” other instagram users
  • Capture something that falls into one of the five categories.
  • All images should be square formatted.
  • Share your image with the hashtag #TheSBMA and the hashtag that corresponds with the category you want your work to be considered for: #SBMAPortraits, #SBMAStillLife, #SBMAWork, #SBMALandscape, #SBMAPets
  • Submit your images by October 16, 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Images will be juried by SBMA staff. 
  • Selected artists will be contacted by October 18 with requests for high resolution files for printing purposes. 
  • Final prints will be 8×8 inches.
  • If selected, your work will be on display in the SBMA’s Warner Gallery along with the other selections for that category:
    • October 22 – November 6: PORTRAITS
    • November 9 – 20: STILL LIFE
    • November 23 – December 4: WORK
    • December 6 – 18: LANDSCAPE
    • December 21 – 31: PETS
  • There is no fee to submit images.
  • There are no restrictions but images must be your own.
  • You can keep your print at the end of the exhibition.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Photography
  • American
  • Contemporary

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