Call for photographers to honor Woody Guthrie

Maine Traditional Film Photographers and the Kennebec Valley Art Association invite photographers to participate in an exhibition honoring the late Woody Guthrie.  This July 12 will mark the centennial birth year of American iconic folk musician and artist Woody Guthrie. Guthrie was all about the common folk, hence the community open call for photographic artists. Woody Guthrie was not only a prolific singer/songwriter with 3,000 works to his credit (only 10% have been published) but also a visual artist and writer.  The exhibition, entitled “This Land is Your Land: Photographic Works Inspired by an American Legend,” will take place at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell in November 2-24, 2012.

Each participant will create a photographic interpretation of any one of the over 300 published Woody Guthrie songs. The photographic works will reflect the individual photographer’s interpretation of Woody Guthrie’s lyrics in contemporary life, which may be expressed in black and white photographic portraiture, landscapes, still- life and abstracts, etc.  This opportunity is open to any Maine photographer working in black and white analogue (film) photography. Digital photography is not eligible. High school and college age photographers are encouraged to participate.

Interested photographers must complete and submit an “intent to participate” application and submit it to the Harlow Gallery on or before May 31st, 2012, with an application fee as follows: $5 if student;  $10 if member of the KVAA or METFP; $15 all others. This is not a juried show – every photographer applying will have their work included in the exhibition.  For the Intent to Participate form, and complete details on participating in the exhibition (including links to source material on the late great Woodie Guthrie), please visit the Harlow Gallery website at www.harlowgallery.org, email kvaa@harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.