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Call for Entries – Our Diversity is our Strength curated exhibit
April 21, 2019 @ 11:30 pm
Our Diversity is our Strength
Call for Entries
The call for entries is running now through an extended date of April 21st (calendar)
The exhibit will open at Pro Photo Supply on June 6th and be up through August
1112 NW 19th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
For questions about submissions email Paige Stoyer at email@example.com
30 images will be selected by curators Paige Stoyer and Jim Lommasson for the exhibit at Pro Photo Supply
Selected images will also be on display at Blue Sky Gallery on the community wall for June and July, and in one of the community drawers as well
Our diversity is our strength
A curated exhibition telling the story of immigrants in our community
After a very successful exhibition in 2018, we are excited to announce the second edition of this curated photography exhibit, created to highlight through original photographs the diversity and strength of our community. Partners The Immigrant Story and Pro Photo Supply make this project possible, helping to address issues that are increasingly prevalent in our country today: xenophobia and the dehumanization of immigrants, whose stories are our stories as a community and a nation.
This year’s photo contest, open from March 1 through April 14, 2019, welcomes submissions that depict the stories of immigrants who have added to our diverse cultural landscape. We encourage photographers of all levels, including students, to submit, as well as families and individuals who wish to share family snapshots which help tell their own immigrant story — either past or present.
We are a nation of many immigrants and ethnicities woven together to create a beautiful tapestry of different identities and cultures. The current social and political climate in the United States has reminded us that many of our neighbors continue to face prejudice. This exhibit will bring together photographers, the photo education community, and the immigrant community to tell the story of our past, present, and future as a nation of immigrants.
A final selection of 30 images will be made in May and showcased at Pro Photo Supply in a large format exhibition that will run from June through August 2019. There will be a gallery opening and a community event at their store on First Thursday, June 6, 2019.
Additionally our curators, photographers Paige Stoyer and Jim Lommasson, will be selecting up to 20 images to be shown at Blue Sky Gallery throughout June and July 2019, on the community wall and in one of the community drawers that the gallery is providing especially for images from our exhibition. Photos will also be shared on social media and other online platforms.
By learning something about the individuals whose journeys brought them to this country, we hope to enhance mutual understanding. Through visual stories of immigrants, whether first-, second-, or 10th-generation, we can examine the hopes and dreams that we all have in common and develop a new appreciation for those things that bind us together.
For more information and to submit entries, please visit our website at
Images selected for last year’s exhibition, which included professional, amateur, student submissions as well as some family snapshots, can be viewed at https://theimmigrantstory.org/photo-contest-2018/
Pro Photo Supply, Portland, OR (http://prophotosupply.com/)
The Immigrant Story, Portland, OR (https://theimmigrantstory.org/)