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SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS TO AN ONLINE PHOTO COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION OPEN TO STUDENTS AT:
Queens College
Kingsborough College
Brooklyn College 
and other CUNY schools

THROUGH THE LENS OF UNITY: CELEBRATING DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSIVENESS

FIRST PLACE: winner receives a prize of $75 plus a framed print of their photo.


SECOND AND THIRD PLACE: winners will receive a framed print of their photo.

Plus 4 HONORABLE MENTIONS will be awarded.

 

All winners will be given a digital badge and a

digital certificate announcing their achievement

The photography exhibition "Through the Lens of Unity" aims to showcase the vibrant tapestry of diversity, equality, and inclusiveness that thrives within the CUNY community. By capturing the essence of various cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives, this exhibition seeks to promote a sense of unity and appreciation for the richness that diversity brings. Through the power of imagery, we aim to highlight the strength and beauty that emerges when individuals from different walks of life come together in an inclusive environment.

Photographs in this exhibition will explore the multifaceted aspects of diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and abilities. Each image will tell a unique story, shedding light on the experiences, struggles, triumphs, and shared humanity of individuals within our university community.

By showcasing the diverse range of talents, achievements, and contributions of our students, faculty, and staff, "Through the Lens of Unity" aims to inspire dialogue, foster understanding, and promote a culture of acceptance and respect. Through this exhibition, we hope to encourage viewers to embrace diversity as a major strength of our university, recognizing that it is through the celebration of our differences that we truly thrive as a community.

Join us on this visual journey as we explore the power of photography to capture the essence of diversity, equality, and inclusiveness. Let us celebrate the unique stories and experiences that make our university a vibrant and inclusive place for all.

Here's your opportunity to participate in an online photo competition with an internationally recognized gallery. Approximately 45 photographs will be chosen by our jury committee to be shown for two months on our website. Digital banners will be given for FIRST PLACE, SECOND PLACE and 4 HONORABLE MENTIONS. These winners will be given prizes and a digital badge announcing their achievement. The exhibit will be promoted widely on social media and photo websites.

The fee to submit is only $5, which allows you to upload up to 4 photographs. This opportunity is open to all CUNY students.

This exhibition will be juried by gallery founder John Manno. John has been a photographer for over 4 decades, operating from his studio in Manhattan. His commercial work has been published in many of the leading magazines, and his fine art photographs have been exhibited in dozens of galleries around the country and beyond. 

Submit below for the chance to have your photograph seen around the world! This exhibit is ONLINE only.

THE DEADLINE TO ENTER THIS COMPETITION IS DECEMBER 20, 2023

*This is NOT an officially sponsored event of CUNY or any of its schools.

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Submissions are now closed for THROUGH THE LENS OF UNITY

Submissions are offered to all photographers over the age of 18 who are currently enrolled in a CUNY school.

You retain the copyright to your photograph, and if your photo is accepted you agree to allow Decagon Gallery to use it to promote the exhibition and the website.

***IMPORTANT***

Your digital files must be set to 1500 pixels on the long side, saved as jpg or jpeg, and be less than 2 mb (that's the size of the closed file).

Format your images at 1500 pixels on the long side, with the ppi set to 72. The maximum JPEG file size is 2 MB.

 

Before you upload, name the digital file like this:

First Name-Last Name_Title.jpg   (eg. Peter-Gore_Tea Service.jpg)

name your files.png
sample.jpg

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at: info@decagongallery.com

You agree to allow Decagon Gallery LLC to use your photo(s), if accepted, in this or another exhibition and for promotion of the exhibition and the gallery, and to include it in a YouTube video limited to this exhibition. You also agree to have your photo(s) reproduced in the exhibition catalogue that will be made available for sale. You attest that you are the proper copyright owner and that you are not infringing on anyone else's rights and that you have the permission of any person depicted to be shown. You agree with our Privacy Policy and Legal terms. Your photo will never be distributed to anyone at all.     

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