Monday, November 17, 2008

Eye On The Strand Photo Contest Party

Eye On The Strand Photo Contest Launch Party,

7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway (at 12th Street) 2nd floor

Art Department (212) 473-1452 FREE

The Strand Bookstore, a New York institution since 1927, has one of the largest, most comprehensive collections of photography books in the world. The Strand has partnered with Aperture and Pratt Institute Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS), to host a photography contest, Eye on the Strand. Amateur and professional photographers alike from all over the world are invited to submit their photo representations of the Strand Bookstore for a chance to win an afternoon with internationally-renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark, a collection of fifty photobooks published by Aperture, and more. A group exhibit Pratt CCPS Gallery in the summer of 2009 will include all of the winning images.

Aperture, Pratt, and the Strand will host a reception with Aperture photographers at the Strand Bookstore to celebrate their work and launch the contest. Aperture artists scheduled to attend, sign their books, and mingle with fans include Catherine Chalmers, Michal Chelbin, Donna Ferrato, Paul Fusco, Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz, Stephen Shames, and Hank Willis Thomas, among others.

The Eye on the Strand photo contest will run from November 6, 2008, through February 27, 2009.