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Open Call for Submissions of Photographs for Exhibit at South Street Seaport Museum

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Gus Powell, “Blue Frieze” from the series Lunch Pictures (1999–2007)

The South Street Seaport Museum invites submissions of new works in the field of New York City street photography for a juried exhibition to open in the late fall of 2012. The exhibition seeks to showcase the best of contemporary photography capturing life as it unfolds in New York City’s public places—its streets, parks, and plazas.

New York City has a rich tradition of street photography. Such notable image makers as Jacob Riis, Robert Frank, and Nan Goldin have captured the diversity and vitality of the city’s streets and its denizens for well over a century. These artists recorded fleeting moments, capturing the faces and lives of ordinary people as they move through an ever-changing metropolis. The Museum of the City of New York (which is operating the South Street Seaport Museum) is currently presenting some of the best of these historic images in City Scenes: Highlights of New York Street Photography, along with the exhibitionLondon Street Photography. The exhibition at the South Street Seaport Museum will carry that story forward through new candid images that show the evolution of the city and of the genre itself in the 21st century.

Both professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit pictures for consideration. Deadline for entries is Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm (EST).For full guidelines and to submit images, click here.

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