In-Sight seeks entries for Youth Pride Photo Contest

BRATTLEBORO — In-Sight Photography Project invites LGBTQ+ identifying youth (ages 11 to 18) to submit images to a Youth Pride Photo Contest and Exhibition in partnership with Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC), Vital Partnerships, and United Way of Windham County.

For 30 years, In-Sight has empowered youth through the photographic arts to engage in community and culture. In a news release, organizers say it is thrilling to collaborate with these partners to celebrate the region's young LGBTQ+ photographers.

LGBTQ+ youth living within an hour of In-Sight's facilities in Brattleboro can find details about submissions and submit images through Images must be photography based: digital, analog film, or an alternative process such as cyanotype or collage. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, May 26.

Photographers do not need to be current or former In-Sight students, though current or former students can borrow equipment, if needed.

All submissions will be included in a virtual gallery, and each artist will receive a gift for their submission. A jury of local professional photographers will be selecting 25 images to be shown in In-Sight's Tiny Gallery throughout Pride Month, with an opening during Gallery Walk on Friday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Of the 25 images in the gallery exhibition, three images will receive top honors and a new camera. Participants could receive either a Canon DSLR, Polaroid Now, or a Polaroid Go.

The public is invited to join In-Sight, BMAC, Vital Partnerships, and United Way of Windham County in viewing the work of our young artists and seeing them accept their awards. The show will close with Gallery Walk on Friday, July 7. In addition, the 25 selected images will be on display in the BMAC's East Gallery Dec. 20, 2023 through Jan. 14, 2024.

Uplifting young artists through unique opportunities is at the heart of In-Sight Photography Project's work. Staff and the board of directors are excited to use the gallery to bring LGBTQ+ youth and allies together to recognize their artistry with the community. All questions about the contest and exhibition can be directed to Emily Wagner, executive director.

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