The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon announces launch of a documentary photography competition
Posted on: 16 January 2020
Are you a budding amateur photographer, seasoned professional or passionate local photography group?
The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon are excited to announce the launch of a brand new ‘Documentary Photography Open’ to be held annually between February and April.
This theme for this year is The High Street, focusing on the transformation of North Devon’s local shop fronts and businesses and how they have evolved, particularly in recent times of austerity. Photographers can include proprietors, but the primary focus is to be on documenting the shop and its architecture.
The exhibition is free to enter and will provide a platform for anyone from amateur through to established contemporary photographers looking to improve their exposure, enhance their practice and help document North Devon.
The successful applicants will feature in the exhibition, held in the community gallery, showcasing contemporary photography from across North Devon. Selected exhibition images will gain further exposure online as part of the museum’s digital marketing through their website, social media and mailing lists.
During the exhibition’s duration a public vote will be held within the community gallery and the image with the most votes by the closing date of the exhibition will be awarded with a winner’s certificate, and a £200 voucher from event sponsors J&A Cameras, to help further the photographer’s practice. One standout piece from the exhibition will be selected by the museum team to enter into the museum’s digital archive, continuing to help to document North Devon and its people.
Applications can be picked up from the museum reception, or to download a form and a copy of the submission guidelines and terms and conditions, visit the museum’s website.