Library Invites Community Members to Express “My Inspiration” for Photo Contest

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The New Brunswick Free Public Library proudly presents its 10th annual Photography Contest, accompanied by free photography workshops. This year, the library invites participants to capture with their photos moments or images that inspire them, with the help of professional photographers offering workshops throughout the Spring.

Deadline for photo submissions is May 9, 2017.

Submission forms and full details are available at the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue; George Street Camera, 344 George Street; Alfa Art Gallery, 108 Church Street; Crossroads Theatre, 7 Livingston Avenue; and George Street Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue. Details are also available on the library’s website at www.nbfpl.org/events.html#special.

Professional photographers and library staff will judge submissions and photographs entered in the contest will be displayed in an exhibition at the New Brunswick Free Public Library. At 6:30 p.m. June 9 an opening reception will be held in the Library’s Carl T. Valenti Community Room, where the winners will be announced.

Three workshops, held at the library, accompany the contest:

  • “Landscape and Nature Photography: From the Obvious to the Transcendent,” led by professional photographer and speaker Joel Simpson will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20.
  • “Editing Digital Photos,” led by professional photographer and speaker Bill Blanchard will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27.
  • “The Beauty of Black and White: Learn Why & How,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4 will be led by professional photographer and speaker Danielle Austen.

Please register for these free programs at the New Brunswick Free Public Library or by calling (732) 745-5108, ext. 20. Refreshments will be provided at all workshops.

For any questions, contact librarian Kavita Pandey at kavita@lmxac.org.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State.

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