Photographers sought to celebrate legacy of Woody Guthrie

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HALLOWELL — Maine Traditional Film Photographers and the Kennebec Valley Art Association invite photographers to participate in an exhibition honoring the late Woody Guthrie.

July 12 will mark the centennial birth year of the American iconic folk musician and artist. Guthrie was all about the common folk, hence the community open call for photographic artists.

The exhibition, “This Land is Your Land: Photographic Works Inspired by an American Legend,” will be shown Nov. 2-24 at Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St.

Participants will create a photographic interpretation of any of Guthrie’s 300 published songs. Photographic works must reflect the individual photographer’s interpretation of Guthrie’s lyrics in contemporary life.

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This opportunity is open to any Maine photographer working in black-and-white analogue (film) photography. Digital photography is not eligible. High school and college-age photographers are encouraged to participate.

Interested photographers must submit an application to Harlow Gallery on or before May 31, with an application fee. This is not a juried show; all photographers  applying will have their work included in the exhibition. For an application form and more details, call 622-3813, visit www.harlowgallery.org or email kvaa@harlowgallery.org.

Folk musician and artist Woody Guthrie

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