Mary Pelletier on November 16, 2008 8:11 PM
Aperture, The Strand Bookstore and Pratt Institute Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS),will celebrate the launch of The Eye on the Strand photo contest. Amateur and professional photographers alike from all over the world are invited to submit their photo representations of the Strand Bookstore for a chance to win an afternoon with internationally-renowned photographer Mary Ellen Mark, a collection of fifty photobooks published by Aperture, and more. A group exhibition will take place at Pratt CCPS Gallery in the summer of 2009 to include all of the winning images.
Aperture artists scheduled to attend, sign their books, and mingle with fans include Michal Chelbin, Donna Ferrato, Paul Fusco, Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz, Stephen Shames, and Hank Willis Thomas, among others.
The Eye on the Strand photo contest will run from November 6, 2008, through February 27, 2009.
Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.
Strand Book Store
828 Broadway (at 12th Street)
2nd floor/Art Department