Students, submit your photographs by April 2 for an exhibit about our diverse American identity in Manhattan’s Broadway district! Considering the complicated DNA made visible by the mapping of the human genome, we invite student photography about your family’s cultural roots and how you think of your own diverse American identity in terms of race and ethnicity.
The exhibit will coincide with the April 9-26 musical production of Betsy!, which tells the story of a Puerto Rican Latin Jazz singer forced to confront family secrets about her Scotch-Irish and Appalachian roots. Roadside Theater and Pregones Theater/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater co-created the musical, and the Joy of Giving Something Foundation is generously sponsoring this exhibit.
Twenty-five students will have their photographs printed and physically exhibited during the April 9-26 run of Betsy! at Pregones Theater/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (304 West 47th Street). In addition to receiving three tickets to Betsy!, these students will be invited to a reception and receive recognition in the show playbill. All photos received will be showcased on websites and social media of the participating organizations, which boast national audiences of more than ten thousand people.
Submit Your Photography
To participate, please complete the form below. Upload 1-3 images (saved as JPEG or JPG files, 1600 x 1200 minimum pixel resolution, and no larger than 5MB) and a short artist statement (less than 300 words) about the connection between your image(s) and the exhibit themes.
Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. April 2, 2015 is the latest date to submit. Special consideration will be given to high school and college students in New York. For more information, contact Holly Zahn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More About the Organizations
Imagining America is a consortium of more than 100 colleges and universities across the country advancing publicly engaged arts, humanities, and design.
Joy of Giving Something Foundation has partnered with Imagining America since 2011 to elevate photography and digital media as a pathway for students to pursue their careers and make a difference in their communities.
Pregones Theater/ Puerto Rican Traveling Theater is home to a multigenerational network of Latino artists in the South Bronx and Manhattan that have developed more than 80 plays about Latino history, migration, and identity.
Roadside Theater based at Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY, is one of a handful of professional rural theaters in the U.S. and has created more than 60 plays, including the single largest body of drama about Appalachia.