“These photographs reflect on many significant themes – from the landscape to relationships, from the shifting of seasons and the inevitability of time, to identity and self…Each of you has shown us something unique, that, while captured within twenty-four hours in the Adirondacks, extends to cities and towns beyond, and opens up new ways to think about the world in which we live.” – a past juror of 24 Hours 24 Hours: A Photographic Interpretation of Life in the Adirondacks is a contest for high school students in public and private schools within the Adirondack Park. 2018-2019 will be the tenth year of this program, which draws entries from throughout the region. Students are invited to submit two photographs taken during any specified hour or hours of the day, and are encouraged to move their view beyond traditional landscape subjects – though they also qualify for submission – to subjects that relate to their own daily lives.
From the several hundred submissions received, about 40 “winning” photographs are selected by a juror who is either a professional photographer or a curator working with the genre of art photography. The juror also gives personal feedback to the winning photographers. Past jurors have included professional landscape photographer John Di Giacomo and Kate Menconeri, former Chief Curator at the Center for Photography Woodstock. The selected photographs are exhibited at selected venues (libraries, art centers, community centers) within the Park and on the LPI website page devoted to the 24 Hours Exhibition. This years selected venues are:
March 29- April 27 2019
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Lake Placid, NY
May 1- June 30 2019
Lake Placid Public Library
Lake Placid, NY
July 1- September 30 2019
Adirondack Medical Center
Saranac Lake, NY
More Public Exhibit Dates/Venues To Be Announced
Three photos will be selected to win a
Prize for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places.
The prizes will be $200, $100 & $50 respectively.
In September 2018, complete contest guidelines and a related poster were be sent to all high schools within the Adirondack Park. Students may submit two photographs, via computer or mail, that were taken during a specific hour or specific hours of the day or night. Each photo must be accompanied by a brief 50-150 word description of when, where, and why the artist chose to photograph that particular scene or subject. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019. Juror’s decision and winning photographs will be announced at the beginning March 2019.
Juror of the 2018-2019 24 Hours
Ian Berry, Skidmore College
Ian Berry is Dayton Director of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery and Professor of Liberal Arts at Skidmore College. He has organized over 100 museum exhibitions for the Tang and museums across the United States. Recent projects include the historical show 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980, and the career-survey Dona Nelson: Stand Alone Paintings. Berry is a leader in the field of college and university museums, and is a regular speaker on interdisciplinary and inventive curatorial practice and teaching in museums. He is well known for his active publication record including monographs on artists such as Terry Adkins, Nancy Grossman, Corita Kent, Nicholas Krushenick, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Alma Thomas, and Fred Tomaselli. He is a board member of the Museum Association of New York, has chaired the Visual Arts Panel of the New York State Council on the Arts, and serves on several advisory committees including Cranbrook Academy National Advisory Committee, Artist Advisory Board of the Fabric Workshop and Museum, and Saratoga Springs Arts Commission among other regional and national arts organizations
For more information, please contact the Lake Placid Institute at 518-523-1312, email@example.com or by regular mail at the Lake Placid Institute, P.O. Box 988, Lake Placid, NY 12946.
2019 24 Hours Photography Winners:
"Warm Mountain Top" 1st Place Overall
2018 24 Hours Photography Winners:
2017 24 Hours Photography Winners:
"Reaching for Great Lengths"
2016 24 Hours Photography Winners:
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