April 30, 2019
Themes: active citizenship through teamwork; communities that inspire change
Subtheme: bravery in the face of adversity
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Submit up to 3 images
Old North Church & Historic Site announces a call for photography for the first art show in our exhibition space, Patriots Corner Gallery, located in the Clough House on the Unity Court side of the campus. The famous signal lanterns of April 18, 1775, displayed in our steeple, activated a network of riders who rallied their neighbors and fellow patriots to action and ignited the American Revolution. With this exhibit, Old North, a national landmark visited by over 200,000 people per year, seeks to investigate what that caliber of teamwork and courage looks like in the 21 st century. The bravery of those riders, who are largely uncelebrated today, demonstrates a defining pillar of the American spirit in times of trouble.
Aligning with our 2019 programming themes of community and courage, this exhibition will examine how teamwork, collective action, and fellowship can promote active citizenship. Blending the historic with the contemporary, the exhibit will challenge visitors to make meaningful connections between their lives today and the lives of those who came before them. Selected photographers will answer one or all of these questions in their submitted work:
What does it look like when one sacrifices personal desires and recognition in pursuit of a common goal?
How do we as (global, national) citizens overcome ourselves for the greater good of our community?
What does it mean to work together synergistically to effect change?
Active duty and veteran military are especially encouraged to submit work.