April 2020 - Our Neighborhood
April 2020 Instagram Contest
Theme: My Neighborhood: A Three-Photo Essay
We’re all living in a new story. Sharing those stories with others is the best way to break through isolation and reclaim a sense of community. This Instagram contest isn’t about a single image. We want to see three photos you’ve taken since March 15 that, as a sequence, give the viewer a peek into what your neighborhood looks and feels like. Any subject matter is welcome but the more personal you make it, the stronger the story will be and the more others will be able to connect to it.
The judge for this contest will be Ed Kashi, an acclaimed photojournalist who uses photography, filmmaking and social media to explore geopolitical and social issues that define our times. A member of VII Photo Agency since 2010, he is also a dedicated educator and mentor to photographers around the world and lectures frequently on visual storytelling, human rights and the world of media. Among Ed’s many books is one titled Three in which he displays images in triptychs to pull meaning out of sometimes disparate subject matter. Ed is a visiting workshop instructor and lecturer at DCP.
The winner received a signed copy of Ed Kashi’s book Three. Second place got a 45-minute portfolio review with DCP Executive Director Peter Poulides. Third place received a $25 DCP gift certificate.
This contest ran from 03/28/20 – 04/12/20.
Previous Contest Winners
First Place – @esoweimages
@esoweimages: In a conversation late last year, I remember trying to get some friends in Asia to understand that you can sometimes walk the streets of NYC and be the only person on the block, and I could feel their disbelief filling the room with every other word coming out of my mouth. With everything that has happened so far it’s easy to find empty streets and blocks. Much respect to everyone working tirelessly to keep this great city running.
Honorable Mention: @courtneyclmn
@courtneyclmn: Shelter in place days 23, 22, 21. Things felt kinda bleak this weekend. Norah has started to take social distancing way too seriously. We video chatted with friends and played Hot Potato which was nice. The kids played in the garage which feels very post apocalyptic – like all recreation will now be held in this terribly lit grey box. Also it was cold and that sucked.
Honorable Mention: @jasminegreenphoto
@jasminegreenphoto: During the quarantine keeping busy has been the hardest part. Becoming a pro puzzler and being undefeated at board games is a tough job. One of the worst parts about staying home is the constant dish washing! But there has been one thing that’s been helping through these peculiar times and that my friends is WINE (Don’t forget to recycle). These are intimate moments around the house.
Honorable Mention: @mindanao
@mindanao: Our new normal. Distance learning not only for school but for some of their activities. Thank goodness for technology.
Wearing masks are becoming the new normal as well. Not strange to see people at the grocery stores with masks! Walks are becoming an everyday activity. Today we walked to the church and back, instead of attending mass in person on Easter Sunday. Our new normal…for now.