National Press Club members are among the best story-tellers anywhere, and this year's photography exhibit will give members a way to show it. The exhibit runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 27 in the Club's 13th floor lobby, and has new features for members to tell the story behind their best photos, as well as display the photos themselves.
Entries for the exhibit are accepted beginning on Aug. 1, so members should start going through their collections to find those images that capture special moments, times, and places. As done the past few years, the exhibit will display both print photos and electronic images, with up to two print photos and four electronic images accepted. And as before, any photos or images displayed cannot be repeated from earlier exhibits.
This year's event, the 20th annual photo exhibit at the Club, adds a new way for members to tell their photo stories. It features an online catalog where participants can tell a little about themselves as well as the stories behind their photos. And the electronic exhibit catalog will also let members display links to online stories, galleries, podcasts, videos, and social media posts related to their photos.
The Club's Photography Team that puts on the annual show will provide online forms for members to readily enter all of this information and upload their photos. Participation in the online exhibit catalog is optional. If members just want to show their photos, that's fine. But all participants are asked to let their social media contacts know they're taking part in the exhibit using the hashtag #NPCPhotoEx.
There's another new feature this year for print photo exhibitors, a new display panel offering room for more entries. Full exhibit rules and guidelines will be posted next month on the Photo Team's web page.
Questions? Contact Photo Committee co-chair Alan Kotok at email@example.com.
(Logo image: Laura Coker)