St. Petersburg, FL (Saturday, Sep. 21, 2019) – Iconic images of sunrise over the water, a struggle for wildlife to survive on the edge of sprawling growth, gourmet food offerings and couture widow displays, a shopping cart home and waterfront mansions, the joy and cacophony of a playground, the silence of a hospital corridor, are all captured in unflinching detail through lenses that range from cell phones to hefty Sigma prime zoom attachments. One Day Tampa Bay is a 24-hour snapshot of life in and around the Bay. Celebrating it’s fifth anniversary, the project documents the lives and light of the counties of Tampa Bay: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota.
Photographers of every skill and experience level are invited to participate. The entry fee of $25.oo which supports scholarships and supplies for the digital imaging education programs at the Morean Arts Center ensures you will have photographer credentials, a post-event critique class, and the opportunity to submit up to five images to be considered for inclusion in the 2019 One Day Tampa Bay Photo Book. All images submitted by participating photographers will go into the event’s online gallery on Flickr and Facebook. Jurors will review images to select pieces for an exhibition at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts from October 29 thru November 23 with an opening reception on November 22 from 5 to 7 pm.
“This isn’t a postcard project,” explained Beth Reynolds, Photography Director at the Morean Arts Center and Coordinator of One Day Tampa Bay. “With photographers dispersed across the communities we have the ability to tell a narrative capturing how life is changing and how we are evolving and responding to changes that are both challenging and exciting.”
The participating photographers and their supporters are invited to Midnight at the Morean, a kick-off reception beginning at 11:30 pm on Friday, September 20th at the Banyan Café on Central, adjacent to the Morean Arts Center at 719 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg. “In line with our mission to connect the community to art, this event is open to all interested in participating,” said Howayda Affan, Executive Director of the Morean Arts Center. “I’m even planning to grab my own camera and join the fun,” she added.
The deadline for registration is 5 pm on Friday, September 20, but early registrants can take advantage of opportunities that include upgrades for VIP access to interesting venues like airport tarmacs with operating flights and the molten light of glass in the Morean Glass Studio. For registration details and information https://moreanartscenter.org/classes-2/digital/one-day-tampa-bay-2019/