Indiana State University and Arts Illiana are seeking entries for an “Aging in the Wabash Valley” photo competition, designed to encourage the community to think about aging in a new way.
Contestants should submit images around the theme of aging in the Wabash Valley. Winning entries will be framed for display in the Arena Building on the ISU campus and at other local venues upon request.
The contest is inspired by Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine’s “Aging Across America,” a photography exhibition that portrays images of adults 60 and older, which is the fastest growing segment of the population.
Levine’s work will be on display in the Vigo County Public Library in February and at Indiana State in the Hulman Memorial Student Union Art Gallery Lounge in March. In this exhibit, Levine explores human aging from the perspective of a doctor who specializes in geriatrics.
Levine will be in Terre Haute in March to give a lecture and to celebrate the announcement of the winners of the competition and reveal the framed work.
Levine’s award-winning photographs have been shown in galleries from coast to coast. A board certified internist and geriatrician, he began taking pictures of older people during his geriatric fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in the 1980s. Levine is an attending physician at Beth Israel Medical Center — Petrie Division in Manhattan and lives in New York City.
Photo competition entries should be mailed to Arts Illiana (23 N. Sixth St., Terre Haute, IN 47807) care of the “Aging in the Wabash Valley” photo competition. Entries should be postmarked by Feb. 13, 2014. Winners will be announced in March.
To enter, include a description of your work in 100 words or less, a ready-to-frame, high-quality print (no larger than 14-by-22-inch), and an entry form. There are separate categories for amateur and professional photographers.
For more information about the photography competition, and to obtain an entry form, contact Tina Kruger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors of the contest include ISU’s Department of Applied Health Sciences; College of Nursing, Health and Human Services; and College of Arts and Sciences; the Community School of the Arts; the Golden Frame; Arts Illiana; and the Hulman Memorial Student Union.
Visit artsilliana.com for an entry form.