• Family Reunion (detail), from Family Pictures and Stories, 1978–84. Carrie Mae Weems (American, born 1953). Gelatin silver print; 30 x 40 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Carrie Mae Weems.
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My Community Is

Education Lobby
June 30–September 29, 2013

Who are the people around you each day? Where are the places you feel at home? What is your community? Explore the places, spaces, and people that make up our communities in a special collaborative digital photography project celebrating Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video. Starting June 30, submitted photographs will be presented in a dynamic digital display in the museum's Education Lobby.

Interested? Here's how to participate:

  1. Take a photograph that shows what community means to you.
  2. Describe your photo by completing the sentence: "My community is _____."
  3. Submit the following to mycommunityis [at] clevelandart [dot] org:
          Name
          Age
          Photograph
          Completed Sentence
          Medium (cell phone camera, digital camera, Instagram, etc.)
  4. Look for your photo in the digital display starting June 30!

Rolling submissions will be accepted from now until the close of the exhibition, September 29. All photographs must be submitted electronically. Photographs may also be displayed on the museum website and in museum social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. No nudity, profanity, offensive or insulting material, watermarks, or photos created for solicitation purposes will be accepted.