Human Rights Museum Seeking Photos for ‘Points of View’ Exhibit

Human Rights Museum Seeking Photos for ‘Points of View’ Exhibit

Canadian Museum for Human Rights
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WINNIPEG — A major upcoming exhibition at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will mark Canada’s 150th birthday with notable photographs.

The museum has put out a national photo call for Points of View, using crowd-sourced images to reflect themes in four categories — freedom of expression; inclusion and diversity; reconciliation; and human rights and the environment.

“We want to create a powerful visual array that showcases many diverse perspectives and experiences of Canadians for our country’s 150th anniversary,” CMHR president and CEO John Young said.

“Our featured themes will encourage images that are empowering and inspiring, that highlight human dignity, and that underscore the resilience, determination and hard work required to contribute promote human rights for all. They also reflect Canadians’ ongoing efforts towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.”

The photographs will be chosen by a multidisciplinary jury and curated for display in the Museum’s Level 1 Gallery.

Selected photos will be displayed in the juried exhibition and be eligible for cash awards in seven categories, ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

Submissions will be accepted until December 31, 2016 in two age categories: General and Youth (under 18). The images can be digital or film-based, colour or black-and-white, taken with a camera or mobile device, and must be submitted electronically. Entrants must be residents of Canada. Complete rules, instructions and answers to frequently asked questions can be accessed through the CMHR website.