Modern Dialect Photo Hunt Challenge Series

Lee, Doris - The View, Woodstock775

We’re pleased to announce our next CMA Photo Hunt Challenge. This next series of assignments are inspired by our new exhibition Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, a striking exhibition showcasing American modernist paintings from some of the most respected American artists of the 1920s through the 1940s.

Get inspired by the work of these American modernist masters, and respond with your take on the first challenge:

  • Capture something that reflects a rural landscape using Doris Lee’s The View, Woodstock painting as inspiration.
  • Tag your work on Instagram with #CMAPhotoHunt, #landscape and #rural
  • For this first assignment you have until Friday June 20, 2014.
  • Please note: images must be your own. Anyone in the world can participate.

We’ll select our favorites (based on the most creative entries, and ones that best represent the assignment), and your creation could grace the walls at Columbus Museum of Art in our 5th CMA Photo Hunt exhibition this fall.

CMA Photo Hunts are a digital complement to CMA collections and exhibitions, give participants an opportunity to flex their creativity, be inspired by works or themes in Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions or collections, and respond to creative challenges with their own visual take. Since our Photo Hunts began we have received more than 5,000 submissions from hundreds of photographers from Seattle to Ohio to Paris to Russia. With our first exhibition in 2012, we were first museum in the world to present a curated, crowdsourced installation based on the popular photo sharing app Instagram. Read more about the inception of the Photo Hunt project in stories in The Columbus Dispatch, Art Daily, and Clic France, and Columbus Alive.

Watch for additional biweekly Photo Hunt assignments here on our blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Please fill out the below form to make sure we can contact you if your photos are selected, and keep you up to date on new events and challenges.

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(Above: Doris Emrick Lee, The View, Woodstock, 1946, Collection of John and Susan Horseman)