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Dallas Arts District solicits photos for cool coffee table book

Dallas Arts District solicits photos for cool coffee table book

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Here's a fetching photo of the Dallas Arts District. Photo courtesy of Dallas Arts District

Photographers at all levels have an opportunity to get their work in a unique coffee table book spotlighting Dallas' Arts District via a contest that runs through the spring.

The book will be titled Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District and represents a collaboration between the Dallas Arts District, HALL Group, corporate sponsors, and participating local photographers. Its goal is to raise funds for the Dallas Arts District Foundation, which re-invests in the visual and performing arts in Dallas.

Professional, emerging, mid-career, and student photographers are encouraged to submit new or existing images of the Dallas Arts District that portray a day in the life of the district. Winners will be chosen by a jury of seven judges that includes Mayor Mike Rawlings, Nasher Sculpture Center director Jeremy Strick, and Dallas Museum of Art director Dr. Agustín Arteaga.

The selected photographs will be featured in Through the Lens: Dallas Arts District, a hardbound coffee table book that will be sold at venues throughout the District. All gross proceeds from sale of the book will be donated directly to the Dallas Arts District Foundation.

In addition to being included in the book, winners will also receive a $500 stipend from HALL Group, one copy of the book, and a gift from a Dallas Arts District venue valued at $50 or more.

The book will include an abbreviated biography of each photographer, specifications of each work, and highlights of the DAD project. Artists could also have the opportunity to license their art for future exhibition.

There is no fee to enter. Visit ThroughTheLensDAD.com where you can upload up to eight images to the site. The deadline is April 30.