#MyMomentInTimeIRL | Photography Project

Black and white photo taken from a low angle showing a shirtless man kneeling on wood, with a hammer raised over his head
Pirkle Jones (1914 – 2009), Worker, Saratoga California, The Story of A Winery, Paul Masson, 1958. Gelatin silver print.
Bank of America Collection.
© Regents of the University of California. Courtesy Special Collections, University Library, University of California Santa Cruz.
Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones Photographs and Papers.
Credit

Get involved in our new photography project #MyMomentInTimeIRL inspired by our current exhibition, and send in your photographic responses to a weekly theme to be in a draw to win tickets.

Henri Cartier-Bresson recognised the power of photography to “fix eternity in an instant”. Inspired by our current photography exhibition, Moment in Time: A Legacy of Photographs | Works from the Bank of America Collection, we want to see your interpretations of this particular ‘moment in time’ in which we find ourselves.

Each week for the remainder of the exhibition, we will be setting a theme and inviting you to respond to that theme through the medium of photography, sharing the results with us using the tag #MyMomentInTimeIRL.

At the end of each week, we will share a selection of your shots on the selected theme on our Instagram account, and we will also give away a pair of tickets for the exhibition. Towards the end of the project, we will share a selection of the submissions on one of the digital screens in the Gallery.

 

Week one | 20 - 26 January: The first week's theme is URBAN, a theme which is represented in the exhibition through powerful works by artists like Pirkle Jones (above), Minor White, and Paul Strand.

Week two | 27 January - 2 February: The second week's theme is NATURE, represented in the exhibition by works by photographers like Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, and Paul Caponigro.   

Week three | 3 - 9 February: The third week's theme is MOVEMENT, represented in the exhibition by works by photographers like Barbara Morgan and Jacques-Henri Lartigue.

Week four | 10 - 16 February: The fourth week's theme is TEXTURE, represented in the exhibition by works by photographers like Aaron Siskind and Brett Weston.

Week five | 17 - 23 February: The fifth week's theme is PEOPLE, represented in the exhibition by photographers like Helen Levitt and Edward Steichen. Please ask the people in your photos for permission before sharing them with us!

Week six| 24 February - 1 March: The sixth week's theme is COLOUR POP, represented in the exhibition by photographers like Arthur Siegel.

Week seven | 2 - 8 March: The seventh week's theme is PATTERN, represented in the exhibition by photographers like Brett Weston and Eliot Porter.

Week eight | 9 - 15 March: For the eighth and final week, we're looking for THE BEST OF 2020we’re giving you free rein on the theme but we want you to be absolutely ruthless in what you tag us in. Look through the photos that you have taken so far in 2020, and tag us in what you consider to be your best photograph (just one -  be your own harshest critic and editor, an important skill for any photographer!), and tell us in the caption why it’s your favourite.

Where to send your photographs: Tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #MyMomentInTimeIRL, or email [email protected]

 

Moment in Time: A Legacy of Photographs | Works from the Bank of America Collection continues in Rooms 6-10 until 22 March. Tickets are now available, and Friends of the Gallery and children go free.

See the photographs: Lots of great submissions coming in so far! See a selection them here.

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