Shoot American History! Yes, You!

In 1967, young men burned their draft cards during the March on the Pentagon in Washington at the height of the Vietnam War. Photo: Klaus Schnitzer

The 70 South Gallery in Morristown is calling photographers to submit images for an exhibit it is mounting to coincide with July 4th—”Photographing America’s History.”

The gallery, a former camera store that has been transformed into a modern, well-lit and attractive gallery for exhibiting photography, is looking for pictures—new or old—that have something to say about American history, American culture, past or present.

An image almost certain to be chosen, says artist relations manager Ira L. Black, is this picture of young men burning their draft cards during the 1967 March on the Pentagon to protest the Vietnam War.  The picture was taken by Klaus Schnitzer, then shooting for the Albany Student Press. Schnitzer was a college student in Albany at the time. Today he is the head of the photography department at Montclair State University.

What kind of pictures is the gallery looking for?

“Images,” Black explained, “that show what you might call a time gone by, or photographs you’ve taken of things, natural or man-made, that simply don’t exist anymore, or have been turned into something else. These are some of the things that could work.”

Photographers are invited to submit up to 10 images. Black and gallery manager and curator Gina Cerbone will pick winners for the exhibit, which opens Saturday, June 27 and runs through Saturday, August 8.

Deadline for submission is April 24. For information on how to submit, click HERE

70 South Gallery is located at 70 South Street in Morristown.

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