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Looking at Morgantown – Call for photography

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
December 7th, 2017

How would you capture the spirit of Morgantown in a photograph? Is it fans tailgating before a Mountaineer game, hikers exploring a trail at Coopers Rock, or a family gathering together for Sunday dinner?

West Virginia University Libraries’ Arts in the Libraries Program is seeking submissions for Looking at Morgantown, an upcoming exhibit to be displayed at the Downtown Campus Library from April through August 2018.

The exhibit is in conjunction with Looking at Appalachia: Selected Images from 2014-2016 currently on display at the DCL. Looking at Appalachia is an ongoing crowdsourced photography project created by West Virginia-based photographer Roger May as a response to media coverage and perceptions of Appalachia and the President Johnson’s War on Poverty.

Looking at Morgantown will include images specific to Monongalia County and the people, places and events that represent the area to the photographer.

Photographers can submit entries by email to or on Instagram through midnight, January 31, 2018. For Instagram users, follow @wvulibraries, tag your photo #wvulibraries and #LookingatMorgantown, and include the general location in the text.

The Art in the Libraries Committee will judge submissions and notify winners via email or Instagram Direct Message by March 2018. The Libraries will print and install the selected photographs in Room 1020 of the Downtown Campus Library.

Submission guidelines are available at the Looking at Morgantown website. Email questions to Sally Deskins, exhibits coordinator, at

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