Street Harassment Photography Contest/Show: Enter Now!

Calling all photographers!

In October 2009, Washington, DC, will be the site of the first annual Holla Back DC! Make DC Harassment Free day-long summit addressing gender-based public harassment, or street harassment. The conference will attract hundreds of activists, educators, and individuals from the DC Metro area (& beyond) for conversations about the problem and what we can do to make public spaces in DC harassment free.  Prior to the summit, we are hosting an opening reception where selected photographs from this competition will be displayed to raise awareness and prompt dialogue about the issue.

This photography contest is open to all individuals who can capture gender-based public harassment photographs in the DC metro area.  We encourage all entrants to be as creative and realistic as possible with their submissions. You may submit up to three photographs by midnight, August 12, 2009.  We will notify selected photographers by August 19, 2009.

Let your photographer friends and family know and encourage them to participate.  For more information and official rules, please go to: http://makedcharassmentfree.com/contest/index.htm

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(Note: I am one of the conference organizers and we are still looking for a conference site. If you have any suggestions of locations downtown DC that can hold at least 150 people and is low cost to free – so that we can keep attendence to the conference free – please contact me)

(& also, special thanks to my good friend Kira for designing the conference logo)

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