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Eye of the Beholder 4

Call for Participation: Be a Co-Curator!

Archives & Special Collections

Eye of the Beholder 4: One Image, Many Perspectives

October 3, 2011-?

THE EXHIBIT: Archives & Special Collections is mounting an exhibit to demonstrate how a single item: this image in particular, could be used/interpreted/described in a variety of ways based on the viewer’s knowledge, skills, and areas of interest.  If you’d like to alter the image in some way as all of or a part of your interpretation, we’d welcome that as well.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Deadline for submissions is September 30.  We seek specialists in any field to provide their interpretation of this image for use in the exhibit. What do you have to say about this image? Would you like to interpret it from your own area of expertise whether it be scientific, historical, sports, environmental, or tourism development? Or something else? Are you a graphic artist who would like to take the image and alter it and use it in some way? Does it prompt a story, a poem, a song, a sculpture? Or an Op-Ed piece?  Submit entries to our email at: archives@uaa.alaska.edu. Please note “Archives exhibit” in the subject line and provide your name, title, and email address, and short description of your own perspective or specialization. Or drop it by the Archives between 10-4, M-F.

Click on the image to the left for a bigger view. Or if you need a higher resolution copy, a tiff file (4 mb) is available at: http://consortiumlibrary.org/archives/Requests/ArchivesExhibit/

The Archives will retain all submissions as part of the exhibit file.   An online version of the exhibit will be posted at a later date.

Spoiler alert!

We find a lot of people who participate in our annual Eye of the Beholder exhibit don’t want to know what the picture is about before they start work on it. If you’re one of those people, you won’t want to read the information below.

What we know about the image:

  • July 4, 1963
  • Seward, Alaska
  • Starting line of the Mt. Marathon race
  • Photographer: probably Christine McClain, a long-time Alaska resident and freelance journalist

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