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Put your thinking caps on **Deadline extended!

**Deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday, September 30th.**

It’s that time of the year again: time for us to announce this year’s photograph for our annual Eye of the Beholder exhibit.

Eye of the Beholder 6: One image, many perspectives

For those of you who haven’t heard about this yet: every year we host an exhibit made up of contributions by any volunteers who want to participate. Here’s the concept: we select one photograph from the hundreds of thousands of photographs in our holdings and we ask you to come up with an interpretation of that image. What does that image mean to you or what does it inspire in you? It could be a simple caption, a piece of poetry, a story, artifact, whatever you like. How do you view this image? From your perspective, what is it about?

Eye of the Beholder image #6

Eye of the Beholder image #6

This is the sixth annual EOTB exhibit and we look forward to seeing your entries. If you’d like to see some previous exhibits, here’s links to the 2008 and 2009 exhibits online. And now for the fine print:

  • Entries are due to the Archives by Weds, September 25th
  • Submit entries to our email address archives@uaa.alaska.edu (be sure to put EOTB in the subject line) or drop them by during our open hours, 10-4, M-F
  • If you need a high resolution copy of the image, drop us a line at our email address above and we’ll pass that on to you
  • The exhibit will be in the Archives research area for the month of October (and frequently longer)
  • Entries become the property of Archives and Special Collections
  • We’ll be posting an online edition of the exhibit at a later date

If you have any questions at all about the exhibit, please contact us!

Spoiler alert:

Many of our participants don’t want to know what we know about the image. If you’re one of them, don’t read any further. If you would like to know more about the image to help generate some ideas, here’s what we know about it:

This image comes from the Alice and Bob Arwezon photographs. Long-time Anchorage residents, the Arwezons were involved in local dog sled racing. In March 1968, the Arwezons and their dogs traveled to France to provide dog-mushing demonstrations. They mostly did this in the mountains and ski resort areas such as La Clusaz, but as you can see in the photo above, they visited Paris with their team as well.

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