1641 Portland Avenue
Louisville, KY 40203
(502) 791-0966
Hours: Friday: 1:00 – 3:00 pm (check their calendar for receptions and additional hours)

CALL FOR ENTRY: Wounding the Earth/Wounding Ourselves; Healing the Earth Healing Ourselves – Portraits of Humanity & Nature
Application Deadline
: August 7, 2017 – learn more
: September 22 – November 11, 2017
Events: Opening Reception: September 22 at 5:00-8:00 pm (featuring poetry with Ron Whitehead and lecture by Wren Smith about how places inspire creativity)

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As part of the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, Louisville Grows is sponsoring a juried photography contest with the theme Wounding the Earth/Wounding Ourselves; Healing the Earth/Healing Ourselves — Portraits of Humanity and Nature. The contest will be judged by acclaimed Canadian photographer Kenneth Laing Herdy. Over the past twenty years, Toronto-born artist Kenneth Herdy has been practicing multidisciplinary art with an extensive focus on large format photography, drawing and sculpture. Kenneth Herdy’s interest in history, science and the path of technical society have led him to a critical inquiry of the concepts and issues associated with the self in our post-modern culture (ATLANTIC c.1991). He has also explored the abuse of the environment by the military-industrial complex (ASSEMBLY LINE c.1999, LOVE CANAL c.2000). In 2002, he spent 8 months in Japan traveling through the country with a 4×5 camera and photographing the immense industrial giants that compete with nature (MOTHRA c.2002). During the fall of 2003, he walked 827 km from the English Channel to the Swiss border following the trench lines from the First World War. During the walk, he documented the scars made in the landscape, and produced a collection of large format works that question the ideologies that led to such conflicts. His ongoing project, “The Extinction Series”, follows the capture and demise of various animal species. Kenneth’s work has shown in collections and museums with such luminaries as Andy Warhol, Ansel Adams and Helmut Newton. In 2016, he exhibited and offered workshops in Iceland, Estonia, Finland, Latvia and the Åland Islands.

Wounding the Earth/Wounding Ourselves; Healing the Earth Healing Ourselves – Portraits of Humanity and Nature
features winners of a juried contest. Photographers are invited to submit portraits of people in relation to the natural world. Submitted works will explore the relationship between environmental health and the health of people in those environments. Works will explore either or both sides of the equation: the wounding of environment and self/the healing of environment and self. We are focused on works that explicitly show individuals in relationship to nature and the connection between the two: humans and environment transforming and being transformed by one another. Manipulated and “constructed reality” photographs are also welcome for submission.

The Healthy House Art Gallery explores the intersection of healing the urban environment and strengthening the holistic health of urban residents through music, visual art, movement-based creative expression and expressive writing.

For more information, contact Jinn Fuller Renfro at finance@louisvillegrows.com.