2011-2012 Photo Contest
Living Legacies: Capturing the Scenic Beauty of Tennessee's Civil War Heritage
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Scenic Tennessee's 2011-2012 photo contest, cosponsored by the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area (www.tncivilwar.org), honors the 150th anniversary (1861-1865) of the American Civil War in Tennessee. The objectives of this contest were to:
- Commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War across the state of Tennessee.
- Help tell Tennessee’s full Civil War story, by capturing its military, homefront, occupation and emancipation landscapes.
- Showcase the photographer’s art in framing, interpreting and deepening our understanding of those places and those times.
In addition to thanking our friends at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County for hosting the judging, printing and framing the photos and hanging the exhibit, we'd like to thank the judges themselves:
- Dr. Spurgeon King, Associate Director, Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area
- Robin Conover, editor and photojournalist, The Tennessee Magazine
- Mack Prichard, Tennessee State Naturalist Emeritus
TRAVELING EXHIBIT NOW AVAILABLE!
Heritage Center exhibit opening and awards presentation, June 21, 2012.
Top photographers on hand for the June 21 exhibit opening, L to R:
Tasha Hoadley, Tyler Hall, Mary Rice, Rachel Melton, Jacob Grant Harris (front),
Robert Melgar (rear), Matthew Farris, Gretchen Dunham, Jennifer Butt
Amy Costine, a graduate assistant at the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, curated the exhibit of twenty-two 16" x 20" framed photos. This exhibit is available, with or without customized display easels, to public venues across the state. There is no charge to reserve the exhibit, though venues are asked to pay costs to deliver the two photo crates to the next exhibit site. For more information or to reserve the exhibit, contact Marge Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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June-July-August 2012: Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
September-October-November 2012: Morton Museum of Collierville History.
March-April-May 2013: Montgomery County Public Library.
June-July-August 2013: Obion County Public Library.
The two images in this special category (included in the photo exhibit) help tell a story that is almost as vital as the story of the war itself: They embody the challenges facing Civil War sites and structures threatened by everything from termites to urban sprawl.
In all the years of Scenic Tennesseee photo contests, no subject has evoked the intensity of personal narratives as the Tennessee Civil War. Entrant after entrant shared more than just photographs: They shared family histories, genealogical data, military documentation, even original poetry. So striking was this outpouring that we decided to include a sample of them here. Though not part of the traveling exhibit, these images are well worth reviewing as much for their emotional qualities as for their scenic ones.