Eyes on Main Street is a large outdoor and indoor photography festival in Wilson, North Carolina. This edition runs from April 21 to July 29, 2018, transforming Historic Downtown Wilson into a vibrant gallery of large-scale photographs spanning over six city blocks.

The band "Fireside Collective" will be our musical partner, with a free concert starting at 5.30 PM (see the events page).

The main exhibition features 100 photographs by 100 prominent and emerging photographers from over 35 countries with an equal number of men and women participants. The exhibition, curated by Jerome De Perlinghi and co-curated by Catherine Lloyd and Régina Monfort, focuses on the theme of "Main Street, a Crossroad of Cultures" as interpreted by the individual photographers.


This year’s edition of the Festival will include six additional exhibits (see the Events 2018 section in the menu), making Historic Downtown Wilson a real crossroad for photography. The Eyes on Main Street Kids' Gallery, presented as both indoor and outdoor exhibits, is the outcome of the Kids’ Workshops run by Columbia College Chicago with alumni and local photographers. This program, made possible with the generous support of Canon USA, demonstrates the talents of young participants given a chance to express themselves.


Jerome De Perlinghi

Artistic Director



Curators


Ghadah Alrawi: https://www.ghadahalrawi.com

Jerome De Perlinghi: www.jeromedeperlinghi.com

Carol Johnson, former photography curator at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.


Guest Curator


David Travis, former Head and Curator of the Photography Department (1972-2008) at the Art Institute of Chicago


Former Curators


Catherine Coulter Lloyd: www.catherinecoulterlloyd.wordpress.com

Régina Monfort: www.reginamonfort.com


Organizing Committee Members


Brooke Bissette, Jerome De Perlinghi, Susan Fecho, Rosa Gobien, Sean Larkin, Ryan Mercer & Nancy Van Dolsen