About The Festival
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Eyes on Main Street Galleries
EOMS Goldsboro Gallery is located at 126-128 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC 27893
(Open Year round)
EOMS Residency Gallery is located at 231 Nash Street E, Wilson, NC 27893
(No program until October 2021)
Gallery Hours: Wed, Thur, Sat - Noon to 4pm and Fri - Noon to 6pm
The 7th Edition will launch on October 30, 2021 and run to March 30, 2022
7th Edition Eyes on Main Street Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival October 30, 2021 – March 30, 2022 Wilson, North Carolina USA
International Outdoor Street Photography Festival ✓
Indoor Photography Exhibitions ✓
Youth Photography Program ✓
Public Lecture Series ✓
Festival Theme: Main Street, a Crossroad of Cultures
-Main Exhibition is Outdoor over ¾ mile
The seventh edition of Eyes on Main Street, Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival opens October 30, 2021 in historic downtown Wilson, NC. For 150 days, 100 photographs will be displayed on 100 storefront windows, walls and buildings, spanning nine city blocks. Following Barnes Street, then Lodge Street and Nash Street, our city center will be transformed into a vibrant gallery of large-scale photographs. The outdoor exhibition, curated by Jerome De Perlinghi, Ghadah Alrawi and Carol Johnson, features the work of 100 photographers from 38 countries. Among the artists included in this years' edition are: Stephen Shore, Griselda San Martin, Sebastião Salgado, Lua Ribeira, Edward Burtynsky, Dee Dwyer, An Rong Xu, Melissa O'Shaughnessy and Dawoud Bey.
-The Youth Photography Program Outdoor Exhibit: Hundreds of photographs captured by the Wilson youth during the 2019 workshops and Chinese youth during our collaboration with the Pingyao International Photography Festival in September 2019, will be exhibited in a wheat paste outside gallery across from Tig’s Courtyard on Barnes Street. Through this exhibit we hope to promote cross-cultural understanding and celebrate the young photographers of America and China. This extraordinary exhibition is co-curated by Stephen De Santis and Peter Fitzpatrick.
The Seventh Edition also features two indoor exhibitions
-Natela Grigalashvili, Rachel Wisniewski and Irene Barlian, Reportage Grant Recipients Exhibition in the Residency Gallery
Natela Grigalashvili in 2020, Rachel Wisniewski and Irene Barlian in 2021 are the recipients of our photo-reportage grants. With the grant money, the photographers worked in remote villages of Georgia (Europe), in Pennsylvania, USA and in Indonesia, photographing three strong social minded and humane reportages. See the page: Photographers Link
Residency Gallery, at the corner of Nash and Douglas Streets October 30, 2021 to March 30, 2022
-Eyes on China, Goldsboro Street Gallery
An exhibition of Contemporary Photography in China curated by Xu Jinghan and Wang Bin, presenting the work of Cheng Wenjun, Li Linlin, Li Qianjin, Qu Yan, Wi Dong, Wu Dengcai and Zou Jingyao. Please see the link: Exhibition Details
EOMS Goldsboro Street Gallery October 30 to December 30,2021
-Education Program Will Resume in late Summer of 2021
-Youth Photography Workshops: Peter Fitzpatrick, our Education Director and Professor at the School of Fine and Performing Arts of Columbia College Chicago, will supervise senior photography students and alumni to conduct youth photography workshops in partnership with local after-school groups. The Diane Dammeyer Initiative and Canon USA generously support these workshops, the new program will be announced soon.
-Public Lecture Series: featuring photographers discussing their ideas and techniques.
Several lectures will be held at the end of October for the launch of the 7th edition: full program to be announced soon.
-Adult Photography Workshops: Brings the opportunity to work with and mentored by renowned photographers on projects in the City of Wilson.
Register for the workshop by Lua Ribeira & Bieke Depoorter, both members of the Magnum Photo Agency using the link: Information and Registration (fee)
Festival Head Quarters
EOMS Gallery 126-128 East Goldsboro Street, Wilson, NC 27893
Festival Creative Team
Jerome De Perlinghi, Artistic Director/Curator
Peter Fitzpatrick, Education Director
Ghadah Alrawi, Curator
Carol Johnson, Curator
For more information, visit us online: www.eyesonmainstreetwilson.com
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John Bethune, Brooke Bissette, Dale Bryce, Amanda Duncan,Susan Fecho (Board President), Rosa Gobien, Juan Carlos Duron-Martinez, Ryan Mercer, Maria Popowitch, Theresa Scott, Nancy Van Dolsen & Carol Vargo
Eyes on Main Street, INC 210 Moss Street, Wilson, NC 27893, USA
Eyes on Main Street is a large outdoor and indoor photography festival in Wilson, North Carolina. We are a Non-Profit Organization and donations are tax deductible as stipulated by the IRS.