About The Festival
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.
The 5th edition has now ended.
The 6th edition will launch on May 2, 2020 and will run until August 9, 2020
The main exhibition features 100 photographs by 100 prominent and emerging photographers from over 40 countries with an equal number of men and women participants. The exhibition, curated by Jerome De Perlinghi and co-curated by Ghadah Alrawi and Carol Johnson, focuses on the theme of "Main Street, a Crossroad of Cultures" as interpreted by the individual photographers. Next year’s edition will include five additional exhibits, making Historic Downtown Wilson, NC a real crossroad for photography.
The Eyes on Main Street Kids Gallery will return in 2020, presented as both indoor and outdoor exhibits, is the outcome of our Youth Photography Workshops run by Peter Fitzpatrick with alumni from Columbia College Chicago and local photographers. This program, made possible with the generous support of Canon USA, demonstrates the talents of young participants when given a chance to express themselves.
The Artist in Residence program is a popular stay for photographers from all around the world, looking to work on a personal project. Their exhibition is always very popular.
We will also feature the work of Andria Hautamaki, the recipient of our first reportage grant announced in 2019, in a solo exhibition of her work created for Eyes on Main Street.
More exhibitions will be announced at a later date.
Jerome De Perlinghi
Jerome De Perlinghi
Curators since the 5th Edition
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.
Catherine Coulter Lloyd: www.catherinecoulterlloyd.wordpress.com
Régina Monfort: www.reginamonfort.com
John Bethune, Brooke Bissette, Susan Fecho (Board President), Socrates Gliarmis, Rosa Gobien, Sean Larkin, Ryan Mercer, Nancy Van Dolsen & Carol Vargo