Artist in Residence
Copyright Amsatou Diallo, Wilson, April 2018
EYES ON MAIN STREET RESIDENCY PROGRAM SUSPENDED
Sadly, Eyes on Main Street has decided to suspend its residency program for the period of May 2020 to May 2021. The current world-wide health situation banning many from travelling safely and the loss of funding for the project give us no other option but to stop the program for now.
The artistic team wishes you a good health, stay safe and remain in good spirit.
Eyes on Main Street has become in five years a sought after festival, popular among global photographers including William Klein, Renée C. Byer, Eugene Richards, Mary Ellen Mark, Raymond Depardon, Anush Babajanyan, Andrew Moore, Rebecca Norris-Webb, Gaël Turine, Soon-Hwa Oh and Bieke Depoorter who have participated in the main exhibition.
Eyes on Main Street has launched in 2017 a residency program with the goal of building several strong photographic portfolios around our community. Although all photographers can apply, a strong sense of street photography is required. The Festival will choose 12 new photographers for a period of one month per residency -this program is open to both domestic and international photographers.
Wilson is a town in North Carolina about 50 miles east of its capital, Raleigh, with a population of roughly 50,000. At the heart of the tobacco industry, downtown Wilson saw a decline in its fortune when the tobacco warehouses closed down, changing the town as many other businesses followed and left. Today, the city is reinventing itself through several arts projects, with a Whirligig Park open since late 2017 and photography becoming part of the city’s landscape.
The resident artists will live on Nash Street in Historic Downtown Wilson for one month. The Festival will offer comfortable lodging in a small private apartment consisting of a workspace, a kitchen, a bathroom and one bedroom with a one-time stipend of $500 to cover some travel and related costs. Utility bills will be paid for by the Festival and a Mac computer with all the needed programs is available to the photographer.
Transportation to and from the airport will be provided from RDU, Raleigh-Durham Airport, 60 miles from Wilson. A car is optional, at the expense of the resident. A small bus system runs to the main shopping center around town, and the Festival will provide a bike.
How to apply
The program has been suspended until further notice
No Entry Fee
Both the Festival and the Resident will sign a contract. The curators will select photographs for a group exhibition to be held during the following Edition of the Eyes on Main Street Festival.
Each photographer will be asked to donate one print to the program no later than six months after the end of his or her residency.
Jerome De Perlinghi
09-2017: Jan Wünsch, Czech Republic
10-2017: Juan Arredondo, Colombia
11-2017: Rémy Artiges, France
12-2017: Keith Dannemiller, USA
01-2018: Juan Madrid, USA
01-2018: Juan Giraldo, Colombia/USA
02- 2018: Diana Bagnoli, Italy
03-2018: Jeremy Dennis, USA
04-2018: Kajal Nisha Patel, United Kingdom
04-2018: Amsatou Diallo, Mali
04-2018: Sandeep Biswas, India
05-2018: Jared Ragland, USA
06-2018: Giovanni Urgeles, Cuba/Philippines
07-2018: Ximena Echague, Argentina
08-2018: Seydou Camara, Mali
09-2018: Dave Jordano, USA
10-2018: Jérôme Bonnet, France
11-2018: José Luis Vilchez, Nicaragua
12-2018: Andrea Torrei, Italy
01-2019: Serra Akcan, Turkey
01-2018: Çiğdem Üçünçü, Turkey
02-2019: Alice Kayibanda, Rwanda
03-2019: Michelle Frankfurter, USA
04-2019: Judith Rodriguez, Argentina
05-2019: Roza Vulf, Lithuania
06-2019: Jeremy M.Lange, USA
07-2019: Ayomide A. Oyeniyi, Nigeria
10-2019: Olivier Metzger, France
11-2019: Isabelle Levy-Lehmann, France
12-2019: Mark Rammers, The Netherlands
02-2020: Bronek Kozka, Australia