Program in Historic Downtown Wilson, NC

The 10th Anniversary Edition will launch on June 1, 2024

The Party & The First Walk

The Party for our Sponsors

Guests and photographers from around the World will join us to make this an unforgettable happening.

The House of Jérôme & Rosa De Perlinghi; Friday, May 31, 2024 at 6.30 PM

By invitation only, inquiries must be sent to

The Walk

Join us for a 90 minutes walk around the 100 new photographs of the 10th Edition on Saturday, June 1 at 4.30PM meeting in front of our American Center for Photographers (ACP), 230 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC 27893. Up to 25 photographers will walk with us and share their experience with you.

The Lectures

-Saturday June 1, 2024, 10AM

Renée C. Byer (USA)

The Storytelling Power of Photography

Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer gives us a glimpse into life’s deeper meanings through storytelling narratives and images that touch our hearts. Throughout her career she has traveled the globe, covering a wide range of important issues such as the environment, climate change, poverty, healthcare, women's rights, and social justice movements. Her work often translates stark statistics into poignant images that connect us to our shared humanity, shedding light on the struggles and triumphs of people around the world.

-Saturday June 1, 2024, 2PM

Stephen Perloff (USA)

The End of Eden: Centralia, Pennsylvania

Centralia was a small, struggling former coal mining town in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region. An underground coal mine fire that started in 1962 brought the town to crisis by 1983. Stephen Perloff photographed Centralia and its residents and interviewed many of them over more than a decade. What he found was a slow-moving environmental disaster ignored and mishandled by government at every level, and a once friendly town riven by conspiracy theories leading to deep division and even violence. Centralia in 1983 was a forerunner of what we see today in the country as a whole.

-Sunday June 2, 2024, 11AM

Maggie Steber (USA)

Haiti, Dancing on Fire

Haiti has always dealt with violence but this does not represent her. The Haiti seen on television is not Haiti but a nation that has been kidnapped. What isn’t seen is the grace and beauty and courage of the Haitian people.

-Sunday June 2, 2024, 2.30PM

Marko Risovic (Serbia-Slovania)

Eyes on the Balkan

Balkans is my playground, a place that associates home, a place of eternal struggle of the light and the shadow. Constant wonderings in search of answers to many questions about the troubled past and unpredictable feature of this beautiful but layered region, find their place in my visual novel, the one without beginning and a clear ending. I will try to grab your hand and take you with me along the narrow muddy paths of Balkan villages which turn into paved streets and boulevards of it's chaotic but welcoming cities. While observing together, we will follow the story depicting the region stuck between the past and the present, caught in eternal transformation, seen through the eyes of a curious child.

The Imagination Station. 224 Nash Street E., Wilson, NC 27893

Lectures are free but reservations by email are strongly  recommended:

-Free Photography Workshop with Rodrigo Paredes, photographer.

Conducted in Spanish and specially tailored to our Latino Community

Please, contact Jeidy Cruz at The American Center for more infos and participation:

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, with funding from the national Endowment for the Arts.

Eyes on Main Street Galleries: The American Center for Photographers

-ACP Gallery is located at 230 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC 27893 (across the Whirligig Park)

To Access ACP Website: Click Here

-The Residency Exhibition will launch on June 1, 2024. The 6th year of the program saw a record number of applicants. Photographers from around the world came to Wilson, NC, USA, each for one month to photograph all segments of our community. 

12 residents photographers who worked in Wilson from May 2023 to April 2024 will be featured in a group's exhibition. The 6th year of the program saw a record number of applicants. Photographers from around the world came to Wilson, NC, USA, each for one month to photograph all segments of our community. The results are very impressive; with the work of Claire Savary, Grace Ekpu, David Gibson, Svet Jacqueline, Patrick Artinian & Louise Oligny, Julia Gillard, Andrea Ratto, Jimmy Beunardeau, Vincent Nguyen, Reinis Hofmanis and Céline Sarr.

Svet Jacqueline, Wilson, NC, July 2023

International Partnerships

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A new partnership is in the works for September 2024. This will be our 6th collaboration with extraordinary festival in the Shanxi province..

The program will be announced soon.


Eyes on Main Street will be in August 2024 a partner of the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, in Malaysia, for a 9th consecutive year.  The program will be announced soon.

Jérôme De Perlinghi,

Artistic Director

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