Program in Historic Downtown

We are proud to announce that the 7th Edition will launch on October 30, 2021. We welcome you to Historic Downtown Wilson, NC and discover hundreds of new photographs, see the press release here: About the festival

The 7th Edition of Eyes on Main Street festival runs October 30, 2021 to March 30, 2022

The 1st Walk & The Party

Join us for a first 60 minutes walk around the new photographs of the 7th Edition on Saturday October 30 at 2 PM in front of our Goldsboro Street Gallery (126-128 Goldsboro Street) before heading to the Casita Brewery Company across the Whirligig Park where The Band Fatmouth (Dale Bryce, bass; Mitch Morton, saxophone; Graeme Slonaker, keyboard; Tucker Sanders, drums) will officially launch the 7th Edition in music at 3 PM (South Street, Wilson, NC 27893).

Eyes on Main Street Galleries

EOMS Goldsboro Gallery is located at 126-128 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC 27893

Open year round: Gallery Program

EOMS Residency Gallery is located at 231 Nash Street E, Wilson, NC 27893

The Reportage Grants Exhibition: Irene Barlian, Natela Grigalashvili and Rachel Wisniewski

More info: HERE

Gallery Hours: Wed, Thur, Sat - Noon to 4pm and Fr - Noon to 6pm

Lectures 2021

Martin Roemers, The Netherlands

Consequences of Conflicts and the Metropolis Project

As Martin Roemers did not get the authorization to travel to the USA -due to Covid regulations still in place- his lecture was cancelled. David Robert Farmerie will be the speaker on Saturday October 30, 2021

David Robert Farmerie, USA

The Importance of Personal Projects: For Pros and Non-Pros Alike

Saturday, October 30, 10 AM, The Imagination Station, 224 Nash Street East, Historic Downtown Wilson, NC 27893

Reservations recommended, free.

Send an email at: HERE

© David Robert Farmerie, Standing Rock, ND, USA 2016

This presentation will outline, and discuss the photographic personal project, from a simple idea, through to its final fruition. Using real-world examples from my personal project: In Search of America, I will walk you through every aspect of my process, including workflow, printing for an exhibition, and the evolution of the project into assignment work, and rights-managed sales.

This presentation will be supported by the visual component of a slide show, as well as stories behind the work, and the subjects.

Dee Dwyer, USA

Putting Humanity First When Documenting

Sunday, October 31, 10 AM, The Imagination Station, 224 Nash Street East, Historic Downtown Wilson, NC 27893

Reservations recommended, free.

Send an email at: HERE

© Dee Dwyer, Washington DC, USA 2020

As humans, we are all we have. It is up to us to put an end to stereotypes which in some cases has resulted in the deaths, job loss, and discrimination of many. As members of the media it is our responsibility to clear up misinformation by presenting all of the facts and not just the attraction of a story.

All of 2020 the media world screamed for diversity and a change in storytelling.

For many years prior, the media has pushed for its Journalists to report what they see and to be objective. To only go by the facts given at that moment even if some were hidden. It is time for the media industry to change its views.

In order to do responsible reorganization we must put HUMANITY first and tell these stories with integrity not just for likes or ratings due to drama. If a subject is in dire need of help, I dream of a media world where we can provide assistance to them.

By putting humanity first you’re able to tell the full story, leaving people with a balanced interpretation of what transpired so that they can make informed decisions. If we put Humanity first when storytelling, perhaps the world will follow. After all, the media is the most powerful thing in the world. We have the power to change the world.

Daguerreian Society Presentation

Craig James

Faces of A People: History Through the Eyes of A Lens

Sunday, October 31, 11.30AM, The Imagination Station, 224 Nash Street East, Historic Downtown Wilson, NC 27893

Reservations recommended, free

Send an email at: HERE

As light zoomed through a pinhole, faces of a people were captured. Although they were often considered the property of another, photography confirmed their intricate and sometimes intimate involvement in the building of America. These rare photos hold captive those moments long passed and validate the history of men and women whose skin was dark and whose hair was coarse. It is a wonderful experience to look back more than 150 years into the faces of a people.

International Partnerships

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See the video link on the photograph above

The Residency Exhibition of EOMS was on display at the 21st Edition of the Pingyao International Photography Festival in Shaanxi province, September 19 to September 25, 2021, EOMS with the work of Gisela Ajzensztat, Benjamin Dunn, Michelle Frankfurter, Bronek Kozka, Jeremy M.Lange, Isabelle Levy-Lehmann, Olivier Metzger, Ayomide A. Oyeniyi, Mark Rammers, Judith Rodriguez, Vicky Roy.

Heart of Wilson by Olivier Metzger, Wilson, October 2019

Eyes on Main Street was for the third year in row a partner of the Jeonju International Photography Festival in South Korea, in October 2021. We displayed a selection of 20 photographs from our 7th Edition.

Cheriss May, Washington DC, USA, 2016

Eyes on Main Street will be a Partner of the Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival, in Malaysia, for a sixth consecutive year, it will be a double event, a virtual festival for those who can not attend in person as in the Summer of 2020 and a regular 3 day event in the capita in early December 2021. EOMS will have a virtual exhibition, a video made with the 100 photographs from the 6th Edition, it will air online once the Festival opens, please see the website of KLPF for more information:

Finbarr O'Reilly, Dakar, Senegal,2018

Jérôme De Perlinghi,

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