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All the World in New York City Photography Call for Entries

Permanent Exhibition at DNA Learning Center NYC at City Tech

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center   /   Deadline: 01/31/22

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has opened a new science center, DNA Learning Center NYC, on the campus of the New York City College of Technology in Downtown Brooklyn. Biology lab experiences offered at the center help students and the public see themselves as scientists.

"What DNA Says About Our Past and Future", a permanent museum exhibition under development, will present a hopeful message of genetics in our lives. The DNA of any two people is 99.9% identical; racial and ethnic differences acquired as we peopled the globe are, indeed, only "skin deep."

A gallery within the exhibition—"All the World in New York City"—will feature photographs of the many races, cultures, and ethnicities represented by the people living today in New York, America's traditional immigrant city. All of these people are closely related by their common DNA past.

Submitted photographs should tell a story or reflect the heritage of New Yorkers with origins from another part of the world and will become part of the permanent exhibition. The portraits of New Yorkers will illustrate migrations that have mixed people and their DNA throughout history.

The judging panel will be chaired by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, a celebrated photographer and public health advocate. Photographs and subject biographies will be judged "blind," without submitter's name. The photographers of the top 40 photographs will each receive a $500 award.

There is no entry fee. A maximum of three photos may be submitted per photographer. Entries are welcome from anyone age 18 and older.

Participation is easy:
-Register/Log in on the "All the World in NYC" website to submit a maximum of three entries.
-A brief subject biography is important and will be considered in judging.
-Each entry must include a signed Photo Release Form.
-Deadline for submission: January 31, 2022 (11:59 pm EST)


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center NYC at City Tech, Brooklyn, NY


No entry fee


Anyone age 18 and older.


Please review all guidelines:

Photo release forms are required for image subjects. Subjects should reside and all submitted photographs should be taken in one of the five boroughs of New York City.


Up to forty $500 awards

Contact Information

Susan Lauter
1 Bungtown Road DNA Learning Center
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

P: 5163675177

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