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March 07-10, 2019

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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Group Exhibition

Midwest Center for Photography   /   Deadline: 12/15/18

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The vast expanse of land between the East and West coasts may be one that is often overlooked and referred to as "Flyover Country", although there is tremendous pride found in the people of the American heartland and a strong presence of talented photographers. In this exhibition we are looking to identify photographs with an aesthetic that emerges from the land and culture of the center of America. By curating a boldly Midwestern story through photographs, we hope to expose visual impressions of how ordinary people, familiar land, and assembled domestic environments establish a truth that speaks to America's strengths, fragility, and even its flaws. At a time when urban and rural parts of the United States are becoming more divided and overrun by preconceived political notions, having an avenue for conversation and mutual appreciation through visual narrative is key. Flyover Country will focus on appreciating the beauty, individuality, and vastness of an aesthetic that is uniquely Midwestern American.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.

Exhibition dates: February 22 - March 15, 2019.


Midwest Center for Photography, 1215 Franklin, Wichita, KS 67203




Open to all photographers nationwide in the USA. All photographic media is welcome. Various photographic interpretations will be considered from artists residing in the Midwestern states, as well as artists outside of the region making photographic commentary on aspects of the Midwest.


Submit .jpeg images to the gallery via email,, and note that there is not an upload form. Follow the online submission instructions at


Selection will be based upon the series of work submitted by each artist rather than solely on individual images. A brief artist statement is preferred but optional.

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Juror: Linda Robinson, Gallery Director, Midwest Center for Photography

Contact Information

Linda Robinson
1215 Franklin
Wichita, KS 67203

P: 316-269-1250

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