March 24, 2005: Headlines: Local Groups: Photography: Museums: PCOL Exclusive: Minnesota RPCVs need Photos for Exhibition

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Minnesota RPCVs need Photos for Exhibition

Minnesota RPCVs need Photos for Exhibition

Minnesota RPCVs need Photos for Exhibition

Happy spring everyone,

I'd like to invite you all to delve deep into your photo archives for a gallery exhibit to be shopped around to universities around the state. Here are the details:

Who: Peace Corps Minneapolis Regional Office staff, MNRPCV members, RPCVs and currently serving PCVs who are from MN, have lived and worked or went to school in MN.

What: Photo/story exhibit - "Peace Corps Volunteers: Promoting World Peace and Friendship, One relationship at a time." The exhibit will highlight the people PCVs work with or have worked with. The exhibit will be limited to 20 to 25 photos. In addition to photos, we'll display stories detailing what Volunteers learned about/from the people they worked with.

The stories can take several forms:

1. Voice recordings. We'll record and compile them on cds, which will be made available on personal cd players at the gallery. (I'm working on getting free cd players from Circuit City. Any other contacts/ideas?) 2. A scan/photocopy of a journal entry or letter.

3. A written story.

Why: To promote the third goal of Peace Corps.

Where: We've got initial interest from the U of MN and are hoping to shop the exhibit to other universities around the state. Any help here would be sincerely appreciated.

(Utrecht Art Supplies is sponsoring a portion of the framing costs. Jerry Stillman, the manager there, has said he'll put in a word with his contacts at Carleton, Winona and St. Cloud)

When: Deadline for submissions: We've pushed this back to April 15. Selections: by the end of April. Opening: start of the school year in September 05.

How: Submit a photo and story to Dan MacLaughlin.

1. Digital photos and stories can be emailed to

a. Please include your name and contact info in the email.

b. The submitted photos can be low-res, but the final submission must be a hi-resolution (3 megapixel) picture so we can blow the photo up to 11x14 size.

2. Hard copies of photos and stories can be mailed/dropped off at: Peace Corps, 330 2nd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55401 ATTN: Dan

a. Please write your name and contact info on the back of the photo.

b. If you'd like your photo returned, please include a SASE.

c. Pro Color has agreed to enlarge the pictures at cost. They prefer to use negatives to produce a quality 11x14 photo, so the final submission will have to be in negative form.

d. I will do my best to preserve your photos/negatives and return them to you in the condition they were submitted, but I will not assume responsibility for any accidental damage that might occur. Please do not submit priceless/irreplaceable materials.

3. The gallery has requested a resume from each "artist", so if your photo is selected, you will need to send me a current resume.

4. Since MNRPCV is sponsoring the costs of enlarging/framing the photos, the exhibits and any proceeds from possible sales/auctions will remain the property of MNRPCV.

If anyone has expertise in framing photos and would like to volunteer their time, I'd appreciate any assistance you can lend. I've got a friend who has volunteered her time, but we could always use more help.

If you have any question please contact me!


Dan MacLaughlin 800-424-8580, option 1, ext. 240 612-348-1480, ext. 240 (days) 612-827-5099 (home - between 6pm and 8pm - I have a two year old)

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