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In the Wake of the Flood:

Community Photographs of Hurricane Ian and Its Aftermath

A Participatory, Evolving Exhibit at

the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Hurricane Ian and its aftermath have been, and continue to be, uniquely powerful and life-changing experiences for millions of people, and perhaps especially so for those residents of hard-hit areas of Southwest Florida. Stories and images of the storm can be fierce, frightening, and sad. But courage, resilience, and hope are also now hallmarks of the response to Hurricane Ian by so many communities. 

To help share the great range of personal perspectives and experiences of Hurricane Ian, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum now invites submissions of your photographs for an inclusive, participatory, collage-like exhibit reflecting a community’s collective views of this major event. 

In the Wake of the Flood: Community Photographs of Hurricane Ian and Its Aftermath will be exhibited for free in physical format at the Museum (early 2023 opening date TBA). Accompanying the images will be statements by the photographers of why their image has meaning or significance to them.

 

How it Works: 

•    The exhibit will display as many submitted photos as possible, as space permits. There is no “contest” for the selection of photographs. All are welcome and encouraged. 

•    Subjects of photographs can be anything that is meaningful or compelling about the storm to the photographer.  This will of course often mean damage and flooding, but could also include images of hope and recovery, new friends made, evacuation experiences, treasured places that survived, wildlife, unexpected beauty, comic scenes, or visions for the future. As long as there is some connection to the storm, any photographic subject is welcome and encouraged. 


•    Those submitting photographs are asked to provide a note of explanation with their image that identifies the subject and why it is meaningful or significant to them. The note can be as brief or long as desired (although longer notes may need to be edited for the exhibit).  

•    Photographs and their statements must be e-mailed to:  ianphoto@shellmuseum.org


•    The image file size for each e-mailed photograph should be at least 10 megapixels in resolution. This is equivalent to a 5x7 inches image at 300 dpi. 

•    The Museum will print the photographs on photo paper at high resolution printing for the exhibit.

 

•    Please limit submissions to a maximum of three (3) photographs per person. 

Questions? Please e-mail ianphoto@shellmuseum.org.

We are open NOW for your submissions and look forward to seeing and sharing them!

Thank You for participating.

West Gulf Drive with the remains of the Shalimar resort blocking the road.
West Gulf Drive with the remains of the Shalimar resort blocking the road.

By Scott Crater

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That’s a roof impaled on a tree.  The force of nature is amazing.
That’s a roof impaled on a tree. The force of nature is amazing.

By Scott Crater

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Pretty rough out there, but making progress.
Pretty rough out there, but making progress.

By Scott Crater

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West Gulf Drive with the remains of the Shalimar resort blocking the road.
West Gulf Drive with the remains of the Shalimar resort blocking the road.

By Scott Crater

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