While Houston is not a walking city, it's rich in street scenes. Now anyone with a cell phone camera and an inquisitive nature can capture street life in the Bayou City and win a chance to attend the upcoming Houston Cinema Arts Festival for free.
The festival is highlighting street scenes in an exhibition highlighting adventurous media works and installations by experimental artists called Cinema on the Verge. The theme of this year's exhibition is "Street Scenes," with photographic and video works shown by four noted visual artists. The series begins with the exhibition opening and screening of street photographer Cheryl Dunn's film Everybody Street at The Brandon Gallery on Nov. 12.
CultureMap is sponsoring a People's Choice selection, where readers will select their favorite photograph.
To highlight the exhibition, organizers are asking Houstonians to participate in a street photography contest on Instagram. Photos can contain images of people, street art, objects or any scene which occurs in a street setting.
To enter the contest, which runs until midnight on Nov. 7, simply tag your photos with #hcafstreet.
Dunn will select the winners, with first place receiving two all-access passes to the festival, which takes place Nov. 12-16. A second place winner and honorable mention will also receive free tickets, and all winners will be displayed at the “Street Scenes: Street Photography and the Moving Image” exhibition.
To add to the excitement, CultureMap is sponsoring a People's Choice selection, where readers will select their favorite photograph from a number of entries that we think are among the best. Look for the voting to begin Nov. 8 . The People's Choice winner will receive two weekend passes to the festival and an invitation to the gallery launch on Nov. 12. The runner-up will receive two one-day screening passes.
So get your cell phone out and start snapping away.
For more information, visit the Houston Cinema Arts Society website.