The judges have finished their lengthy deliberations and we will be announcing the winners of the 2016 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program during the week of December 12–16. Entries were up fifty percent over last year and the field was highly competitive, causing one of the judges to remark, “This was one of the most difficult years for judging due to the high number of quality submissions.” The deadline to enter was November 2, 2016, and this year’s awards program offered two categories, one for recent images made with mobile devices, and one for your most evocative images of all-time. See all the details at: 2016 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards
The Center’s journal, Railroad Heritage®, and other publications fill a unique niche: using photographs and art to inform the public and rail enthusiasts alike about the influence of railroads on economic growth and development, popular culture, and the lives of the hundreds of thousands of men and women who built and maintain North America’s railroads. Excellent images and highly researched and thoughtful writing characterize our publications. We launched Railroad Heritage in 2000 and now publish four issues annually, which our members receive for free as a benefit of membership. You can purchase previous issues here or by printing and mailing the order form (pdf).
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$7.95, 48 pages, color and b/w
The Center’s first regionally-themed conference about railroad photography and art, Conversations Northeast, was a great success. Attendance was 115 for the one-day event, held on October 29, 2016, at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Attendees came from fifteen different states. The conference, co-hosted by Archives & Special Collections of the UConn Library, featured seven presentations and three exhibitions at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. We will post photographs and additional information in the coming days.
Submissions to the 2016 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards Program are up fifty percent over last year. The deadline to enter was November 2, 2016. This year’s awards program offered two categories, one for recent images made with mobile devices, and one for your most evocative images of all-time. We will announce the winners in December 2016. See all the details at: 2016 John E. Gruber Creative Photography Awards