New ‘Faces of St. Martin IV’ portrait photography competition launched

    New ‘Faces of St. Martin IV’ portrait  photography competition launched

Faces of St. Martin is a popular street art project typically featuring well-known personalities in the community. (Collectivité photo)

MARIGOT--The Collectivité announced it is organising the fourth photo competition in the “Faces of St. Martin” series, the theme of which is “Amazing Faces – Surprise us!”

It said in its preamble portraits will be “unusual, amazing, extraordinary, extravagant, original in their composition by the staging, the perception or the reflection that they will provoke.”

The portraits will be placed at strategic locations in St. Martin and will invite residents to rediscover the urban environment, tourists to admire the portraits and citizens to get involved in showing off the cultural and historical assets of this territory.

The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers over the age of 18, residing in French St. Martin or Dutch St. Maarten. The first three selected candidates will each receive a prize.

Photographs will be printed in black and white on large format “blue back” paper (the size of an election poster or subway poster) and pasted on the walls of St. Martin. Over time the posters will peel off and tear until they disappear, the dissolution being also part of the artistic approach of this street art project.

Organisers and members of the jury will not be able to participate. Candidates will be selected from their 10 photographs by the selection committee, and their works will be displayed in the different districts. Winners will have their photographs printed on blue back paper in large-format election poster size, with their names mentioned at the bottom of the poster.

Applications must be received by Thursday, October 29, at 12:00pm. For more information and a more detailed explanation of the rules, submission requirements and judging criteria, contact Carol Tondu, Direction de L’Action Culturelle, Human Development Department, former Bord de Mer School, Rue de la Liberté; tel. (0590)29.59.11.