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Instructions:
Share your photos in this Instagram photo competition, and your photo could be featured on the monitor in GRAM’s galleries and online!

How does it work?
Every three weeks throughout the exhibition, we’ll post a prompt on GRAM’s social media channels inspired by themes or works of art in Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection.

Share your photos on Instagram with the designated hashtags for each prompt, and GRAM’s curators will select their favorites from each category to rotate through monitors in the galleries.

GRAM Instagram Photo Challenge Terms and Conditions


Prompt #1: Using words in an unexpected way.
Take a photo that captures words or text used in an unexpected way, inspired by Ed Ruscha’s, The Act of Letting a Person Into Your Home. Share your photo(s) on Instagram and tag #GRAMlooking and #words by Friday, February 21. GRAM’s curators will select the winners by the following Friday, and the winners will be featured on a monitor in GRAM’s galleries!

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Winners


The angle, pattern, and repetition make this image engaging and interesting. Repeating IMPACT reinforces the power of the word, and angle at which it recedes into the background invites your eye through the composition.

Photo by threestudio


This photographer used words in an unexpected way by blurring the text so that it is illegible and its meaning is unclear. What does this image communicate to you, even if you can’t read it?

Photo by daxdelamonta


The relationship between the bold shape in the foreground and the environment around it creates a dynamic composition. The letter O stands alone in the frame, making us question its meaning and how we perceive symbols.

Photo by thomasav

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Photo by evthelav


Photo by jameslacroix


Photo by landonhughes

Photo by niquitaspirit

Photo by phototj

Prompt #2: Identity
Take a photo that captures who you are, inspired by David Wojnarowicz’s Untitled and Nan Goldin’s Self-Portrait with Milagro. Share your photo(s) on Instagram and tag #GRAMlooking and #identity by Friday, March 14. GRAM’s curators will select the winners by the following Friday, and the winners will be featured on a monitor in GRAM’s galleries!

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Winners


Strong lines of light and shadow extend through the composition. The figure at the center appears almost flat, and his shadow both dominates and blends in to the scene around him.

Photo by jameslacroix


The ghostly reflection of the person holding a phone onto the courtyard scene blurs the line between foreground/background, photographer/subject, and detail/unknown.

Photo by alicia_magnuson


The shadows of the figure and tent give a sense of scale and mark a human presence in this vast, natural scene.

Photo by muh_berry

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Photo by ulman1dj


Photo by troystond


Photo by deelndn

Photo by danitruss

Prompt #3: Upside Down.
Take a photo that captures something upside down, inspired by Rodney Graham’s Oak, Middle Aston. Share your photo(s) on Instagram and tag #GRAMlooking and #upsidedown by Friday, April 4. GRAM’s curators will select the winners by the following Friday, and the winners will be featured on a monitor in GRAM’s galleries!

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Winners


This interesting image has several elements that make the composition creatively abstract: strong colors, varying textures, a slightly crooked horizon, and the upside down orientation.

Photo by yougotta_net


When flipped upside down, the tiger’s stripes create a play composition that is abstract and intriguing. This third grader made us see a familiar image in a new and unexpected way.

Photo by artroomfisch


At first glance, this image is not obviously upside down. The repeating shapes lead down the hallway to the landscape outside, creating an image that is both familiar and disorienting.

Photo by kirstyrr


Prompt #4: Monochrome.
Take a photo that captures a monochromatic scene, inspired by Mark Tansey’s Valley of Doubt. Share your photo(s) on Instagram and tag #GRAMlooking and #monochrome by Friday, April 25. GRAM’s curators will select the winners by the following Friday, and the winners will be featured on a monitor in GRAM’s galleries!

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