Photographic and Textual Exhibit

Thriving Together: People and Nature in the NJ Pinelands National Reserve

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Call for Photographers, Artists, Poets

Photographic and Textual Exhibit: Thriving Together: People and Nature in the NJ Pinelands National Reserve

The Princeton Photography Club (PPC) in collaboration with the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) will premiere an exhibition at The Lakefront Gallery, Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Hamilton, NJ in January 2020.

“Thriving Together: People and Nature”, is best described as a love story about people, places, and passions within the Pinelands National Reserve (PNR). It is conveyed through photography, art, poetry and text.

We are calling on photographers, artists, and poets to immerse viewers in the beauty and wonder of the Pinelands National Reserve’s (PNR) diverse ecosystems and habitats. The exhibit will also highlight different ways that individuals and groups value nature and work to protect, restore and sustain our ecological systems and the life within them. By weaving images that portray these human stories among the many natural treasures within the PNR, we hope to encourage participation in a 21st century vision that assures a healthy future for both people and nature. All images must be from within the Pinelands National Reserve.

Pinelands National Reserve Boundary Map - see the boundaries here

Thriving Together: People and Nature flyer - see the event flyer here.

The exhibit will hang at the Lakefront Gallery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton located in Hamilton, NJ from January 9 - March 29, 2020. The opening reception will be held January 16, 2020, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Artists have until July 28, 2019 to enter images for consideration.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: July 28, 2019
Drop-off: Jan 9, 2020 from 4-7pm
Hanging: Jan. 10, 2020 from 9am -3pm
Opening Reception: Jan. 16, 2020 at Lakefront Gallery from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Pick up: March 29, 2020 from 9am - 12 noon

Submission Information:

Submission to this exhibition is free and open to the public. Approximately 80 pieces will be accepted.

The PPC and PPA hope to raise donations to subsidize all or part of the expense of high-quality printing and framing. Further details will be shared as we reach the July 28 deadline for acceptances.

30% of all sales will be divided evenly between the RWJ Hamilton Auxiliary, which is an extraordinary volunteer organization that raises funds for the hospital through a variety of events and activities, the Princeton Photography Club and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

How to Enter Photographers & Artists:

To upload your photos, go to and enter this information (you will need to log out if you are already logged into another Dropbox account):

  1. User Name:
  2. Password: Prince99
  3. Folder name: Pinelands Project
  4. Create a folder with your name and place your images into that folder.
  5. File restriction between 750 kb - 2MB
  6. If you are not a member of the PPC, please include a document page in the folder with contact information so that you can be notified to provide a larger file for printing at 300ppi should your work be accepted.
  7. Upload your images using the following labeling conventions:
    1. File name: Last Name_First Name_Title_location of photo

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that no one download the app and sign in as the PPC. You should just access the Dropbox on a browser.

How to Enter Poets:

Email to Shelia Geisler,

More Information:

Laura Hawkins, Princeton Photography Club, email

Peter Hewitt, Princeton Photography Club, email

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