(Belcamp, Maryland – January 14, 2013) Professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit up to 10 photographs to be considered for inclusion in A Nation Divided, a juried fine art photography exhibition that will be on display at the Jarrettsville Library from April 17 through May 18, 2013. A Nation Divided is part of The Civil War 150 Project and a companion exhibition to the Smithsonian’s Mask of Lincoln which will be exhibited at the Bel Air Library beginning April 27, 2013.

Work can be any size up to 11” x 14” in black and white, color, or computer manipulated; vertical or horizontal. Entries may be modern interpretations of the theme A Nation Divided. You may also manipulate or incorporate actual civil war photographs into your entry. To be considered for the exhibition, email submission photos (no more than 10, no larger than 500x500px) to Bethany Hacker,, by March 8, 2013.

Notification of inclusion will be to the email address used to submit photos and will take place by March 15. Once selected for inclusion, photographs must be framed in the pre-selected 11” x 14” black frame with matting of photographer’s choice from FastFrame of Bel Air. Photographers can either frame the work with these materials themselves or have FastFrame complete the job.

All framed photographs will be up for sale to benefit the Library during the course of the exhibition and the Civil War 150 project. Those not sold will be returned to the photographer. Monetary prizes will be awarded to photographers: $250 for 1st, $150 for 2nd, and $100 for 3rd place, and two honorable mention prizes of $50.

An Artist’s Reception is scheduled for Wednesday April 17, 2013. The exhibition will officially open to the public on April 18 and close May 18, 2013.

Civil War 150 is a project of the Harford County Public Library with collaborations between Harford County Public Library and the Historical Society of Harford County, the Smithsonian Institution, Harford County Cultural Arts Board, the Maryland Music Conservatory, and the Junius B. Booth Society.

Harford County Public Library operates eleven branches located throughout Harford County, Maryland. The library serves over 175,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of 4.5 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.


Photo caption #1: Harford County Public Library is looking for photographers to submit their work for an upcoming exhibition entitled “A Nation Divided” that will be on display this spring.

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