Aruba Photo Room Invites the Aruban Community to Participate in an Open Call for Photographs Taken Between March 13th and June 15th, 2020

Oranjestad, Aruba – Aruba Photo Room invites our diverse community to participate in an open call for
photographs. The collective project will try to reflect the experiences lived in Aruba throughout the lockdown
(March 13-June 15) caused by the coronavirus in 2020.
On March 13th, 2020, the first case of COVID19 was confirmed on the island. While the crisis unfolded, strict
measures were taken to protect and safeguard the community. An unprecedented closure of its borders and
shelter-in-place orders altered the society and environment of the island. We are now facing unbearable loss
and hardship, but at the same time, the crisis brought a new sense of hope for a better, kinder future.
We would like to create a visual snapshot through the eyes of the community. One that offers a glimpse into
the lives and emotions lived during these trying times.
Aruba Photo Room asks you to submit one piece of photography (digital), taken during this challenging period,
and responds to the following suggested themes: Our Community, Our Land, Our Hopes, Our Fears.
The call is open to all ages and abilities, images could have been captured on cameras or phones, taken
between March 13th and June 15th, 2020. The closing date for submissions is August 31st, 2020.
To submit an entry, the photograph must be uploaded as a digital image via the submission form. For more
information and terms and conditions, please visit www.arubaphotoroom.com/opencall.
Aruba Photo Room is made possible in part by the financial support of the Prince Bernhard Caribbean Cultural
Fund.

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