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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 8!

BICYCLE UTOPIA HOLDS AN OPEN CALL AND EXHIBITION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOGRAPHY-BASED ART

AM I INVISIBLE? A PORTRAIT OF NEW YORK BICYCLISTS 
Bicycle Utopia, a transmedia project at the intersection of art and bicycling in New York City, announces Am I Invisible? A  Portrait of New York City Bicyclists. 

NOW THROUGH 03/07: an open call for photographs and photography-based art that capture the spirit of bicyclists and the diversity and style they bring to the streets of New York City. A portion of the entry fee  ($30 for first entry, $10 for each additional) will be donated to Transportation Alternatives, New York’s leading transportation advocacy organization.

Five images selected by a panel of judges will be awarded a $500 gift certificate at a participating bike shop. All of the images entered will be displayed on bicycleutopianyc.com.

To see the complete list of bike shops, go to http://bicycleutopianyc.com/html/am-i-invisible-call-for-photography.html)

 

ON March 22, from 6-9pm: A public exhibition of all the work submitted will be shown at:

Rolling Orange Bicycles (269 Baltic Ave., Brooklyn 11201)
Abus locks and BikeParkas will be raffled off.

Participants submit their images at bicycleutopianyc.com. The entry fee for the first photo is $30. Each additional entry is $10.  Each participant receives a Bicycle Utopia Passport number, which gives them 10% off purchases at participating bike shops from December 1 through March 1, 2013, and other benefits throughout the year.

“We’re very grateful to Bicycle Utopia for their generous support,” says Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives.  “Every dollar donated helps us make New York a safe and encouraging city for people of every age and ability to bike.”
AM I INVISIBLE? PANEL OF JUDGES

Elizabeth Zechella, Editor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pasqualina Azzarello, Visual Artist, Executive Director of Recycle-a-Bicycle
Emma Raynes, Program Director at the Magnum Foundation
Claire Fleury, Curator and Founder, Strange Loop Gallery
Nona Varnado, Fashion Designer, Writer, Curator at Red#5 Yellow #7 Project Space
Accra Shepp, Visual Artist, Photographer, Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute
Saul Robbins, Photographer, Curator, Educator at The International Center of Photography, Board Member Emeritus of the Camera Club of New York
John Stanley, Director of the Camera Club of New York

 

For more information about the judges, please go to http://bicycleutopianyc.com/am-i-invisible-call-for-photography-meet-the-jury/
ABOUT BICYCLE UTOPIA
Bicycle Utopia is a transmedia project that includes a web site, bicycleutopianyc.com, a zine, videos about interesting, creative people and their bicycles, and step-by-step repair information. Bicycle Utopia’s perspective is that bicycling is good for everyone, and bikes are good for cities.  More bicycles on city streets means less pollution from cars, enhances social awareness, and provides a way to enjoy and participate in urban culture in ways that other means of transportation can’t.

“Bicycle Utopia provides information on exploring New York City by bike, with ‘cultural bike rides’ and ‘curated excursions’ throughout the city,” said Jeanne Hilary, “Bicycle Utopia brings cultural experiences in New York City together with bicycle culture in ways that show how biking makes experiencing the very best the city has to offer uniquely enjoyable, and improves quality of life for everyone in the urban environment.”

Bicycle Utopia provides resources for bicyclists and culturally-minded New Yorkers: links to information from the New York Department of Transportation, maps of bike lanes, an extensive and up-to-date bike shop directory, information about the law, bicycling events and rides.

ABOUT TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES
Transportation Alternatives is New York City’s leading transportation advocacy organization, with a citywide network of tens of thousands of supporters committed to reclaiming New York City’s streets for people by ensuring that every New Yorker has safe space to walk and bike, and access to public transportation. Please visit www.transalt.org for more information.
For additional information and more details about  “Am I Invisible?” please visit www.bicycleutopianyc.com. For more information about Transportation Alternatives, visit transalt.org.

OUR SPONSORS

For additional information about Abus go to http://www.abus.com/eng/Mobile-Security/Bike-safety-and-security/Locks
For additional information about BikeParka, go to http://bikeparka.com
Press Contact:
Harriet Black
press@bicycleutopianyc.com

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