October 27, 2021

Public can vote on favorite photography at Indy airport

Woodland Morning by Susan Ross - provided photo

Woodland Morning by Susan Ross

provided photo

Visitors traveling through Indianapolis International Airport can experience Hoosier landscapes and wildlife through a new photography exhibit.

Caity Withers is the arts program and marketing specialist with the Indianapolis Airport Authority.
She said The Indiana, Naturally exhibit features more than 50 photos from 33 photographers whose work was selected from among more than 700 submissions in a statewide competition.

“They range from professional adult photographers all the way to youth amateurs, so there’s a really broad range. They are beautiful photos all taken here in the state,” Withers said.

The exhibition is part of a larger, ongoing cultural collaboration between the Indianapolis Airport Authority and the Arts Council of Indianapolis. It’s also a partnership with the Indiana chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

The exhibit will be on display through December 2021.

The Nature Conservancy is also holding a “People’s Choice” competition on its Facebook page in conjunction with the exhibit. Done tournament style, voters will narrow the field of more than 50 photos week by week, until the two most popular images will go head-to-head. The number of “likes” and “shares” will determine the winners.

Landscapes ranged from backyards to city and state parks to nature preserves, and subject matter included plant life and wildlife. Both traditional photography and artistic interpretations are included in the exhibit.

“Indiana has so many great natural areas, and we’re glad to see TNC places such as Kankakee Sands so well represented,” said Larry Clemens, director of The Nature Conservancy’s Indiana Chapter. “Through this exhibit, we hope that visitors to Indiana—as well as Hoosiers—will gain a greater appreciation for the natural beauty our state has to offer.”

Click here to view the award-winning photos in Indiana, Naturally.

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