Calls for Entries: Cultural Geography Specialty Group’s Landscape Photography Exhibit

The upcoming AAG Annual Meeting will once again include the Cultural Geography Specialty Group’s Landscape Photography Exhibit. All registered attendees are invited to contribute a photograph of their own. We do not limit participation only to members of the CGSG.

The Landscape Photography Exhibit has been part of CGSG programming since the 2009 meeting in Las Vegas. Over the past five years, the exhibit has showcased photographs with short descriptive captions both from fieldwork and also more everyday encounters with cultural landscapes. Unique at the conference, the annual exhibit provides geographers with an opportunity to share images and stories that perhaps receive less attention in their paper presentations or panel comments.

To contribute to the CGSG Landscape Photography Exhibit, please send a high quality (approximately 300 dpi) digital copy of your photograph (limit one, please) with a caption (limit of 250 words) for initial approval to Matt Cook ( and Laura Johnson ( on or before March 11, 2016.

Upon notification of approval, bring a printed, high-quality photograph (approximately 8×10 inches) to the conference. The organizers will bring copies of the captions, and these will be pinned alongside your photographs. This year, as in previous years, the approved submissions will be displayed in the exhibition hall at a pre-arranged time.

The photographs may be in either color or black & white and must have been taken by the person submitting to the exhibition. It is the responsibility of participants to collect their photographs from the display boards before the end of the conference. (The CGSG is not responsible for lost or damaged photographs.)

Unfortunately, unlike in previous years, the top photos will not be offer the opportunity to be included for potential publication in FOCUS, as that journal was recently ended by its publisher. That said, unlike in previous years (which were organized more as acompetition judged by a panel), this year will simply be an exhibit. In that spirit, we will include the photographer’s name and affiliation with the caption information for recognition.

Please circulate this call for participation among potentially interested colleagues, and feel free to contact the organizers with any questions.

With thanks and apologies for cross-postings!

Matt Cook and Laura Johnson

Graduate Student Representatives

Cultural Geography Specialty Group