Picturing Peace photography contest winners to be honored Sept. 22

Winners of the Picturing Peach photography contest will be recognized by the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District at a free, public event Saturday, Sept. 22 from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Minneapolis Central Library.

Picturing Peace is a community engagement and photography project that explores youth violence, peace, safety and community supports for young people. Winners of the Picturing Peace summer photography contest are:

Contest entrants were asked to take an original photo to represent their vision of a peaceful community, assets that support peace, or environments where young people can thrive. More than 100 photos were submitted from around the Twin Cities and 13 winning photos were selected by a panel of arts professionals and community leaders. A gallery of the winning photos can be viewed on the Picturing Peace website.

The winning photos will be featured in the Picturing Peace exhibit touring local libraries through November. Select images will be installed on utility boxes in downtown Minneapolis as public art to add vibrancy to the sidewalks while deterring graffiti. The public art installation will be completed by October. 

To register for the Sept. 22 recognition event, go to: http://summer612mpls.eventbrite.com.  

The Picturing Peace project helps to support the mission and goals of both the City of Minneapolis’ Blueprint for Action youth violence prevention initiative as well as the Downtown Improvement District, which aims to make downtown cleaner, safer and greener.


Published Sep 12, 2012