Gateway Arch Announces ‘Call for Photos’ for Future Exhibit
The Gateway Arch is asking its fans and visitors to submit their best personal photos of the Arch for potential use in a permanent, digital photo exhibit debuting in the Arch’s tram loading zones in March 2016.
Submissions may range from simply beauty shots of the monument, to photos during construction in the 1960s, to snapshots of the Arch from festivals and fairs, to photos from family trips to the Arch throughout the years. Photos must include the Gateway Arch and not include graphic or offensive material. Entrants can submit their best personal photos of the Gateway Arch by uploading them to www.gatewayarch.com/submitphotos.
“As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch, we invite the public to get out their scrapbooks, old slide carousels, photo boxes and iPhones to find their best photo of the Arch.” says Sarah Clarke, acting director of operations for the Gateway Arch. “With their participation, entrants have the opportunity to showcase their love for Eero Saarinen’s historic design and be part of its exciting future.”
For original prints, a photo-scanning event will be held at the Missouri History Museum from 2-4 p.m. on the day of the Arch’s anniversary, Wednesday, October 28. Community members will be able to scan and retain their original photos, and the digital copies will be used for submissions. The photos will also be submitted to the Arch Perspectives exhibit, a collaboration between University of Missouri – St. Louis and the Missouri History Museum. At the submitters’ request, event staff will offer a digital copy of their scanned photo via email.
Official terms and conditions can be found at www.gatewayarch.com/submitphotos.