Congratulations to Bella Kirchner, winner of the American Moments photo contest! Bella’s picture and caption capture an American moment in the 21st century beautifully. Stop by the August Phillips after 5 to mail a postcard featuring Summer Vacation. Ingram, TX. Thanks for your thoughtful submission, Bella! Check back soon for an announcement of the five photo contest honorable mentions.
Photo: Bella Kirchner
Summer Vacation. Ingram, TX. by Bella Kirchner
This was a candid shot of my niece and son playing with stickers at some cabins we were staying at in Ingram, Texas this summer. To me, this photo epitomizes the American Moment of a summer vacation: wet hair from swimming, a bathing suit as the day’s outfit, towels drying in the background, being silly with your cousin.
Over the course of the American Moments exhibition, we’ve been featuring some of our favorite drawings from our in-gallery interactive. Below are a handful of portraits by some of our younger artists. Thanks Zia, Abby, Naita, Lily, Ellie, and Will for your contributions!
Credits clockwise from top left: Zia from DC; Abby from MD; Naita; Lily from IN; Ellie from CA; and Will from VA.
Clockwise from top left: Stewart Eisenhart from Washington, DC; Yeonsin Ra from Rolla, MO; Christina Rago from MD; and Sheryl St. Michel from Hyattsville, MD.
Since American Moments: Photography from The Phillips Collection opened just a few weeks ago, we have already received almost 500 responses to our Make Your Own Portrait in-gallery interactive. The exhibition’s emphasis on vision can be seen in these highlighted submissions, all of which take the human eye as their subject. Be on the lookout for more eye-catching portraits to come!