OPEN CALL FOR IMAGES
The story of the prophet Elijah can be subject to many interpretations– religious, mystical, political, and psychological, among many others.
Opera star and South Bend’s native son NATHAN GUNN returns to our city on March 1st to take the role of the great Old Testament prophet ELIJAH in one of the most beloved musical oratorios of all time. The composer Felix Mendelssohn created the music for Elijah’s story as one of the most dramatic and spectacular in the Bible.
We invite you to join Nathan, a host of musicians from the region, and poets and painters throughout history and tell the story of ELIJAH from your perspective in today’s world.
Build with us a book about Elijah, by submitting one or more pictures taken with a mobile device. We are calling the book 150 IMPRESSIONS ABOUT ELIJAH, and it will include your pictures alongside thoughts about the prophet collected from historical and modern scholars.
All pictures submitted early will be considered for possible inclusion in an image showcase that will be projected on Leighton Hall at the university campus on the day of the performance.
The images you submit should refer to one or more of the following themes in the story according to your imagination:
RULES FOR SUBMISSION:
- Read the story! Attend the performance! Sit and discuss with friends and teachers! This will inspire your ideas….
- The image/s must be submitted by email to: ELIJAH@nd.edu
- Identify each image by one of the themes above.
- Include your name as you wish to be credited
- Pictures must be unedited and taken with a mobile device. They do not need to be recent or local.
- To be considered for publishing in print the pictures must have the highest size possible in your mobile device.
- If you want your images to be part of the concert projections, please submit them for consideration by February 15.
- The final deadline for photographs to be considered for the book is May 7, 2015.
- All submissions will be entered into a raffle for 10 copies of the book 150 Impressions of Elijah, signed by the artistic directors of the project.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants agree upon submission of the images to ELIJAH@nd.edu to give permission for projection of the image in public, and publication online, print or any other media. Images will be credited with your name, and you may retain rights of publication elsewhere. All proceeds from the book sale will go to a Notre Dame scholarship fund. The University of Notre Dame will reserve the right to request a release form signed by the author of the photograph.