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LOFC Photography Contest Details

LOFC is excited to announce a “Photography Contest” to showcase our newly restored cemetery. The contest will be judged by renowned and celebrated photographer, William Eggleston. Eggleston has Mississippi roots and family members buried at LOFC. He is one of the most influential photographers of the latter half of the 20th century. His portraits and landscapes of the American South re-framed the history of this medium and its relationship to color photography. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, where he continues to reside, Eggleston attended Vanderbilt University, Delta State College, and the University of Mississippi. Eggleston made his debut exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in 1976. Since then, Eggleston has gone on to produce important photo books, which have influenced a younger generation of photographers. His works are held in the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C., the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, among others. LOFC is extremely grateful and honored to have William Eggleston serve as our judge.

The categories for submission are as follows:

  1. Black and White
  2. Aerial
  3. Landscape
  4. Tombstone

The will be a prize for each category - First Prize, a $100 U. S. Savings Bond; Second Prize, a $50 U. S. Savings Bond; and Third Prize, a $25 U. S. Savings Bond. We would like to thank Holmes County Bank and Trust Company and BankPlus for generously underwriting these prizes. Everyone is welcome to participate, so please spread the word.

Please submit your entry or entries no later than January 31, 2021 (amended) to LOFC, P. O. Box 1213, Lexington, MS 39095 or drop off at the Barrett Law Firm marked for the attention of Chris Hammett. Each entry should include 2 copies in an 8” X 10” size, along with your name, contact information, and the category(s) in which you are entering. If you are entering the aerial category in video format, include the video on 2 CD’s. Everyone is welcome to participate, so please help us spread the word. The photographs will not only be displayed on our website, but also may be used in an upcoming cookbook of old family recipes. All photographs and videos will become the property of LOFC.