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Submit your Photos of Sag Harbor 2016 for Exhibit/Collection

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SagHarbor_MainSt.West

Sag Harbor Main St., west side – 2007

In 2007 we celebrated Sag Harbor’s tricentennial. As part of that celebration, photographs of Sag Harbor that were taken that year were submitted for a collection which was displayed in the former Methodist Church. The photos also became part of John Jermain’s collection and can be seen online at bit.ly/SH-2007.

On May 21st of this year Sag Harbor will celebrate its first annual Cultural Heritage Day. (More about that in a future post.) As part of this celebration of Sag Harbor, JJML will be assembling a new archive of photographs of Sag Harbor in 2016. The focus of the exhibit/archive will be “What’s Important to Us About Sag Harbor.” These photos will be displayed on a digital screen at the library on Cultural Heritage Day and beyond, and permanently stored as part of the Library’s digital collection on Flickr, where they will always be available to be viewed by the public.

Anyone who wishes to may submit one or more photographs (no limit) to this exhibit/collection. You do not have to be a professional photographer, all submissions will be accepted for display. There are a few simple guidelines:

  • You can submit only  photos that you have taken yourself.
  • You can submit as many photos as you wish, but no more than two of each subject. (e.g., two of Long Wharf, two of the Whaler’s Church, two of Otter Pond, etc.)
  • Each photo should illustrate something that is important to you about Sag Harbor. Please include a brief description of the photo, and why the subject is important to you.
  • Please do not submit family snapshots. We are looking for pictures of Sag Harbor, the place, not of the people who live here.
  • Only digital files (not prints) will be accepted.
  • Photos may be submitted from April 11 through May 13.
  • By submitting a photo or photos, you grant the John Jermain Memorial Library permission in perpetuity to use and display the image(s) as it sees fit.

Photos may be emailed (starting on April 11) to photoarchive@johnjermain.org. Photos stored on CD-ROM, DVD, or USB Drive may be dropped off at the library. Please label them as “Cultural Heritage Day Photos,” and leave them at the main circulation desk. We will make every effort, but cannot guarantee, to have the media available to return to you.

This is your chance to have one or more of your photographs displayed to the public and to become part of the library’s permanent digital collection. So, get out there and start shooting.

If you have questions, send an email to ericc@johnjermain.org.

Author: John Jermain Memorial Library

The John Jermain Memorial Library is the public library in Sag Harbor, NY. Founded in 1910, the library building and initial collection was a gift from Margaret Olivia Slocum Sage to the people of Sag Harbor. From June 2011 to July 2013 the library will be located at 34 W. Water St., in Sag Harbor, while our historic building is renovated and expanded.

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