We’re happy to announce the second year of our partnership with the Unshuttered program of The J. Paul Getty Museum! “Reconnecting with_____” will be another engaging open call for teen photographers. Centered around the theme of Unshuttered 4.0, it will give teens a positive creative outlet during these challenging times.

Students will take and submit original photographs capturing who or what they are reconnecting with right now - be it with themselves, nature, values, creativity, or other themes. Top curators and creatives at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Amplifier will review and select 20 winning photographs. Some of Amplifier’s top artists, such as Tracie Ching and Rommy Torrico, will then work with the winners to transform their photographs into Amplifier-style artworks shown at a stand-alone J. Paul Getty Museum exhibit opening on June 14, 2022!

In conjunction with the open call, Amplifier is creating an original “Reconnecting with____” multimedia lesson plan breaking down how to produce powerful photographs that convey a message. It will feature Amplifier’s Founder and Co-Creative Director Aaron Huey and renowned photographers Josué Rivas, Hannah Reyes Morales, and Chip Thomas.

Important dates:

1. Open call begins on February 15
2. Open call closes on April 1
3. Exhibit opens on June 14

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