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Photographs Welcome for “This Is the Place” Exhibition – 8 July 2013

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Arts & Museums is seeking photographs from the public for our upcoming exhibition, “This Is the Place.” The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2013. The exhibition runs August 16 – September 13, 2013 at the Rio Gallery inside the Rio Grande Depot (300 South Rio Grande Street) in Salt Lake City. There will be a public reception on Friday, August 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in collaboration with the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll.

Standing at the mouth of Emigration Canyon on July 24, 1847, Brigham Young is said to have declared, “This is the place.” And in the words of author Joan Didion, “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.”

We invite all who have been influenced by Utah to send us a picture or short video of a favorite place or memorable moment in Utah. If you feel any tie to the landscape or have been touched by the remarkable surroundings in our state, we ask that you share it with us. Show us your favorite rocks to climb on, the restaurant where you met your wife, the park where you learned how to ride your bike. Take a picture of the place that comes immediately to mind when you speak of Utah. Those who submit their photos/videos will be able to see their work in a digital slideshow that will play in the gallery.

“As a culture, we often forget to heed our ties to the land,” noted Utah Arts & Museums Director Lynnette Hiskey. “It’s important to consider the effect that place has on us. Just as we shape the landscape around us, the landscape shapes each of us.”

Send your photos to:

  • Submit up to 3 photos
  • Provide your name and the precise place you took the photo
  • Images should be around 120 pixels per inch, no larger than 1 MB


  • Can be up to 10 seconds long
  • Provide your name and the precise place you took the video
  • Must be a quicktime file (.mov)

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About Utah Arts & Museums

Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at or by calling 801.236.7555.