In October 2009, Washington, DC, will be the site of the first annual Holla Back DC! Make DC Harassment Free day-long summit addressing gender-based public sexual harassment, or street harassment. The conference will attract hundreds of activists, educators, and individuals from the DC Metro area for conversations about the problem and what we can do to make public spaces in DC harassment free. Prior to the summit, we are hosting an opening reception where selected photographs from this competition will be displayed to raise awareness and prompt dialogue about the issue.
This photography contest is open to all individuals, particularly those who capture gender-based public sexual harassment photographs in the DC metro area. We encourage all entrants to be as creative and realistic as possible with their submissions. You may submit up to three photographs by midnight, August 12, 2009. We will notify selected photographers by August 19, 2009.