Wilmington, Del. -
If a picture is worth a thousand words, make sure to bring a thesaurus if you go to the 77th annual Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography next week.
There will be 3,400 photographs on display, winners of the Delaware Photographic Society's annual competition, and the University of Delaware's Arsht Hall will be packed with prints.
Need more enticement to check out the exhibit? Here are five reasons to go, from Bob Coffey, education director for the photographic society:
1. See world-class photos. These aren't like the photos you took on that disposable camera at your cousin's wedding. Professionals and well-equipped amateurs from 34 countries and every state in the union are represented, showcasing photos of exotic locations from Europe to the Far East, said Coffey.
2. Check out the local photographic scene. The competition is international, but about 30 percent of the entries are from photographers in the tri-state area, Coffey said. See some local scenery in a whole new light and admire the talents of people in your own backyard.
3. Learn about the Delaware Photographic Society. This is the 77th exhibition and there's a lot of history to explore, Coffey said. The DPS has 250 members and holds weekly seminars and competitions, he said, making it a great club for anyone with even a passing interest in photography.
4. Get out of the house on a Sunday afternoon. There's no better way to break cabin fever than by seeing vivid, colorful photographs from around the world, he said. Photography has been increasing in popularity since the advent of digital technology, he said, and photographers are doing some exciting, unique things with their work.
5. Its free. Need I say more?
By Adam Zewe Community News