The Circle of Light Photo Project is an annual art exhibit of photographs taken by people whose sight was restored through cornea transplants. The exhibit not only educates the public about the impact eye donation has in the lives of our communities, but it also helps support the eye bank's mission through an auction of the photos from the exhibit.
The next exhibit will be in August, 2019, at the RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver, Colorado.
We hope that, as a transplant recipient, you'll show the world the things you can now see and participate in this important project. It's a great way to give back and to help support the eye bank's sight-saving mission!
What Should I Take Photos Of?
That is up to you! We suggest you really look around for the things that you had trouble seeing or doing before your transplant.
Maybe you have a favorite photo you've taken after your transplants. If not, we suggest going on a walk through a park or your neighborhood and look for details in the everyday things you see. Close ups and landscapes all work. We've had everything from traffic, to food, to vacations. Be creative!
Yes. While we are limited in the number and sizes of photos that can go on the gallery walls, all the photos we receive will be in a slide show at the gallery. Those that adorn the exhibit walls will be selected by professional photographers who volunteer for the project. All these photos will be auctioned off to support the eye bank's mission. Each transplant recipient who submits photos will receive two free tickets to the closing night gala!
As many as you like!
The deadline to submit photos is Monday, July 8.