Now that we have wrapped up the Bruce Davidson: Love and Longing photo contest, we want to display our exciting submissions and congratulate our winners on their apt and inspiring entries.
This semester, one of the main goals of MoFA’s Spring Internship cohort has been to design or participate in engagement activities that the museum implements for the public. In February 2022, MoFA’s interns organized a photo contest that encouraged the public to reflect on Davidson’s focus on daily life in diverse community spaces. As the museum is located on FSU’s campus, the interns hoped to create an engagement opportunity for all of the public to access and participate in. The contest would also allow community members to showcase and intersect their communities with FSU’s student body. We received several submissions which certainly achieved those goals. From dancing at a local house show to wading through an oyster farm, six participants submitted wide-ranging pieces depicting their communities’ version of love and longing. Three winners were decided by MoFA staff and awarded one of Davidson’s photography books and a MoFA gift basket. They are Headlong by Rory Donohue, Oyster Farmer by Bob Bruggner, and The House Show, St. Pete by Craig Moore. As you scroll through the submissions, we invite you to reflect on how Love and Longing show up in your own community spaces.