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Beyond Borders” – For the first time PoP is partnering with Vero to host our very first Summer Show in New York on Saturday, September 14th 2019. And to be featured in the show, we are hosting a contest on Vero! Contest is currently “Live” and open for submissions through Wednesday, September 4th until 11:59PM EST.


HOW TO ENTER FOR THE CONTEST:

STEP 1:
Select 1 or upto 3 portraits that capture the theme of “Beyond Borders”. See below for a full description of the theme.

STEP 2:
Click here to download the free Vero App to create a profile to upload your photos.

STEP 3:
Send a connection request to @PursuitofPortraits on Vero, Share your photos on your Vero profile (remember to make it a public post!), include a short caption for the photo(s) and use the hashtag #PoPxVeroContest in the caption.

STEP 4:
Check out the other contest entries and connect with other PoP members and photographers on Vero! Winners will be contacted on Vero direct message by Friday, September 6th with next steps.


ABOUT THE THEME FOR THE CONTEST

Beyond Borders challenges the viewer to re-imagine the space that we live in by breaking down perceptions, stigmas and differences; physically and metaphorically. The concept delves into themes that speak to (but are not limited to) people, ethnicity, culture, bordering nations, gender and identity. We are looking for a single portrait of your choice that uses creativity, color, concept and story-telling to push the narrative of “Beyond Borders”.

Reference Mood Board for Beyond Borders.

Photographers (L-R): @_semaj3, @joellegrace, @valocityvideos, @ghipsssss, @robwoodcoxphoto, @rzknrl
Photos above are selected at random from features on @pursuitofportraits


ABOUT THE SHOW

The show is the first time PoP and Vero will be celebrating diversity in every way and showcasing portrait photography in an exhibition, which will take over the Okay Space Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The theme of the show is "Beyond Borders" and submissions are now open for the exhibition. 30 portraits will be selected by the PoP team to be hung in the exhibition at one of Brooklyn’s coolest cultural spots for 3 weeks.

At PoP, we take pride in partnerships that fuel our shared vision to provide unique experiences, push narratives from diverse creatives globally and empower and inspire by breaking barriers. With the “Beyond BordersSummer Show with Vero, we strive to further that vision.

RSVP FOR THE LAUNCH EVENT IN NEW YORK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th – 7PM to 10PM


ABOUT VERO

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Vero is a subscription-based social network which respects your privacy and doesn’t sell your data to advertisers but instead seeks to meaningfully build and engage communities, particularly those in the creative space. Sign up now for a free life-time subscription with Vero and join the over 5M+ users around the world already connecting on Vero.

WHY VERO?
- Dynamic Display: Upload full size images and videos that render beautifully .
- Clutter-Free Feed: No algorithms, Data-Mining or Ads.
- Smarter Sharing: Photo, Video, Link, Music, Movie/TV, Book and Place

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ABOUT THE VENUE

About Okay Space: Okay Space is a multi-use gallery and activation site located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. In addition to being a hosting venue, Okay Space is where we showcase partnerships, programming, and aesthetics of both Okayplayer and OkayAfrica.

About OkayAfrica: OkayAfrica connects a global audience to African culture and its global diaspora through authentic content and immersive experiences. Reaching a diverse audience around the world, OkayAfrica is the largest destination bridging African art, music, style, politics and more across cultural bounds.

About Okayplayer: Launched in 1999 by Questlove of The Roots, Okayplayer is a media company discovering and defining culture. Okayplayer provides coverage on a full spectrum of groundbreaking music that serves as a gateway to multi-faceted cultures and communities. Well established as one of the original voices in online media, Okayplayer utilizes its influence to define and create the cutting edge in sound, arts, sports and more.

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