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NEW YORK PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENS IN SKOPJE


Culture.

Landmarks of New York photo exhibition will be displayed from 17 to 24 January in The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Skopje.

The exhibition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, contains 81 photographs of New York City landmarks commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of New York’s Landmark Preservation Act. The exhibition, which is being brought to more than 50 countries worldwide, highlights the vitality, diversity and history of New York through its landmarks.

It features a diversity of photographs including civic buildings, factories, office towers, universities, museums, parks and houses of worship. By celebrating both well known structures such as the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, and less known landmarks such as the Little Red Lighthouse in Manhattan, the exhibition will offer the viewers an opportunity to look into the history of New York’s people, their aspirations and values from the 1640’s to the present day.


The exhibition will be alos displayed in the Local Institution People’s Museum – Art Gallery in Veles from January 31 - February 4, while the Cultural Center in Debar will host the exhibit from February 9 - 17.

MD: Cool! that would be nice. Also as an extension of the exhibition, the Embassy will hold a student photo contest, under the name of “Landmarks of My Country,” to encourage young people of Macedonia to recognize Macedonia’s city landmarks. All high school and university students with Macedonian citizenship will be eligible. The top three photos will receive awards.

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