Rust Belt Biennial

A photography competition with work realized in the Rust Belt Region!


We are thrilled to introduce the first RUST BELT BIENNIAL, a celebration of photography with work realized throughout the Rust Belt Region in all its manifestations.

This land, its people, the pride and the struggles, the patina of the past and above all, the histories and memories ingrained in the soil across the region. It is time to make new memories and new histories, while revisiting and reevaluating old ones; It is time to start a new dialogue about the state of photography and it’s social, cultural and political effects in our society; it is time to give back to the photographic community but also the region; it is time for you to join us!

For our an inaugural Biennial we are grateful to have Andrew L. Moore as competition juror.

We are honored to collaborate with the Sordoni Gallery at Wilkes University, in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., where the Biennial will be held from August 27th to October 5th of 2019.


1st Place: $2500
2nd Place: $1000
3rd Place $500



Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The Rust Belt Biennial may use the images for promotion on the RBB website, Social Media and Exhibition Catalog and always by crediting the photographer. Under no circumstances, the Rust Belt Biennial will profit from the artists work.

Artists Hold All Copyrights of the work.


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