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Traveling Exhibits: The Best of Alaska Positive

The Best of Alaska Positive: 35 years of award-winning photographs

By the late 1960s, the consideration of photography as an art form was an idea whose time had come. In 1970 the Alaska State Museum launched a Photograph of a walrus lying on a beach statewide photography competition called Alaska Positive, to present to the public the best work being done by Alaska photographers. Now, 35 years later, the museum has brought out the award-winning photographs from many of those past competitions for a retrospective look at Alaska’s most famous photography show.

“The Best of Alaska Positive: 35 Years of Award-winning Photographs” features more than 70 photographs, the earliest being from 1971 and the most recent from 2004. A catalog accompanies the exhibit, illustrating the award-winning photographs, and providing short juror biographies and quotes from past juror statements.

Exhibition Schedule

March 2 - April 15, 2006 Kenai Visitors Center
April 28 - June 30 Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak
November 3, 2006 - March 17, 2007 Alaska State Museum, Juneau
January 2008 - April 2008 Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Center Yellowknife, NWT

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