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About the Project

Oh Snap! was on view February 15–May 12, 2013

Oh Snap! was a collaborative photography project that let you share your work in our gallery. Starting February 21, 2013, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Forum Gallery featured 13 works recently added to our photography collection meant to spark a creative response.

Works from the collection reflect the museum’s growing commitment to photography, both contemporary and historical. Some highlights include a whimsical image by early-20th-century protégée Jacques Henri Lartigue; a unique album page by mid-century Malian photographer Malick Sidibé; and an elegiac view of our changing city by Pittsburgh-based Charlee Brodsky.


How did it work?

Visitors were invited to submit their own photographs inspired by one of the 13 works from the project. Every day, we printed out new photographs submitted by you and hung them alongside their inspirations in the gallery. Every contributor was sent an email to let them know when their work was on view and received a free pass to come visit it!

Over the two and half months of the project, we received a total of 1,264 submissions; all of them, except one, made it onto the walls of the gallery and this website. The  lion’s share of submissions came from the western Pennsylvania and tri-state area, but we did receive a good  from locations around the world such as Europe, South America, and Asia. Explore all of the entries here!