Main Street Gallery 

November 14

photoSLAM! is like a poetry slam, only with pictures, and it is coming to Main Street Gallery in East Nashville on November 14. Photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to bring up to ten travel-themed images, which will be shown during two minutes in a fast, urban slam style. Host Kemi Bennings, spoken word artist and soul singer, will keep the evening rolling with music, encouragement, and plenty of #BAMs.

Shelia Turner of shelia turner Projects is bringing this photo-sharing event to Nashville on the heels of five successful events in Atlanta. The first was presented in 2013 at the Hammonds House Museum in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Sistagraphy, the collective of African American women photographers, and most recently in spring of 2015 with the Atlanta Photography Group.

Focused on bringing communities together through photography and arts events, Turner is working in conjunction with the Society of Nashville Artists and Photographers (SNAP) to present photoSLAM! 2015 The Travel Edition.

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Wendy Whittemore | In the Ring | Seville, Spain

Doors will open at 6 p.m., and artists will be able to sign up until 6:45. At 7 p.m. sharp, the photo slams begin. Entrants may speak about their work, let it speak for itself, create a QuickTime or similar file with audio. As long as it’s travel related and two minutes, it is sure to get a #BAM. BAM cards are given for audience favorites, and a Viewer’s Choice Award will be presented at the end of the evening.

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Wendy Whittemore | Two in Four | St. Lucia

photoSLAM! takes place in conjunction with the East Side Art Stumble on November 14 and the photography show Travelogue, A Journey Around the World opening on November 12 at Main Street Gallery. For more information and to sign up online, visit

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