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The Maverick Lens is an annual photo exhibit designed to reflect the diversity of learning, living and working at UT Arlington. Each year The Maverick Lens series will announce a theme and solicit photographs from students, staff and faculty for a framed art exhibit to be held at the Central Library. Submissions will be juried by a committee of staff, faculty and students. Photos are submitted through the Flickr group. See HERE for an example submission. Full submission guidelines can be found at Submission Guidelines PDF.

The 2014-2015 Maverick Lens theme is “The Colors of UT Arlington.” We invite all photographers in the UT Arlington community to interpret and submit work, in any photographic media, that contains the colors blue and/or orange and which reflects life at UT Arlington. Entries may construe our campus colors broadly, but must relate in some way to UT Arlington as a place or community of people. We welcome all takes on this theme: the aesthetics of blue and/or orange in UT Arlington spaces, vistas or buildings; blue and/or orange in the rhythms, movements and fashion of students, staff, and faculty of UT Arlington; and any other creative interpretation of how blue and/or orange resonates with, reflects, or marks the UT Arlington experience. The Maverick Lens Committee encourages artists to be adventurous in their exploration of “The Colors of UT Arlington.”
Show us your UTA Colors..

Sponsored by the UT Arlington Library and the Department of Modern Languages, The Maverick Lens grew out of a desire to capitalize on the successes of previous photography exhibits held at the Central Library in recent years.

While the exhibit theme will vary from year to year, its basic function will remain the same: to teach the UT Arlington community about different facets of campus life and experience, and to celebrate the creativity of the UT Arlington photographers whose work is selected for display.

The Maverick Lens is more than the exploration of a given topic. It is an invitation to create a dialogue across academic units and different groups on campus about life at UT Arlington, and to celebrate student creativity and engagement.

*Have questions? Leave a comment or e-mail omalley@uta.edu

5 thoughts on “About”

  1. I was interested in being a judge for this contest.
    I am one of the photographers on campus and wondered if
    that would be possible.
    Thanks
    Beth

  2. Beth,
    Thank you for your interest. I’ve fowarded your message onto our committee member in charge of the jury and you should be hearing from her soon. Let me know if you haven’t.
    Thanks!

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