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Made in 48 Hours in the FM

“Life imitates art for more than art imitates life,” as Oscar Wilde once said on the significant impact of the visual form.

The North Dakota State Memorial Union Gallery is giving everyday people the chance to be the propelling force behind that influential visual art form.

The gallery is hosting “Made in the FM,” a 48-hour photo shoot of Fargo/Moorhead. All community members interested in participating and contributing their photography are invited. The event is free and open to the public.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Union Gallery with a photo demonstration, maps, safety information and a list of events happening in the area. At the conclusion of the “Made in the FM” kick off event, a 48-hour period will begin for photographers to begin capturing their images.

“Made in the FM” is an event consisting of two parts. First, the two-day period for local photographers to capture the FM area through their perspective. Second, the concluding exhibition where all photographers that enter are encouraged to showcase their resulting photographs.

The 48-hour photography span will conclude at 5 p.m. Sunday. Following the conclusion of the event, all photos taken will be displayed digitally in the gallery.

Each participant can pick his or her five favorite photographs to submit to a slideshow. This can be done either online at or at a contact table located in the Memorial Union Gallery on Sunday. Forty top photographs will be selected to be printed and displayed on the gallery walls.

“’Made in the FM’ is an exhibition that will be made by the community,” said Anthony Faris, Memorial Union Gallery coordinator.

“This event is an exercise in seeing, in sharing, in going out of the way to capture people, places and things that you love or you just discovered. Most everyone has a camera these days, so we are excited about the opportunity to have each person take some images of the FM and be a part of this 48-hour photo shoot and the ‘Made in the FM’ Exhibit.”

This event is giving community members the opportunity to represent the FM area through their own eyes. The gallery is hosting this interactive exhibit to stimulate and inspire community photographers.

For more information, contact Anthony Faris at

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