Community in Focus

Responding to the Year 2020

SHARE Your Photographs

Be a part of The Phillips Collection’s ambitious community project to capture a unique photographic snapshot of an unprecedented year.

Everyone—no matter your skill level—is invited to submit a photo that captures a piece of your 2020. Show us your inimitable spirit, suffering, joy, and resilience. Community in Focus aims to put together a collective portrait filled with bravery, humor, sadness, creativity, and kindness—human emotions that connect us all. We are all in this together.

Select qualified submissions will be:

  • Shared through The Phillips Collection and partners' Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as The Phillips Collection's blog and e-newsletter.
  • At the end of the year, shared on The Phillips Collection's website. 
  • Presented on-site at The Phillips Collection and at the Phillips's satellite campus [email protected] as a projected exhibition January 9-February 7, 2021.

In partnership with: 
@acreativedc  @brightestyoungthings  @exposed_dc  @igdc  @walkwithlocals



Photographs must meet the following criteria to qualify:

  1. Photos must be submitted October 19-November 29, 2020
  2. Photographs must be from the year 2020
  3. One submission per person (if more than one entry is submitted, then that person's submissions will not be considered)
  4. Submissions must be labeled MM.DD.lastname (ie a photograph taken on April 9 would be labeled 04.09.Thomas)
  5. Submissions must be at least 1080 pixels on the short side
  6. Optional description must be under 50 words 
  7. Submissions only accepted through this form

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: #CommunityInFocus2020  @phillipscollection  

QUESTIONS: Please contact [email protected] Please note that submissions will not be accepted via email.


One image can be submitted. Image must be at least 1080 px on the shorter side.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png.
Enter the month and date the photograph was taken
Tell us about your photograph. (Maximum 50 words)
Participants must agree to the following terms and conditions: