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"Recollections of Ida Mae"

by db Waltrip


Her cast iron pots.

His pocket watch.

Her silk scarf.

His military uniform.

Her record collection.

His harmonica.

Your name.



"Inheritance - That which is inherited and serves as a representative of the former possessor."  

Show us your unique interpretation of "inheritance" for our celebration of "World Cyanotype Day 2023.

There are lots of ways to participate!

>>In Person:  Join us Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the worldwide WCD headquarters - IJAMS Nature Center in Knoxville, TN.  

>>In Person:  Gather together with old friends and soon-to-be- friends wherever you find yourself and make cyanotypes together!  World Cyanotype Day is truly a grass-roots celebration.  

>>In-Real-Life Exhibition:  If you'd like to display your cyanotype flag at IJAMS, please send your 12" X 12" cyanotype flag to:

The Big Camera

c/o Anna Lawrence

2012 Emoriland Blvd.

Knoxville, TN  37917

There is no entry fee! Please include return postage if you'd like your cyanotype flag returned to you.  Those flags that do not arrive with return postage will become property of The Big Camera or IJAMS Nature Center.

>>World Cyanotype Day Online Exhibition:  We'd be honored to include your cyanotype in our online Gallery!  


Click here for how to submit.

Open for entries:  August 1, 2023

Deadliner:  October 7, 2023

Entry Fee: NONE!

Note: Please do not send your entry before August 1, 2023.

>>Alternative Photography Online Exhibition: publishes a fantastic collection of cyanotypes in their dedicated gallery every year in celebration of Wold Cyanotype Day.  

Click here for how to submit.

Open for entries:  September 30, 2023

Deadline:  October 7, 2023

Entry Fee: NONE!

More details about gathering places and online exhibitions will be posted

as we receive them.  

If you are hosting an event and you'd like to share the details.

please email db at:












Everyone in the world is cordially invited to celebrate World Cyanotype Day wherever you find yourself on 

Saturday, September 30, 2023 

by gathering with friends old & new in backyards,

parking lots or gallery spaces


creating cyanotype flags  

interpreting the word, experience, or concept of... 



Strung together, the flags symbolize our united hearts & creative minds. 

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