Four Freedoms Park

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


The theme of Four Freedoms Park’s fourth annual photo contest, “Capture Your Freedom”, is the “Four Freedoms,” in celebration of FDR’s pivotal 1941 address.

Photographers are encouraged to explore the meaning and legacy of these freedoms – freedom of speech & expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear – and how they relate to our lives today, answering such questions as: How do we achieve freedom? What does it mean to be free? How do defend freedom today?

Photographers can submit photographs to one of the following categories:
  • Freedom of Speech & Expression 
  • Freedom of Worship 
  • Freedom from Want 
  • Freedom from Fear 

Our Vision: Fostering Community and Sparking Civic Discourse
Photography has an incredible power: to pay witness, to reveal truth, to celebrate differences, to illuminate similarities, and to facilitate change. With each shutter of their camera, a photographer can capture a world and share it widely. What was once a rare and often-times expensive machine has become an attainable tool to stay connected, to explore the world, and to charter the ways we can make it better; the democratization of photography means that people of all paths can capture, if only for a moment their freedom on film.

As steward of a civic space at the intersection of history and social justice, our vision is to connect visitors to FDR’s essential human freedoms in new and unique ways. We believe freedom is not inevitable, nor is it static. It is the responsibility of each generation to define and defend our universal freedoms; to serve, to listen, to accept, and to act. In this time of great change with unprecedented threats to our democracy, we want to challenge the public to uphold its responsibility to human rights in ways that foster community and understanding, engage audiences of all ages, and ignite conversation.


About Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park
Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is the first memorial dedicated to President Roosevelt in his home state of New York, and the most significant presidential memorial located outside of Washington D.C. The four-acre Park, which sits on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, is designed by modernist architect Louis Kahn and is widely regarded as an architectural masterpiece. The memorial celebrates the ideals expressed in FDR’s Four Freedoms Speech and his vision for a better world: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. Since opening in 2012, Four Freedoms Park has welcomed more than 750,000 visitors from around the world.


Four Freedoms Park