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the fortress by eDDie-TK
4N14 by toko
icy-hot by NWunseen
Locust Glow by PeterJCoskun
The statehouse .take 5. by calenheniel
Flowers of NOLA .take 5. by calenheniel
Outgrowths by calenheniel
Giants by Destined4BlacknWhite
Head Shot by donnasueb
Salmon Falls by mit19237
Above Juneau by mit19237
On My Way to Seward by pacmangeek
Grand Canyon, South Rim by coulombic
Agathla by eDDie-TK
Red Rock by cheslah
Honey Bee Canyon I by j-ouroboros
War Eagle Mill 2015 by donnasueb
The Mission at Santa Barbara by mit19237
Pidgeon Point Lighthouse by mit19237
Snarl by cheslah
Golden Memories by MirMidPhotos
the tolland school by eDDie-TK
down on the farm by eDDie-TK
down on the farm by eDDie-TK
the square house - infrared by eDDie-TK
Metacomet Trail by dseomn
Stone Tower's Landing by dseomn
The Other Lake Louise by dseomn
Autumn Begins by DennisChunga
Horseshoe Crab by cheslah
Tampa at Night by WatchTower513
Tampa Convention Center by WatchTower513
Date Night Prep by tanikel
Destin White Sand by donnasueb
The Oaks of Wormsloe by kennedmh
Byodo-in Temple by dseomn
Inversion by ShamelessRain
Under the Bean by dseomn
The Beach by GregHodge
Field of Dreams by mit19237
Rock City I by j-ouroboros
Barn in corn bw edit by GregHodge
Church Clock Tower, New Orleans, LA by No-It-Is-Not
Sunset Cruise Lobster  by JJPoatree
Cowboy Carousel by tanikel
Somerville Community Path Foliage by dseomn
The Dream by Julian-Bunker
Minnesota by aeroartist
when I met death by SMT-Images
Hidden Lake by Erael71
Rainbow Over Nebraska by MirMidPhotos
The Fire Wave by coulombic
New Hampshire
Snowy Stream by dseomn
New Jersey
Reflections and dark spaces by calenheniel
New Mexico
Downtown Lights by Erael71
New York
View from the 'Top of the Rock' by mit19237
North Carolina
The Beyond by cheslah
North Dakota
Standing at Standing Rock by cheslah
The Flats Pano by BillyRWebb
Layers by donnasueb
Multnomah Falls by mit19237
Philadelphia Museum of Art by dseomn
Rhode Island
Newport Cliff Walk Sunset by dseomn
South Carolina
Sea Oats by tanikel
South Dakota
On the Road by aeroartist
Brunch at Cades Cove by Legkolo
West Texas Progress TWO by donnasueb
Reflection Canyon by coulombic
Mountains Through the Clouds by dseomn
Crab Orchard Branch Falls by TRBPhotographyLLC
3 ducks by donnasueb
Washington D.C.
Beacon of Hope by xthumbtakx
West Virginia
shalala by NWunseen
The Milwaukee Art Museum by mit19237
the house where they cooked rocks - infrared by eDDie-TK



Welcome to US50!


US50 is a collection of quality fine art and documentary photography within the United States of America. We invite you to submit photographs that reveal unique portrayals illustrating the diversity and commonalities about the 50 states, whether it's where you live, where you're from, or where you travel.


You do not have to be a resident or citizen of the United States to be a member, that's just silly. Members are allowed 3 deviations per week, contributors 5 deviations per week, and members of affiliates 2 per week (this is subject to change).

All deviations submitted by members will be voted on by the administration before inclusion in one of our galleries. We have 51 folders for each state and Washington DC. We may add more U.S. Territories pending on member and watcher demand.


Our group's administration is composed of serious amateurs to working creative professionals with a critical eye for the visual arts and documentary photography. Similar to an art gallery or magazine, we reserve the right to be selective in what we present for our watchers. We're busy people, therefore declined submissions will not receive critique. However, if you seek to understand why your submission may have been declined, feel free to respond with your submission or in a private note and we will respond when we can.

Reasons you may be accepted or declined are a combined matter of technique and personal taste. We respect that you may disagree with our decision. Here are some things to take into consideration:

  1. Proper composition, technique, and exposure will be expected at a minimum.
  2. We are looking for photographs that explore the United States and reveal what's unique within the boundaries of each state. Pictures that could have been taken anywhere will likely not be included in our galleries.
  3. All environmental and street photography with people as subject matter will be considered, but be very selective when submitting model photography. The same thing goes with macro photography. If your image reveals something distinctive about the location it's taken in, the image will be considered. Simply because a picture was taken within a state isn't enough and most studio photography will be rejected.
  4. Obvious rule violations and wrong categories will be rejected.
  5. HDR and other alternative creative processing techniques (film or digital) will be given equal consideration to traditional work. However, ensure that you are adding to the impact and meaning of your photograph - not subtracting from it or simply covering up that it was a bad capture.
  6. Photomanipulations will be rejected (i.e. adding foreign elements and/or removing critical parts of a photograph)
  7. Photos with large intrusive watermarks will be rejected. That includes that awful DA watermark.

Finally, we're looking forward to seeing what you submit! Have fun!
Since I'm shutting things down on DA, US50 will need a new founder.  If you're interested, please note us.  Otherwise, I'll be shutting down the group by the end of the week.  Thanks!
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Lust0fADeeperPain Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Is this group still an active one?
prettyprincess45 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Photographer
Can I join??
LauraMartinArt Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a cool idea for a group! Kinda reminds me of National Geographic ^_^
artistcallybeautiful Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
photographers check my profile please
Soul2Take17 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't join this group. It keeps saying "This group is no longer accepting admins", and there is no distinction between the two like there should be
Alex--Torres Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I got the same message. I tried to join as member, but got the "no longer accepting new administrators" message. Can somebody help please?
Alex--Torres Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi again. Reading the reply below for GregHodge, I wonder how do you join as a member using the same "Join our group" button? There is only one single button. No distintion between admins and members... Anyone could help please?
Alex--Torres Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry I completely missed the invitation to join in my mailbox. Could you send it again please?
GregHodge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I get this message when I click to join:

Request to Join this Group

Sorry, this group is no longer accepting new administrators.
eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hmmmm - "not accepting new administrators" - try joining as a member - i had people join recently so - or add it as a watch.
i'll try to figure out whats going on.
GregHodge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
eDDie-TK Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yadiyada27 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Excellent group and thanks for requesting my pic, I'm honored. :iconbowplz:
swoofus Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for adding my buckskin gulch pix for utah!
eligit Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for adding my NYC photo [link]
to your gallery!
BonnieWoodson Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am so honored for your request to add my photo [link] to this impressive group. Much appreciated. And what a brilliant idea for a group!
Scartographer Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Thanks for adding my work to the gallery! :D
YaakovHirshiv Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Awesome group, my friend. :iconclapplz:
knightstrobe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
i love the all the different types of photos here
pepperpizzapal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta say, seeing all these professional-quality photos this group hosts has scared me right out of ever even trying to join or submit something.

But that won't stop me from watching you guys. These are incredible pics. Good job.
meihua Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Wow, great group :thumbsup:
luminaeus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I'll be driving from California to Texas to Nebraska soon. Looks like I joined this group just in time :D
funygirl38 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the request to use one of my photos in your galleries, happy to be here!
Polypureheart Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Clearly a closed club.
tangledweb Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Clearly you have not taken the time to read details about the club or the photography that is accepted within it as detailed "in the voting process". If you would like specific reasons why your photos were not accepted (the most prominent being that huge DA watermark), feel free to note me at anytime. Otherwise, you are more than welcome to leave flippant comments. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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