Sunday, November 29th through December 6th – The Picture Black Friday Project will be accepting submissions for one week.
Details: Photographers can submit up to 5 of their best images of and about Black Friday. Up to 400 characters of supporting text may accompany your images.
From the announcement:
On Monday November 9th,we launched a new project called “Picture Black Friday“.
The project is an open call to photographers nationwide to photograph the event that unofficially rings in the holiday shopping frenzy here in the U.S.
Some of you may remember that last year at a Walmart in Long Island, NY, just before the store was to open at 5 am the doors shattered under the weight of the crowd and security guard Jdimytai Damour was trampled to death as a stampede of shoppers barreled over him. The news was quickly forgotten, but it got us thinking of the countless factors that went into to this unnecessary death.
Picture Black Friday is a project that aims to revisit the forces at work – a worsening economy, financial instability, fear and how everyday people get swept in to this mentality of the masses often manipulated
by corporations hoping to create hype – all on the morning after Thanksgiving.
I came up with the idea for the project after discussing some of these same issues with fellow artists last year. Over the last few weeks and months I’ve teamed with Jake Stangel of Too Much Chocolate and Joerg Colberg of Conscientious, to launch the project. We’ve also put together an amazing group of people to jury the submissions, photographers Amy Stein and Brian Ulrich, curator/photographer Jon Feinstein of Humble Arts Foundation and Stephen Frailey, photographer and the head of the SVA Photography Department, in addition to Joerg, Jake and myself (John Saponara)
Were hoping to collect some of the best works that are submitted and initially create an online gallery, but then a selected artist from the group will also be featured on “Conscientious” and Too Much Chocolate.
For complete details please see our website, www.pictureblackfriday.org
To see a list of jurors click here.