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Lesson Plans

"You Ought to be in Pictures Project

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Candy Borland (cborland)
Mon, 11 Dec 1995 18:03:27 -0800

I thought some of you might be interested in the following project
which I heard about through another listserver I'm on.

Candy Borland
Program Officer
Getty Center for
>>> "You Ought to be in Pictures"
>>>Rick Smolan and the team that created the "Day in the Life", "From
Alice to
>>>Ocean" and "Passage to Vietnam" photography books, want to shoot
you and your
>>>friends! They're looking for the best examples about how
Cyberspace is
>>>changing peoples lives all over the world and if they like your
story they
>>>may send one of the world's top photographers to shoot pictures of
you on
>>>Thursday, February 8, 1996. On that day over 1000 photographers
armed with
>>>digital cameras will be dispatched around the globe to show how
Cyberspace is
>>>beginning to reach out and affect peoples lives. It's going to be
one of the
>>>largest photographic projects ever done and certainly one of the
>>>collaborative internet projects.
>>>The Focus of "24 Hours in Cyberspace: Painting on the Walls of the
>>>Cave" will be on the human stories behind the technology; the new
ways in
>>>which we work, play, learn, conduct business and interact. These
>>>will be transmitted digitally back to project headquarters in San
>>>that same day, where an international team of 80 editors
(representing Time,
>>>Newsweek, Life, National Geographic etc), plus designers and
programmers will
>>>assemble a unique "instant" 24-hour World Wide Web site. The goal
is to
>>>produce unprecedented online, real-time photojournalism on a
global scale.
>>>The idea is to use the power of the Internet to let people around
the world
>>>both contribute and view images and stories of things that
happened since
>>>they woke up that day.
>>>The goal here is NOT to show people sitting at computer terminals
and it's
>>>not about collecting lots of random "bits". The project is driven
>>>carefully researched assignments and is both photograpic and edit
>>> The goal is to show in photographs and words how peoples lives
are being
>>>affected as a results of being wired.
>>>The leads can be about you, a friend, something you read about
that was cool,
>>>etc. A team of professional journalists on the 24 Hours staff
will follow up
>>>any interesting leads.
>>>If you think you've got a great story to tell and would like to
either submit
>>>an assignment idea or learn more about how you can participate in
this cool
>>>project please send your ideas to: Stories or check
>>> Please also feel free to pass this along
to people
>>>you know.