Picture Your City

September 28, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 1 Comment |
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Travel photographer Michael Freeman has teamed up with his publisher, Focal Press, to create the Picture Your City challenge to help inspire fledgling photographers and highlight interesting scenes in and around New York City. “We’re asking photography students to submit an image that exemplifies how they picture their cities and, from the submissions, I’ll choose one photographer to spend time shooting with me and I’ll share some tidbits of inspiration along the way,” said Freeman. “When I was a new photographer, I really enjoyed learning from seasoned professionals. I look forward to giving back to new photographers – and seeing New York City through their eyes!”. To be selected to spend time with Freeman, student photographers should go to the website below to fill out a brief form and upload a photograph of their city. Entries will be accepted through 30th September.

Website: Focal Press

Press Release

Student photography “casting call” offers chance to shoot with renowned travel photographer

Fledgling New York City photographers invited to enter Picture Your City challenge

NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Are you a photography student? If so, renowned travel photographer Michael Freeman wants to know how you Picture Your City.

The Focal Press photography book author and 30-year Smithsonian magazine photographer is coming to New York City to speak at Parsons The New School for Design on Oct. 27. He’ll also be spending time in and around the city to shoot for his next book, and he’s giving one photography student a chance to spend time with him as part of the Picture Your City challenge.

This New York City visit is the fifth stop on the UK-based photographer’s tour to photograph people and places in the United States. Along the way, Freeman will be capturing images that help illustrate his next book topic, storytelling through photography. As a result, he has teamed up with his publisher, Focal Press, to create the Picture Your City challenge to help inspire fledgling photographers and highlight interesting scenes in and around New York City.

“We’re asking photography students to submit an image that exemplifies how they picture their cities and, from the submissions, I’ll choose one photographer to spend time shooting with me and I’ll share some tidbits of inspiration along the way,” said Freeman. “When I was a new photographer, I really enjoyed learning from seasoned professionals. I look forward to giving back to new photographers – and seeing New York City through their eyes!”

To be selected to spend time with Freeman, student photographers should go to http://www.focalpress.com/pictureyourcity.aspx to fill out a brief form and upload a photograph of their city, or the area within 50 miles of it. Be sure to identify the area in the description and Freeman will choose one photographer based on his or her entry. Entries will be accepted through Sept. 30 and the student selected will be notified by Oct. 4.

Not a student and not within 50 miles of New York City? You can visit the contest page to enter to receive a library of Freeman’s books by submitting a photo from your own city and adding a description of where you are. Freeman will choose one person to receive his library of books published by Focal Press.

Freeman’s event, “Storytelling Through Photographs,” will be held at Parsons The New School for Design on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. It is free and open to the public. The event is located at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, Room i202, in New York City.

For information about the Picture Your City contest or Michael Freeman’s upcoming events, visit http://www.focalpress.com/pictureyourcityevents.aspx.

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#1 travis

There are still photographers in New York? I thought they all left when photography became terrorism....

9:27 pm - Wednesday, September 28, 2011