The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center are seeking professional and amateur photojournalists and filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds to contribute submissions to the online exhibit. The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center + Flickr present “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America”.
A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America seeks to capture the particulars of everyday life and piece them together to compose the ultimate wide shot. By looking at life from multiple angles, curated from the visual documentation of amateur photographers and videographers as well as professional documentarians and photojournalists, we can reveal the bigger picture.
They are asking thousands of people to take photographs and shoot video about Asian Pacific American life on May 10, 2014. This date was chosen because it falls on the 145th anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony that marked the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. This historical joining of the continent was marked with a photograph that excluded the Chinese workers who were critical to the building of the railroad and the industrial modernization of America.
Here’s a general breakdown on how to take part:
1)Request an invitation to the SMITHSONIAN APAC: A DAY IN THE LIFE Flickr group by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2)Take your photographs and/or videos on May 10, 2014.
3)Upload the photographs or video to the Flickr group
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For more information about the project, contact Eddie Wong, guest curator, at email@example.com and
Adriel Luis, Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at LuisA@si.edu.