Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Asheville Photog Wants a Dream Assignment

Outstanding local photographer Michael Tracey has a dream.

If you can visit a website and click a mouse, you can help him land a dream assignment in a contest that awards one photographer the chance to work on a dream shoot.

Asheville Team Looks to Breach the Walls

When Michael and Amie Tracey first came up with the idea, it seemed simple but unattainable: travel the world visiting notorious walls (both ancient and modern), photographing and interviewing those who live in their shadows. The end result would be a book which painted a compelling picture of how these walls impact our societies, perhaps prompting readers to consider whether there might be better options for confronting our differences.

Now they are close to being able to make that dream a reality, but they need help. Michael entered the project in the Name Your Dream Assignment contest, which will award funding to one photographer to carry out their dream shoot.

Only the top twenty ideas will make it to the final round of judging, the top twenty being determined by popular vote. It would be fantastic to have a local photographer/writer team undertake a project of global importance, and with their idea currently ranked 30th in the lineup, they need every single vote they can get.

How To Help

You can visit http://www.breachthewall.com for more complete details on the project, or simply follow this quick guide to register your support:

1) Visit our idea at the contest site: http://www.nameyourdreamassignment.com/the-ideas/mogmismo/walls-the-way-we-separate-ourselves/

2) Click the "pic it" button in the left hand corner

3) Register at the site (opting out of further contact)

4) Check your email, and click the verification link

5) Once back on the site, log in, and then *return* to our idea and click the "pic it" link.

6) You're done!

1 comment:

Marquitos said...

I found another great idea that needs more votes. The idea is to document and tell the stories of some of the 2,500 endangered languages.

I encourage you to vote for it too as the top 20 go on for judging.