A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Introducing a twelve month photographic project to generate awareness and initiate positive changes.
Every picture tells a story – what is yours?
Each month, starting in May, 2015 we will be hosting a year-long photographic project to generate awareness about various causes around the world. Creative, Colourful, and Black and White photos from professional and amateur photographers – all styles and all issues welcome. Contribute every month or just once, or twice.
Gillian and I will be collaborating on the cause of ‘Animal Welfare.’
Photographs must not show any person(s) or animal(s) to be under duress; in real-life scenarios of danger. Any photo of an animal or person that seems to be in distress or an unsafe situation will not be included, and the submission will be forwarded to authorities.
The idea is to create images that draw the viewer’s attention and peak their curiosity, generating awareness for your cause by captivating your audience. Sadly, the vivid and graphic images of ‘real-life’ situations are too much for most people. They shut down and look away. We want to create a platform where people will take notice and learn how they can help, how they can become a part of the movement. Be creative!
SUBMISSIONS AND GALLERY FEATURE
Submit your photo by email (address provided below). In the subject line include the month for which you are contributing and in as few words as possible, the name of your cause (i.e. May – Domestic Violence). Month relates to Her and Her Dog’s publication; please feel free to contribute to any of these titles, at any time.
A gallery of submissions will be created and photographs relating to your chosen cause shared, based on the theme ‘Sins & Virtues.’ If you are a blogger or photographer with a website, please include a link and I will happily share.
May – PRIDE
June – ENVY
July – GLUTTONY
August – LUST
September – ANGER (postponed)
October – GREED
November – COURAGE & JUSTICE (postponed)
December – SLOTH
January – LOVE, HOPE & FAITH
February – HUMILITY, KINDNESS & PATIENCE
March – CHARITY, LIBERALITY & DILIGENCE
April – FORTITUDE, TEMPERERNCE & PRUDENCE
Please share this initiative and invite others to participate in this project. We look forward to seeing all of the creative images.
Submit images to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click GillyFace Photos to see more of Gillian’s creative work.
I just love that photo and would love to share it on fb et al. Great project idea. Looking forward to seeing more.
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Thanks Val – please do share. Would love to see submissions from our anti Puppy Mill people!
Heather Lynn says
What a beautiful and innovative way to bring awareness to difficult topics that people may not either know about or deflect!
Thanks Heather – hopefully we will see a few photos of your adorables in the mix!
Michelle Wolff says
this is a brilliant idea!
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Thank you Michelle.
Rascal and Rocco says
What a great idea! Love this first photo as well
Thanks Leah. I’m very excited to be working with Gillian on this project.
Very cool idea for a project! I love art. If I can upgrade my camera, I would love to participate. I look forward to seeing what people come up with.
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Glad to provide a reason for the upgrade Robin ; )
Peggy Frezon says
Amazing photo, I love it! All those beautiful little paws. And, it would have been an awesome photo to illustrate my book Heart to Heart, Hand in Paw.
I love the idea of this photo series, I’m going to hopefully join in!
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I was thrilled with this photo too. I look forward to seeing your photo contributions to the project!
It's dog or nothing says
This is such a wonderful and unique way to bring awareness to different causes. I’m definitely going to have to look into this one a bit more.
Please do. I will be posting one more (example) in April prior to launching the project.
This is very cool! Remind us a few times before May comes though! I think this will be fun to do!
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I definitely will post reminders and look forward to seeing your photos!
Jodi Jarvis-Therrian says
I love projects like this , thanks for sharing <3
Happy to share and look forward to seeing the photos from others!
Rachel SHEPPARD says
Sounds like a great project!
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Cheryl Wright says
What a great idea!
Thank you Cheryl – hopefully you will participate? ; )
Cathy armato says
What a great idea to raise awareness! I’d love to participate in some of the monthly submissions, although I’m not the best photographer. I’ll see what I could do though. Sharing your post.
Really amazing blog posting! Your awesome and novel idea will help raise awareness and allow for some creativity! I’m definitely going to join in the fun!
Mattiedog, A Little Dog Making a Big Difference in This World
YAY MattieDog!!! I look forward to receiving your submission!
Amy Shojai, CABC says
What a neat idea! I look forward to seeing some of the entries.
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Jana Rade says
Great project. Hopefully it will get the attention it deserves.
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I really hope it catches on too! Thanks Jana.
Fur Everywhere says
This is a wonderful idea!! Is there any way that you could post reminders for us in the BlogPaws Community Facebook group? I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.
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I will definitely post reminders and I will share the images on all SM platforms – thanks!
What a wonderful idea – and if that’s a real tat, I love it too!
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It will become a reality this Friday Amy!!! Yikes!!!
Beth | Daily Dog Tag says
That is a great first photo!
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Thanks Beth – I’m really looking forward to working with Gillian, her work is ‘theatrical’ at times!
Kristen–well minded says
What a great project! I’ll look forward to it.
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Thanks Kristen – Gillian and I have one more ‘pre’ collaboration to be posted Easter weekend and then it’s the real deal in May!
Nice idea 🙂 Love the photo!
Ruth Cox says
What a fabulous idea for raising awareness of important issues and concerns. Do send reminders!
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Jodi Jarvis-Therrian says
I look forward to seeing more on this too ! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo! I am hoping you do give one more example, I am thinking I may want to participate too ! 🙂
Thanks Jodi. Keep an eye out on Easter Monday! I hope you decide to participate.