Greensburg, Pa – Photography collaboration project, Meet Your Neighbor, a focus on the people of Greensburg, will start featuring submissions February 1 on social media.
The Downtown Greensburg Project, who last year created Collection273, a photography collaboration with scenes from the Greensburg area, is once again looking to local photographers to submit photos. This time, submitting portraits of people who are either from Greensburg, currently live here or who work here.
“We wanted to elevate this year’s project and push local photographers to really explore their craft,” said Jessica Hickey, founder of the Downtown Greensburg Project. “We want the submissions to be creative and to learn about the subject through the photo and the story included with it.”
Meet Your Neighbor will run from February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019, with two submissions being featured each week on the Downtown Greensburg Project website, @meet_your_neighbor Instagram and Facebook. The collaboration will be exhibited in the Spring of 2019 and all featured submissions will be printed in an 8×10 format for the exhibition.
“Taking photos of people is about history, looking at our time, culture and society through portraits. There are so many parts to a person, there’s always something real going on and capturing that in a photo is beautiful,” said Hickey. “The whole point of Meet Your Neighbor, is to do just that, meet someone in the community, learn about them and in turn show us what you learned by taking a photo that embodies that person or group of people.”
Submissions are accepted by posting on Facebook and Instagram, tagging the Meet Your Neighbor social media accounts on those platforms and using #meetyourneighborgbg. All submissions must be taken between 2018-2019 and include a short story or information about the subject. All featured submission photographers will be tagged in the post with instructions on how to submit the high-resolution image and sign the release for the image to be included in the exhibition. The image and permission must be submitted within 2 weeks of your featured post or another image will be selected to be featured. All featured submissions will be cropped to 8×10 format for printing please see below for tips and explanations on photo cropping.
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Photo Crop Information
Images can be submitted either vertically or horizontally composed. If you backup a step or two, it will put some space above and below your subject in a vertical portrait like seen above: The red lines show what the final 8×10 print would look like in the gallery show.