Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Picture Black Friday

Well, once you get yourself full of turkey and settled in your sofa catching the game (my money is on Cowboys), you get a chance to catch your breath before Black Friday strikes. What does Black Friday have to do with photography ? The drama of thousands of people packing stores around the country is definitely a visual feast which is why there's a two year old photo competition called "Picture Black Friday". beginning this Friday Nov 26 and running to December 5th.

Picture Black Friday is a photojournalism project that aims to revisit and analyze a combination of forces- a worsening economy, financial desperation, excitement, fear, and a distinctly American cultural tradition- that culminate the morning after Thanksgiving.

More specifically, Picture Black Friday is an open call for photographers throughout the U.S. to go out and produce images that document Black Friday- how you see it, on your terms. Imagine this project as an open assignment: you have freedom to approach this event from any angle you wish, returning with single images or even a mini-project that documents Black Friday like no other media outlet will.

The judges are pretty impressive : Brian Ulrich, Ruben Natal San Miguel, Jon Feinstein, Shane Lavalette, Elizabeth Avedon and John Bennette. I've posted some of my favorites below.

Shawn Rocco

Sandy Carson

Christin Boggs

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