This May, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center collaborates with Flickr to capture the vast and nuanced universe of experiences that embody Asian Pacific America. You're invited to capture snapshots and take part in A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America, happening May 10, 2014.
Sign up to take part! #Life2014 is an open call. Capture your content sometime between 12am and 11:59pm on May 10, 2014 (respective to whichever timezone you're in that day) and upload it to the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center's Flickr group. They'll curate their top picks to create a digital exhibition.
Here's some more information:
Asian Pacific America is beyond borders.This is going to be an awesome community project. I can't wait to see how it all comes together. For further information about the exhibition, details on how to join, and to see some photo examples for inspiration, head over to the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center website.
It exists in the ethnoburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area where Sriracha can be found in Mexican restaurants.
It is embodied in neighborhoods in the Deep South where a single household encompasses an entire demographic.
It can even be found in the window seat of an airplane, through the eyes of a Chicago-born artist’s first trip to Laos to explore her family’s history.
This May, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center collaborates with Flickr to capture the vast and nuanced universe of experiences that embody Asian Pacific America.
We invite people far and wide to capture snapshots of their experiences as Asian Pacific Americans on May 10, 2014 – wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. From immigrants to hometown legends, global citizens to deportees, fringe artists to medical practitioners – through our lenses we can illustrate the vast array of experiences throughout the world that make up today’s Asian Pacific America.
How to join
#Life2014 is an open call! Although we at SmithsonianAPA will present an exhibition made of pieces selected by our curators, all submissions will be available for viewing on our Flickr group – and we encourage others to curate their own collections from it!
By May 1: Join our Flickr Group
Fill out our form to let us know you’d like an invite to our group! We’ll get you in by May 1. You’ll need to be a member of Flickr to participate. If you’re not one yet, you can join for free.
May 10: Create your content
Take up to 5 photos or shoot up to 3 minutes of video (yes, Flickr does video now!).
Please capture your content sometime between 12am and 11:59pm on May 10, 2014, respective to whichever timezone you’re in that day.*
*You do not have to be in the U.S. to capture your content, and your content can fit your own interpretation of Asian Pacific American.
By May 14: Upload your content
To keep things simple and fair, we’re asking all participants to license their content under Creative Commons.
May 26: Digital exhibition opens!
We will feverishly dive into the collection of your uploaded photos, and display our top picks for a digital exhibition on our site!
Throughout the year, we’ll also present more exhibitions from this collection, and we encourage others to do the same!