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Reflecting on September 11, 2001: A Call for Photographs

“Ground Zero” © Ansalve (flickr creative commons)

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Though the horrific attacks were carried out in New York City; at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; and aboard United Airlines Flight 93, the event rocked the entire nation as well as the rest of the world. We all remember where we were on that day, and remain in awe of those brave people who so selflessly gave their time—and in many cases, their lives—to save victims at the World Trade Center and elsewhere. The images of grief, struggle and rebuilding are forever locked in our minds.

Over the years since the attacks, photographers around the nation and across the globe have taken up their cameras to capture images that respectfully reflect on that day in September 2001, including scenes of the rebuilding at Ground Zero, photos of memorials for fallen first responders, or hopeful photographs of a community and a world pulling together despite our differences.

On this tenth anniversary, we ask that any photographers who would like to share their photographs that reflect on the 9/11 attacks, and the ways in which they changed our lives and our world, please upload them to the Digital Photographer Flickr Group so that they can be shared with the Digital Photographer community. These photos need not have been taken in New York City, or even on American soil. We will post as many of these images as we can on our website in the Reader Photos section in the coming days and weeks. Please only upload respectful images, and as always with our reader photos, only upload images that were taken by you.

Thank You,

The Digital Photographer Team



National Historic Landmarks 2011 Photo Contest

The National Park Service has kicked off its 12th annual National Historic Landmarks Photo Contest—this year named “Imaging Our National Heritage”—which “encourages people to use their cameras to capture the meaning of the National Historic Landmark in a photo.” The contest is open to both US natives and foreign travelers. For more information and to enter the contest, visit the contest’s Flickr page (I imagine it will be updated with 2011 entries soon), or the official NHL contest website. The contest is open through July 31, 2011.


Call for Entries: Lensbaby


Lensbaby announced today that they are making an open call for photographers to submit their best images created using a Lensbaby lens for a chance to be published in the new book Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective by Lensbaby Guru and author/photographer Corey Hilz. According to Lensbaby, “Due out from Focal Press in the summer of 2010, Lensbaby: Bending Your Perspective will feature lots of ‘how to’ and inspirational content, along with galleries of Lensbaby photos by some of the foremost Lensbaby photographers in the world.”


Photographers can submit two images for consideration via and can change their photo selection at any time during the submission period. Submissions will be accepted until 6pm, PST, December 31, 2009, so get to work shooting with Lensbaby optics, which are always fun and offer major creativity boosts.  Also, look out for a review of the new Lensbaby Composer & Optic Swap System in the next issue of Digital Photographer by DP Editor, Lynne Eodice.


Call for Entries: Red Bull illume


The submission phase has officially opened for the Red Bull “Illume” photo contest. “Only action and adventure sports images that capture the culture and lifestyle surrounding these sports may be submitted,” according to the official rules. The submission phase takes place between October 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010, so you still have time to get out there and shoot winter sports! Although you may use images you’ve previously shot, the official rules also indicate that they must have been taken after January 1, 2007. For more information on the contest and to see a gallery of past winners’ images, visit the official Red Bull Illume contest website.

photo © Desre Pickers, 2007 Red Bull Illume Lifestyle category winner


CALL FOR ENTRIES: 3rd Ward Fall Group Show

3rd Ward in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has issued an open call for their Fall Group Show, which is an opportunity I would counsel all budding career photographers to not let pass them by. This competition is, according to 3rd Ward, “an international search for the best new work from emerging photographers.” Beyond the exposure of having your photography exhibited in the renown gallery space, one winner will get a $500 prize and a 3rd Ward bike (!), and the top 25 photographers will also have their work exhibited in the show, will be featured in 3rd Ward’s quarterly print publication, get a one month membership at 3rd Ward with access to their photo studios and heavy local exposure. The contest is taking submissions until August 7, 2009 at 11:59pm (EST). Fore more information, go to the 3rd Ward website here.


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