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Take a Moment with Lens: Sunday’s New York Times Project Connects You with Your Fellow Photographer

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This Sunday, May 2nd, at 8am California time (15:00 U.T.C.), Lens, the New York Times photo blog will attempt to realize a web 1.0 dream- synchronization of a worldwide action. The blog staff, led by NY Times Sr. Staff Photographer James Estrin, has planned and publicized an event to document a single moment in human history on a global scale.

Photographers of all experience levels, (hopefully) from every continent, will nearly simultaneously capture images across a series of categories and document the human experience one click at a time, all together.

All one will need to do it take a picture at the appropriate time, upload it to Lens, and begin browsing photos taken by other participants.

The idea is not at all novel, but something sticks to the ribs about this particular itteration. For me, it’s the promise of a common human experience. It is the thousands of unconscious micro-stories that will be told, and the even more interesting tropes and truths about ourselves and each other that will be visible in true, saturated, digital color. It is a social event on on a global scale happening in an era when the conversations it will start have electronic social forums to blossom.

Even five years ago, such a project would have been impossible. Digital cameras had not proliferated. Internet connections were harder to come by and weblogs simply lacked the horsepower to handle a task like this. Facebook was small and Twitter; non existent.

Even if the images could have been captured, the stories we can tell today based on the images collected will be full of texture, tone, nuance and organization only possible thanks to modern relational databases, tagging, graphical representation and data visualizations.

On Sunday, we photographers will not simply be documenting the truth around us. We will also deliver the raw materials from which a new kind of story can emerge.

I may be a gushing journalism sap, but I’ll have my camera out. Will you?

Below is the message sent out by Lens and James Estrin regarding the project. It includes photo topics, upload procedures and the links to a few information pages. He’s even got to the trouble of translating it into Spanish, English, French, Italian, and Portuguese.

Dear Friends,

Enclosed are the details, in Spanish, English, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
I particularly need PR and the Caribbean. And Mexico. There’s a facebook invite too.

On behalf of the New York Times photography blog Lens, I would like to invite you and your colleagues to join us in a global project called A Moment in Time. Thousands of photographers of all experience levels will be capturing the same moment on Sunday, May 2nd at 15:00 U.T.C. That’s 8 A.M. in Los Angeles, 11 A.M. in New York City and Santo Domingo, 5 P.M. in Paris, 7P.M. in Moscow and 11 P.M. in Beijing.

This is the first step in trying to connect photographers around the world.

We are asking participants to think about where they want to be and what they will focus on. Consider how to represent yourself, and your community, with one image.

To help stimulate ideas we are suggesting the following categories for images:

· Community
· Play
· Nature and the Environment
· Family
· Work
· Arts and Entertainment
· Money and the Economy
· Community
· Religion
· Social Issues

Photos should be no larger than 5 MB, ideally 1000 pixels wide or more. In keeping with photojournalistic standards, please keep Photoshopping to a minimum.

After you take your photos, submit your best image as soon as possible to http://submit.nytimes.com/moment . The link will go live that morning, directing you to a Web form. You will be asked to categorize your photos by location and subject, and to include a caption that helps tell the story.

Photos will quickly appear on the Lens Blog and The New York Times Web site. Your photo will be displayed in our A Moment in Time display, and may also be spotlighted in a Lens post. Please feel free to contact me with any comments or suggestions.

Check the Lens Blog for more information about A Moment in Time .

You can also find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/nytimesphoto?ref=ts&v=wall or Twitter (@nytimesphoto > . El link será activado en la mañana y conducirá a una forma online para incluir categoría, locación, tema, y una descripción del momento.

Las fotos serán publicadas en el Lens Blog y en la pagina de The New York Times. Sus fotos serán exhibidas en nuestro Moment in Time display, y podrán ser mostradas en un especial de Lens.

Favor contactarme si tienen alguna pregunta o sugerencia. Para más información, visiten:
> lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/about-3/ > > y http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/readers-9/ .

También estamos en Facebook http://www.facebook.com/nytimesphoto?ref=ts&v=wall y Twitter (@nytimesphoto . Para unirse a la pagina oficial en Facebook, pincha aquí: .
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> A Moment in Time esta abierto a todos. Sus colaboraciones enriquecerán significativamente el proyecto. Corre la voz.
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> Muchas gracias de antemano.
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> James Estrin
> Lens Blog Co-Editor
> Senior Staff Photographer
> NEW YORK TIMES
> 620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Al remitir fotos al New York Times, estás asegurando que el contenido es original, no plagia o viola derechos de autor o de marca registrada, no viola los derechos de nadie ni es ilegal, difamario o columnioso. Estarás también accediendo a que usemos tu imagen en Lens, el blog de fotoperiodismo del New York Times, asi como en la pagina Web y el periódico para promover o referir a Lens. Por favor déjennos saber si tienen alguna pregunta o comentarios acerca estos términos de uso.

Thank you.

De la part de James Estrine, Lens Blog, The New York Times
Email: estrin@nytimes.com

A l’attention de tous les photographes.

Le New York Times Lens Blog http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com , vous invite à prendre part à la réalisation d’un projet international appelé “A Moment in Time” – ‘Un Instant dans le Temps’. Des milliers de photographes de tous niveaux d’expérience prendront une photo au même instant le dimanche 2 mai à 15h00 UTC – 8 heures à Los Angeles, 11 heures à New York, 16 heures à Alger et Lisbonne, 17 heures à Paris.

C’est le premier pas vers la création d’un lien entre les photographes du monde entier.

Nous demandons aux participants de réfléchir au lieu qu’ils choisiront et ce sur quoi ils souhaitent se pencher. Pensez à la façon dont vous souhaitez vous représenter, vous-même ou votre communauté, en une photo unique.

Pour vous aider, nous vous suggérons les catégories suivantes pour les images:

· Communauté
· Jeu
· Nature et environnement
· Famillle
· Travail
· Arts and Divertissement
· Argent et Economie
· Religion
· Problématiques Sociales

Les photos devront être d’une taille maximum de 5 mb, idéalement 1000 pixels au minimum de largeur. Pour respecter l’éthique du photojournalisme, merci de réduire au minimum l’utilisation de Photoshop.

Après avoir pris vos photos, soumettez votre meilleure image dès que possible à: http://submit.nytimes.com/moment. Le lien deviendra actif ce matin-là et vous redirigera vers un formulaire Web. On vous demandera de catégoriser vos photos par lieu géographique et par sujet puis d’inclure une légende qui aidera à la compréhension de l’histoire.

Très vite, les photos apparaîtront sur le Lens Blog et le site Wen du New York Times. Vos photos seront exposées dans notre présentation A Moment in Time et pourront éventuellement être choisies pour un présentation plus ciblée dans le Lens Blog. N’hésitez pas à me contacter pour toute question ou commentaire.

Visitez le Lens Blog pour des informations complémentaires:
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/about-3/
Vous pouvez également trouver des mises à jour sur Facebook http://www.facebook.com/nytimesphoto?ref=ts&v=wall ou Twitter http://twitter.com/nytimesphoto. Pour bénéficier de notre invitation Facebook à l’événement, cliquez ici:
O link será ativado no dia 2 de maio e irá direcioná-lo a um formulário. Você deverá, em seguida, adicionar o local e o sujeito – além de escrever uma breve descrição que irá ajudar a contar a história por trás da foto.

Momentos depois, fotos do mundo inteiro irão aparecer no blog Lens e no site do New York Times. Sua foto irá fazer parte do projeto “Um Momento no Tempo – A Moment in Time” e poderá ser destacado também numa matéria do Lens.

Não hesite em nos contactar com comentários ou sugestões.

Para mais informações, visite o blog Lens. > lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/about-3/
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/readers-9/ .

Você pode também fazer parte da nossa página no Facebook http://www.facebook.com/nytimesphoto?ref=ts&v=wall ou nos seguir no Twitter. http://twitter.com/nytimesphoto Participe também da página do nosso evento no Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112035958816765

O projeto “Um Momento no Tempo – A Moment in Time” é aberto a todos. A experiência será enriquecida com a sua participação. Contamos com a sua ajuda para divulgar esse projeto!

Agradecemos, desde já, a sua colaboração.

Italian:
Per conto del blog fotografico Lens del The New York Times lens.blogs.nytimes.com/ >, vorrei invitarti, e invitare i tuoi amici, conoscenti e colleghi a partecipare a un progetto fotografico internazionale chiamato “Un Momento nel Tempo”. Centinaia di fotografi di tutti i livelli cattureranno lo stesso momento: domenica 2 maggio alle 15:00 Tempo Coordinato Universale. Ovvero le 17:00 a Roma, le 8:00 a Los Angeles, le 11:00 a New York City e Santo Domingo, le 16:00 ad Algeri e Londra, le 19:00 a Mosca e le 23:00 a Pechino.
Questo è il primo tentativo di mettere in contatto fotografi di tutto il mondo.
Chiediamo ai partecipanti di pensare a dove vogliono essere e su cosa vogliono soffermarsi. Pensa a come vuoi rappresentare te stesso e la tua comunità con un’immagine.
Per le immagini suggeriamo le seguenti categorie:
Comunità
Gioco
Natura
Ambiente
Famiglia
Lavoro
Arte e Tempo Libero
Soldi ed Economia
Religione
Problematiche Sociali
Le foto non devono essere più grandi di 5M, meglio se almeno 1000 pixel. Per favore rispetta gli standard etici fotogiornalistici e usa Photoshop il meno possibile.
Appena hai scattato le foto, spedisci l’immagine migliore a
http://submit.nytimes.com/moment >
Il link sara’ attivato in quella giornata e ti indirizzera’ a una scheda online. Ti verrà chiesto di distinguere le tue foto per data e soggetto. Inoltre dovrai scrivere una didascalia che racconta la foto.
Le foto appariranno via via sul Blog Lens e sul sito del New York Times. La tua foto sara’ mostrata nella nostra galleria “Un Momento nel Tempo”, e potra’ anche essere ripresa in un post del Blog Lens.
Per qualsiasi tipo di commento o suggerimento contattaci.
Per ulteriori informazioni, dai un’occhiata al Blog Lens su A Moment in Time lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/08/about-3/

. Ci puoi anche trovare su Facebook ). Se vuoi rispondere al nostro invito ufficiale su Facebook, clicca qui
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/

Inviando la foto al New York Times assicuri che il contenuto sia originale e non riproduca immagini di altri. Inoltre assicuri che il contenuto della foto non infrange alcun copyright e non riproduce un marchio; non viola i diritti di nessuno e non e’ illecito o ingannevole. Inviando la foto, accetti che possa essere usata sia in Lens, il blog fotogiornalistico del New York Times, sia nella versione online e cartacea del New York Times. Per favore facci sapere se hai domande o commenti rispetto a queste condizioni.

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