@EverydayIncareation Accepting Submissions

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Since we’ve been making Fight Hate with Love, we’ve had the privilege of meeting amazing people working on projects that aim to get to the stories behind the statistics of mass incarceration. A prime example is @EverydayIncarceration–a collaborative Instagram feed that tells visual stories about the impact of 40 years of mass incarceration in the United States. Check it out.

In addition to the intimate nature of the imagery and stories, one of the most stunning elements of the project is its commitment to explore a participatory approach towards storytelling. In that vein, it is seeking submissions from people who have been impacted by incarceration at some point, in some way.

Here are the details:

@EverydayIncarceration is now accepting submissions of images, videos and stories that talk about the effects of incarceration in America that are not often discussed in mainstream media. Photographers need not be established professionals. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of experience are encouraged to submit. @EverydayIncarceration is especially interested by submissions from people who have been affected by incarceration or seen the impacts therein.

One of the project’s main goals is to visualize the issues and impacts of incarceration through a plurality of voices and lenses. When we talk about stories of incarceration, it is not just those behind bars. What does it look like when a person reenters society and can’t find housing or a job? What are the stories of the women and men on the outside that are affected daily by the emotional and financial responsibilities of supporting a loved one in the system? We’d like to hear from you!

To have your images/videos considered for the @EverydayIncarceration Instagram feed, email everydayincarceration@gmail.com with the following:

3-5 images/videos (1000pixels on the long edge. Images do not have to be square format.)
Captions for all the images in a word document (caption information should include “who, what, when, where and why” in any creative form that fits the image/project.* 200 word limit.)
Photographer name/s and Instagram handle
4-8 hashtags

*Captions are an integral part of @EverydayIncarceration. Each will be edited and fact checked.