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Opportunities– Global and Local

September 27, 2009

New Voices at SocialDocumentary.Net

It has been about a year since the inauguration of, a web magazine/catalog/forum for documentary and photojournalistic photography. At it’s inception, founders Glenn Ruga and Barbara Ayotte knew that they wanted to bring socially concerned photographers together and offer them a place to show their projects. Their open concept has stimulated a diverse, web based round table of documentary photographers and photojournalists from all over the world. Check out their almost 200 exhibits.

logo_04_publicLearn more about the SDN competition here.

To kick off the second year of activity SocialDocumentary.Net is inviting photographers to document the global recession in any, or all, of its myriad manifestations. Browse through the multicultural portfolios to see how photographers from every corner of the globe are thinking globally and photographing locally.

View by HCC alumni Jeffery Byrnes

View by HCC alumni Jeffery Byrnes

Thinking about photographing locally gives me a great segue to the HCC Photo Club Show and Competition to be shown at the Holyoke Community College Media Arts Center (MAC) Open House on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 4:30-6:30. Unless you have a wedding to go to, save this date.

Above is the very first entry into the show. This is the first of three entries that Jeffery Byrnes sent me yesterday. I’ve also used one of Jeff’s submissions as the thumbnail for our new Facebook group HCC Photo Club. Area photographers might find some inspiration with Jeff. He graduated from HCC as a photo major, was president of the HCC Photo Club and is, most likely, Holyoke’s major blogger. Here are some of his many links: LenShare.Com,

1st Impression

See The Brick

For Your Eyes to See

And, along with HCC alumnus Tim Lastowski they run the True Resolution photography studio.

As for submissions from other Club members, uploading pictures to the Googlegroups has been a failure. I’m moving the Photo Club over to Facebook for our main place of communication. Please upload your submissions to the

HCC Photo Club on Facebook

Please keep your uploads small (below 300K) or we’ll max out our space allowed on Facebook. Check here for more show and competition guidelines.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. gini whalen permalink
    December 8, 2009 10:41 am

    SDN seems to be just for photos. Do you support video media?

  2. December 9, 2009 10:31 am

    SDN is only for photos at this time. It is possible that they will add video in the future.

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