Dear Global Photographers,
Earth Day Network www.earthday.net
is seeking your help to
create an official poster for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day,
an event that will reach over 1 billion people in more than
In 1970, Earth Day brought 20 million people into the streets in
a protest against industrial pollution and the impacts
that unfettered industrialization had on our children and society.
That effort launched of the modern environmental movement,
a movement predicated on the health and well being of people
and the sustainability of our incredible but fragile earth.
Now Earth Day is the largest secular event in the world,
bringing people of all ages into the environmental movement
and supporting their involvement over a lifetime.
One of the most important images of the 1970s was
Robert Rauschenberg's arresting and now classic photographic montage
that he donated to Earth Day Network. It painted a truly honest
portrait of western industrial development, telling a story of
endangered species, dying landscapes, and children at risk.
But most important, this poster helped stir
people into action and it is now viewed as one of the reasons
that the U.S. government immediately passed the world's
most comprehensive Water, Air, Endangered Species,
and Rights of Citizens' laws.
The interceding decades have not been kind to our world and
now we face a truly cataclysmic event-global warming.
Our 40th anniversary campaign seeks to mobilize broad public
support for a global agreement on climate and for large-scale
investments in renewable energy, climate change mitigation
for the poorest nations,and a transition to a new green economy.
With a comprehensive deal in Copenhagen almost certainly
unattainable at this time, Earth Day's 40th anniversary poster
will bring a message to people worldwide that a billion people
working together through individual actions as well as civic
engagement will convince governments and industry to invest
in our future.
We seek to build even broader and deeper public support for a strong
global effort, to generate at least one billion acts of service through
our Billion Acts of GreenT campaign, and to create broad public enthusiasm
for a new global green economy.
We are asking photographers around the world to submit photographs that
tell a story of a world that can be,not the world as it looks today.
Our campaign is partly aspiration, and the poster should
inspire people to join a bold new Green GenerationT and to take action.
If your image is selected, your work will be distributed throughout
the world-through our extremely active website, through paid
and earned media in 180 countries, and displays at our large scale
events on the National Mall, and our other major event locations.
The rights with respect to the winning photograph will be negotiated
with the artist
Non winning entries will not be used in any way unless agreed
with the photographer.
Deadline for your work is Monday, November 30th, 2009.
We welcome your submission to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also available to speak to you about the campaign by email.
Please contact Nate Byer at email@example.com
Lisa Swann at Swann@earthday.net
for more information.
Posted by Dhamaka