IMMIGRANT NATION PROJECT

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:

Anyone who has established a life in the US, who considers US home (or one of a few places called home) who is originally from another country, or whose parents, or grandparents or great grandparents or ancestors are from outside of the US. At the end of the day, this is a country of immigrants. 

We want people of all races, ages, beliefs, political leanings - the more diverse the better. Kids welcome. 

 

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE PHOTOS


ORGANIZE 

  • Email us at myimmigrantnation@gmail.com or via the contact form hereTo get details on how to organize and to get the photo release forms & documents.
  • Ask a photographer to contribute a chunk of time to create photos using the provided guidelines. Set a time.
  • Organize a place to shoot
  • Sign people up for the photo shoot.
  • Ask people for their emails, phone number and their caption prior to the shoot.
  • Have participants sign the photo release.

PHOTO GUIDELINES

  • Photos need to be 8x10 ratio (vertical)
  • Look must match - white background, close up or medium shot
  • Every person needs to sign a photo usage release, the photo will not be used if the release is not signed

CAPTION GUIDELINeS

  • My name is (first name only)
  • Sentences should be in first person (I am, I have, I believe, etc.)
  • Think about the things that make you you, perhaps things that are interesting about you, things that sum you up, things that may be surprising about you, things that make you unique, things you believe in, things you love about the US.
  • About 5 lines maximum, 2 lines minimum. No more than 7 sentences.
  • Please keep it positive. For example, instead of saying - I don't believe in hate, say, I believe in love. 

  • Something that expresses you and is true to you
  • No costumes (so no full traditional dance costume, but if you want to wear something from your country or something that represents your heritage you absolutely can and it is encouraged.)
  • Something you're confident & comfortable in
  • No white clothing

WHAT TO WEAR


Submit the photos to myimmigrantnation@gmail.com along with everyone's releases, contact information and captions (in a google doc)

SUBMIT


PuBLISH & Share

 

We will publish the photos on this website and on the Instagram account @immigrant.nation - please share the site and the instagram account.