A few years ago, I started working on a 52 week project with my daughter, but we didn’t really get into it. There were missing weeks, half-assed submissions, and I quit at the 30 week mark.
This year will be different.
But I want to go a step further and create a combined 52 week project with a bunch of people.
I’ve seen some people try to stick to a theme… Bridges, street signs, people on the street… Use your imagination. My 52 week project in 2012 centered around using my DSLR only. Maybe you want to try 52 photos with just your iPhone. In black and white. In square format. Upside down. You get the point. Or avoid a theme altogether and each week, just submit one random photo you really like.
I’d like to say there are no rules, but there are a few.
- Make sure the photos you submit are your own. No stealing.
- No graphic sexual stuff. Fine art nudes are acceptable, but nothing hard-core. If you wouldn’t want to show the photo to your grandma, keep it in the bank.
- One submission per person, per week.
- No trashing other peoples’ work. Everyone has different styles and tastes—that’s what makes a group photo project fun.
Go to 52.danielhedrick.com/submit and upload your photo. Once it’s approved, it will show up on the site. We’ll try the open submission thing for now… If it gets abused, I’ll probably have to switch to specifically allowing users to submit posts. I’m pretty sure you need a Tumblr account to submit, but it’s free, and Tumblr is an interesting place.