Project: Documenting Yes

Documenting Yes is a new project from National Collective where photographers are invited to submit photo sets that document and promote a positive Yes campaign for Scottish independence.

After photographing the March & Rally for Independence in Edinburgh back in September I had a strong desire to photograph more Yes campaign events. I realised that a concise photo documentary of the Yes campaign could be incredibly valuable. Not just for the Yes campaign itself but for its historic value. I then got myself down to Edinburgh and Glasgow for the first of a series of Yes events. Soon after those I found myself in Perth covering the Yes Scotland presence at the 2012 SNP Conference. I needed a place to publish these images and decided a blog would likely be the best way and of course I needed to come up with a title for the blog. A couple of months back I mentioned the idea to Ross Colquhoun, the Director of National Collective, and he came up with ‘Documenting Yes’. An ideal title as it described very simply what I was doing.

There was a problem however. I realised that unless I was employed full-time to fulfill this project it was going to be very difficult to photograph all the events around Scotland that I wanted to go to. That’s where the photo submissions comes in. I decided to open up the project to anyone who was out there documenting the Yes Campaign. This way I will hopefully be able to showcase the work of Scottish photographers, build a more detailed photo reportage of the Yes campaign and promote the Yes vote at the same time.

‘A Thoroughly Modern Girl’ by Kenny Watson. © Ross Colquhoun.

‘A Thoroughly Modern Girl’ by Kenny Watson.© Ross Colquhoun.

‘Neue Union’ by Kenny Watson. © Ross Colquhoun.

Independence March and Rally 2012. © Peter Alvar.

Independence March and Rally 2012. © Peter Alvar.

Independence March and Rally 2012. © Peter Alvar.

Independence March and Rally 2012. © Peter Alvar.

Independence March and Rally 2012. © Peter Alvar.

Independence March and Rally 2012. © Peter Alvar.

Yes Scotland at SNP Conference 2012. © Peter Alvar.

Yes Scotland at SNP Conference 2012. © Peter Alvar.

Yes Scotland at SNP Conference 2012. © Peter Alvar.

Yes Scotland HQ Launch 2012. © Peter Alvar.

Yes Scotland HQ Launch. © Peter Alvar.

Yes Scotland HQ Launch. © Alex Aitchison.

Yes Scotland HQ Launch. © Alex Aitchison.

It’s early days and there is no way to know how the project will evolve but as long as it’s open, creative and positive I think it will be a good addition to the campaign.

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Submission Guidlines

We prefer between 5 and 35 images in a photoset.
We accept jpg files only.
Please resize images to 1000px longest side or bigger.
Set image quality: 70 or 80
Images must be individually attached to the email.

Please remember to include in the email the following personal information:

Name:
Email:
Mobile Phone Number:
Website:
Twitter Username:

Plus the information about the photo set you are submitting:

Title:
Date:
Location:
Description / Story:

Terms
There is no payment for photosets. All image usage enquires will be re-directed to the photographer. We will never share your email or phone number. By submitting a photoset you agree that we can publish your images on documentingyes.com, nationalcollective.com and on our related social network accounts. You remain the copyright holder and owner of your images and we will not use your images in any other way without your permission.

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Visit the Documenting Yes website to view further photographs of the Yes campaign for Scottish Independence. 

Peter Alvar
National Collective
documentingyes.com
@DocumentingYes
#DocYes

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