WHAT: This spring, Photo Center NW invites you to take part in the Second Annual Long Shot, a 24-hour community-wide photo marathon on Mayday (6pm Friday, April 30-6pm Saturday, May 1 to be precise!) where individuals and teams hit the streets to photograph a theme, cause, community, or non-profit of their choice. Open to ALL levels and anyone who wants to participate.
Long Shot participants will dedicate one full 24-hour period, or a part of it, to exploring the city of Seattle (or their current location) and documenting their journey during that 24-hour period. You can shoot on your own, join a team, or keep in touch with other participating photographers at meet-up points throughout the 24 hours.
WHY: The basic premise of Long Shot is to celebrate photography and community and to seek pledges for your participation in the event. Long Shot is a way to support making connections for you, build community, raise awareness for a cause (if you choose), express your inner artist, and to raise money for the Photo Center to continue to offer educational and outreach programs.
HOW: Register and then seek out family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else to pledge any amount that they can for your participation in the Long Shot event.
Long Shot event raises funds for the Photo Center NW in two ways: through pledges and sponsorships during the Long Shot shoot and through the Long Shot Exhibition where photographs from the Long Shot shoot will be up for sale!
You can ask for an hourly pledge (i.e. $1.00 for every hour you shoot) or you can ask for a flat rate (i.e. $24.00 no matter how many hours you participate). Then, invite everyone you know to the Longshot Exhibition to purchase photographs from the shoot! All proceeds benefit Photo Center NW.
Whether you shoot alone, or as part of a group, just a few dollars per hour can help us bring new tools to the Photo Center, keep our doors open to artists and students 7 days a week, and put on faculty, student, and alumni exhibitions.
Participants can begin the event with a team from here on Capitol Hill in Seattle, or start shooting from wherever they might be in the world. No matter where you start, at the end of the day you’ll have contributed images and energy to an important center for photographic art, education, and community.
Long Shot will culminate with the Long Shot Exhibition and Celebration on Friday, June 4. All participants will be asked to submit a framed print which will be displayed at the Photo Center and sold as a fundraiser “ISO” (in support of) the Photo Center!