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Merkur* ADMIN October 21, 2011
Welcome to all the artists out there ... rules in a nutshell
1. post your picture in our group (1/week)
2. See if it survives for 10 days without being removed by someone
3. Request to become an Art Juror

artistic nudity & artistic smoking allowed.

Check out our hall of fame (top resilient pics) UNIVERSAL Art in BW - selected pieces

Art...

Group Description

Post your picture here, our admins and Art Jurors will unanimously decide whether it is art or not. Have your pic in the pool for over 10 days - you become an Art Juror yourself.

... and ... your picture will make it to Flickr Art in BW ...

what does that mean???
well according to This ..., it means your picture is "... extremely resistant to people wanting to get rid of it", :)

This group is about art photography in black and white

Our guiding principles through quotes of famous people

Merkur Beqiri: If you want to show your peers in time and space what you have in your head and at the same time how skillful you are in doing that (- while using a certain technique -), you are an artist. And the medium in which you have transmitted this is a piece of art.

Auguste Renoir: "I've been 40 years discovering that the queen of all colors was black."
" Sigmund Freud: ...Only in art does it still happen that a man who is consumed by desires performs something resembling the accomplishment of those desires and that what he does in play produces emotional effects - thanks to artistic illusion - just as though it were something real. People speak with justice of the "magic of art" and compare artists to magicians. ..."

DO NOT READ EVERYTHING BELOW, ONLY WHAT CATCHES YOUR ARTISTIC ATTENTION

More guiding principles:

Our aim is to have 100,000 members with just a few hundred pics, but be able to enjoy them. (What is the point of having 45,000 pics in a group - who in the world can reasonably view and enjoy that)

 BW Art photography-IsYourArtUniversal? theme= Avantgarde - View this group's currently most

visit our hall of &/ fame archive at BLACK & WHITE ART GALLERY . . .
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You can use the code below to comment/invite a photo, just copy & paste this below
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<img src="https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1426/buddyicons/462865@N21.jpg?1186742119" width="30" height="30" alt="polarbear" /></a>
This will be (or already is) a Great contribution in <a href="https://www.flickr.com/groups/bwart/">BW Art photography - Is your art universal? </a>

" ...Only in art does it still happen that a man who is consumed by desires performs something resembling the accomplishment of those desires and that what he does in play produces emotional effects - thanks to artistic illusion - just as though it were something real. People speak with justice of the "magic of art" and compare artists to magicians
- Sigmund Freud -

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which will look like this
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This will be (or already is) a Great contribution in BW Art photography - Is your art universal?

"...Only in art does it still happen that a man who is consumed by desires performs something resembling the accomplishment of those desires and that what he does in play produces emotional effects - thanks to artistic illusion - just as though it were something real. People speak with justice of the "magic of art" and compare artists to magicians
- Sigmund Freud -
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Simple rules for posting:
1. It has to be in B&W (sepias and light monochromatics included but no partial colors and No HDR)
2. It has to be artistic in some way

Notes:
3. No promotion of violence, shovinism, tobacco, drugs, prostitution, alcohol (unless it is done with an artistic message and not a propagandistic one). We want to keep our group rich and clean, hence the rule.
4. Nudity IS allowed ( I mean, imagine Michelangelo's David with his clothes on! It would be a joke, :) ). If nudity is against your beliefs, please leave this group and live in peace.
5. No favoritisms of your friends and no deletion of your enemies when accepting a new member or deleting someone's picture. Our sense of fine art should be our only guidance. If you have enemies, your weapon to fight them here is pictures, better then theirs.
6. By joining this group you accept that the pictures you post in the group may become subject to blogging (see This ... )
7. One post per week possible. (in he spirit of "have some rest" :))

Rules for removal (applies to Admins and Art Jurors)

If you think it is not "art", remove it!
a) Do not remove the most recent twelve photos in the pool
b) Do not remove pictures before viewing in large format.
c) Do not remove pictures if we are down to one page in the pool
d) Do not remove picture of the day OR week (leave it for tomorrow or next week...)
e) You do not need to remove any picture at all! Maybe you like them all, :)



Condition for becoming an Art Juror:
Have your picture in the pool for over 10 days. If we forget to promote you ask for it (in discussions or PM).

Note: If we notice that someone has been promoted contradictory to this rool, this "someone" will be demoted again (unless proven right, :) ). Civilization and humankind rely on trust, respect and good intentions. Art reflects all these three virtues. So please, bear with the rules. )
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Hall of fame pictures: blackandwhiteart.blogspot.com
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Some of the longest lasting pictures (as of oct 2011)since 2007

Over 14 months Désert blanc

Over 12 months
Still Life

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Purpose and guidance
How do we determine what is art and what not? I, myself do not consider myself an artist, but I can recognize it when I see it. I think I am qualified enough, after all I am a human being, and art is created for them, :)

We have many admins/moderators here. Becoming an admin is subject to approval by other admins and the condition that at least one of your pictures stayed in the pool for 10 days. Becoming an Art Juror gives you the power to remove pictures from the pool if you think they are not art.

If an admin decides for him/her self that your picture is not art, it will be removed from the group without any warning. Don't worry, you can re-submitt the same picture again, or a better one next time. Most of us are not great photographers, but we could have great pictures in our portfolio.

As an admin, you are able to a) invite other people's photographs to the pool and b)promote applicants (members) to Art jurors or Admins and c)remove pictures from the pool. PLEASE DO THAT, help me in administration as I do not have all the time in the world, :)

As an admin, you have the moral obligation to participate in the administration of the group (e.g. promote the group, invite images and invite your contacts to join). If you can not do this, please go to administration-members and demote yourself to Art juror. We want to have active admins only.

As an Art Juror you have the role of a moderator, which means you can b)promote PostingOnlyMembers to Art jurors and b)remove pictures from the pool

Our view: Interesting is another way of saying unenjoyable . This is no place for interestingness. We want to fully enjoy our pool.

Our purpose: This group is an ongoing contest. Let the best become ever-grey.

about tagging
tagging is optional and it can be of benefit to you only. When posting you can tag with
BWART
and in order to track how long the picture has stayed in the pool you tag with BWART+The date+Time when posted. e.g. for today (now) it would be
BWART_22_08_07_0920CET
and later when you see that the picture has stayed for a number of days you tag with
BWART1DAY
for two days
BWART2DAYS
BWART3DAYS
...
BWART1MONTH
...
BWARTOVER3MONTHS


try the links below to see how it works

flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart1day/
flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart2days/
flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart3days/
flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart4days/
flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart5days/
flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart6days/

flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart1week

flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart2weeks

flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart3weeks

flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart1month

flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart2months

flickr.com/photos/tags/bwart3months

BWARTOVER3MONTHS

Tribute to Art Photography in BW

1. Untitled, 2. Battle abbey ruins. East Sussex., 3. From north to downtown., 4. Hlavni Nadrazi, 5. Elemental, 6. she was good, but did not win..., 7. my black and white world, 8. Walking Heart, 9. Boy, 10. Rainman, 11. The spirit of Africa / El espíritu de África, 12. Paddle (reprise), 13. roskilde-festival, 14. Untitled, 15. (love), 16. Old And Wise, 17. Nobody knows, 18. Path of Solitude, 19. Spinning & Spinning & Spinning, 20. Henný, 21. Bubbling along..., 22. Wrapped Up, 23. Along Lines, 24. Laamu, Gaadhoo - Maldives, 25. Phu Soi Dao - grey, 26. Illumination, 27. Behind the wall, 28. Time Sink - Leica M2, 29. Torn, 30. jimmy dean 8/11/07, 31. Untitled, 32. Inviting The Eye, 33. Close to comfort II, 34. Mr Walker - the sequel, 35. Persistence Of Loss, 36. Can't wait for the Friday evening ...

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As remarked by many photographers whom I admire and respect, we have become one of the best if not the best group in flickr in terms of quality vs quantity of pictures.

Your first Admin, Merkur*, :)

aka The Kosovar (aka The Albanian)

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Group Rules

This group is about art photography in black and white.

Our aim is to have 100,000 members with just a few hundred pics, but be able to enjoy them. (What is the point of having 45,000 pics in a group - who in the world can reasonably view and enjoy that)

Very simple rules for posting:
1. It has to be in B&W (sepias and light monochromatics included but no partial colors and No HDR)
2. It has to be artistic in some way

Notes:
3. No promotion of violence, shovinism, tobacco, drugs, prostitution, alcohol (unless it is done with an artistic message and not a propagandistic one). We want to keep our group rich and clean, hence the rule.
4. Nudity IS allowed ( I mean, imagine Michelangelo's David with his clothes on! It would be a joke, :) ). If nudity is against your beliefs, please leave this group and live in peace.
5. No favoritisms of your friends and no deletion of your enemies when accepting a new member or deleting someone's picture. Our sense of fine art should be our only guidance. If you have enemies, your weapon to fight them here is pictures, better then theirs.

6. By joining this group you accept that the pictures you post in the group may become subject to blogging (see This ... )

7. One post per week possible.

So, all you need to do is post your picture and see whethter our admins and art jurors accept it as art or not. If it survives more than 10 days in the pool, you will be promoted to an Art Juror yourself.

Rules for removal (for Admins and Art Jurors)

If you think it is not "art", remove it!
a) Do not remove the most recent twelve photos in the pool
b) Do not remove pictures before viewing in large format.
c) Do not remove pictures if we are down to one page in the pool
d) Do not remove picture of the day OR week (leave it for tomorrow or next week...)
e) You do not need to remove any picture at all! Maybe you like them all, :)



Condition for becoming an Art Juror:
Have your picture in the pool for at least 11 days. If we forget to promote you ask for it (in discussions or PM), post the small format html of your pic. We may not remember you by name, but if the pic was in the pool for 11 days, we will.
Note: If we notice that someone has been promoted contradictory to this rool, this "someone" will be demoted again (unless proven right, :) ). So please, bear with the rules.
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This group is an ongoing contest. Let the best become ever-grey.

For more info, visit our main page www.flickr.com/groups/bwart/

Visit our picture of the day archive here blackandwhiteart.blogspot.com/

Additional Info

  • Members can post 4 things to the pool each week.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe, Moderate
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