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Group Description

Planet Takeout is a participatory documentary project about the Chinese takeout as a vital cultural crossroads in Boston and beyond. The radio and multimedia project aims to turn local Chinese takeouts into spaces for community storytelling and to use the stories and pictures as lenses into both the local neighborhood and global immigration patterns to the city.

We need your pictures and stories about Chinese takeouts.
Is there a takeout where you’re a regular? One where the workers know your order as soon as you walk in the door? Or maybe a place that you pass all the time but haven’t ventured into?

We invite you to help us document takeouts across Boston and across the country. Upload pictures of the outside of your favorite takeout, colorful signage that caught your eye, the meal you ordered today, your takeout’s menu. Make friends with the cook or cashier and ask if you can share their photo with us.

Anyone can contribute to this project. The only guideline is that all photos and videos must be taken in or near a Chinese takeout.

Tag all your photos or videos with the following words:

- planettakeout
- name of the takeout where you took the photo (e.g. PekingHouse)
- name of the neighborhood, city, and state where you took the photo
(e.g. Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts)
- Optional: any words you feel describe the image or videos
(e.g. neon, crab rangoon, signs, altars, workers, etc.)

Also, please make sure your photos are set to be publicly searchable. And we're big fans of Creative Commons, so if you are, too, set your licenses for Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.

By joining this Flickr group and tagging your photos with “planettakeout” you are consenting to have the content that you upload and/or “tag” to this group (the “Content”) displayed on and/or otherwise used by Planet Takeout as follows:

•Subject to the terms set forth herein, you retain all intellectual property rights associated with the submitted materials to the extent that you have the rights under the applicable law. In other words, the rights that are granted to Planet Takeout do not prevent you from exercising the rights that you already have in the Content.

•If you have licensed the Content under a Creative Commons license, Planet Takeout will act in accordance with the terms of that license.

•If you have not licensed the Content under a Creative Commons license, you hereby grant and assign to Planet Takeout a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reuse, publish, modify, reproduce, index, display, distribute, transmit, parse, perform, translate into any language, convert into speech, make derivative works, make compilations, and/or sell the Content in connection with any and all goods and/or services offered by Planet Takeout. Planet Takeout reserves the right to retain archived copies of all Content, including but not limited to, Content you remove from third-party sites. You represent and warrant that you alone are responsible for the Content, and agree to indemnify, defend, save, and hold harmless Planet Takeout. You hereby certify that you own or have obtained all of the necessary licenses, intellectual property rights, and permissions in order to post the Content (including but not limited to copyrights). Planet Takeout agrees not to use the Content for commercial purposes without first requesting your permission.

Planet Takeout is produced by Val Wang and brought to you by WGBH 89.7, Zeega and Localore, a national initiative of the Association for Independents in Radio, and with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

To learn more about the project:

-- Visit our website,
-- Like us on Facebook
-- Follow us on Twitter
-- Sign up for our monthly updates

We can’t wait to meet you.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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