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Tony Deifell ADMIN June 23, 2010
"wdydwyd?" Call For Entries for juried art & photography exhibit at the Burning Man Festival. Aug 30-Sept 6, 2010. Deadline: July 26. More info & examples.

We have some great judges including the producer of The Simpsons, founder of the Webby Awards, Chair of Painting Dept at SF Art Institute, founder of the American Visionary Art Museum, de Young Museum, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation & more.

Group Description

A worldwide community-art project to answer the simple question "why do you do what you do?" by combining an image + text in a creative and visually compelling way.

Use Photoshop, handwrite directly on a picture, make a collage and scan it, or simply hold a sign for a self-portrait.

(optional) We dare you to: (1) write a CAPTION that says a little bit more about wydwyd, and
(2) be BRUTALLY HONEST. It's easy to answer "wdydwyd – at your best?" but harder to answer "wdydwyd – at your worst?" We all have some of both types of answers.

> Weekly blog of select images:

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> Get an email each Monday with a few curated photos from blog sign up here.

> Submit your image for the weekly blog (on a different site) — 3-5,000 unique visitors will see it. (There is easy Flickr importing.) Also, the best images will be exhibited on the back wall at Burning Man's Center Camp if uploaded to

> Become a "Collaborating Artist" and create a body of work of your answers, or ask others.

> Related Flickr Group: "Words-in-their-mouth" - make up celebrities' answers to "wdydwyd?"

> The story of the project:
I was in my office late one night not wanting to be bothered.

Phone rang. I wanted to ignore it, but I felt compelled to answer.

A child blurted, "Why do you do what you do?" (without saying hello)

The question has haunted me (in a good way) and sparked this community-art project. Now, thousands of people have answered it around the world.
(more about the history)

~ Tony Deifell

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Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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