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Looking for somewhere to share your photos from your visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art? Share them in our Flickr group.

Group Description

Robert Frank's The Americans

The Metropolitan Museum of Art wants to inspire you to tell a story and speak from the heart, as Robert Frank did with The Americans, his masterpiece of street photography. So the Met is hosting this group pool, You Got Eyes, in conjunction with Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Americans. The exhibition runs from September 22, 2009, through January 3, 2010. For more information, including sponsorship credits, see the exhibition preview on the Met's website.

1. What is Your Story?

How do you feel about the times we live in today? What is it about your world that weighs on you? What puts you at ease? Visit a city, park, museum, or any place you feel passionate about and document your journey with your camera. Choose a series of 5 to 10 photographs and upload them to this pool. Your submissions must be current: no photography taken before September 1, 2009, please.

2. Why "You Got Eyes"?

Our pool derives its name from a line in Jack Kerouac's introduction to The Americans, "To Robert Frank I now give this message: You got eyes."

3. What are the rules?
a. Your photo story must be current; no photography taken before September 1, 2009.
b. The group opens on September 25, 2009, and will close on January 3, 2010 (mid-night, EST); the last day of the exhibition Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans.
c. Photo story should be true to Robert Frank's The Americans
i. Photos should build meaning from picture to picture.
ii. Photos should represent social or humanitarian issues.
iii. Photos should explain what inspires and/or troubles you.
d. Your story should include no fewer than 5 and no more than 10 photos; be extremely selective, as Robert Frank was for The Americans.
e. There is a limit of one photo story submission from each person.
f. Photos should not rely on post-production techniques.
g. Photos that you submit must be your own work and submitted by you. We will only accept original work that does not infringe upon the rights of any third parties and has not yet been published.
h. By adding your photo to the Museum's You Got Eyes Flickr group pool and tagging it “you_got_eyes” you authorize The Metropolitan Museum of Art to
i. Use any or all entered photographs for Museum educational and promotional purposes related to the Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans exhibition, and for archival purposes in any media
ii. Not use any or all entered photographs
iii. Use your name as the creator of the entry
i. You maintain all other rights to your image.
j. By participating in You Got Eyes you agree to the terms of these rules.
4. How do I participate?
a. Join You Got Eyes—a Metropolitan Museum sponsored Flickr Group—and add your photo story.
b. Use the description field to number your photos in the order you wish them displayed. 1 being the first photo, 2 being the second, and so on.
c. Make your photos public; set the privacy on your photo to Anyone (Public).
d. Tag each photo with you_got_eyes.
e. Please consider adding your photos to our group one at a time. This will allow the group moderator to view your photos in the proper sequence; if you batch-add your photos Flickr may not recognize the sequence or ordering.
f. Upload the highest-resolution image as possible; images may be used in various contexts and a hi-res image ensures the best quality.
g. If you have any questions about how to join Flickr (it's free!) or to tag your photos, see Flickr's FAQs page.
5. What can I expect from the Met?
a. The group pool will be moderated weekly by the Museum.
b. During the Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans exhibition Jeff Rosenheim, curator of the show, will choose a photograph from the exhibition every week for ten weeks as inspiration for your submissions.
c. The Museum reserves the sole discretion over the selection of, and the decision not to select, any photo or photo story for the group pool or from any Met use.
d. The photo story (your 5 to 10 photos) will be approved in its entirety; if there are one or more inappropriate photos your entire photo story submission will not be approved for use in the group.
e. Photos from the group will be displayed on the Museum's website; see guidelines above for appropriated photo tagging and identification.
6. How can I look at photos that have been submitted to the group?

See a slide show of all the submitted photos.
Page through the entries.

7. Questions?

Contact the Museum at web.site@metmuseum.org or at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Website Department, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.

Share your photos from your trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in our Flickr group.

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Group Rules

Robert Frank's The Americans

The Metropolitan Museum of Art wants to inspire you to tell a story and speak from the heart, as Robert Frank did with The Americans, his masterpiece of street photography. So the Met is hosting this group pool, You Got Eyes, in conjunction with Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Americans. The exhibition runs from September 22, 2009, through January 3, 2010. For more information, including sponsorship credits, see the exhibition preview on the Met's website.

1. What is Your Story?

How do you feel about the times we live in today? What is it about your world that weighs on you? What puts you at ease? Visit a city, park, museum, or any place you feel passionate about and document your journey with your camera. Choose a series of 5 to 10 photographs and upload them to this pool. Your submissions must be current: no photography taken before September 1, 2009, please.

2. Why "You Got Eyes"?

Our pool derives its name from a line in Jack Kerouac's introduction to The Americans, "To Robert Frank I now give this message: You got eyes."

3. What are the rules?
a. Your photo story must be current; no photography taken before September 1, 2009.
b. The group opens on September 4, 2009, and will close on January 3, 2010 (mid-night, EST); the last day of the exhibition Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans.
c. Photo story should be true to Robert Frank's The Americans
i. Photos should build meaning from picture to picture.
ii. Photos should represent social or humanitarian issues.
iii. Photos should explain what inspires and/or troubles you.
d. Your story should include no fewer than 5 and no more than 10 photos; be extremely selective, as Robert Frank was for The Americans.
e. There is a limit of one photo story submission from each person.
f. Photos should not rely on post-production techniques.
g. Photos that you submit must be your own work and submitted by you. We will only accept original work that does not infringe upon the rights of any third parties and has not yet been published.
h. Photos must be offered under a Creative Commons Attribution License. See www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ for more information on Creative Commons licenses.
i. By adding your photo to the Museum's You Got Eyes Flickr group pool and tagging it “you_got_eyes” you authorize The Metropolitan Museum of Art to
i. Use any or all entered photographs for Museum educational and promotional purposes related to the Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans exhibition, and for archival purposes in any media
ii. Not use any or all entered photographs
iii. Use your name as the creator of the entry
j. You maintain all other rights to your image.
k. By participating in You Got Eyes you agree to the terms of these rules.
4. How do I participate?
a. Join You Got Eyes—a Metropolitan Museum sponsored Flickr Group—and add your photo story.
b. Use the description field to number your photos in the order you wish them displayed. 1 being the first photo, 2 being the second, and so on.
c. Make your photos public; set the privacy on your photo to Anyone (Public).
d. Tag each photo with you_got_eyes.
e. Please consider adding your photos to our group one at a time. This will allow the group moderator to view your photos in the proper sequence; if you batch-add your photos Flickr may not recognize the sequence or ordering.
f. Upload the highest-resolution image as possible; images may be used in various contexts and a hi-res image ensures the best quality.
g. If you have any questions about how to join Flickr (it's free!) or to tag your photos, see Flickr's FAQs page.
5. What can I expect from the Met?
a. The group pool will be moderated weekly by the Museum.
b. During the Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans exhibition Jeff Rosenheim, curator of the show, will choose a photograph from the exhibition every week for ten weeks as inspiration for your submissions.
c. The Museum reserves the sole discretion over the selection of, and the decision not to select, any photo or photo story for the group pool or from any Met use.
d. The photo story (your 5 to 10 photos) will be approved in its entirety; if there are one or more inappropriate photos your entire photo story submission will not be approved for use in the group.
e. Photos from the group will be displayed on the Museum's website; see guidelines above for appropriated photo tagging and identification.
6. How can I look at photos that have been submitted to the group?

See a slide show of all the submitted photos here.
Page through the entries here.

7. Questions?

Contact the Museum at web.site@metmuseum.org or at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Website Department, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028.

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