When the outbreak of the pandemic caught us unprepared, we found ourselves relying on the tenets of caring, connecting and community service. Despite distancing and isolation becoming the new norm, stories of samaritans who came forward to help the suffering, hurting and the destitute continued to emerge. These stories iterate the unparalleled efficacy of direct action and help us imagine a new normal where one must remember to self-sustain- not just as people, but as communities.
The Curator Mag is looking to document and publish select stories of individuals/groups/organisatio
The purpose is to engage people through accounts of common citizens and/or organisations whose role in the pandemic relief was extraordinary, and to highlight the varied efforts during the pandemic. In addition they will remain archived for future viewing and referencing on a dedicated microsite.
We are currently seeking to interview individuals, groups and organisations for such sto
While there may be many inspiring stories out there and multiple persuasive ways of telling them, listed under are a few parameters that can be relied upon while picking them. The list is purely suggestive and can be expanded upon.
There can be various permutation-combinations that can form a compelling story:
Once again, this is just to help the writers ensure that they select a rich variety that showcases the breadth of relief work and aid provided by citizens during the ongoing pandemic.
We are looking for stories with a word count of up to 1500 words(will be edited to approx. 1200 words) and/or visual stories with 12-20 photographs (8-10 photos will make the final selection) and a supporting written brief. Any supporting video snippets for these stories may be submitted as well, however videos may not be submitted individually. Those responding to this open call should be able to also connect us or themselves be connected, in person or telephonically, with the subject(s) of their submitted stories for editorial purposes and any further interviewing/photography required.
Stories (written or visual) shortlisted after review shall be duly compensated for with a sum of Rs 12,000/- each. All submissions are to be mailed to email@example.com wit
• Email title: PANDEMIC STORY PROPOSAL_YOUR NAME.
• Written stories to be submitted as pdf files with name as follows: YOUR NAME_STORY LOCATION.
• By submitting these stories (written and/or visual) you affirm that you had/have consent of the person(s) or organization highlighted and that they are factually correct.
• All details for photography/visual story submissions are mentioned below under Guidelines for Visual Stories.
Guidelines for Visual Stories
We are looking for a set of 12-20 photographs for each story, of which 8-10 shall be shortlisted, that convey the efforts of those who stepped up in the pandemic to provide relief and aid. These photographs must have an underlying documentative essence while stringing together a cohesive and clear narrative.
Following are some points to remember and guidelines:
IMAGE SEQUENCE NUMBER(starting from 01): <insert description>.
Name of the pdf file to be as follows:
NAME OF PHOTOGRAPHER_LOCATION.