If you are in the United States, I’m sure you’re looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. You probably also know, and may be participating in, that other distinctly American holiday: Black Friday. For those of you outside the US, Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Since most people are off work the day after Thanksgiving and since it is approximately one month before Christmas, most stores and shopping malls open extremely early and offer shoppers heavy discounts on almost everything. As a result, thousands upon thousands of people across the United States, who are otherwise very normal, get up before dawn and wait in line at their local shopping mall or Wal-Mart, anxiously waiting to be one of the first to take advantage of the Black Friday discounts.
From the website:
“Picture Black Friday is an open call for photographers throughout the U.S. to go out and produce images that document Black Friday- how you see it, on your terms. Imagine this project as an open assignment: you have freedom to approach this event from any angle you wish, returning with single images or even a mini-project that documents Black Friday like no other media outlet will. A selection of these images will be exhibited on this site.”
Go check out the site for more details on how and when to submit your photos.
I encourage you to go out and document this distinctly American phenomenon! Oh… and have a Happy Thanksgiving, too!