Are you like us?
Capable of spending hours on end looking through images on Behance, Flickr, DeviantArt and the like?
If you are, you’re at the right place to get your daily dose of creative photography. These aren’t lose pieces or single photographs though, the series showcased here tell stories.
Welcome to OurManyStories – where amazing photographers tell the many stories of our humanity, in weakness and in strength.
The “Aha!” Moment
This website was first conceptualized after watching a very inspiring talk given by Chimamanda Adichie. She talks about how having a single story about a person or place is dangerous. To quote her,
“Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.”
After watching the video, Faith Lantz, with an inspired heart and a passion for photography, web development, and design put together the first Our Many Stories and proceeded to contact over 100 photographers asking them to contribute photo stories of social and documentary value to share on Our Many Stories. All things become better with a great partnership! And that is exactly what happened when sister Grace Kay joined shortly after, and now, OMS is what it is today.
With Our Many Stories, we hope to bring many stories about people and places in many points of view through the medium of photography.
We’re not planning to abolish stereotypes, but wish to simply add more stories to the ones already told.
As a photographer, how can you get involved?
Our Many Stories is for everybody. All Amatuer, Emerging, Professional or whichever title you prefer to use, are encouraged to submit series of photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To tell a story, you’re first moved and in return you commit to writing about it and giving it a voice. Once you finally have something you feel proud of, it deserves to be presented to the world and used to inform, educate and, in some cases, encourage action.
Here at OMS we’re dedicated to promoting your work to a global audience of interested journalists, policymakers, NGOs, and students seeking to better understand the human condition. We want to increase awareness where ignorance prevails and bring about change wherever it’s needed. You are the people we believe that are perfectly placed to initiate positive change and movements through the power of your work.
You will be contacted if your story is chosen.
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