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Kara L. Hendricks
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An Invitation to all BP Photographers!


The Photogroup 101 will be having a "PEACE and HARMONY" Day and the date will be Saturday February 5th, 2011. One month after the Arizona Shootings.

Our goal will be to create images that speak against violence as a solution to
problems. Any interpretation or image you feel fits for ANY reason can be used. Although the original proposal was motivated by the violence in Tucson, Arizona, our goal is for photographers worldwide to adopt this challenge to ALL acts of violence. The suggested title of the image will be "Peace", "Harmony", etc., but you may choose a different title if you wish. You are encouraged to write a message of tribute in your caption that says you are participating in the "Peace and Harmony" Day and identifies whom you are honoring with your image.

Would you please encourage your other friends at BP to participate in our Feb.5th Peace and Harmony Day. If we can get broad participation from photographers world-wide, this can be an incredible experience!

HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US!


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1/13/2011 5:56:05 AM

 
Patti Coblentz
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  I hope all will participate in this..it will be interesting to see the images that speak to this subject from around the world...you can count me in! Thank you, Kara...and Richard...for bringing this to the forefront!


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1/13/2011 6:05:35 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Thanks Patti... I hope so too! That's what keeps bad things happening in this world.. For Good Men to do NOTHING.... Let's do what WE do best!!


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1/13/2011 6:13:51 AM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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  A wonderful idea beautifully proposed! I will gladly participate! Thanks to Richard, and Kara, for getting the ball rolling.


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1/13/2011 6:36:21 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  A challenging photo challenge, but one that will undoubtedly result in many interesting and thought-provoking images.
Thank you Richard Hallick for suggesting this idea; it was encouraging to hear Obama's remarks that the Congresswoman had opened her eyes for the first time.
Thanks, Kara for spreading the word!


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1/13/2011 6:55:16 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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  I am so looking forward to being a part of this and hoping to see a phenomenal amount of participation from this extremely talented community of photographers and friends!!! :)


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1/13/2011 7:00:52 AM

 
Dr Silly
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  I am all ready working in my mind what to shoot. Hoping there is a big turn out here at BP. :O)


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1/13/2011 7:08:34 AM

 
Naomi Weiser
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  love the idea. I didn't fully follow the whole thread on 101, and dont know if the idea came up, but was thinking that once the pictures were all posted, we could gather all the links or photos (of those who give permission) into one message and email it to friends and family.


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1/13/2011 7:13:53 AM

 
Donna La Mattino Pagakis
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  This is such a great idea, I look forward to participating. I wish we could all live in peace and harmony!

Thanks Richard, Kara and all the 101 members!


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1/13/2011 7:32:04 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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  So happy to see the solidarity around this... and I can't wait to participate!


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1/13/2011 7:34:32 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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  A wonderful idea, Kara and Richard. This can be a time of thought and insight to all who participate, and hopefully in some way, a blessing to those who are affected by the violence in the world.


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1/13/2011 7:55:48 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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  Thanks Kara for bringing it to the attention of all BPers. A great and noble initiative conceived by Richard Hallick and supported by many.

Would definitely take part, although it seems a challenging theme to shoot pics of, but hopefully would think of something that relates.

Such unfortunate incidents are happening in many parts of the world and more so in Pakistan where I am currently living.

Hoping this small yet important gesture from a very tiny group of photogs keep gathering momentum and we could reach a sizable number by Feb 5, 2011. As Richard mentioned in one of his group emails, "it will be all worth it, if it help save a single life". Amen to that.

UB.


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1/13/2011 8:31:37 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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  Violence is a major problem in our world and we as photographic artists can add our support here with our images to promote peace and harmony among us all. I hope that many BP photographers, in addition to those of us who are members of Photogroup 101, will join us in this effort.


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1/13/2011 9:01:03 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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  Thank you to everyone for joining this effort to fight against violence everywhere. I am looking forward to seeing all of your images and your tributes. The support this week for those of us who live in Tucson from many distant places has been wonderful. With our images, we have the potential to be a strong voice for peace and against violence not just in response to the mass killings near my home and not just at this moment in time, but anywhere and anytime.


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1/13/2011 10:12:23 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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  Wonderful idea and wonderful tribute!


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1/13/2011 10:22:46 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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  A wonderful idea and hope everybody can participate to show many, many powerful and peaceful images!
Violence is in everywhere and in so many different forms, I'll be happy to stand again all of its forms with this small but wonderful idea....


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1/13/2011 10:27:31 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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  Great idea -- count me in as well!


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1/13/2011 11:49:51 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Thank you all for your posts of support... I too want to add my thanks to Richard Hallick for his inspiring idea here... Please spread the word guys... If you want to, send the link to this thread to BP friends!!


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1/13/2011 12:21:57 PM

 
Ken Smith
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  Sounds like a great idea, Kara. Thanks to you and Richard for running with this. I will be in Tucson later this month for a business trip...has been in the works for several months


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1/13/2011 7:11:15 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Great to hear it Ken... Can't wait to see what you can do!! Thanks!!


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1/13/2011 7:20:03 PM

 
Karen Celella
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  Thanks Richard and Kara for getting this started. I am going to pass this information on to a local camera club group in hopes of speading even more PEACE around the world.


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1/14/2011 5:04:13 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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  Wonderful idea -- I'm contacting friends, too.


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1/14/2011 6:00:47 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Thank you both for getting involved!!!


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1/14/2011 6:48:19 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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  Count me in. Wonderful idea. Thanks for including us all.


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1/14/2011 7:30:41 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  I appreciate your doing this and for your support on board! Thanks Tammy!


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1/14/2011 7:46:58 AM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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  It is a great idea! I hope to have something for the 5th, Kara!
Blessings,
KK


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1/14/2011 7:53:14 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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  Wonderful idea, Kara and Richard!
Count me in!
~♥~


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1/14/2011 9:46:48 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Thank you both SOO much!!!


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1/14/2011 11:05:28 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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  Count me in, I'm from Mexico and you know that my dear country is living the worst times days in all history.

I pray every day for the United States to change the laws regarding weapons sale, since the 80% of confiscated weapons are from the United States.

I pray that one day, although I'll no see it in my life time, that are not more weapons in this world.


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1/14/2011 8:35:57 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  We do hear horrible stories about the violence in Mexico Elida... Unfortunately I don't think the sale of firearms will ever stop.. I have always held to the belief that GOOD men are not a threat with them... And the BAD men will always find a way to get one. So making them illegal will only keep the honest men/women from protecting themselves... It's a real shame we all have to live in a world like that.. Hoping this Peace and Harmony Day will show the unity between all of us who want some Harmony...:) Glad you are going to participate..


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1/15/2011 7:37:56 AM

 
Carlton Ward
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  I too love this idea :)

You can bomb the world to Pieces but you cant bomb it into Peace - Michael Franti

Hi Elida,
I have been sending my prayers out for Mexico for a while now and its terrible what is happening.

Love in Light,
Carlton


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1/15/2011 1:24:59 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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  Peace is worth fighting for and art is a powerful weapon. I will be pleased to join all of you.
Steve


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1/15/2011 2:27:33 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Thank you both Carlton and Steve for your post and support!!


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1/15/2011 5:13:36 PM

 
Rony Sagy   Thanks for the invitation to participate in this important tribute. I'd definitely spread the word.


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1/20/2011 9:53:44 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Thank you!


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1/21/2011 7:12:17 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  We're basically a week away from the date---just bumping this up to the top of the Forum as a reminder.


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1/28/2011 6:37:34 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Good idea Chris.. I was planning to do the same thing in the next day or so..:)


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1/28/2011 10:38:58 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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  Count me in! I am totally against violence...

I will have my own slant however. I am against the offenders only. :)

:)

-Laura


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1/28/2011 9:04:18 PM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  I don't think that's your own slant... I am sure we all feel that way... Glad you are joining..:)


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1/29/2011 5:49:24 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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  Are we posting the photos here on Saturday then? Or when we have them shot?


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1/31/2011 8:07:15 PM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Hi Margie... The plan is to upload your "Peace and Harmony" image on Saturday the 5th, as your contest entry that day.


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2/1/2011 3:42:50 AM

 
Margie Hurwich
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  Perfect! Thanks!


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2/1/2011 4:53:47 AM

 
Charlotte LaBarbera
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  Where are these images being uploaded and can anyone view them?


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2/3/2011 6:07:14 AM

 
Christopher Budny
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  Hi Charlotte---the idea is that anyone who wishes to participate, will use their contest entry of Feb. 5th as the "Peace & Harmony" theme entry... and hopefully title (or at least caption) the image with that information---so you'd be able to scroll through the Contest Entries for 2/5 and see what they are.

I imagine a Forum thread might be started Saturday morning (good idea---Kara?) for people to post links to their uploaded theme image. (But since it isn't a BP theme, you can't use the Contest Category links to view just this set of images... people who participate in the "Peace and Harmony" upload, will still have to select one of BP's normal categories for their entry that day.)


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2/3/2011 6:14:32 AM

 
Kara L. Hendricks
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  Sounds good to me... We could either start a new one, or just share the link on this thread... ??


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2/3/2011 6:39:16 AM

 
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