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Wanted: ploggers. Photograph a day in your academic life.

27 May 2014

Each masters and PhD student of the University of Groningen receives a graduation gift when they graduate: a photo album, the ‘Album Amicorum’. We are asking for help from students and employees for the appearance of the new edition!

The view you have when waking up, when you’re studying hard in the University Library, when you’re in the lab with colleagues, when having a drink at the bar or when you’re in a packed bus on the way to Zernike.

A plogger (photo-blogger) depicts their ‘entire’ day via their mobile phone cameras. Each photo will have a short description, a one-liner, written underneath. In this way, we will create a contemporary depiction of University life in Groningen, immortalized for future generations.

You can send (5 to max. 10) photos in an e-mail or via Wetransfer to a.j.wolfkamp@rug.nl . Be sure to mention ‘A day in the life of…’ and your contact information. We ask that you number each photo and provide a text file containing a description of each picture in one sentence.

What will we do with your photos?
The photos (or a selection of them) will be placed on our facebook page www.facebook.com/albumamicorum . Moreover, the best pictures will be selected for the new edition’s appearance (20.000 albums) of the Album Amicorum and/or exhibited during the grand opening of the new academic year in the Noorderlicht Photo Gallery. You will of course receive an exemplar if your photos are selected, and you will be the first to be invited to the preview of the exhibition.

Rules
1.     We ask that you send a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 10 photos which have been taken within one day (within 24 hours) with your mobile phone camera. Please spread them out over the day, amongst different situations: from waking up to going to sleep. We want to depict the atmosphere of academic life in Groningen through your pictures; your study, the city and the everyday concerns of an academic.
2.     You can send photos in an e-mail or via Wetransfer to a.j.wolfkamp@rug.nl , being sure to mention ‘A day in the life of…’ and your contact information. We ask that you number each photo and provide a text file containing a description of each picture in one sentence.
3.     If you send us your photo's before 1st July they might be selected for the new Album Amicorum and/or an exhibition in September. If your photos are selected, you will receive an exemplar, and you will be the first to be invited to the preview of the exhibition.
4.     From the collection of photos, a selection will be made by the University of Groningen together with The Noorderlicht photography foundation. By contributing your photos you are agreeing that (a selection of) the photos (with acknowledgements) can be published in the Album Amicorum (first print September 2014), via social media and/or exhibited in the exhibition of the Noorderlicht Photo Gallery. The photos are exclusively used for the Album Amicorum. There will be no compensation in return.

About the Album Amicorum
The distribution of the Album Amicorum is an age-old tradition which academics carried from University to University. The photo album was used to keep memories of loved-ones and moments alive through images and words. Read more about the Album Amicorum at www.rug.nl/alumni/album .

More information:
Bert Wolfkamp, Ubbo Emmius Fund / Alumni Relations & Fundraising, T: 050-3635456, a.j.wolfkamp@rug.nl

For questions about the photo blog:
Wimer van der Veen (on behalf of Noorderlicht/ University of Groningen), T: 06-164 01 220

Last modified:11 July 2019 12.47 p.m.
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