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Glendale Photographic Record - 2nd Meeting

Hello all members! We are very excited with the first meeting results! We initially discussed the origins of the idea and initial scope and goals. We can summarize it as being to provide images of Glendale today that could/would be added to the City of Glendale Library’s Special Collection- the City’s official historical record. Besides, exhibits with the best images would be held in the City's official venues.

One of our valued members, Ande Boyd, took the task to venture through how Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Request for Qualifications (RFQs, aka Calls for Artists) are handled by local government. This is the mechanism that the Arts & Culture Commission will be using shortly to bring new art to the community-at-large. Our next step will be preparing drafts for the application to have our project submitted to The Arts & Culture Commission. We feel that our project has a strong appeal to this commission due to it's nature.

We asked to the participant members to the first meeting to give their contribution on the aspects that could be focused on the image producing process. We decided that 3 aspects could initially be used as guidelines to were to look for inspiration. They are:

1) A “Resident and His Home” project that would show the owner, his/her residence, 
and how they live in[masked];
2) A “Then and Now” photo exhibition that juxtaposes an older/historical photo with what 
that thing or place looks like today;                                                                            3) An “A Year in the Life of Glendale” project that would document the living city for 12 months. Images might  include “Man-on-the-Street” shots, photos of the City’s special events throughout the year, neighborhood images of things like Halloween or Christmas light displays, and other happenings that show this is how we lived in[masked];

It's important to note that we don't need to be limited to those aspects, but it's essential that we need to keep in mind that all images need to screen: GLENDALE 2013! That said, please do not submit images that don't fulfill this requirement.

We setup a Flicker Group where your images can be uploaded ( ) that's our image repository and from there they will be selected by the commission. You will need a Flickr account and be member of the Flickr Glendale Record  Group, to add you images to the group.

It was suggested that we need to be explicit and transparent in our process for photo selection that may lead to an actual exhibition. The group agreed that we initial organizers would form the Steering Commission (as we decided to call) to decide by vote which images would be displayed. The commission is formed by the 6 attendees to the initial meeting, plus one invited member due to her contributions to the preliminary online discussions. This way we could have a odd number of participants.

We invite you all to participate in the next meeting when we are rounding up the ideas and work together. In any instance limit your participation to the meetings and taking photos, research and political connections are greatly appreciated, the former to guide our image making process, the later for easing the bureaucracy involved in the project. So please get out and start to work, shoot and research and talk to people, that's a lot of fun and reward in this.

Any questions, collaborations, additions, ideas please contact! We see a big opportunity here, be part of it! Be part of Glendale history!

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  • Elena G.

    Exciting project! Can't wait to get the meetups lined up to get people out there shooting!

    September 8, 2013

  • Alfredo T.

    The project is moving forward stronger, it's exciting!

    September 8, 2013

  • Ande B.

    Such a good team!!! I'm excited about the opportunities we will be providing to help folks become better photographers and display their work. :)))

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Catherine

    Exciting to be a part of something that will be capture a part of the history of Glendale.

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Ande B.

    Glendale Record Steering Committee
    7 September[masked]:30 a.m.

    This is the second meeting of the Glendale Record Steering Committee, a subset of the Glendale Photography Meetup Group.

    I. Roundtable Introductions (For the benefit of those new to the group)

    II. Old Business
    A. Comments/corrections to minutes (All)
    B. Comments on Google Drive workspace, Flickr Photo Repository (All)
    C. Report back on progress toward Historic Image List (Marvin)

    III. New Business
    A. Letter to Glendale Historical Society (Alfredo)
    B. Rough Draft RFP/RFQ submittal- Background Info (Ande)
    C. Ideas to engage Glendale Photography Meetup Group (GPMG) in the project (All)
    D. Other

    IV. Next Steps
    A. Follow-up assignments (All)
    B. Next meeting date and time (All)

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Alfredo T.

    The meeting is confirmed we have to keep the project going, I'm sure that as the weather cools down will be easy that more people will join. It doesn't have to be a long meeting and we all can go on our weekend plans. See you all tomorrow 9:30 am.

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would suggest you require any submitted photos to the Flickr group have EXIF and GPS information to verify they were taken in (or of) Glendale and the date.

    August 27, 2013

    • Myron L.

      Adding GPS information manually onto a photo documents location on the photo so someone later on can validate it. It's not cheating. It's adding information. If you didnt know, Any EXIF and data info can be changed easily. Anything digital can be changed. So having a device to automatically add information to a photo does not mean it is authentic. I add my gps data to all my photos manually so I can recall where I shot them in the future.

      August 29, 2013

    • Ande B.

      Susan, It is *definitely* fluid. I'm sure we will need to think more about organization in Flickr. We're still so new to the project.

      August 30, 2013

  • Graeme

    Got some great neighborhood Halloween photos but Oct. 2012, only three months out.

    August 29, 2013

    • Ande B.

      We're trying to keep everything from August to August. I notice that you live in Glendale, maybe you can capture some images of Halloween this year. And other days too! :)

      August 30, 2013

  • Ande B.

    Hi! I just want to reiterate Alfredo's invitation from the Glendale Record Steering Committee to all of you to take photos of Glendale today (Aug 2013 - Aug 2014). This project is foremost about the historical record, but it may include an exhibition, two or three, of the work submitted. We cannot promise your images will be included in any Art Exhibitions derived from this effort, but they might! So have fun shooting!

    1 · August 27, 2013

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