The Photography Studio of GrignanoJuly 29, 2007
Photography Contest 29: ORIGAMI
A Thousand Cranes
The paper crane has become an international symbol of peace in recent years as a result of its connection to the story of a young Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki born in 1943. Sadako was two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. As she grew up, Sadako was a strong, courageous and athletic girl. In 1955, at age 11, while practicing for a big race, she became dizzy and fell to the ground. Sadako was diagnosed with Leukemia, “the atom bomb” disease.
Sadako’s best friend told her of an old Japanese legend which said that anyone who folds a thousand paper cranes would be granted a wish. Sadako hoped that the gods would grant her a wish to get well so that she could run again. She started to work on the paper cranes and completed over 1000 before dying on October 25, 1955 at the age of twelve.
The contest themes are always loose – any interpretation is good. The theme is origami. Do ANYTHING you want. For me, I will think about peace.
Especially fun: building “origami” sculptures and then screenshotting them in different places.
You may make something like an animated texture or other cool thing if you want. You don’t have any tight limits. If you make something cool that doesn’t seem to fit the “textures” requirement just enter it anyway.
Straight snaps or manipulated – it’s all good.
Enter by: 6 August 2007
Exhibition: 6 August – 26 August 2007 in the Photography Studio upstairs gallery.
We will have an awards ceremony – time TBA.
Enter 3 textures of Second Life screenshots.
Textures can be no bigger than 512×512 – rectangular photos saved as 512×512 regain their proportions once they are put on a prim.
Title entries with your name + title <—= so I don’t lose it in my inventory
Send them to Osprey Therian with MOD permission and COPY permission.
Give me an IM so I know to look for them.
Don’t send them in a notecard – I say this as I look at textures every day but I rarely look at notecards. If I don’t get your heads-up the entry gets buried under the billion spam notecards I get per week. I hate it when things get lost – the only entries to’ve been lost thus far were in notecards.
The Photography Studio is located in The Brownstone East, Grignano
Grignano is a pg sim. <–=