Right now in Vancouver a gallery is showing photos from an event held there called the 12X12 Photo Marathon. Participants get 12 hours to photograph 12 themes, a new theme released every hour using a roll of film that only has 12 exposures on it.
After it is over, the photographer returns the roll of film to be processed and judged. The photos are printed, the winners are announced and a month later they show off the photos from the marathon at a gallery.
One of my goals is to run a photo marathon in San Antonio, following the 12×12. I have emailed the organizers of the Vancouver event to ask them what their recommendations are.
As I see it right now the things I will need are:
- A venue on the day it is to begin/Venue for the showing.
- Social Media presence/Blog
- A signup process
- Flyers to post in the camera stores around town
- People interested in participating
Hopefully the nice people in Vancouver can talk me through how they organized their first marathon and I can give it a try from there.
Really excited to get this project going. When I first heard of this event it sounded like something I would want to participate in.
But no one had organized one near me, Vancouver is pretty far.
So I think I am going to have to give it a try.