Entitled We Are All Photographers Now: The Rapid Mutation of Amateur Photography in the Digital Age, the exhibit focuses on the advancement of photographic technology and how it has enabled people from all over the world to easily capture and display those images.
The museum curators put out a call to amateur photographers everywhere to send images of other amateur photographers taking photos of major events or well-known locations. These photos would be randomly selected for display in the exhibit. Selected photos would be displayed for one week during the exhibit, which runs from February 8th through May 20th. At the end of each week, new photos are selected for display.
At the time I heard of the exhibit we had recently returned from a weekend in Paris. During our trip I had been routinely frustrated by other photographers getting in the way of my own photos. In the end I decided to experiment and see if I could find ways to incorporate them into the photos rather then stew about their very existence on this earth.
Therefore, I happened to have some photographs that fit the theme and I sent in this one...
After I sent it, I promptly forgot all about it.
Yesterday I received an e-mail informing me that my photograph was currently on display and would remain for the rest of this week. They even included a picture of my photograph displayed in the museum.
Sadly, I am unable to go to Lausanne to see it before it is replaced by the new batch of photos.
But I am still oddly pleased that it was selected.
According to the museum's website they have now received 28,923 photographs from 7,707 photographers in 128 countries.
If you would like to send in your own photograph, click here.