By Liana Rivas.
The New York Times is looking to document the history and future of high-rise buildings and their effects on issues such as equity, segregation and social responsibilities in cities around the world. Its Opinion Department is asking for photographs from people who have lived or live in or around high-rise buildings. The Times defines the term high-rise as “any kind of vertical housing, including mass housing complexes, with many floors.”
Your pictures will be part of an interactive project directed by filmmaker Katerina Cizek and produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The documentary will be produced in four sections: the first three will be focused on images from The Times’ photography archive, while the fourth will focus on the photographs submitted by the public. You can submit a scanned image, an Instagram or other digital picture, a shot of the exterior or interior of a high-rise, or a photograph that may represent life in or around a high-rise. You can send up to 10 images. The New York Times is also asking, along with the shots, for the story behind the image. All photos must be received by April 1st, 2013, at 6:00pm Eastern time, and must be at least 900 pixels wide. To enter your image, please click here.