An exhibition of stories of 100 people and 100 rivers

Looking at the Mekong: A Story of Rivers and People

(working title)




76 people have joined

(as of Sept. 16)

76%

24 more participants needed!

November 24 - December 07
@ Gallery Sangsang madang @ Hongdae, Seoul
November 24 - December 07
@ Gallery Sangsang madang @ Hongdae, Seoul

The word "river" can mean different things for different people.


It can be a place that stores one's childhood summertime memories of playing in the water

A tranquil trail along which one can take a stroll in the company of tall lush grasses

Or a vigorous workplace where cascading sweat blends into the diligent stream.


With the constant run of water that is the source of all life, rivers are what makes our lives and time flow.


Send in photos of rivers that hold a special memory or reflect the value of mundane moments.


You and 99 other people's rivers will interconnect to create a vast ocean of lost stories of the everyday.


Who can participate

  • Someone who has travelled to or lived in one of the countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion in Southeast Asia
  • Locals or migrants from one of the countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia

     * Countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

How to participate

Submit by email photographs that apply to any of the following, along with written description of the photos. (Descriptions need to be at least 3-4 sentences long.)

Those who have travelled to or lived in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia

  • Photos of rivers and streams in the Mekong region
  • Photos that portray everyday lives of people and wildlife that rely on the Mekong River to survive

Locals or migrants from the Greater Mekong Region of Southeast Asia

  • Photos that hold childhood memories of playing in the river 
  • Photos that document precious moments of the everyday life
  • (In case of migrants) Photos that remind of and help remember home

※ Notice

Please only submit photos that were taken by yourself or your family. Photos stolen from other people will not be accepted as a submission.

Submission deadline

Applications will be open until we reach our goal of 100 participants!

Where to send

mekongphoto2021@gmail.com

(An acknowledgement email will be sent upon confirmation of your submission's receipt. If you don't get an acknowledgement email within 3 days after submission, please send your submission again.)

What to send

  • Photograph submission
  • A short written description of the photos that are being submitted (more than 3-4 sentences long)
  • Name of participant
  • Phone number of participant (for participation-related contact purposes only)
  • Postal address of participant (for gift delivery purposes only)

Participation benefits

All those who submit photographs will:

  • Be listed as one of the artists of the show.
  • Be sent a small gift and a copy of the exhibition brochure.

FAQ

Q. Is it okay if my photos aren't very high-definition?

A. If the photo holds a story that fits the purpose and theme of the exhibition, the quality of the photo itself doesn't matter.

Q. What if the photos weren't taken with professional devices?

A. It doesn't matter what kind of device the photos were taken with - cell phones, smartphones, compact cameras, and even disposable cameras.

Q. I want to submit a printed photograph.

A. You can scan the printed photo and send it via email.

Q. Is there a minimum/maximum number of photos I can submit?

A. Nope! You can submit as many photos as you want.

Q. Do I have to participate under my real name?

A. It would be appreciated if you allowed us to use your real name, but if you do not wish to make your real name known, then you are absolutely welcome to use a nickname or pseudonym.

Q. Is there a monetary reward for participating?

A. Since this is a not-for-profit event hosted by an NGO as a civil participatory campaign, there won't be a monetary reward for being in the show. If you need a certificate that acknowledges your participation, please inquire separately.

Q. What should I write for the photo's description?

A. Anything that lets us know about the story behind the photo. Tell us in several sentences what kind of memories the photo holds, your intention for taking it, what you wanted to express by it etc. 

Q. I am not Korean. In what language should I write the photo's description?

A. You can write it in any language that you feel the most comfortable using. It doesn't have to be in Korean or English.

Q. How will the submitted photos be used?

A. The submitted photos will be used exclusively as a part of the exhibits of the show <Looking at the Mekong: A Story of Rivers and People>. Since this is a free exhibition that will not generate any profit from ticket sales, you can be assured that your photos will not be used for commercial purposes.

For more information, please contact: mekongphoto2021@gmail.com 



Exhibition planned and organized by

Jongjin Lim @ Studio Dalpaengi


A social enterprise that, with 'people-first photography' as its core value, strives to promote human dignity of people of developing countries. 

Hosted by

PIDA (People's Initiative for Development Alternatives)


As an NGO that specializes in advocacy in the international development cooperation field, we promote ideas for development alternatives that allow people to prosper. 

Sponsored by

Babo Nanum Foundation


A foundation that works toward achieving universal human development and building a world where no one is left behind.

Exhibition planned and organized by

Jongjin Lim (Photographer) @ Studio Dalpaengi

A social enterprise that, with 'people-first photography' as its core value, strives to promote human dignity of people of developing countries. 

Hosted by

Sponsored by

PIDA (People's Initiative for Development Alternatives)


As an NGO that specializes in advocacy in the international development cooperation field, we promote ideas for development alternatives that allow people to prosper. 

Babo Nanum Foundation


A foundation that works toward achieving universal human development and building a world where no one is left behind.