TIME Wants Your Instagram Photos

Want to be featured in TIME? Our editors want your Instagram photos to illustrate a magazine story on mobile technology.

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Hello, Instagrammers! TIME is looking at the role of the cellphone in everyday life, and we want your phone pictures to help illustrate this project. Our goal is to feature your photos from around the world–and show as many countries as possible.

To become a part of the project, include the hashtag #TIMEwireless when you post your picture to Instagram so that we and our partners may use it. (The photo you submit must be taken by you and you acknowledge that use of the photo will not violate anyone’s rights.)

Please include a caption with your name and where in the world you’re located, and geotag the photo.

Need suggestions for what to shoot? Here are a few ideas from our editors:

  • Self-portrait
  • Your home
  • What you ate for breakfast this morning
  • Landscape that shows where in the world you are

We are accepting submissions now, so please send your pictures today. We ask that users submit a maximum of three photos — and that photos submitted be taken on, or after July 18th.

29 comments
HunterKirk
HunterKirk

I don't know why you wouldn't want to get paid for your photos by time.If I were you I wouldn't complain about it because in the end you're getting some money and who knows what that one photo will lead to.It may lead to other great things just from one photo that time had bought.I have a way where you can take photos and sell them on instagram decent money and if you'd like to know more about how you can make money selling your photos on instagram then go to http://instagramimpact.com

Kate Bevan
Kate Bevan

Doesn't anybody *pay* for content any more? Shame on you, Time. 

Sarah Adler
Sarah Adler

EVERYONE!

Please follow my photography account on instagram. I would really really appreciate it. I just created this, thank you SO MUCH! :) @caughtyourlove @caughtyourlove

Luca
Luca

i`m curios what have u been receiving :d 

Luca
Luca

when is this instagram photo contest gonna end ? 

CultFitz
CultFitz

It's a shame that a huge publication like this fishes for free content, and then, in turn, so many people are willing to give it away for the imaginary currency of "exposure."  I feel that magazines and media are in the predicament they are in because they are interested in paying less and less for content.  Would TIME ask accountants to do their taxes for free?  And would accountants agree?

rousbib
rousbib

@rousbib:disqus hard to geotag my symmetrical world ! :) 

A. Greg Raymond
A. Greg Raymond

Time's request is awfully vague with no mention of any sort of compensation. I am also curious about the Terms and Conditions. Am I wrong in assuming any submission grants Time the right to redistribute the image in the future with no further compensation to the creator? 

Michael E. Keating
Michael E. Keating

So a model release in the appropriate ASMP form will suffice......and how much are you paying for the photographs?????

Parveen Banderker
Parveen Banderker

I'm sure TIME will at the very least post the user's Twitter handle...right? 

Max Blinkhorn
Max Blinkhorn

Boring - been done before - not going to bother reading such unfocused rubbish. Yawn.

Pocketstock
Pocketstock

Mobile technology and phone images shouldn't equal free content. Photographers should always be credited and compensated accordingly if you, and your "partners", use their images in your publications and online.There's a whole new generation of photographers out there producing mobile photos and they're not necessarily aware of the fact they should be getting paid if someone uses their material. As a stock photography agency which also sells mobile content, we help these new photographers monetize their phone images and we'll be launching the most sophisticated commercial app which will help them do that. That's perhaps what you should be writing about?

Jane Collins
Jane Collins

Can you give me an email address for someone I can contact regarding this article as I have some interesting info.

Ana
Ana

Actually the people above make a valid point. Sorry Time, but if there is no credit to the actual photographer or compensation, doesn't this diminish the beauty of a photographers talent? Re-think how you phrased the article. Blessings

Wallace
Wallace

I'm not sure if something is wrong with my browser, but the part where you say how much you pay per published image seems to be missing.

Frederick
Frederick

instagram only? how about streamzoo?! 

omg! mobile photography monopolized. again.

"TIME Wants your Mobile Photos" ... sounds better, eh?

Frederick
Frederick

instagram only? how about streamzoo?! 

Eric Hazard
Eric Hazard

TIME - shame on you for not paying for content. Photography is art and the artist should be compensated accordingly. 

KKDiscussion
KKDiscussion

Will the article discuss the increasing practice of leading magazines using content for free?

Rainy Cloud
Rainy Cloud

You can take any picture of mine, but I don't have Instagram! 

Mauricio Godoy
Mauricio Godoy

Eric, I believe you are missing the point of this contest. 

TIME is a publication that shares its content with us on a daily basis, but this time is pausing to welcome and elevate the content Instagram fans like myself happily generate on a daily basis. TIME is giving us the opportunity to create something together - to participate by becoming more involved with the magazine beyond simply reading its pages.

I, for one, would be honored to have my photo featured in this 90 year old magazine. That is a priceless honor that could not be satisfied by any monetary figure.  TIME is establishing an interactive channel with its audience, and despite sounding like the most attractive option, money isn't always the greatest compensation.

Have a good day.

Instagram: @@mauricioswg:disqus

Crystal Tierney
Crystal Tierney

I can contact regarding this article as I have some interesting info...AlluringWay.blogspot.com

Tom White
Tom White

 Maurico, with all due respect, do you turn up to your day job (which I assume is not a photography related one) and tell your boss it's an honour to work for the firm and as such you would happily waive your pay packet as the pride you take in your work is one that surpasses any monetary reward?

I have had the great honour of having my work published in TIME, and they paid me for it. If they publish your work, they should pay you too. As Greg points out in reply, the honour is a badge I can wear, a

feather in my cap, but it can't pay my rent, or my kid's school fees.

A. Greg Raymond
A. Greg Raymond

Time Magazine relies on top quality content, articles and images. The stronger the content equals a larger audience for them. The larger the audience the more they charge for their advertising. That's how they make money. As a professional photographer, I can not take my photo published in Time magazine with my name on it to the grocery store and buy groceries with it. I promise you, they are fishing for free content.

It is an honor to have work published. I get giddy every time one of my photos is published, but, you, like me, deserve fair compensation for any content you provide to them. Time magazine has a responsibility that they are neglecting. They are taking advantage of you and insulting the entire professional creative community.

Mauricio Godoy
Mauricio Godoy

Tom, I turn up to my day job because I expect to be paid for my work. I turn up to this Instagram contest because I am willfully sharing my photos for free. If you don't want your photos used, then don't use the hashtag TIME provided. It's as simple as that.