Want to see people treat each other better? The Envision Kindness Select Photographers Program was created for talented and compassionate photographers who have a deep interest in seeing people treat each other better and experience happiness.
Invited photographers, or photographers already affiliated with collaborating partner organizations, are eligible to submit. If you have not yet been invited but would like to apply to be considered for the Select Photographers Program, see below for how to get involved!
WHAT IS ENVISION KINDNESS?
Envision Kindness is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote kindness and caring by using kindness media that has been scientifically proven to increase happiness, gratitude, and generosity. Take a look around our site to learn more!
WHAT KIND OF IMAGES ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are seeking high quality images depicting acts of kindness, love, resilience, and support. We welcome individual image submissions as well as photo essays of up to ten photographs.
Top row: Cynthia Fusco, NAME, Mark Joseph Pasciolco, Takbir Mappe | Bottom row: Tijana Nedeljkovic, Jon Kent, Mark Linel Padecio, NAME.
What will we do with selected images?
Our main use of the images will be to craft them into short videos and show them in high-stress environments such as hospitals and schools. We call this kindness media EnSpireTM. We understand the science and have studied the impact of these videos — they rapidly uplift viewers and decrease stress, irritation, and anxiety. They also affect how people treat each other!
We might also use the images in our social media posts, on our website, and potentially in digital or printed publications, videos, and galleries.
Here is a sample video where you can see how we use the images to inspire people:
All image usage will be exclusively for Envision Kindness projects, outreach, and mission building in a non-commercial way. By non-commercial, we mean that the submitted images will not be sold or licensed to third parties for commercial use (in conjunction with advertising a product or service) without the prior consent of, and further compensation, to the photographer.
How often can you submit?
Select Photographers are welcome to submit up to ten images of kindness to Envision Kindness for consideration per month. There is no limit to the total number of images we might accept per month through this program. The more images you have accepted, the more you will be able to earn and the more impact you will have!
Will people know the image is yours?
Yes! All photographers will be visibly credited for their work. Our goal is for the photographers who are part of this mission to be recognized for both their artistic and humanistic contributions.
If your image is accepted, will you still own your image?
Yes! You retain the copyright to your image. If your image is accepted, you give Envision Kindness non-exclusive license to use your image in our work to promote kindness. Read more about our Terms & Conditions here.
Will you be compensated for your images?
Yes! In appreciation of photographers sharing high-quality work, we provide an honorarium for images that we accept through this program. Envision Kindness will also release calls for images depicting specific subject matter throughout the year, and if an image is submitted in response to one of those calls and is accepted, the photographer will receive a bonus on top of our usual honorarium.
|# of Accepted Images||Honorarium||Image in response to a call?|
|1-10||$75 (USD) for each accepted image||Add $10 (USD) for each accepted image|
|11-20||$85 (USD) for each accepted image||Add $10 (USD) for each accepted image|
|21 or more||$100 (USD) for each accepted image||Add $10 (USD) for each accepted image|
Please note that only photographers invited to be part of the Select Photographers Program are eligible to submit images for consideration, and an honorarium will only be paid for submitted images that are accepted. If an image is not accepted, it will not be added to our library, and we will not use it in any way.
Photographers will need to agree to a nonexclusive licensing agreement with Envision Kindness for each accepted image.
Is there anything else you should know?
Photographers participating in this program are part of a bigger effort to elevate kindness, joy, compassion, and love in our communities. Accepted images will be streamed into impactful locations, shared across the internet, and integrated into programming that helps improve the quality of life for people around the world.
By participating in the Envision Kindness Select Photographers program, you will not only increase visibility and awareness of your work and photography, you will also help to make the world a better place.
Technical requirements and image submission guidelines can be found in our Terms, or on our website at the link below.
Photo credits: Mehmet Yilmaz, NAME Palatino
Every three months, we will be announcing the three “most impactful photos of the quarter” – stay tuned!
Special thanks to our collaborating partner organizations who help us to connect with talented photographers for this program.
Want to participate in the Select Photographers program but haven’t been invited yet? Email us at [email protected] with a link to your website, Instagram account, or a PDF portfolio of your work (please don’t send images as email attachments) and we will get back to you!
Photo credits: Aung Myo Tun, NAME.