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HISTORY CHANNEL PROJECT (article first published : 2007-02-24)

A photographic project produced by The History Channel on DStv Channel 68 hopes to encourage South Africans to reveal a moment in their past in a photograph.

The History Channel is broadcast to over 1.3 million homes across the African continent. The channel brings to life the history that is such an integral part of human development. Entertaining and informative - and often more than a little surprising - the channel’s compelling award-winning documentaries examine the events and experiences that have shaped the world from ancient times.

The Photos For The Future project was launched in January 2007. It is not a project for professional photographers but rather one that calls on all South Africans to go through their photographs and find one that best captures a moment in their lives and submit it with a short written account of the photo.

It can be an existing photograph or even a new one that the entrant feels best captures a moment in history. This must be submitted together with a short memoir of no more than 150 words, describing why the photograph is of personal or historic value and why it would be valuable to future generations.

The categories for entry are: Sport; Politics; Family; Celebrity/Fashion; City, town or township.

The initiative is a strong reminder of the value of photography in recording the everyday lives of people around South Africa.

What makes Photos For The Future so inspiring is the way it creates a lasting visual record of life in South Africa to benefit future generations through the collection of personal photos and stories.

Entries close at the end of April 2007 and those photographs selected will form part of a special Photos For the Future programme to be broadcast in May 2007 on The History Channel’s international feed.

Says Merlin Naicker MultiChoice Africa’s Content Manager and project leader for the Photos For the Future Project, “We all know that a photograph is worth a thousand words and for many of us, it’s a moment in time that we cherish and then pass onto our descendants. In the case of the Photos for the Future project, South Africans now have a chance to turn those photographs into something really special by being part of the recorded history of this country in a way that will have a lasting impact.”

All submissions become the property of the History Channel and can be used at the discretion of The History Channel.

The project was inspired by a similar initiative in the UK which saw over 12,000 photos submitted and two books published as well as many photographs uploaded onto the Photos For The Future website.

Email your photograph and caption to photoscompetition@multichoice.co.za or send them to PO Box 1575, Saxonwold, 2132. Please include a return address to ensure that the return of your valuable picture.




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