In Polling Places the New York Times asks readers to send photos from places where they vote. It makes exciting photo journalism. Not just the individual photos, but the collection is very interesting.
Digital cameras are almost omnipresent. If you – as the provider – make the goals of a project simple, clear and easy everybody can join and help you to create very exciting collection. Resulting in a set of pictures that can only be made if you are able to ask the collective of readers and contributers the right question.
Citizen Journalism starts by asking the right question at the right time and is not always about being at the right place at the right time.
Photo: The polling place in Mongtomery Township, NJ. submitted by M. Prendergast.