invites you to submit photographs to our ever-growing archive of images

Please take the time to read the instructions carefully on the formats we can accept and the additional information we need. We take submissions via email to or via snail mail. We will consider all submissions, but we cannot guarantee that all photos submitted will be added to the archive.

In submitting images and writings, I understand that although precautions will be taken, I cannot hold Collected Visions, Lorie Novak, New York University, or any museum or service provider associated with the project responsible if my images are taken off the Web Site, and/or used by others. In submitting my photographs, I am giving permission for my images to be used in all aspects of the Collected Visions project.

Image Sizes

Size for use on the Web and possible use in Lorie Novak's Collected Visions Installations amd upcoming artist book:
at least 1200 pixels(w) x 800 pixels or larger at 300dpi

Size for Collected Visions on the Web only:
vertical images- 600 pixels high by whatever at 72 dpi or larger
horizontal images- 600 pixels wide by whatever at 72 dpi or larger
square images- 600 x 600 pixels at 72 dpi or larger

File Formats
We can accept JPEG, PICT, PNG, TIFF, Photoshop files at a resolution of 72 dpi or higher. Compressed files directly from digital cameras work great as well.

Additional Information We Need

When you mail or email your photograph as an attachment, please include the following information that we need for our database:

  • Time Period: early or late 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, etc.
  • caption for photo
  • Who is in the Photo: i.e., sisters, mother/children, friends, couple etc.
  • Where photo was taken: if US, what state; if non US, what country
  • Is the setting urban, suburban or rural?
  • Approximate age of children in the photo
  • Categories that aren't obvious: vacation, religious ceremony, birthday party, holiday, dressed up, graduation, at home, etc. (see search page for possible categories)
  • Is there anything unusual or interesting about the photo?
  • Do you have a story for your photo(s) to post in the Collected Visions Gallery?

Snail Mail

You can always use good old regular mail to send us your snapshots, and COLLECTED VISIONS will pay return postage. Please Note: Although the greatest care will be taken, we cannot be responsible for any loss or damage to the photographs.

Department of Photography and Imaging
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10003

If you any questions, please email

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