As an immigrant of sorts [I was born in NYC but grew up in India], with strong leanings to both the East Indian culture and the American way of life, I didn’t, however, want to live a hyphenated existence.
Earlier this year, I signed on as the Image Editor for InTheFray a website run entirely by volunteers from different walks of life and in different parts of the country. The site’s core mission is to tackle issues of identity and community in a diasporic milieu. While we may ping pong between terms such as “tossed salad” or “cup of soup” to describe the immigrant experience in America today, InTheFray attempts to help me make some sense of the various interactions and social relationships we maintain.
InTheFray needs your input, however. It seeks your writing and photography. And I am sending this call out to anybody who is interested in getting their work exhibited on a nationally known web site. While we may not be able to compensate you financially, the site does attract at least 10,000 unique visitors each month. That’s a lot of eye balls, folks!
If you are interested in sending your work in, please first read our contributor policies posted here. This page also describes the four channels of the magazine — IDENTIFY, IMAGINE, INTERACT, and IMAGE — that accept content from contributors.
Each of these channels needs art and/or photographs for the stories they feature (usually about 1 photo/image for every 1,000 words). The IMAGE Channel, which is our visual arts section, features photo essays and other visual essays.
Please let me know whether you are more interested in contributing a photo essay to IMAGE or whether you would like to contribute photos on an as-needed basis for the other channels. If you’re interested in contributing to IMAGE, please e-mail me, about your specific story ideas. If you are interested in contributing art and/or photos for the rest of our site, please contact Laura Pohl, our Art Director with your specific questions and ideas.
Rest assured while we are based in the US, InTheFray isn’t an American-centric project. Currently on display, in the IMAGE channel, is a interesting photo essay on Tibetan exiles in Dhamasala, India.