Events: Quarter I, II, III and IV / 2019
Q I/2019: Confusion
Q II/2019: Revival
Q III/2019: Continuity
Q IV/2019: Best Of 2019
- The organisational problems within the WWP are a thing of the past. We are back to regular upload periods. Themes for the events 2020 will be announced in the WWP facebook group.
- Shooting period is Januray to December 19 for Q IV.
- Monitor the WWP facebook group for information on when the preparation server will be open. You can request your own account/profile page on the server during this period, as well as asking to be part of the Late Edit (see below). It will then be closed temporarily for finalizing and editing of the first edition.
- The new event’s site will be made public as soon as this administrative check is complete.
- There will be a Late Edit period after the first edition is made public, and a second, extended edition will be published after Late Edit is completed.
Essay for Best of 2019
The Best Of Year events do not have a theme. Each participant is free to choose the panorama they consider their “Best Of” this year, no matter if it’s from a technical or personal point of view. The photography period spans the whole year, from January to December.
Essay for "Continuity":
When you look up “continuity“ in a well known web-encyclopedia, your first hits will be in the field of mathematics and science: Continuous Probability Distribution, Law of Continuity, Graph Continuity, Scott Continuity, Kolmogorov Continuity Theorem, Continuity Test, Continuous Wave and so on… Undoubtedly there are fascinating ideas behind these concepts and theories. For some …
In our everyday life, the question of continuity in seen more in a social sense, as in politics, society, family or sports.
It is widely accepted that a total lack of continuity is generally not a good thing. It’s omission is associated with disruption, unrest, unstable systems, sharp breaks, loss of family or knowledge, lack of wholeness and even revolution.
But is continuity in itself a good thing?
That totally depends on the concept or structure that is being continued.
In politics for example there are some nations on this earth where small groups or families have established a system of government with very high continuity. Some without most of the civic rights known to democratic societies. In some of those states a growing number of inhabitants tends more towards revolution than towards continuity. On the other hand, some other nations hold their continuous leaders or figureheads in great esteem and in turn enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship.
There are also situations and societies where continuity is highly desirable, and not just for the people.
The passing on to following generations of old skills, art, philosophical and religious ideas, teachings and values are shining examples. Over the centuries those societies have developed mostly good traditions which are ensuring a continuity for a good, free, creative and humane life.
Throughout the world, countries, organisations and individuals are working to preserve endangered species both wild and domestic, and their habitat, hoping to ensure them of some continuity. Seed banks and DNA repositories have been established to preserve genetic material for future generations.
In stable settings and environments, good traditions can ensure a good continuity for society and the world as a whole. However presently we are experiencing massive changes in the global climate that are going to affect so many aspects of our life worldwide very deeply.
What does “Continuity” mean to you?
Essay for "Revival":
Some ideas refuse to die. The WWP is one of them. Through many years and trials we’ve pulled through, and become a bigger and better community for it.
Our next theme is “Revival”. Not just our Revival, but a celebration of the Revival of everything that is worth while.
Look around you and see that which is old … and has become new again. Tell us about it in pictures.
Often Revivals take a new and exciting perspective on old ideas. Sometimes they just can’t be improved on …
Some things to think about and get you started:
- Blacksmithing - an ancient art still practiced by a few and growing in popularity;
- Sea/tree change - reversing the drive to the big cities and reviving small towns in the process;
- Fashion - all bets off!!!!! Anything goes … and comes back!
- Food - what traditional dishes have suddenly become popular again? How have they changed?
- Music - how it changes with the years to stay relevant and exciting. eg orchestral flashmobs;
- Arts and craft - tried arm-knitting yet? Ot yarn bombing?
- How about the wonderful “graffiti” streets giving talented artists buildings as canvases;
- Transport - we might think electric vehicles are new, but do you know they date back to 1832?
- In the aftermath of natural disaster - how communities revive their cities, towns and villages;
Essay for "Confusion":
Confusion : a state in which everything is out of order. (Merriam-Webster)
Confusion : at loose ends Unsettled, undecided, lacking direction or goal; uncommitted to one’s present position and uncertain of one’s future status. A loose end is anything that is left hanging or not properly attached, as a piece of fabric or a seemingly superfluous detail. (The free dictionary by Farlex)
Feel free with the panoramic interpretation of confusion.