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New York Times Crowdsources Readers’ Photos For A Decade Of Images

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Because there is such a thing as a free lunch, as long as you promise that your meal will be featured in The New York Times: “Documenting The Decade” is the NYT’s interactive photo gallery of over a hundred pictures taken this decade, none of them by New York Times paid photographers.

Instead, the Times asked readers to submit their photos and built an interactive player so you can see when people took the most photos in the past ten years (September 11 is neck-and-neck with Obama’s Presidential win, but it’s really this year’s Hudson River crash and the Inauguration that spiked this nation’s shutterbugs).

Each photographer gets a photo credit and a little blurb about their picture, but we wonder the relative merit of just giving your pictures to a major news org so they can do a round-up without having to shell out a dime to the individuals who actually did the work for this piece. Citizen journalism in the making!

Read More: Documenting The DecadeNew York Times

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