The National Museum of American History in Washington, DC is working on an upcoming exhibit based on the Disney parks, and they want your photos to travel through time, showcasing candid family moments as well as the evolution of the parks.
What is happening:
- Have you ever been to Disneyland Where Walt Disney World? Have you posed for a photo in front of Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella’s Castle? Maybe take a selfie while eating an iconic Mickey Premium Bar or get an autograph from a famous character? If so, the National Museum of American History wants you to share your photos with them.
- The National Museum of American History team is working on a future project and is looking for images that capture your experiences as guests at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. If you submit a photo and/or story, they may appear in the museum’s future project.
- The museum is looking for photos of you, your friends and family at Disneyland or Walt Disney World and the story of what the photo and the visit mean to you. When was the visit, and with whom? What feelings did it evoke for you?
- They want to see photographs that show the Disney Parks as you have experienced them: posing with characters, tired and sleeping children, families, couples, individuals, people of all levels, ethnicities, ages, riding rides , eating together, looking at maps – the usual stuff – across all decades and time periods, especially as Disney parks change and evolve over time. Candid and poised, even fingers on the lens are A-OK, the museum can crop photos for composition, so don’t hold back on blurry or double exposure photos.
- The museum has limited space for the future exhibition and states that it will not be able to use all the images it receives. Privacy and permission rules will also impact the images they use. For example: if you are not the child in the photo (or their guardian), they will not be able to use photos in which a child’s face is identifiable. Ditto for the Disney actors.
- The museum would appreciate the highest resolution images you have, and scans are fine, in jpg, pdf, png or tiff format. You can send your photo(s) to [email protected] with a few sentences on the photo and your story of the Disney Park. Don’t forget to include your name and the best way to get in touch.