HAND/EYE Submission Guidelines
HAND/EYE is eager to expand its network of correspondents. We can rarely pay for articles and photography, as we are still in the early stages of development. But we give full credit and cooperation to our supporters, and strive to present their work in the best manner possible.
We are interested in stories told in succinct, focused, topical and relevant words and pictures. If you have an idea for an article, you can submit a summary of the idea along with writing samples to:
If you have a finished story or photo essay, you may do the same.
Some of the ideas we would like to cover appear below – but this is by no means an exclusive list.
Design and development
Design as a means toward enhancing artisan income at home and abroad; Design specifically directed to create employment and empowerment where it is most needed
Design as a way to address environmental issues and other social circumstances
Design as a tool to preserve culture through inspired adaptation and pragmatic evolution
Design which better addresses the human needs of producer and consumer (aka, maker and market) – from self-expression to shelter and protection.
Discussion of ethical platforms of all stripes and colors and their effect on creating inspired retail experiences which enrich producers, enlighten customers and sustain retailers
Discussion of non-traditional commerce and innovative NGO action as relevant to artisanry and artisans, consumers and retailers, designers and product, culture and commerce
Where desirable, present information on market trends which could be useful to artisans and others
Discuss new ideas affecting makers, designers, retailers, consumers -- sometimes through exploring the thought and activity of creative people, sometimes examining cultural phenomena at large
Cultural storytelling and preservation
In words and pictures, tell stories of traditional peoples and makers as a way to build bridges between "us" and "them"
Illustrate and examine craft and other cultural traditions so that they might be seen and valued, and so that communities of interested actors might come together to help preserve them in practical, innovative ways
What is economic development? What government and NGO programs are effective? How can prospective donors gauge the efficiency and efficacy of various organizations and their programs? How can people at large get involved and support effective programs?
Highlighting products that do good, are good, and portend good