Originally Posted by eddie
Your lucky. That was what I was hoping for. I had never given it any thought until last year. Then I had a talk with my family about preservation in Nov of 2012. I found out my wife and estranged daughter in law plan to trash all my photography when I kick off. That got me motivated with preservation before all my work ends up in the nearest dumpster. (I had already lost all my work from the 1980's - 1990's in a flood.)
With my second rate stuff I have been putting some of it on Wiki Commons. If it is not museum quality and I am not embarrassed by it, I can send it to the WIKI. With my first rate work, I have had some success getting it into 24 museums and rare book libraries. With about 75% of the acceptance being from prestigious libraries. (I solicited about 235 museums and about 90 libraries to get into 24.)
The museums are very tough to get in. They require the Curator of Photography accepting the images to present to the Deputy Director. Then the Deputy Director must present them to the Director. Then the Director has to present to the Board of Directors and they must approve.
On top of this is the fact that the vast majority of museums are overloaded with photos and have little room. (So they say, but 'no room' may also be an excuse to reject in a nice way.) I have also offered high res TIFF files to the museums that say they are short on room. But as yet, no luck with acceptance of digital files.
Last edited by Iluvmycam; 07-11-2013 at 09:18 AM. Click to view previous post history.