(Minghui.org) Dear Falun Dafa Practitioners in China and around the rest of the world,
Welcome to 2022! May 13 this year marks the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the world. Together with Master as well as everyday people, we have gone through an unprecedented period of time in history over the past three decades. It was an arduous and astonishing process full of twists and turns. It was also the extraordinary creation of Lord Buddha’s boundless compassion that rectified heaven and earth making the cosmos everlasting. The persecution of Falun Dafa is like fire that refines and purifies genuine gold. The beings forged by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance will coexist with the new cosmos.
In the Minghui editorial “Our Compassionate and Venerable Master” published in July 2000, it wrote, “In the year 2000, everyone in the world is relieved that we have made it through many crises and have entered into yet another era. Of all the people in the world, who is capable of knowing why human beings are so fortunate. How many soothsayers have now lost their appeal? And yet it is our Master, who has enabled humankind to have this hope for survival, has been bearing the karma that was produced from the deterioration of humankind throughout the course of history.” “Cherish it, humankind. That humankind has made it to the year 2000 is not to give humankind prosperity, and even less is it to allow humankind to continue creating karma for their own selfish interests.”
In the past 23 years of cultivation practice during the Fa-rectification, Falun Dafa disciples’ efforts and sacrifices under the guidance of Dafa have brought hope to mankind and a future for the cosmos. Our vows will be fulfilled soon, yet we have no way to pay back the tremendous compassion from Master.
To commemorate the unprecedented significance that the 30th Anniversary of Falun Dafa’s Introduction to the World means to all of mankind and the cosmos, Minghui Editorial will launch a series of “calls for submissions” to help Dafa disciples to walk the final journey well with determination and righteous thoughts. We hope everyone can improve their xinxing solidly to assist Master saving sentient beings.
In the first of this series, we are calling for excellent photographic works related to the 30th Anniversary, from Dafa disciples around the world.
Desired Effects of Excellent Photographic Works
A picture is worth a thousand words. An outstanding photographic work can vividly depict the grandeur scene of Falun Dafa’s wide dissemination in the human world. It can capture the spirit and demeanor of Dafa disciples, who, from various social status, backgrounds, and ethnic groups, have uplifted their mind nature through cultivation in everyday society. It can also demonstrate the benevolence of Dafa disciples, either inside or outside of China, shown in their truth-clarification and saving of sentient beings, which may appear ordinary but has great significance in the cosmos.
Topics of the Themed Photography
The specific topics can be pictures of practitioners doing the Falun Dafa exercises by themselves, in groups, or as part of an exercise demonstration in large-scale activities outside China. They can also be pictures of introducing Falun Dafa to the public or activities that raise awareness of the persecution in China.
Pictures reflecting what’s going on in China are also welcome, such as those depicting working environments of family-based, small materials production sites, as well as the materials produced, including all kinds of Minghui materials, Minghui series of books, Dafa books, or series of books from the Nine Commentaries Editorial Board.
The submission can also be pictures showing how everyday people hear information about Falun Dafa, learn related facts, and support Dafa practitioners.
We hope that Dafa disciples and practitioners with photography hobbies and expertise can fully apply their skills and take this opportunity to actively participate in Minghui’s call for submission of photos. Practitioners outside of China can also plan certain activities to shoot photos, such as doing group exercises at places with well-known landmarks, or at scenic locations. There is no restriction on the style of the photos.
Minghui will select excellent submissions and publish them on Minghui around May 13, 2022. They may also be included in Minghui periodicals, magazines, pamphlets, or books.
Detailed Information on the Photography Submissions
1. Submission time: From today until 5 p.m. New York time on May 1, 2022. News pictures during the World Falun Dafa Celebration will be due at 5 p.m. on May 23.2. Submission platform: https://www.minghui.org/mh/contact-us.html3. Picture specification: resolution of 300 ppi with size of A44. Text description: The photos should include basic news or narrative information, such as when, where, who, what, why, and how. Please also include technical parameters of camera, lens, shutter, aperture, whether flash was used, and so on.5. Please include the submitter’s name (pseudonym can be used for practitioners in mainland China), country, city, and contact email.6. Once a photo is published, the copyright will belong to Minghui and the submitter automatically waives the copyright.
Please grasp this opportunity and act now. We hope your lens will bring everyday people’s attention to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and enable them to learn the facts and be saved. Let us work together, keep a precious visual record of the final stage of Fa-Rectification Period Cultivation, and welcome the arrival of the Fa rectifying the human world.
Minghui Editorial Board
January 15, 2022
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