Just added: VERSE Storytelling Platform Challenge

Have photos and videos for a project, but don’t know how to present the story seamlessly. Want to make interactive, multimedia stories without knowing how to code. Teams and individuals apply and #hackthephoto17 with VERSE. VERSE is a powerful storytelling platform that’s changing the way journalists, filmmakers and marketers communicate. It transforms and unifies video, photography and audio into immersive, interactive stories. It is fully embeddable, shareable and measurable—and there is no coding required. #VERSE

Verse Web Site

Hack The Photo 2017

April 29th/30th 2017
10am – 9pm



Register for our second annual photo hackathon at the International Center of Photography. ICP has a long tradition of engaged photography in telling the most important stories since it was founded in 1974 by Cornell Capa. The New Media Narratives Program continues this tradition in welcoming creative visual storytellers from many disciplines and artistic practices.

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Hack the Photo 2016 Website

Winners 2016

Best Conceptual Project:When Objects Speak – An Interactive Exhibition Prototype,” by Simon Kessler, Shaminder Dulai, Zelda Zinn, Brandon Freiberg, and Maya Tal: Link
Best Technical Project:Baltimore Sings the Blues,” by Daniel Sircar, Gabriella Demczuk, Mohini Freya Dutta, C.J. Clarke, Jen Tse, and Benjamin Jens Norskov: Link
Verse Platform Best Story: “End of an Era,” by Anja Hitzenberger (ICP Faculty): Link
Honorable Mentions: “Bid My Photo,” by Michele Palazzo, Jared Miller, Erin Fiorini, and Horatio Baltz.
“Contextualized,” by Brandon Freiberg.

#hackthephoto17 is a weekend interdisciplinary opportunity for photographers, filmmakers, developers, designers, makers, journalists and visual artists to come together and collaborate around the concept of resistance.

Explore multimedia to mobile to video to VR to create engaging content and tell your stories. Bring your best ideas, lots of energy and prepare to have fun.

Amazing speakers, mentors and judges .

Plus awesome prizes!

Food, coffee and beverages and lots of fun guaranteed!

The EyeEm challenge has now ended

Your Mission
What do you resist? How do you resist? In this Mission with the School at the International Centre of Photography, show us how you tell a story or add a new angle to a photo.

One lucky winner will receive a membership to the International Centre of Photography and all winners will be exhibited at ICP’s Hack the Photo event in NYC on April 29-30 and featured on the EyeEm Blog.

Most of our speakers and judges have now been added and we will continue to update the website until, during and after the hackathon.

– Elizabeth Kilroy and Cyndie Burkhardt – Organizers

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Photo Credits: Alex Taylor | GS 2016

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ICP 1114 Ave of the Americas New York, NY 10036

April 29th throughApril 30th 2017
10 am – 9pm