Below, you can find information about transmitting Faces in the Crowd photos to the SI Photo Department.
Once you factor in the wire services and large picture agencies, the SI Photo department receives around 4,500 images a day. In order to deal with this kind of volume, we use a large-scale image database, and all of the photos that we receive are automatically inserted this database. Once inserted, the database is most easily searched by caption -- hence the need for captioned images.
Also, if your picture is used in the magazine, a proper caption ensures that it is properly credited, as well as ensuring that any subjects are properly identified.
What to Send
What we would like from you depends on how you shot the Face in the Crowd.
When saving your files, the best file format is JPEG (Windows format, quality of 9, non-progressive) -- it works with our database well, and because of JPEG's compression, it provides the shortest transmission time. Lastly, the file name is important; filenames which contain "/", "?", or "*" will not get to us. Ideally, we'd love files with the ".jpg" file extension as well (provided that the file is a JPEG!).
Please send only captioned images (the captions should contain the name of the photographer and brief content information). For information about captioning images, please take a quick glance at our page on how to caption image files.
How and Where to Send Them
Please send all Faces in the Crowd images via email, as attachments. The email address to send them to is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who to Contact
For issues related to shooting the Faces photos -- composition, etc. -- contact Beth Dalatri at (212) 522-4234. For issues related to sending the photos to us -- email, format, captioning, etc. -- contact Phil Jache at (212) 522-3156 or Nate Gordon at (212) 522-8245.