Smithsonian Seeks Submissions for “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America”


Washington, DC – Join creatives across the U.S. and abroad on Saturday, May 10, as we shoot photographs and short videos celebrating the everyday lives of Asian Pacific Americans.


Your creative works will be featured in Flickr and possibly selected for an online photo/video exhibition by the Smithsonian Institution’s Asian Pacific American Center for display from late May to December 2014.

We will be taking submissions via Flickr, as well as on Instagram via the tag #LifeAPA.

Visit to register for the project, learn how to take and upload photos and video, and see sample work.

Anyone, young and old, professional or weekend photo buff, can participate. Just be sure to take your pictures and video on Saturday, May 10, which coincidentally is the 145th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Although Chinese workers built the entire western half of the railroad, they were not included in the historic photograph marking this monumental achievement.

Today, Asian Pacific Americans are visible in every strata of U.S. society. Let’s celebrate our diversity and achievements by creating a huge family album depicting how we live, play, work, and worship by joining “A Day in the Life of Asian Pacific America.”

Please sign up before May 1, 2014 by going to