PHOTOS: Fujifilm Printlife exhibit at Grand Central Terminal

The Fujifilm Printlife Photo Exhibit at Vanderbilt Hall inside New York City's landmark Grand Central Terminal. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Fujifilm North America Corporation is hosting its second annual Fujifilm Printlife Photo Exhibit at Vanderbilt Hall inside New York City’s landmark Grand Central Terminal Oct. 16-20. The show features a collection of more than 13,600 photographs submitted during a nationwide call for entries this summer. Consumers representing all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico submitted their treasured memories, favorite images and snapshots deemed worthy of public display.

With billions of photos captured and shared daily, individuals now have more images than any previous generation. The irony is that most of those images are forever locked away on mobile devices and shared only with personal networks, if at all. The Fujifilm Printlife exhibit aims to free those images from people’s pockets and share them with the world. Instead of scrolling through a sea of images in a social feed, the more than 750,000 daily visitors at Grand Central Terminal will stroll through this large landmark space, taking in the sum of collective visions of thousands of strangers. What’s amazing is how similar those visions can be.

A photo of the family dog with kids in monochrome stands out on a colorful wall. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

“The power of photography is that it can be a bridge to learn about the photographer behind the image. When viewing an image-maker’s creation, we learn what is important to them,” said Tetsuya Iwasaki, president & CEO of Fujifilm North America and president of Fujifilm Holdings America Corp. “What’s remarkable about the Printlife exhibit is that no matter the photographer’s age, background, geography or politics, we all value the same things and seek to preserve the same experiences through photography.”

A special section of the exhibit will be dedicated to showcasing images from 100cameras, a nonprofit organization that works globally with children who have had challenging experiences. The organization teaches them to process and tell their stories through photography in a way that affects how they view themselves and their role in their communities.

A woman documents the many rows of photos at the Fujifilm Printlife Photo Exhibit. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Fujifilm is donating 200 Fujifilm FinePix XP130 cameras to the organization to outfit these young photographers as they document their stories. “We’re thrilled by Fujifilm’s support for our mission,” said Angela Popplewell, 100cameras co-founder and CEO. “This exhibit is a perfect showcase for our partnership and shared goals of uniting people through the power of images.”

Prints of 100cameras images are sold online, and 100 percent of proceeds are returned to the children’s communities to fund medical, educational and basic supplies. View their images and support100cameras.

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Most of the public's photos are locked away on devices and shared only with personal networks. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A woman acknowledges a photo she likes while attending the Fujifilm Printlife exhibit. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Photos taken by amateurs and professionals are on exhibit. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A sense of humor and careful timing are crucial to good photography. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
The Fujifilm Printlife exhibit aims to free images from our pockets and share them with the world. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A visitor makes his way along a row of impressive photos taken with mobile phones and cameras. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Many selections submitted and making the collection were of family pets. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Vanderbilt Hall inside New York City's landmark Grand Central Terminal hosts the wonderful collection of photos. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Many photographers like Lisa F. had multiple photos on display at the Fujifilm Printlife exhibit. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Rows and rows of wonderful photos on display were taken by shutterbugs nationwide. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Many fantastic photos of cats and other animals are part of the collection. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Photographer Amy of Queens, N.Y., gestures toward her photos selected to be in the exhibit. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A collection of photos of visitors to the exhibit who had their picture taken to post and another photo to take home. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A close-up of cat eyes on display among treasured memories, favorite images and snapshots. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Rows and rows of wonderful photos taken by shutterbugs nationwide. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
High school student Tyleah B. from Brentwood, N.Y., has several photos in the exhibit that led to a scholarship to Cornell University. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Rows and rows of wonderful photos taken by shutterbugs nationwide in Vanderbilt Hall. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A visitor checks out photos selected for the second annual Fujifilm Printlife exhibit. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A woman takes a photo of her entries selected to be the exhibit. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Again, the Fujifilm Printlife exhibit aims to free images from our pockets and share them with the world. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
High school student Leonardo C. has three photos in the exhibit that led to a scholarship to Columbia University. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Photographer Johnny L. points toward his photo selected to be in the exhibit. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A special section of the exhibit is dedicated to showcasing images from 100cameras, a nonprofit organization that works globally with children who have had challenging experiences. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A woman admires several of the beautiful landscapes on exhibit at Vanderbilt Hall. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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