SPECIAL/Vintage photos and stories in Taiwan wanted

01/08/2021 02:23 PM
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For foreign nationals who have visited Taiwan, there is a new and amazing opportunity to share with the world vintage photos that reflect unforgettable memories and tell heartwarming stories of their time in the country.

Taiwan+, an upcoming content platform, is looking for vintage photos taken in Taiwan that showcase the island nation's scenic spots, nature, landscapes, as well as festivals, customs, buildings, and -- most of all -- friendly people.

Taiwan+ is keen to develop a collection that archives these precious, nostalgic and fleeting moments that reminisce about the good old days. Therefore, all photos taken before 2000 are welcomed.

Please send your photos along with a short descriptive caption and the approximate date taken to taiwanplus.cna@gmail.com before Feb. 16, 2021.

The selected photos and stories may be featured in future exhibitions presented by Taiwan+.

Examples of photos and captions are included below for reference.

■U.S. officers take part in Amis Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival is an important event for the indigenous Amis people when they celebrate autumn harvest and commune with the gods. This picture shows American military officers in Taiwan taking part in the month-long festival in September 1958. The photo captures the moment when an Amis chieftain lends his traditional crest to an American officer. CNA file photo
The Harvest Festival is an important event for the indigenous Amis people when they celebrate autumn harvest and commune with the gods. This picture shows American military officers in Taiwan taking part in the month-long festival in September 1958. The photo captures the moment when an Amis chieftain lends his traditional crest to an American officer. CNA file photo

■Eisenhower in Taipei

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower waves to the crowd as he makes his way to the Grand Hotel with President Chiang Kai-shek, during his visit to Taipei, Taiwan in June 1960. CNA file photo
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower waves to the crowd as he makes his way to the Grand Hotel with President Chiang Kai-shek, during his visit to Taipei, Taiwan in June 1960. CNA file photo

★Note:

1. Please limit captions to a maximum of 100 words.

2. All submitted materials will be reviewed and undergo a selection process by Taiwan+.

3. The submission must be an original work created by the participating individual or group, or have been licensed for entry in the event by the original creator. Participants must ensure that they own the copyright to the work. No copyright-infringing image may be used. Plagiarism or replication of other people's work is prohibited. The organizer will not be liable for any legal repercussions from disputes over right of portrait, right of fame, privacy rights, copyright and trademark rights.

(Taiwan+ is an English-language content platform/website scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2021.)

■Photo taken by John Thomson

This photo was taken by Scottish photographer John Thomson in 1870. It shows the southwest coast of Taiwan where he came ashore and is believed to be Cijin Beach, located on Cijin Island in Kaoshiung. Photo courtesy of Wellcome Library, Michael Gray and Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines
This photo was taken by Scottish photographer John Thomson in 1870. It shows the southwest coast of Taiwan where he came ashore and is believed to be Cijin Beach, located on Cijin Island in Kaoshiung. Photo courtesy of Wellcome Library, Michael Gray and Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines

■Wild Lily Movement

The Wild Lily Student Movement in 1990 marked a crucial turning point in Taiwan
The Wild Lily Student Movement in 1990 marked a crucial turning point in Taiwan's transformation into a pluralistic democracy. More than 20,000 demonstrators took part in a six-day sit-in at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Plaza (now renamed "Liberty Square"), demanding direct presidential elections and challenging authoritarian rule. CNA file photo

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