My dandavat pranams. All glories to Sri Sri Guru and Gauranga!
On behalf of Gaudiya Vaisnava Publications (GVP) I am making an appeal
to the Vaisnava community and to the friends of the devotees as well, to
make available for publication any negatives, photographs, or digital
files that may be in your personal possession (the private domain,
meaning not copyright protected by anyone other than the person in
possession of the imagery, yourself). The images especially needed are
of Srila Prabhupada A.C. Bhaktivedenta Swami Maharaja. Publishing
quality images of Bhaktivedenta Srila Narayana Maharaja, other Vaisnava
gurus, deities, temples, the holy dhamas, devotees at the various
festivals all over the world, Vrndavana and Mayapura parikramas,
original art, and typical Indian scenery, etc are also needed.
Our plan is to collect imagery and to create an extensive archive of
transcendental imagery for publication. If you think you have possession
of imagery that may be of value to the archive please contact Anita dasi
will help to determine if the next step of contacting myself is
I will be creating the master archive with the help of other devotees
and will be responsible for the scanning of any original photographs or
negatives. I have been a professional photographer for 19 years and
assure you I will take great care with any original imagery in whatever
form it is presented.
Please understand that we are especially looking for images where the
copyright can be established as non-institutional and where the
reproductive rights can be legally made available to GVP. We are hoping
for unlimited image usage, but if there are restrictions they can be
discussed and accommodated. We have established a simple legal process
to facilitate your service.
Once received your negatives or photographs will be digitized and then
returned to you. Your originals will be handled with the greatest of
care by a professional photographer disciple of Srila Prabhupada,
Karlapati dasi, also known as Kanupriya dasi.
You may contact me via email at
by phone at 415-381-6278. If you require a toll free number you can call
1-888-667-8439. Do not be surprised if the email says Carol O'Brien
Northey or Karala Northey or if you receive our voicemail and it says
James D. Northey Photography. You have the correct person. Details about
forwarding images can discussed by any of these means.
Aspiring for service to Hari, Guru, and the Vaisnavas,
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