Picture Black Friday: A Competition for Images of the Retail Chaos

Now that Black Friday is over, it's time to relive the craziness with the Picture Black Friday photo project.

Now that Black Friday is over, it's time to relive the craziness with the Picture Black Friday photo project. Every year, the Picture Black Friday website issues an open call for images of the post-Thanksgiving consumer chaos. The goal of the project, conceived by the New York-based photographer John Saponara, is to "give photographers around the country an outlet to share their images on consumerism, the turbulent economic times we live in, and the mass hysteria that retailers and large corporations feed the American buying public."

The image above, by Sandy Carson, is last year's winner—a photo of wraithlike bargain hunters waiting to get a deal on a mattress. You can see all the 2009 finalists here. This year, Picture Black Friday is accepting submissions through December 5.

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