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Help Japan - A Hug Goes a Long Way ended over 3 years ago

It's time to send Japan some strong Lomo Love an Support. Join this competition and show the people of Japan how the Lomography Community is here for them! Read after the jump for more information.

Photo by worldofoddy

We want to show the people of Japan our love, support and understanding. For this rumble, please submit images you think will help show the people of Japan that we really care, that as a community we are concerned for them and would like to help.

Some say the power of a Hug is worth more than gold. Think about it, as a child, when you were scared and sad, a hug from an elder or a friend was enough to help you get through a hard time. Sometimes we feel helpless, unsure of what to do in situations like these, so let’s spread some Lomo Love and good vibes.

Submit pictures of:

  • Hugs
  • Hearts
  • Encouragement

And we will spread the word far and long to make sure the people of Japan know we are with them! We want to create a LomoWall from these pictures to be put in Japan, so please make sure your pictures follow these guidelines:

  • Minimum Photo Dimensions: submissions must be at least 1220px in either width or height, larger dimensions are welcome
  • No visible borders or watermarks, etc.

This competition is a measure of our strength as a community and does not include prizes beyond the satisfaction of knowing you might have helped someone in need of a friend and emotional support.

A Message From Lomography Japan

Dear Community Members of the Lomographic Soceity,

Thank you so much for encouraging our country. We are glad to read your supportive comments and are encouraged by the images you will be posting here.
We wish to express our sincerest sympathy to people in difficult situations. In Japan, still so many people suffer from this disaster. The north side of Japan has especially been affected and has severe damage and even now so many people are afraid of the aftershocks
We really appreciate your thoughtful efforts. Fortunately, Lomography Japan team members are all fine and we are looking forward to seeing your warm messages and photos.

Best Regards
Lomography Japan

written by Lomography

100 comments

  1. rancliffhasenza

    rancliffhasenza

    Hold on Japan. Everything's gonna be fixed.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  2. susielomovitz

    susielomovitz

    All my love and support to the amazing country of Japan.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  3. sonya1980

    sonya1980

    all my best loving wishes to Japanese people!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  4. vandal

    vandal

    where did my comments go ?

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  5. miss_maha

    miss_maha

    All my thoughts, love and support to everyone affected by this disaster.
    Wonderful rumble :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  6. icuresick

    icuresick

    Be strong! Keep smiling! http://www.lomograph(…)os/11450580

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  7. elvismartinezsmith

    elvismartinezsmith

    All our thoughts go to you! far but close!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  8. fafascinado

    fafascinado

    ALL my love to Japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  9. makny

    makny

    all my love, thoughts and support to Japan

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  10. takezzo

    takezzo

    thank you everyone. we will surely overcome this unfortunate event.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  11. alehopgm

    alehopgm

    Come on Japan! You will get it!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  12. madgam

    madgam

    be strong JAPAN
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  13. peropero

    peropero

    ganbatte ne!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  14. cheerine

    cheerine

    would love to take part in this. japan we're there for you!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  15. barakalofi

    barakalofi

    all my best wishes and love for Japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  16. cchung

    cchung

    all my love to JAPAN. be strong!
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  17. charly

    charly

    japan forever......;)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  18. isabel_mebarak

    isabel_mebarak

    All my love to JAPAN!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  19. antea

    antea

    All my love and support to Japan!! My best wishes

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  20. lomopop

    lomopop

    I ♥ Japan

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  21. moodification

    moodification

    Hold on ...! All the best wishes to Japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  22. pangmark

    pangmark

    Our thoughts, love and prayers are with the people of Japan.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  23. mikecosta3

    Our thoughts are with you.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  24. mikecosta3

    Our thoughts are with you.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  25. scbaldwin

    scbaldwin

    I love this. great work!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  26. mikecosta3

    Our thoughts are with you!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  27. superlighter

    superlighter

    we are all Japanese! 我々はすべての日本人です

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  28. aderlass

    aderlass

    I wish the Japanese nation all the strength in the world and good luck rebuild their country.
    I bow in awe of these great people and this strong nation that tolerates all this suffering with such dignity.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  29. mabruska

    mabruska

    All my thougts and love to JAPAN...

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  30. photohuggers

    photohuggers

    love, hope and support for the people of Japan...

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  31. liviacteixeira

    liviacteixeira

    All my Love to Japan, the country of my heart...

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  32. kuryzu

    kuryzu

    頑張ってください にっぽん (Land of the rising sun)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  33. silviacoku

    silviacoku

    You are all that's in my mind, Japan.
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  34. ijester

    ijester

    <3

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  35. mochilis

    mochilis

    Just sent to Japan lots of smiles, hugs and kisses with my best wishes of hope and love :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  36. saidseni

    saidseni

    Love to Japan and also to Haiti, nobody remembers them anymore...

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  37. coca

    coca

    my best wishes to all the people in Japan....FUERZA JAPON!!!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  38. laviejasirena

    laviejasirena

    All my love and best wishes are with you, be faithfull and strong....after a storm comes a calm...

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  39. lucide

    lucide

    Best luck and wishes to Japan

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  40. valennano

    valennano

    From Barcelona the best wishes and love to Japan!!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  41. jorgesato

    jorgesato

    All my best wishes. Go Japan!! love and good vibrations from Brazil.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  42. werdle

    werdle

    My heart goes out to you. Always in my thoughts.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  43. oceros

    oceros

    物事は良くなる!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  44. milkie

    milkie

    My heart and my thoughts are with you, I really wish Japan better days.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  45. elerb000

    elerb000

    Go Japan!
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  46. minty_

    minty_

    smiles, hugs, kisses and all my love to japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  47. zeester

    zeester

    <3

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  48. pietrone

    pietrone

    Always in my thoughts!!! be strong, we are with you!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  49. achocolatemoose

    achocolatemoose

    A big hug to Japan. We are thinking of you!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  50. cryve

    cryve

    Yeah Yeah ! thanks every one!! i think every thing will be alright soon. i hope!!
    thank you all for your LOVE's :D
    we love you too . from japan

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  51. mcshanphoto

    mcshanphoto

    Peace, Hope, Love!
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  52. helenga

    helenga

    All my love and support to Japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  53. atreyuthechild

    atreyuthechild

    Like punk music and want to donate a small amount to Japan? This site is selling a mix of rare songs by great bands for a minimum of only $5, check it out - http://vstheearthqua(…)essing.com/

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  54. babybuffalo

    babybuffalo

    Hello from Japan! When I logged in my Lomo home this morning, I saw MANY hearts, hugs and a lot of heart-warming pictures on. It made my day! Where I live is near Tokyo and didn't get much damage. However we got a bunch of problems as you guys already know. But I do believe we, Japanese people will make it through, like we did before. We appreciate you all support, encouragement, and a BIG LOVE!
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  55. neurodiaz

    neurodiaz

    One love, one heart, let's get together and feel all right.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  56. tallgrrlrocks

    tallgrrlrocks

    I love you Japan! / Mahal kita, Japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  57. eva_eva

    eva_eva

    be strong japan! we are all here together with u! :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  58. orangeuke

    orangeuke

    Tons of lomolove to every one in Japan. Friends parents were pretty close to the main epicenter but they're alright :) gonna post my pic but how do I kno if it is the correct size? Please message me!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  59. kokakoo

    kokakoo

    Fighto! ,-)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  60. jojo8785

    jojo8785

    Lotsa love to Japan <3

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  61. renenob

    renenob

    J-A-P-A-N

    J-ust
    A-lways
    P-ray
    A-t
    N-ight

    You are in my prayers Japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  62. trampoline

    trampoline

    you are in our hearts

    xoxo

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  63. lola_moon

    lola_moon

    ♥ ♥ ♥ !

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  64. modern_nmt

    modern_nmt

    ข.ให้ชาวญี่ปุ่นจงยิ้มไว้ (let go Japan)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  65. sendaldjepit

    sendaldjepit

    LOVE N PRAY 4 JAPAN
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  66. gelibee

    gelibee

    Hang in there Japan!! We ♥ you!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  67. gittlob

    gittlob

    Be strong and heres hoping that all will be well for you soon!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  68. mattiapiazzano

    mattiapiazzano

    Lomographers form Italy are with Japan

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  69. basho

    basho

    The whole world thinks of you and wishes for your recovery. Hold on Japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  70. sandrmilocus

    sandrmilocus

    we <3 u JAPAN!
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  71. cpolpa

    cpolpa

    Best luck and wishes to Japan!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  72. toelmoum

    toelmoum

    In Japan I always find dawn, Toel

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  73. davomo

    davomo

    Stand Tall Japan
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  74. caio73

    mazzingaaaaaaaaa where you are??????? be strong ni!
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  75. vickponto

    vickponto

    Lomographers from Brazil are with Japan

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  76. pomps

    pomps

    tons of love to Japan! I've seen every minute what is happening there...
    so many things come to my mind....how many lives, things lost. I've just seen a woman near her home picking up a photo from her lost neighbourhood...what it would be...
    wouldn't it be nice to send some photos?

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  77. takezzo

    takezzo

    ありがとう世界
    がんばるぞ日本

    Thank you world
    Cheer up Japan

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  78. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Sending my prayers to Japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  79. 2020walterk

    2020walterk

    Please Donate For Japan Earthquake
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  80. ropper

    Japan, so far away so close... :) :*
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  81. zezefan

    zezefan

    Oh I cant thank you enough, Lomographers in all over the world! We feel so loved!! And these heeps of pics are amazingly encouraging.
    and yes! we are sure that Japn is strong enough to break through it!
    LomoLove! <3

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  82. prettyflowers

    prettyflowers

    Lots of love from the United States. Stay strong Japan.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  83. ipdegirl

    ipdegirl

    Japan, you are in my thoughts everyday. I will visit you soon but until then, let the joy of a smile from a child warm your heart for just a brief moment :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  84. ali55

    ali55

    Much love and hugs to Japan from Canada :) You are in my thoughts.

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  85. yesno_maybe

    yesno_maybe

    All my love and hugs to whoever need them! Be strong Japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  86. yesno_maybe

    yesno_maybe

    All my love and hugs to whoever need them! Be strong Japan!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  87. aprilia

    aprilia

    Sending a bunch of love and hugs from Indonesia :*

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  88. kisaki

    kisaki

    All my love, kisses and hugs to Japan. <3 Be strong! You can do it! :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  89. pepper-b

    pepper-b

    A smile for Japan :) stay strong!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  90. marshall4480

    marshall4480

    あなたは私たちの思いと祈りです。

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  91. jim_mee_dee

    land of the rising sun, my prayer for your recovery... believe!
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  92. alditooh

    alditooh

    from indonesia with love to japan.... :)

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  93. mailesmiley

    mailesmiley

    You are in my prayers!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  94. sami-san

    sami-san

    Our prayers go out to our Japanese neighbors!

    From the Philippines with LOVE!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  95. vinz-satori

    vinz-satori

    日本のために祈っているよ.....

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  96. meerly

    meerly

    No matter what happen, keep smiling

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  97. rabbitkiddd

    rabbitkiddd

    don't worry japan,everything is gonna be alright
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  98. debbieseb

    debbieseb

    Malaysia are praying for you Japan. Hold on and be strong!
    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  99. gangan

    gangan

    ARIGATO everyone!!!

    over 3 years ago · report as spam
  100. ginasoh

    ginasoh

    Don't give up, Japan
    over 3 years ago · report as spam

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