Article 1 – NAME
The name of this collective shall be BULB (Balkan Urban League without Borders)
Article 2 – PURPOSE
The Collective is a group of photographers in the Balkans area who meet regularly for inspiration, education and fellowship. Shared knowledge and vision, and the mutual review and exhibition of new work, shall serve to explore and promote fine art photography.
Article 3 – OFFICE
The collective has no physical address and all communication is done via the Social Media.
Article 4 - CODE OF ETHICS
By being accepted into membership, I hereby subscribe without reservation to this Code of Ethics and do solemnly agree that:
• I will strive to enhance and ennoble the status of the photographic art by maintaining a dignity of manner in my behavior, and in the presentation of our photography and photographic services.
• I will maintain a friendly spirit of cooperation with my fellow photographers and assist them whenever possible.
• I will not use any competitive practices which have been declared unfair by authorities.
• I will share my knowledge with the collective and will encourage others, so that the quality of art photography may constantly be raised to higher standards.
Members are also expected to fulfil the majority of the following activities
PART 1: AWARENESS RAISING (engaging, regular activity)
PART 2: TEAM BUILDING (on a volunteer basis but highly recommended)
GROUNDS FOR EXCLUSION
Article 5 – MEMBERSHIP
The BULB Collective is regularly accepting a number of members upon proposal of the Country Coordinators. Membership is open to anyone seriously engaged in the pursuit of photography. The selection of members is also done via an open call for submissions of portfolios. All successful candidates undergo a probational period of 6-months before becoming a member and are asked to abide by the the present regulations. Moreover, all members leaving the collective undertake that their photographic material previously published within the collective cannot be deleted or modified.
Article 6 – MEETINGS
Meetings of the BULB Coordinators will take place physically or virtually once a month.
At least 15 days in advance of any BULB members meeting, there will be a notification of the time and place of the meeting and the purpose for which it is to be called. Quorum shall consist of those present at the designated hour of the meeting.