Article 1 – NAME The name of this association/collective shall be BULB (Bucharest Urban League of photographers for the Balkans)
Article 2 – PURPOSE The Collective is an alliance of photographers in the Balkans area (based in Bucharest) 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. The collective is a non-profit arts and educational organization, and no income derived therefrom will accrue to the benefit of any private individual.
Article 3 – OFFICE The principal office of the collective is "ILION OFFICES", str. Traian 234, Bucharest, Romania.
Article 4 - CODE OF ETHICS By being accepted into membership or partnership, 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. Partners are also expected to fulfil the majority of the following activities (persistent inactivity in PART 1 may lead to the ceasing of collaboration without prior notification).
PART 1: AWARENESS RAISING (engaging, regular activity)
Partners use the badge (or a variation) in their profile or cover pictures (on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Pinterest ... etc) with a link to the BULB official website.
Partners use the BULB logo in any on line or printed publication/exhibition/magazine in which they are involved,
Partners send regularly photostories for publication via the BULB official website.
Partners contribute for the dissemination of information to and from the other fellow members, and for promoting this site and its Facebook, Instagram and Flickr pages as well as all the publications thereof, via Sharing, Posting, re-Posting and all other means at their disposal.
PART 2: TEAM BUILDING (on a volunteer basis but highly recommended)
Partners participate to all BULB events (exhibitions, books, photoprojects, camps ... etc).
Partners coordinate parts of the projects above within the limits of their possibilities.
Article 5 – PARTNERSHIP Founding and privileged members are regularly selecting a number of partners (non binding collaboration). Partner photographers (regular collaborators on a volunteer basis) can send and publish their contributions in BULB's websites and social media pages. They can in addition send their portfolios for publishing. Partners can become privileged members if the BULB Membership decides so during a meeting with a quorum of at least 2/3. Partnership is open to anyone seriously engaged in the pursuit of photography. The selection of partners is also done via a call for submissions in the framework of annual competitions. Join the dedicated group to stay tuned for the next call. Privileged membership is awarded for outstanding activity on behalf of BULBphotos and this should be the objective of all the partners.
Article 6 – MEETINGS Meetings of the BULB Membership will take place once a month or may be called upon written request of one-third of the members of the BULB. 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.