Just five more days to the Day in the World project…

I know I’ve posted this before…but it’s worth a reminder. May 15th 2012 is the day of the Day in the World project

In five days this project will become reality. Be a part of it along with thousands of other photographers across the globe, documenting your world in what is probably the largest project of its kind ever attempted. On this one single day we ask you to pick up your camera and help us photograph daily life. What is close to you? What matters to you? We will connect your images to those of millions of others around the world, creating a unique online experience where photographs will be shared, compared and explored. Your view on life will be preserved to inspire generations to come.

But why?

Our mission is to use the power of photography to create, share and inspire perspectives on daily life – today and tomorrow.

And who are you?

This project is initiated by the Swedish non-profit foundation Expressions of Humankind and supported by a highly respected global advisory council and a special scientific council.

Who can join?

Professionals, amateurs, school children, farmers, social media fans, astronauts, office workers and you. Cell phone camera, Hasselblad, home-made or borrowed. We are looking for the perspective of everyone who enjoys photography.

What will happen to the photos?

All images will be displayed online for you and everyone to explore. Some of them will be selected for a book, A Day In the World, to be published in November 2012, others shown in digital exhibitions. Every single one will be saved for future research and inspiration. The photos will never be used for commercial purposes. They will always be treated with care and respect. Should your photo be selected to feature in a book, we will try to contact you beforehand.

Why should I join?

Because you love photography. Because you have something to say. Because your life matters. Because the idea of doing something together with millions of others is thrilling. Because you like the thought of saving a little something of yourself for generations to come. Because your take on daily life is part of a much bigger picture.

Come on! Sign up! Be a part of this history making record! To find out more about this exciting project, go here: www.aday.org


Filed under art, documentary photography, News, Photography, Photojournalism

3 responses to “Just five more days to the Day in the World project…

  1. Nice one Rob…you make it sound very exciting..onya!!

    • Exciting, Dave? I guess it depends on what you plan to do on the day. I’ve got a few things up my sleeve, but will be taking a BBQ lunch break with a couple glasses of wine with Tuffin somewhere in the middle of the day and will probably even look on that too as good subject fodder:-) It will be interesting, motivating, a reason to get out and shoot, perhaps even hard work. I’m looking forward to it…Hope you are participating…



      • Rob, that will be a great shot….you boys together….I hope there is some warmth in the wind and the aroma of onions on the breeze!!
        Maybe you and Linz would make some fine fodder lol?
        Go the self portrait;)

        I didn’t know it was on till you mentioned it, but I reckon it will be great to do some “freeshootin” and see what comes.

        I think I’ve given up on the Moran thing….not 100%, but finding something worthy is a challenge.


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