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This article was published on May 6, 2012

    This project is capturing the world in photographs in one day

    This project is capturing the world in photographs in one day

    In 9 days time, people all over the world will be coming together with one single aim – to photograph their lives – as part of the global project.

    As part of an initiative founded by Swedish non-profit, Expressions of Humankind, May 15th has been designated as the day everyone the world over is being asked to pick up their camera and take a photo of what is close to them, and what matters most to them, as part of the event.

    Explaining the purpose behind the event, the organizers write, “Our mission is to use the power of photography to create, share and inspire perspectives on daily life – today and tomorrow.”

    So how does it all work? Join the site, and on May 15 you will be able to upload the image that you’ve shot, and add information on who is in the picture, and the story behind it. You have until May 22 to upload your images.

    All images submitted to the site will be displayed online, while some will be selected for publication in a book, A Day in the World, and others still will appear in digital and print exhibitions.

    If you need a little bit of inspiration of your own on what to shoot, some guidelines have been provided. The three main categories, Home, Work and Connections, are further divided into sub-categories, and pretty much cover any topic that could possibly come to mind. If you’re stumped about what you want to shoot, the page is definitely well worth checking out.

    With the support of the likes of Richard Branson and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, is one of those projects you can’t help but get excited about. It has the potential not only to create a gorgeous, global collection of photography, it goes one step further by becoming a still representation of one day, as seen throughout the entire world.

    If that’s not goose bump-worthy, we don’t know what is.