Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Calling all photographers!

I'm participating in "World Photo Day" this year on June 1st. The idea is to record your day visually and share the photos with...the world. No pressure! I think it's a great idea. I just hope their site doesn't crash!! *crosses fingers for Drew and WPDsite* I noticed that you cannot "right-click-copy" the photos (I tried to use the logo here) that are shown there. A good thing.

Their listed objective is neat, too: "uniting humanity through the art of photography."

All photographers are welcome to participate! My photos will be listed in an album called "Carolynvb." They are testing their BETA site right now, so I'm pretty sure that will still be my album name in June. Go! Click! Join!

From the WPD site:

The goal of this project is simple: to show the world we live in through the eyes of photographers worldwide, on one day in the year 2005. This in no way is a contest. It is merely a platform for all to enjoy and review with pleasure.

The basic idea for World Photo Day was conceived in the latter part of December 2005. Photography is way to capture events through the eyes of the individual who sees it first hand and produces a record for all to behold. In this modern era, when information can be exchanged instantaneously, in many cases without any governing restraints, we can witness moments of time virtually as they unfold. Never in the history of mankind could such a project, with almost instant visual results, have been accomplished.

I personally am in awe of the daily events taking place in our world, events on both a local and global scale, events that dictate our daily lives. We are all human, but where we are born sets our lives in motion differently, a motion primarily directed by the values of our country, our political systems, our local laws and traditions. You, I, and billions of others have an inherent nature to appreciate joy when it finds us and to survive in the face of adversity. We each follow unique paths, sometimes strewn with rose petals, sometimes riddled with sharp stones.

Though all of us inhabiting our unique planet are essentially the same, our lives unfold in such a broad array of ways that we cannot but stand in amazement as we view the diversity. Through the art of photography, and this project, I hope to shed some light on the difficulties, the triumphs, the beauty, the pain, the good and the bad of our human existence, all in one 24-hour period. What a visual journey it shall be.

-Drew Rossman

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At 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooooh, I'm in!

At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great! Looking forward to seeing the photos!

At 3:37 PM, Blogger CarolynVB said...

Oops..that was me being


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