May 21, 2012
Have you ever wondered if there are two people on planet earth, separated by continents, who wake up to experience their day in exactly the same way? If the World Photography Day organized by Expressions of Humankind Foundation, a non-profit group from Sweden, is successful, you may get your answer to that question.
Last Tuesday, May 15th, photographers (read: anyone with a camera) all around the world photographed the elements and events of their day for a collective effort to record a day in the life of earth for the Expressions of Humankind Foundation. Participants have until May 22nd to upload their photographs for the event.
Each registered participant is allowed 10 uploads. Photographs must have been taken on May 15th. At the upload page, on aday.org, images are categorized into three general areas- home, work, and connections. The first two categories are relatively straightforward keywords. Connections, the third category, is less so.
The keyword connections can be applied to “photos related to everything that connects us to each other like community, technology, family, energy, faith, cultures, politics and lifestyle,” according to the aday.org website.
That would appear to mean the category is more of a catch-all identifier than anything else.
For my part, I used the event as an opportunity to get back out into the local community to document the lifestyle of villagers and residents living in University Town, the Higher Education Mega Center, of Guangzhou.
For a look at the full image collection, click here.