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The 24HourProject Global street photography event on 7 April 2018 The 24HourProject gathers emerging photographers, aspiring photojournalist and visual storytellers from every city around the globe to share their photos documenting humanity in real …The 24HourProject – Global street photography event on 7 April 2018

The 24HourProject gathers emerging photographers, aspiring photojournalist and visual storytellers from every city around the globe to share their photos documenting humanity in real time during twenty-four hours of 7 April 2018.

Through the 24HourProject’s vision, reach and global exhibitions, the project reaches millions of individuals annually showcasing the human connection of multiple cities from the point of view of local photographers. All level of photographers are welcome to register (free) and document their own city as part of this global initiative. More information at www.24hourproject.org
Believing in women human rights, in this 7th edition, the 24HourProject will also focus to document stories of women around the world.

Vision

Each participant shares to social media one photo every hour for the 24 hours following 24HourProject guidelines. The images, theme and content become a viral live view to the world hour by hour.

Photographers then select their best photos and submit their final 24 photos to www.24hourproject.org. Selected photos go to travel exhibitions, conferences, workshops and photo-books.

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“This is a great opportunity to come together to document life all across New Zealand over a 24 hour period, and to join in with other cities and countries across the world doing the same thing”, says Sarb Johal, The NZ Ambassador for the 24HoursProject.

“You don’t have to post over the entire 24 hour period – join in where and when you can. It’s a fantastic opportunity to join this global photography project.”

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Mission

Document Humanity to Make a Difference. By bringing a world community of photographers together and creating partnerships with NGOs, we aim to raise awareness of global issues and empowering those who need it most.

History

The 24HourProject was co-founded by two photographers, Renzo Grande and Sam Smotherman, in 2012. The idea began with a personal project to document and compare two different cities for one full day. That same year, other photographers got interested and on the first edition of the project there were 65 world photographers documenting 24 cities.

In the last 2017 edition, 3940 photographers participated in 840 cities from 112 countries. The global collaboration of the project lead to gallery exhibitions in Australia, Finland, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru. Poland, United States and Venezuela.
2018 Edition

This year the project goes live on April 7th, 2018. The same day for all participants starting at midnight their local time. Participants will document the human condition and women stories of their own city.

As a way to empower women, this year the 24HourProject is collaborating with Shakti Vahini, a non-profit organization in India which empowers, educates and defends women and their human rights.

Renzo Grande founder of 24HourProject together with Smita Sharma renowned photojournalist, will be conducting a three day workshop to women at a small village in India. Workshop participants will receive cameras and will also document their 24 hours sharing their own stories.

Photo Book
A photo book collecting stories and images from 2012-2017 is available as crowdfunding campaign at book.24hourproject.org. All profits go Human Trafficking Survivors in Nepal, Uganda and The Philippines and also to Refugees from the Middle East at a Refugee Camp in Lesvos, Greece.

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