On May 15 2012, Aday.org asked people around the world to pick up their cameras to photograph daily life. Bringing together thousands of both amateur and professional photographers, the project mirrors how we lead our everyday lives in 2012. The resulting collection is a unique document of what really lies close to us and how photography connects us.
The entire collection of 100 000 images from more than 165 countries can be viewed here on the Aday.org site, open for everyone to explore. All photos have also been donated to research faculties to be saved for future generations.
The Aday.org project was initiated by the Swedish non-profit foundation Expressions of Humankind. Our mission is to use the power of photography to create, share and inspire perspectives on daily life – today and tomorrow. The foundation and project is backed by a highly respected Global Advisory Council. You can read more about what they say about the project here.
The Aday.org website
We are currently running a beta version, in which you can filter the photos and profiles based on specific parameters, make simple searches or explore the Selections. The beta version is only available in English. More languages and functions will be added in the future. Do you have ideas for new functions or improvements? Email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Global Digital Exhibition
On October 8 2012, a digital exhibition will be shown on outdoor screens all around the globe. In 48 hours the photos will have travelled the world. More info will be released shortly.
In October a book, A Day In the World, with a selection of images will be published. Read more about the book here.
The exhibition will then travel the world and more cities and dates will be added during 2012. Read more about the exhibitions here.