While waiting for the launch of the new site, here is a short recollection of the Aday.org project on May 15 2012. The full site will be released at the beginning of July.
The photos taken on May 15 are an intimate documentation of our daily lives. People around the world have photographed the daily routines of cooking, cleaning and commuting. The participants have shown us their bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens. The photos show different ways of making a living, using everything from high-tech tools to traditional crafts. As every day, May 15 also was a day when we both saw babies being born and loved ones pass away.
By browsing the profiles we get to know the lives of people around the world and discover both differences and similarities. Together the photos form a priceless collection of imagery that represent those moments that rarely make it into the news sections, but make up the biggest part of our lives. The photos express love and care for those around us, whereas there were almost no photos of conflict and anger.
100 000 photos from more than 160 countries were submitted. The participants where asked to add specific information to their photos, which shows us the evolving role of photography in our lives. More than half of the photographers were women. 20 percent of the participants used their mobile phone cameras, while less than one percent shot on film.
The full site with all the photos will he released at the beginning of July, and then you will be able to browse the photos here on Aday.org. In the meantime, a selection of photos has been shown in renowned magazines around the world. (see links below)