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Thursday, April 22, 2010

NYTimes mass photo project to capture "A Moment in Time"

This is a wonderful way to kick off National Photo Month in May.

A Timely Global Mosaic, Created by All of Us


The goal is to create an entirely Web-built image of one moment in time across the world, and anyone with a camera (or even camera phone) is invited to submit images via a Web form that will be active from 11am EDT on Sunday, May 2 to 11am EDT on Friday, May 7. The assumption, of course, is that everyone will have a digital camera (or will have to scan in a film image) since submissions are only being accepted electronically. There are already over close to 8,000 photographers confirming they’ll participate, on the project’s Facebook page.

In New York, it will be 11 o’clock on Sunday morning when the clock for Coordinated Universal Time — which carries the neither-English-nor-French abbreviation U.T.C. (it’s formerly Greenwich Mean Time) — reaches 15:00 hours. So some people will be settled into church pews while others prepare to head out to the park, if not the beach. Los Angeles will be a good deal quieter at such an early hour, except for some hard-partying types unwilling to concede that it’s no longer Saturday night. Lunch time will be at hand in Rio de Janeiro, dinner time in Cape Town. Dusk will be bringing an end to another tough day in Afghanistan, while midnight strikes in Beijing. For Australians, it will already be first thing Monday morning.

If you have old, analog photo snapshots that you want to use for this project, visit

(via NYT)
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