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The 24HourProject is devoted to bring together a community of global photographers to raise awareness on global issues and empower non-profit organizations.


The photographers spend 24 hours taking photos of their homes, sharing them with the world! And this year Joburg has joined the movement.

The 24HourProject began in 2012, when New York-based Renzo Grande and Los Angeles-based Sam Smotherman had the idea to compare their two cities in a daylong series of street photos.

Since then the project has grown into a global effort.

The idea of the project is simple. Starting at 12.01am on the 7 April, going off your local time, photographers commit to taking one photo every hour up until midnight, and sharing them on Instagram and other social media.

This year there were over 4000 photographers in 850 cities from 104 counties telling their photographic stories on the same day. The project spun off to gallery exhibitions in Australia, Finland, Venezuela, Italy, America, Iran and Mexico.

“We connect emerging photographers, aspiring photojournalist and visual storytellers from every city of the world to document humanity and make a difference by raising awareness about global issues and empowering NGOs.

Participants share one photo per hour during twenty four hours. On one single day we get to see the world from a different point of view, humanity documented by local photographers.”

Through the 24HourProject’s mission, values and global exhibitions, the project reaches millions of individuals annually showcasing the human connection of images and real live stories.

This year photographers from Joburg participated, and spent 24 hours sharing some of the city, to the world.

Sources: 24 hour project 
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