America 24/7

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Dennis G, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Dennis G

    Dennis G Guest

    I don't know how many of you were up at 5am watching tv this morning, but
    the NBC Today show on Channel 7 had a segment about a book called "America
    24/7". Apparently, a photographer and an editor set a challenge to 1000 pro
    photographers and the general public to take photos of everyday America and
    send them into a website for publishing into a book, documenting a
    "photographic time capsule". Over 25000 people submitted photos and the
    result is a 304 page book, plus books for each US state, photo DVD's and a
    few galleries of prints travelling around. Oddly, some of the best photos
    were taken by amateurs taking snapshots. The website for more info is

    Out of interest, I wonder how hard it would be to do here in Australia and
    what type of images would result? Some food for though anyway for any
    enterpreneur wanting to start a project.

    Dennis G, Nov 5, 2003
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  2. Dennis G

    MaxM3 Guest

    It was done in 1983, from 96,000 photographs taken by international and
    Australian Photojournalists.
    They were gathered in Australia to photograph the people of the continent in
    a single day. The best of those photographs form the basis of the book "A
    Day In The Life Of Australia".
    There were also books for each state and territory (ACT was included in the
    NSW edition)
    Conceived by Rick Smolan (USA) and Andy Park (Australia) and supported by
    hundreds of production personnel and financed by some of Australia's most
    influential companies including TAA, Qantas and BP Australia.
    The result after 10 months production was one of the most acclaimed books
    ever complied on contemporary Australia,, a record of an Australian day
    frozen in time....

    Try and find it in your local library as it truly incredible to view - yet
    alone own.

    Regards ,
    MaxM3, Nov 6, 2003
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  3. Dennis G

    Ubiquitous Guest

    It could certainly be done again - once a decade or so and you'd have a very
    impressive photographic timeline of our culture.
    Ubiquitous, Nov 6, 2003
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