Today I'm introducing the 24 Hour Project; a yearly photography project which gathers Street and Documentary photographers from around the globe who share in real time images documenting the "Human condition of their city"/. Photographers share one photo per hour on social media during twenty-four hours. All images need to be shot on the day itself. 

You don't need a fancy camera to participate; a camera phone will work just fine! The main objective is to go out there and document human life in your city during the 24 hour time frame. How you do this is purely up to you!

Started by Renzo Grande and Sam Smotherman in 2012, this great photography challenge is now on its 5th edition. Last year 2785 photographers in 718 cities from 107 countries participated!

The 24 hour project, partners with NGO's to raise awareness, empower initiatives and hopes to make a difference!

Worldwide the event will start on Saturday April 1st at midnight (0000am) and will run till Saturday night 2359pm. As all cities will start and finish at the same local time, the event will run over a more than 24hr period. For the suspicious ones, no it is not an April fools'!  

After the event, all photographers participating will submit their final 24 images to www.24hourproject.org . The most inspiring images will then be selected and will travel around the world in exhibitions and will be used to make a photo-book. 

Each city has a dedicated ambassador and yours truly (Bjorn Moerman) has agreed with the organizers to take up this role for Dubai. 

I hereby like to invite all people wanting to participate, to first register for FREE at www.24hourproject.org . 

Photographers that are willing to accept the challenge in Dubai, I invite to join the Facebook group "24 Hour Project Dubai". People who do not have Facebook accounts are of course welcome to join as well; please leave a comment below or email, so I can contact you directly with all the info needed. 

The intention is to get some attention for the project by the local media. People having good ideas to do so, please leave me a message below or contact me on Facebook or Instagram

Although the 24 Hour Project is not meant to be like a classic photowalk, I do intent to a least meet for the start and finish as well as potentially get together for breakfast/lunch and dinner. A rough timeline with the places I personally would like to document over the 24 hours will be shared on the Facebook group before the event.

I'm very interested to see who dares to accept this challenge, which will probably be something you remember for the rest of your life! Good luck to all the participants!

Remember: "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you"!

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