The most comprehensive photographic documentation in history will take place in 2012. During a single day, people in every country of the world will chronicle their own lives and the lives of their neighbors. Hundreds of thousands of photographers are expected to take part. The result will be a massive digital image bank, free and acces- sible to everyone, everywhere.

A Day in the World is the brainchild of the non-profit foundation Expressions of Humankind, which works to promote human understanding through photography.

“This project is exciting, significant and truly exhilarating,” said Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a member of the Global Advisory Council for A Day in the World.

Tens of thousands of professional photographers will participate, and several hundred thousand amateurs are expected to contribute. The resulting photo harvest will be a rich resource for study spanning several scientific disciplines.

An international jury will select one thousand of the most outstanding images for inclusion in a lavishly illustrated book and public exhibitions to be staged around the world.

The project’s Global Advisory Council brings together several international dignitaries, including two Nobel Peace Prize Laureates: Archbishop Tutu and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari. Also on the Council are former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, former President of the UN General Assembly Jan Eliasson, and former Prime Minister of Norway and WHO Director General Gro Harlem Brundtland.

The Founding Partner is Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The execution of the project is made possible by the latest in for- mation and communication technologies, where Ericsson’s products and solutions play a central role.

Further financing will be provided through the generous support of international non- profit foundations and leading companies.

For more information, please contact: 076-584 61 67, press@aday.org

Jeppe Wikström, Founder, jeppe@eohfoundation.org

Patrick Ståhle, Chairperson, patrick@eohfoundation.org




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