Photographing the world on a single day

May 15th

Capture daily life

On May 15th we ask you to photograph what is close to you. Upload a photo, share it, compare it and join others all around the world doing the same. Let a part of your life inspire generations to come.
Photograph what is close to you.
Share it with the world!

Photographing the world on a single day

Together we will photograph what our lives look like on May 15th 2012. Our goal is to inspire perspectives on humankind ? today and tomorrow.

An event for everyone, everywhere

Professionals, amateurs, school children, farmers, social media fans, astronauts, office workers and you. Cell phone camera, Hasselblad, home made or borrowed. We are looking for the perspectives of everyone who enjoys photography!

Picture today, inspire tomorrow

All images will be displayed online for you and everyone to explore. Some of them will be selected for a book, A Day In the World, others in digital exhibitions. Every single one will be saved for future research and inspiration.

May 15th
After May 15th

Take this unique opportunity with me, and thousands of others around the world, to create a priceless collection of images, to boost understanding and enhance research and education.

Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Andr? Kuipers
Andr? Kuipers
ESA Astronaut, current location ISS
Singer, songwriter and producer.

How to participate

Joining is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just follow the dotted line and you’re on your way.

Join and connect!

  • Receive updates and inspiration
  • Be part of our worldwide
    photography team!

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We will never spam you or give your contact information away

Get ready for May 15th!

  • Post to your social networks
  • Invite your friends to join
    Time to take your photos!
On May 15th 2012 photograph what is close to you, upload your images in one of our daily life categories and watch the site grow massively as photos are added.


Share, compare and explore!

Now you can explore how others have pictured their daily life. Select, share, compare and question photographs from all around the world, all taken on the very same day.

Make your mark

All photos uploaded, categorized and displayed will be saved for generations to come in a gigantic reserve of images. Yours too. So that what you photograph on May 15th 2012 will be part of our message for the future. Your pictures of today will inspire tomorrow.

People already participating


Backing us: award-winning photographers, editors, curators and innovators. We’re very happy that these talented people devote their expertise to our project.

Silvia Omedes
Curator, editor
Abir Abdullah
Photographer, Tutor
magdalena herrera
director of photography
Hideko Kataoka
Photo Editor
Bill Frakes
Tamas Revesz
photographer, educator

Making it happen: professionals, amateurs, school children, farmers, social media fans, astronauts, office workers and you. Featured here are some of you!

Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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