Thursday, March 30, 2017

24HourProject, Cagayan de Oro Photographers on Documenting Humanity to Make a Difference

Photographers come together in one single day to document stories in real time as they share the human condition of their city one photo per hour during twenty four hours #24HourProject.

This year, Cagayan de Oro, the City of Golden Friendship will once again join the 24HourProject, an annual Worldwide Documentary Project happening on April 01, 2017 (Saturday).

I am excited to announce that for the second time, I will be this year’s City Ambassador representing Cagayan de Oro for this global documentation campaign together with Jay Nava Ermitano for Metro Manila Leg, and Berndrick Panganiban heading the Rizal Leg; the newest city to be added in the rooster list in the country.

CDO LEG BRIEF HISTORY:
The Cagayan de Oro Leg was first initiated by Gian James Maagad, an award-winning Street Photographer based in Cagayan de Oro last 2014 and later in 2015 joined by Hensell Prince Hebaya, and Ian Harold Walag, also street photographers. Last year, 2016, there were 19 photographers from Cagayan de Oro who joined the initiative with 1 from Iligan City.

This year, the 24HourProject Cagayan de Oro Leg will be kicking off at exactly 12:00 mid night. Assembly area would be at the Plaza Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro near Tourism House fronting both Jollibee and BDO Main Office. The full itinerary are as follows:
Assembly Time: 11:00pm (March 31, 2017, Friday Night)
Start of the Documentary Project: 12:01am (April 01, 2017 Saturday)
Assembly Place: Plaza Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City

Photographers joining this documentary project are requested to bring the following. Some items are optional though:
- Digital Single Lens Reflex/Translucent cameras, and/or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens cameras.
- Point and Shoot camera and Mobile owners are also welcome to join.
- A good tripod (If necessary)
- External flashes (If necessary)
- Extra shirt
- Bottled water
- Pocket money
- Lots of Fun and Awesomeness!

Points of Interest:
- Plaza Divisoria                   - JR Borja Bridge                 - C.M. Recto Avenue
- Gaston Park                       - Cogon Market                    - Agora Terminal
- Capistrano Street               - Osmena Street                  - Vicente de Lara Park
- JR Borja Bridge                  - Carmen Market
- Bulua West Bound Terminal and Fish Market

Also, please be informed that we will be giving you a chosen FREE Route for you to have your documentation after 9 in the morning. This will allow you to go anywhere you want and compose your own scenario.

With this year's global theme of "HUMAN CONDITION" on "No Human is Illegal", the participants are expected to document universal emotions that portrays the theme such as humor, love, sadness, joy, fulfillment, pain, loneliness, and the likes through photograph.

Interested individuals may reach me through my photography facebook fanpage: www.facebook.com/ClementDampalPhotography or directly contact me through mobile: 0906-6577-669. See you soon!

FAST FACTS:
The 24HourProject gathers street and documentary photographers from around the globe to share in real time as they document the human condition of their city. Photographers share one photo per hour during twenty four hours.

Believing that no human is illegal, this year’s edition of the 24HourProject we are coming together to provide urgently needed relief to REFUGEES by supporting Lesvos Solidarity. A refugee camp run by volunteers providing shelter and hospitality to the most vulnerable humans.

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

Mission
Document Humanity to Make a Difference. By bringing the 24HourProject world community together and creating partnerships with NGOs, we aim to raise awareness to world human condition issues.

The Global collaboration of the project lead to gallery exhibitions in Finland, Venezuela, Italy, Australia, United States, Iran and Mexico.

Market
Each participant shares to social media one photo every hour for the full 24 hours of their city following 24HourProject guidelines. The images, theme and content become viral in all social media giving a live view to the world hour by hour. After the event, photographer select their best pictures taken during the event and submit their final 24 photos to www.24hourproject.org. Photos then become selected to travel exhibitions and are part of conferences, workshops and photo books.

History:
The 24HourProject was co-founded by two photographers, Renzo Grande and Sam Smotherman, in 2012. The idea began with a personal project to document and compare two different cities for one full day. That same year, other photographers got interested and on the first edition of the project there were 65 world photographers documenting 24 cities.

Last year, 2016, there were 2785 photographers in 718 cities from 107 countries. The global collaboration of the project lead to gallery exhibitions in Australia, Finland, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, United States, and Venezuela.

To participate, register here:

http://24hourproject.org/

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