If you have been following my page of late, no doubt you have seen me posting about The 24 Hour Project.

I am exceptionally proud to be the Brisbane ambassador for the 24 Hour Project 2017, which on the 1st of April will bring together photographers – both amateur and professional – across the world in photographing the human condition across a 24 hour period. The photographers involved share one photo each hour across twenty-four hours.

Why? To document humanity to make a difference in partnership with NGOs to raise awareness and empower their initiatives.

In 2017, the NGO with who this project has partnered is Lesvos Solidarity. This group believes that no human is illegal and that borders should be open. It provides refugees with shelter and hospitality but not registration – the refugees who stay at their camp are some of the most vulnerable: disabled, sick, pregnant and the families of victims of shipwrecks. This important group offers food, clothes, hygiene kits, medical assistance and also organizes activities for children, language classes, and social support. You can find out more about Lesvos Solidarity at http://www.lesvossolidarity.org

Joining me in my Brisbane-based efforts for this project so far are six other great SEQ photographers, who you can find on Instagram at hannahorrsnaps, shotsbygav, sunshineleanne12, photo_wheeler, masumnima and mel_ly_bean.

If you are keen to take part, it isn’t too late to register either – just head on other to http://www.24hourproject.org/?q=user/register and sign up. You don’t even need fancy camera gear to take part – your smart phone is more than enough to capture the world as you see it.

If you do take part, be sure to upload one photo at the end of each hour in the 24 hours using the following format, so the Project can gather them and share them worldwide in pursuit of their cause.

Hour #City “Title” by @username as part of the #24hourproject #24hr17 #24hour17_City #Country to support @non_profit_name. For more information, please visit @24hourproject.

For example, if I were to fill this out, it would look like this:

3.00am #Brisbane “Over the Bridge” by @rsit_richard as part of the #24hourproject #24hr17 #24hour17_Brisbane #Australia to support @lesvossolidarity. For more information, please visit @24hourproject.

Keen to get involved? Here are some tips to help you get through the 24 hours!


Happy snapping!