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Taiwan: April 26th 2008, a Usual Day and a Special Day

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Photo courtesy of Alhorn.

April 26th, 2008 should be a usual day, no more.
However, this March, Wenwei mentioned about a 24-hr photo activity held in 1992, and Yangphoto decided to hold a 24-hr photo blogging relay on April 26th:

照片具有歷史意義
影像能表達生命力
相機掌握在你手上
按下生命感動的快門

Photos can help us remember our history.
Images can reveal our vitality.
When you hold your camera,
Press the shutter to record the touching moments in your life.

In response to this call,

來自台灣各個角落的一百九十位攝影者在當天拿起相機,按下快門,接力記錄台灣的24小時。
這些照片與連結將在今天(5月5日)在網路部落格完整呈現….

190 photographers all over Taiwan took their cameras and pressed the shutter for the photo blogging relay to make a 24-hr recording of Taiwan. These photos and links are uploaded to this blog on May 5th:

00:00-07:00:People finishing yesterday's work, people preparing for a new day, and people supporting the the former two groups of people.
07:00-11:00:People eating breakfast, people starting working, and people taking a day off.
11:00-15:00:Young people and cats waking up and hanging around, people keeping working, and people attending activities.
15:00-17:00:People keeping working, people playing, and more people playing.
16:54-21:00:People with their family, people with their friends, people with themselves, and people with food.
21:00-24:00:People keeping working, people going home, and people trying to find their home.

Yangphoto said,

而從這些照片來看,參與這次活動有媒體的攝影記者、高度使用網路部落格的學生、為人師表的老師、一般的市井小民…等[…]容或影像水準不一,容或是負面的台灣,但他們真實呈現了所看到的台灣。

From these photos, we can see who joined this activity: photographers working in the media industry, students who blogs often, teachers, and common people.[…] Maybe the quality of these photos is not even, and maybe some of them reveals the negative side of Taiwan, but they present what Taiwan actually looks like.

Wenwei said this kind of activity can

使在台灣的每一人有命運共同體的體認。

make every Taiwanese aware that we live together.

He also hopes that in the future we can have

台灣企業的24小時、台灣勞工的24小時、台灣婦女的24小時.

24-hr recording of the enterprises in Taiwan, labors in Taiwan, and women in Taiwan.

There is also a video including some photos in this activity on youtube (uploaded by ohho0625):

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