June 12th, 2008
World Wide Moment is a concept whereby people everywhere in the world take a photograph at the exact same moment.
There are two months left until the moment chosen: 08.08.08@08:08+08hrGMT.
The chosen time corresponds to August 8th, 2008 in the time zone where Beijing, China is located (the first day of the Olympics). In Auckland the moment corresponds to August 8, 2008 at 12:08PM, and in New York it corresponds to August 7, 2008 at 8:08PM, and so on. It doesn’t matter what kind of camera is used. It doesn’t matter how professional or amateur. All that matters is for people to pause for a moment of peace, take a photograph, and share their unique story.
Photographs and photographers’ stories can be submitted, after the date, through the World Wide Moment website. Their goal is to display the photographs and stories for everyone to see, both in galleries and online, in order to discuss and learn from this worldwide experience.