"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Minute 22

As received by email!


'Minute 22' is a project about taking a single photo at the exact same time in the Arab world. The objective is to document, through pictures, what everyone is doing during Minute 22.

On Friday 22 August 2008 at exactly 2.22 pm Lebanon local time, anyone with a camera (mobile phone, compact, point & shoot, DSLR, and so on) can take a single photo and submit it by reading instructions on www.sowarmag.com

The number 22 was selected because it represents the number of countries in the League of Arab States. Anyone living in any of those countries can be a part of this project at the following local times on 22 August 2008:
Egypt - 2.22pm
Iraq - 2.22pm
Jordan - 2.22pm
Lebanon - 2.22pm
Saudi Arabia - 2.22pm
Syria - 2.22pm
Yemen - 2.22pm
Libya - 1.22pm
Sudan - 2.22pm
Morocco - 12.22pm
Tunisia - 1.22pm
Kuwait - 2.22pm
Algeria - 12.22pm
UAE - 3.22pm
Bahrain - 2.22pm
Qatar - 2.22pm
Oman - 3.22pm
Mauritania - 11.22am
Somalia - 2.22pm
Palestine - 2.22pm
Djibouti - 2.22pm
Comoros - 2.22pm.

Sowar Magazine, a journalistic and documentary photography magazine based in Lebanon, is the sponsor of the Minute 22 project, and will publish a special edition dedicated to it. The pictures will also be posted online.

Sowar, the phonetic pronunciation of the word 'pictures' in Arabic, is a picture-intensive magazine that covers events, cultures, scenes, and individuals in Lebanon, the Middle East, and the Gulf. It is distributed to major bookstores in Lebanon and is available through online subscriptions to international

For more on this, click here

Thanks Abz :-)


Update:
You can join their facebook group by clicking here

Requirements:
- You must be in one of countries mentioned above to take the photo
- The photo should include at least one person (i.e. no plain landscape or architecture photos)
- Maximum size of the photo should be 3MB
- Please submit ONLY one picture
- The deadline for submitting photos is August 30, 2008
- By submitting a photo, you agree to the terms and conditions
- Email the photo to minute22@sowarmag.com and copy/ paste the following text in your email message (please write the country and city in the subject header as well):



FULL NAME:
COUNTRY:
CITY:
DESCRIPTION:

I HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THE MINUTE 22 SOWAR MAGAZINE PROJECT, AS PUBLISHED AT: http://www.sowarmag.com/minute22/termsandconditions.htm

6 comments:

Big Pearls said...

sounds interesting.

likeairillrise said...

Ok... I'm in on this...
but... I'll be reporting from West Lafayette, Indiana. Is that ok?

Sista said...

Thats Coooooool

Ansam said...

Big Pearls-
Yeah it does

likeairillrise-
I dont know! The countries are listed so maybe you wanna check with them... drop them an email and ask?

Sista-
It is

Meteor said...

sounds very interesting, liked the idea but unfortunately i missed it.
eager to c their project

Ansam said...

Meteor-
It does :-) I cant wait to see the end result too

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