Taking our cue from the book "A Day In The Life of America", in which 200 international photojournalists were sent throughout the USA on 2 May, 1986, to photograph ordinary people going about their daily life, Wellington Sakai Association is hosting a photo competition. Residents of Wellington and Sakai will take photos of their daily life - all on the same day (which was 30 July). The resulting photo exhibition will be a fascinating comparative snapshot of the people, culture, fashion and lifestyle of the wide variety of people that make up the population of our sister cities.
Our aim is to promote our respective cities to each other, to strengthen our bonds and create awareness of our similarities as well as our unique differences, to foster intercultural interest and understanding. This project aims to involve the wider community which will in turn promote the associations and increase membership.
The competition was open to all photographers - amateur and professional alike. Finalists will be exhibited as part of Japan Festival Week which runs from 18 November and this event serves as the formal opening event where Wellington City Councillor Simon Woolf will judge, and the winners will be announced - the winners will recieve prizes to put towards photography related goods/supplies.
The finalists photographs will be exhibited at Wellington Central Library mezzanine floor from 18 November - 3 December.
Everyone is welcome to attend the opening - Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for catering purposes.