Frequently Asked Questions

What is this project?

How many participants were there?

What is happening since July 15?

Who is benefiting from all this?


What is this project?

Project Dayshoot+30 is a visual celebration of the state of Oregon in all its forms. It's also the commemoration of an earlier project — Project Dayshoot — that took place on July 15, 1983. On that date, over 90 photographers spread out across the state and shoot photographs in a 24-hour period. The result was an exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society and, later, a book called One Average Day.

On Monday, July 15, to mark the 30th anniversary of Project Dayshoot, a group of the original photographers joined with new contributors to once again capture a single day in the life of our state. To reflect the changes that have occurred in technology and journalism in the last three decades, we added a video component this year, and the best photographs and videos will appear on this website. There are also plans for a physical exhibit and another book.

This year's project is a partnership with the Oregon Historical Society, and participants will have the option of donating copies of their images to the OHS archives.

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How many participants were there?

About 180 professionals participated in the project. In addition, about 100 members of the general public participated.

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What is happening since July 15?

Invited participants have uploaded their images and project organizers are reviewing the collected images for the purposes of displaying online and in an exhibit, as well as for a possible book. Look for new images posted in our photo updates here on the website each week.

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Who is benefiting from all this?

The goal of the project is to create a visual time capsule of Oregon daily life in 2013. In making the images available to all via the Internet as well as the Oregon Historical Society archives, the project will contribute to the collective history of the state. In this sense, the project benefits all Oregonians.

Project Dayshoot+30 is a non-profit, volunteer-driven effort. Any proceeds that result from any aspect of the project will go to benefit the Oregon Historical Society.

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