Abu Dhabi

24 Hour Project 2017 | Human Condition


The 24HourProject gathers street and documentary photographers from around the globe to share in real time as they document the human condition of their city. 

Photographers share one photo per hour during twenty-four hours.

Believing that no human is illegal, this year’s edition of the 24HourProject we are coming together to provide urgently needed relief to REFUGEES by supporting Lesvos Solidarity. A refugee camp run by volunteers providing shelter and hospitality to the most vulnerable humans.

Through the 24HourProject’s mission, market and global exhibitions, the project reaches millions of individuals annually showcasing the human connection of images and real live stories.



Document Humanity to Make a Difference. By bringing the 24HourProject world community together and creating partnerships with NGOs, we aim to raise awareness to world human condition issues.



Each participant shares to social media one photo every hour for the full 24 hours of their city following 24HourProject guidelines. The images, theme and content become viral in all social medias giving a live view to the world hour by hour. 

After the event, photographer select their best pictures taken during the event and submit their final 24 photos to www.24hourproject.org. Photos then become selected to travel exhibitions and are part of conferences, workshops and photoboooks.



The 24HourProject was co-founded by two photographers, Renzo Grande and Sam Smotherman, in 2012. The idea began with a personal project to document and compare two different cities for one full day. That same year, other photographers got interested and on the first edition of the project there were 65 world photographers documenting 24 cities.

Last year, 2016, there were 2785 photographers in 718 cities from 107 countries. 

The global collaboration of the project lead to gallery exhibitions in Australia, Finland, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, United States and Venezuela.



The 24HourProject is looking for supporters who want to grow their exposure by being active partners of this unique global documentary photography project. 

Contact info@24hourproject.org

This year the project goes live on April 1st, 2017. The same day for all participants starting at midnight their local time. For more information visit www.24hourproject.org and all our social media channels.

Oasis Dignity - واحة الكرامة


( وَلَا تَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ قُتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَاتًا بَلْ أَحْيَاءٌ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِمْ يُرْزَقُونَ )

ارواحهم تلهمنا حاضرة بيننا، غادرت اجسادهم مسطرةً، اروع دروس البطولة والوطنية ولكن ارواحهم باقية

غادروا امتثالاً ودفاعاً عن عزتنا وارضنا ووحدتنا وسلامتنا، غادروا رافعين راية الوطن وذلك ما استطاعت القيادة زرعه في نفوس وقلوب ابناءها لا شيء فوق الوطن ولا قيمة للحياة بدون وطن شامخ

سنجدد العهد كلما مررنا بهذا النصب التذكاري العظيم وقلوبنا تهتف قبل ألسنتنا [ الله .. الوطن .. رئيس الدولة ] عش يا وطني شامخاً متماسكاً فهناك بيت متوحد أعمدته راسخه لن تهتز مهما اشتدت الرياح لان بانيها قائد والد مزج الحب بالدم والولاء والاخلاص

تصوير : ماجد الكثيري، الكاتب : سليم المستكا

Yes, the martyrs have passed away, but their soul loom over our heads and hearts, to remind us of their sacrifices to this dear and beloved country.

We-in our turn, are really very proud of them, and will never forget their sacrifices, their bravery and their love for their country.

They passed away filled with joy thanks to the norms of loyalty to the country and to its leaders and all the people of the UAE 🇦🇪.

We will stand by the Martyrs Monument, and cheer for them, for our country and for our president.

"Those who are killed when fighting for Allah are not dead, rather, they enjoy what they have been bestowed by Allah, and look forward to seeing the others follow suit."

Photography : Majed AlKatheeri, Writer : Salem AlMostaka

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