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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day to be Celebrated April 30, 2006

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day to be Celebrated April 30, 2006 - The event is open to all photographers throughout the world, to every no-lens photography aficionado and to those who have never practised this creative and fun technique before.

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Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day (WPPD), a global event celebrating the fantasy, art, fun and experience of lensless photography, will occur on April 30, 2006.

All photographers around the world will be invited to take a picture with a pinhole camera during the 24 hours of Sunday April 30 and upload it to http://www.pinholeday.org . A photo by each artist will become part of the international Web gallery on the WPPD site.

The event is open to all photographers throughout the world, to every no-lens photography aficionado and to those who have never practised this creative and fun technique before.

Pinhole photos are taken without any lens but simply through a small hole, about the size of the period at the end of a sentence. Photos can be made using cameras made from ordinary stuff such as shoe boxes, peeled tomato cans or tea boxes.
An increasing number of people are approaching and showing more and more interest in the exciting practice of pinhole photography. In 2001, 291 pinhole photographers from 24 countries took part in the web exhibition. In 2005, a good 1815 from 52 countries.

Joint efforts and individual's skills allow the organization of numerous events, both big and small, and even those foreign to this peculiar world of photography can take part. Sunday April 30 will see many events organized in every corner of the earth, with meetings, displays, stages, courses and collective practices focused on pinhole photography. Special attention is devoted to young generations and schools.

WPPD stems from the spontaneous work of a group of volunteers scattered worldwide and coordinated by an international group formed by Tom Miller (USA Team leader)
Gregg Kemp (USA Team leader)
Stefano Piva (Italy)
Nick Dvoracek (USA)
Tom Persinger (USA)
Rosanne Stutts (USA)
Wolfgang Thoma (Belgium)

More information and the full programme (constantly updated) can be found at http://www.pinholeday.org.

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