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
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