The 24 Hour Project

Main Gallery, June 8 – August 7, 2013


About the Show

The 24 Hour Project stands alone as the largest street photography event of its kind in the world. The 24 Hour Project, a completely unique experiment in photography, is a true marathon for participants. The project pushes the limits of the photographer emotionally, physically and creatively and was envisioned by street photographers Renzo Grande and Sam Smotherman in 2011. The 24 Hour Project is a day with 24 dead lines and no room to make up a lost opportunity. One image from every hour is chosen to represent those 60 minutes in a permanent gallery online and also select shots will be hung now at SPACE POMONA and other galleries in the future.

This project is unique in the way the photographs are shared during each photographers 24 hours. It utilizes the immediacy of social media platforms but the project is more than mobile photography and social media. While there are strong roots in both of these areas the project is, in the end, about the pursuit of capturing the world around us no matter the tools for capturing and sharing.

The gallery show will be representing only part of the 2011 – 2012 years with work of over a hundred street photographers. The gallery contains a selection culled from two years of shots and showcases only a small percentage of the three thousand plus shots that were uploaded worldwide.

Without the photographers this project would not have the worldwide scope that it encompasses. The creators would like to thank not only the photographers who have participated in project but also the community that has supported the project. All of the photographers of The 24 Hour Project hope you enjoy the physical manifestation of The 24 Hour Project and this slice of the biggest street photography event in the world.

The complete portfolios of both 2012 and 2013 can be viewed at

Exhibition curated by Sam Smotherman (“Whittier Sam”).



Exhibition photographs by Jennilee Kinnunen Phillips.

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