(September 08) Tonight we're celebrating . . .  Worldwide Moment

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Can you imagine people from every country in the world
participating in a simultaneous moment of peace?

Worldwide Moment
Worldwide Moment is an organization that works to foster peace and international cooperation through photography, will hold its annual photo shoot on Sept. 09 (Sept. 08 in US*).

Worldwide Moment encourages citizens of every nation to participate by taking a photograph on Sept. 9, 2009 at 9:09 a.m. in the +09GMT time zone, or 09.09.09+09GMT@09:09. In New York the moment will occur at 08:09 p.m. on Sept. 08* (05:09PM in Los Angeles*).

Over 1,000 photographers from 75 countries will celebrate international peace and artistic collaboration by simultaneously taking a picture.

The event is the creation of the photographer and filmmaker Brett Brownell.

“Worldwide Moment allows people around the world to represent their country as an artist and an activist,” Brownell said. “Whether young or old, amateur or professional,film or digital, Polaroid or camera phone, this is for everyone.”

Photographers can pledge to participate at the Worldwide Moment website. After the Moment occurs, photos and their stories will be submitted to the Web site. The collection will be available online, in gallery showings and as a book to benefit international charities.

*09.09.09+09GMT@09:09 is the time of the Worldwide Moment in Japan. In the US here are the Worldwide Moment times for your timezone:

EDT: 09/08/09 @ 08:09 PM
CDT: 09/08/09 @ 07:09 PM
DMT: 09/08/09 @ 06:09 PM
PDT: 09/08/09 @ 05:09 PM
ADT (Alaska): 09/08/09 @ 04:09 PM
HDT: (Hawaii): 09/08/09 @ 02:09 PM

For more information, or to upload your pictures, visit the http://www.worldwidemoment.org/ website



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