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    Estonia is organizing a historic moment in countrys 95 birthday - all nation is invited!


    On 24 February from 1:00 p.m. to 1:01 p.m., the Estonian Association of Press Photographers and Government Office call on all people residing in or visiting Estonia to take pictures of the people, evocative moments, events or nature around them - a minute in the life of Estonia. This isn’t a photography competition; it’s an historical moment that we’re honoured to invite you to join.
    It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the woods or working, sitting at a luncheon banquet or doing chores around the house – take a picture and send it to us. If you wish, you can stage the scene in advance and think about what to photograph on this important day in Estonian history. You can gather all the people in your village or pay a visit to a neighbour. Consider the following: if an exhibition is held years later and you are asked to take a picture in the same location, what would you like to see on that day. Take a picture of the way life ordinarily is. Observe things, phenomena, landscapes, streets and other things that change over time. The current fashions will certainly be history in a few years and interesting for children to look at. Today’s technological marvels will only be seen in museums years later. Work now done by people or animals will be done by machines in future. In short: use the minute to capture a moment that is completely ordinary today but will be our shared history years from now.


    The goal of the photos is to document the 95th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia so that generations to come would experience the moment and era. The pictures taken in this project will be collected and sent, along with the name of the author and text description of the scene, for safekeeping in the Estonian National Museum.


    All people in Estonia, including visitors to the country, are welcome to take part. Pictures are to be taken in the one minute from 1:00 p.m. to 1:01 p.m. on February 24. Each contributor will be expected to e-mail one photo to foto@eestiminut.ee within two weeks. Alternatively, the photo can be uploaded at www.eestiminut.ee.


    So grab your smartphones, point-and-shoot cameras and old SLRs and go out and make history. The more people who participate, the greater the variety of Estonian moments we will have. Photographs taken this year will be shown over a longer period of time on the ETV programme “Terevisioon”. All photographs will always be displayed with the name of the photographer.


    The mass photography event will be repeated in five years, when Estonia marks its centennial. A major exhibition and album of photographs will come out of this undertaking. Some of the pictures taken this year will also make it into that prestigious album.


    The project is being organized by the Estonian Association of Press Photographers (www.epfl.ee) and is supported by the Government Office’s EV95 organizing committee.


    More information: http://www.eesti.ee/ev95/en/homepage

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