If a picture is worth a thousand words, why is it that we very rarely write them down. While we agree that photography can have an amazing visceral impact, it is the written word that completes the story. Digital cameras have made it possible to capture nearly ever significant moment of our lives. To us, these are precious times, to others they are just pictures. What would happen if we all started to fill in the blanks and start to share the rest of the story?
The SnapStory Project started out as an experiment and challenge to the founder Michael Kraabel to post an image a day and write a short story to go with it. A simple exercise, but one with meaning. Over the past 10 years he had accumulated thousands of digital photos, many of which have never been seen my anyone (including himself). The project was designed to give him an outlet to go through his archive of photos, as well as take new ones. But rather than simply snapping a photo, he would be gathering stories. Photos with meaning. Over the next 365 days we will see how hard it is to stay disciplined and post on a daily basis.
The SnapStory Challenge is designed to challenge site visitors to take up the same project.
The SnapStory challenge asks you to take (or edit) one photo a day for 365 days. Each day you will post a photo somewhere online (facebook, blog, twitter, etc) and tell a story about the moment. How you describe the photo is entirely up to you.
If you’re thinking about starting, let us know. We would love to post a link to your gallery.