International call to all photographers and photography hobbyists involved in the #BlackLivesMatter movement and its partner organizations. This year Black Lives Matter is teaming up with the 24 Hour Project to create a #BlackLivesMatter track of the 24 Hour Project.

The 24 Hour Project is a street photography project that seeks to document every-day life in multiple cities during one single day. Participants all over the world will share their city’s stories through one photo every hour for 24 hours on March 21st, 2015. This year’s theme is ‘The Human Condition’, and we want to narrow the focus to uplifting black life in this critical moment in history.


What this means for you: On March 21st, 2015, upload one photo per hour, every hour, starting at 00:00 AM and ending at 23:59 PM in your city to your IG and/or Twitter account. You can take photos of the beauty of black folks, the hardships we endure, the power we possess, the struggles we face or any topic related to black life and #BlackLivesMatter. All you have to do is register online and on March 21st tag your #24HourProject photos with the following template on Instagram and/or Twitter:

Time (ex. 2:30am) #YourCity “Title {optional}” by @yourhandle as part of the #BLM247 #24hourproject #24hr15 #24hr15_YourCity

With that you will join an international community of photographers documenting the topic of black lives during this #YearOfResistance. You can make all 24 photos #BLM247 photos, or you can choose to do some #BLM247 photos and some general #24HourProject photos – it’s up to you. And you can use any type of photographic device you can find: a camera, phone, tablet, etc, but all photos must be taken on March 21st, 2015. Be creative, be spontaneous, and be safe in your quest to take photos for 24 consecutive hours!

BLM hopes to create a traveling exhibition of these photos at the close of the project, and will reach out to individual artists whose work is chosen to be included. If you are interested in helping fund, sponsor or host one of these exhibitions, please contact us at [email protected].

To register to participate go to http://www.24hourproject.org/registration/ and please put “Black Lives Matter” in the comments & feedback section when registering. For more information about The 24 Hour Project go to http://www.24hourproject.org/2015-edition/

In Struggle!


Black Lives Matter