Behind the scenes at the massive, all-digital phot book project
By Arthur Bleich
If by now you haven't seen or at least heard of America
24/7, you've probably been off the planet for awhile. Rhis massive,
304-page, over-sized book chronicles a week in the lives of Americans;
every shot was made with a digital camera. In essence, America 24/7
has written the epitaph for film.
sponsors contributed equipment and services to make it all possible.
Olympus, for example, ponied up a thousand C-5050 digital cameras
that were given to pros to shoot with, though some used their own.
Amateurs wre also invited to send in digital images and thousands
than a million images were electronically submitted, from which
25,000 were chosen. America 24/7 showcases 1,200 photographs and
the rest will appear in 52 books that feature each state plus New
York City and Washington, DC.
the huge talent pool of photographers that participated, we chose
some top professionals who graciously consented to share their images