Photographers Create "Everyday Japan" Chronicle, An Ongoing Visual Narrative of Japanese Life
The Everyday Japan chronicle is a collaborative visual story and resource for the greater community.
The Everyday Japan chronicle is an ongoing, collaborative visual narrative of everyday life in Japan. From natural scenes of deer on Mount Wakakusa to stark black and white shots of crowded Tokyo streets, the chronicle takes us on a journey through different layers of Japanese society captured by different photographers over time.
The concept, initially launched as an Instagram page with a current following of 87K, takes advantage of Chronicle's unique features such as direct collaboration and chronology of photos. The Everyday Japan chronicle brings photographers together, preserves history, and serves as an ongoing educational and engaging resource for the greater community.
At the time of release, four co-moderators and 24 contributors are currently part of the chronicle. Co-moderators share the honor and responsibility of curating content to ensure quality and accuracy. Co-moderators aside from Q. include leading Japanese photographers Tadashi Onishi, Go Nakamura, and Mankichi Shinshi.
"As a life-long photographer and documentarian, I am grateful for this unique new platform," said Q. "The Everyday Japan chronicle allows us photographers to collaborate, showcase our work, and create history together for the world to learn from and enjoy."
Photographers can include details for each photo they add like title, description, location, and tags to document that moment in history within the larger story of everyday life in Japan.
"When we heard Everyday Japan's mission-- to document and curate stories of everyday life in Japan-- we knew we had to work together," said Chronicle Founder/CEO Steve McBride. "Our collaboration and chronology features perfectly serve the project. We are honored to work with Q. and all the photographers involved."
Anyone who has taken photos in Japan is invited to add their best photos to the Everyday Japan chronicle to be a part of the project. The chronicle can be accessed at https://www.onechronicle.com/
Rachel DuShey, Communications Manager