in mid-march of 2011, inspired in part by the facebook group and in an effort to begin mentally preparing myself for my summer in uganda, i commenced a photography challenge meant to span over thirty consecutive days. the premise of the challenge was to take one photograph of a small (or big) part of my life- in a small way, capturing all the little-but-important things that make up my existence.
and so, for thirty days of my second semester in college, i photographed everything from the chapstick never far from my pocket to my bookshelf. it was a fun exercise for this amateur photographer, and has proven to be a marvelously fun way to cross-examine my two worlds lived on opposite hemispheres.
because while living in kotido, uganda, for ten weeks in the summer of 2011, i recommenced the documentation challenge. the prompts for both nations and times remained approximately the same; in some instances i changed the prompts in uganda to be more appropriate for my life (example: for the challenge asking for a photograph of something received in the mail, i selected something a friend made and sent with me).
i think i will continue this challenge, at least once a year. it’s a simple way to remind myself of my blessings, to document change, and to mark continuity.