In 1979, Jamie Livingston, student at Bard College, bought a polaroid. For 18 years, he had been taking about one photo a day. His themes are various. Love, Pain, Life, Colour, Light, music, coffees, travel, funny faces. Through a collection of 6700 photos, life in New York during the 80s and the 90s is unraveled.

On the 4th of may 1997, Jamie is diagnosed with cancer. Six months later, on the 25th of october (his birthday), Jamie took one last snapshot – a blurry-one from his bed in the hospital.

 Photo of The Day project underlines the ‘complexitity of rutine’, showing us a whole new aspect of every-day life. Before his death, his friends promised to take care of his collection. They gathered and organised the photos into an exhibit in Bard College that opened in 2007.

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This entry was posted on August 15, 2010 by in photography.
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