Sweden's Robyn joins 'day in the life' photo project
Swedish pop star and platform shoe enthusiast Robyn will be able to add amateur photographer to her résumé by signing on to be a part of the ongoing global art project aday.org.
The singer joins Virgin Chief Richard Branson, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and thousands of people around the world in an attempt to document details of everyday life and show the commonalities of the human experience, organizer Jeppe Wikstrom told the Associated Press.
“A few months ago we were looking for everyday pictures of Paris from a major photo agency, the first thing we got was thousands and thousands of pictures of Paris Hilton,” Wikstrom said. “It's an indication of our time.”
Inspired by the 1955 exhibition of international photography "Family of Man," the Swedish-born Wikstrom helped organize a similar 2003 project, “A Day in the Life of Sweden.” Participants in aday.org, which is run by a Swedish charity, are being asked to capture images of their day-to-day life on May 15. The resulting photographs will be posted online and eventually compiled into a touring exhibition and book before being buried in a Swedish mine as a time capsule.
When asked about joining the project, the Stockholm-based Robyn said, “I thought there was something very democratic about it, and modern.
"It's about looking into the future and letting all kinds of people have their say,” she added.
-- Chris Barton
Photo: Robyn onstage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2011. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.