May 23, 2018

Photographers needed to ‘Capture A Day in the Life’ of Williston

Organizers of the rapidly approaching 250th anniversary of Williston’s charter are looking for local photographers to help capture what Williston is like in its 250th year.

The Williston Day in the Life Photo Project—a day-long project capturing Williston life—is set for June 7, organized by local photographer Stephen Mease.

Residents—from seasoned professional photographers to kids with iPhones—can snap photos of their daily lives on June 7 and share them on social media. The Observer will select photos to print in a special commemorative section, published on June 13.

“The idea is to crowd-source this project,” Mease wrote in a press release. “Almost everyone has a camera with them in the form of their smartphone or a digital camera and are taking photos all the time of school events, landscapes, their lunch or friends and family.”

Willistonians can upload photos from their day to a group account on photo-sharing website, using the tag Williston250. Or, post photos on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #williston250.

Posting your photos allows them to be shared townwide and considered for publication in the Observer’s special 250th anniversary photo special. By uploading the photos, you agree to let the Observer print them without compensation, though photographers retain all the rights to their photos.

Here is the process:

Take as many photos as you like on June 7 of your day and activities.

Tag your photos williston250 and post your five best representative photos to the group at

It’s a good idea to put all of your Williston250 Day in the Life photos into a Flickr set for the event.

Add a thumbnail below of one of your photos and write a little bit about your day. You can create a link from this message straight to your Williston250 set if you like.

Make sure to set your camera’s date and time correctly.

Residents can then gather for a community potluck dessert, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Williston Central School Cafeteria, followed by a showing of “Williston Revisited – a Community Portrait” at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. An exhibit of “Williston Revisited” photos by Steve Mease will be displayed at the library beginning June 1. On June 9, all residents are invited to gather at the Williston Community Park for a townwide photo shoot.

—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff


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