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PORTLAND, ORE. (OCT. 1, 2013)
30 Year Anniversary Exhibit Debuts at PDX

History and present-day collide as Portland International Airport teams up with regional photographers to bring travelers an exciting new exhibit on Concourse A that celebrates a day in the life of Oregonians, at work and at play. This new exhibit, known as Project Dayshoot30, pays tribute to the original Project Dayshoot photo series from 1983.

11:00 a.m. (1983), Umatilla Indian Reservation
Joel Davis, Umatilla County
"Capturing the fleeting moments of childhood takes on new meaning when combined with the wide variety of cultures alive in Oregon. Ada Patrick, 78, gently rocks her seven-month-old grandson, Burke Sundown Farrow, in the quiet of her house on the Umatilla Indian Reservation." (Text from One Average Day)
Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society Research Library
9:58 a.m., Portland
Fritz Liedtke, Multnomah County
Elliana Kluherz takes to the air during Level 2 class at the School of Oregon Ballet Theater.

Ninety-two photographers participated in the July 15, 1983 event in partnership with The Oregon Historical Society. Thirty years later, more than 150 photographers and videographers contributed to this year’s anniversary collection—including 33 photographers from the original photo series. This year's entire collection contains more than 3,000 photos which were submitted through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, email and even film. A small sampling of 45 images are currently on display at PDX through March 31.

Project Dayshoot30 was organized by a collective group of journalists and photographers, and University of Oregon graduate students. Organizer Brian Burk, also an employee at the Port of Portland, hopes that this exhibit is the first of many for this collection. "This project is about democratizing art and journalism,” says Burk. “It's the voice of Oregonians telling their stories and sharing their unique experiences."

“We are thrilled to have a part of this collection on exhibit at the airport,” says Greta Blalock, PDX arts and entertainment coordinator. “The images show how certain elements of life remain constant throughout time, such as pioneering, cultivating land, and the power of community that binds us together.”

As in 1983, this photo series will become part of the permanent collection at the Oregon Historical Society. The PDX art program is designed to showcase the dynamic culture of the Pacific Northwest through a variety of works with regional artists and arts organizations, bringing a unique experience to Portland travelers.

More information and photos are available at or visit the Project Dayshoot30 website for details.

Contact: Steve Johnson 503.415.6591

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