Theme Days

July Theme Day: Transparent

The City Daily Photo July theme is Transparent. This one is a challenge. What can we see through that we can still see in a photograph? As an example, I keep a crystal ball on my desk. The bottom has an inscription by the artist Jenny Holzer that says THE FUTURE IS STUPID. Underneath is a Chinese 10 yuan note I kept as a souvenir and, you know, just in case. What can our members see and see through? The Linky is open from June 25 to July 4.



June Theme Day – The Road

We’ve all been on them, long or short. Roads may take us where we want to go or someplace completely unexpected. Each of us finds our own road through life. The barren highway in the Argentine Andes pictured above will take you to Chile, if that’s your destination. This month City Daily Photo members show us where they have been or their journey’s end.



May Theme Day – Shadows

The CDP theme day for May 1, 2022, is Shadows. They hide from the sun, yet they move. They may be hard, even harsh, created by a spotlight in a dim room. They may be ephemeral, cast from the glow of a flickering candle. Where do light and dark meet in your city? The Linky is open from April 28 to May 4, 2022.



April 2022 Gallery – Symmetry

The CDP theme day for April 1, 2022, is Symmetry. We may think of something with two imirror-image halves. But symmetry can be more complex, anything from a Star of David to the dome of the Florence Duomo to ways of writing a musical fugue. What is reflected upon itself in your city? This is a photo of a box of tissues on my desk that I suppose I took one day when I was bored at work. The Linky is open from March 28 to April 3, 2022.



March Gallery – Solitude

There are many ways to be alone. It may be by choice, as with some aesthetics. Some seek it in the wilderness. There are unfortunate people who are, not by choice, isolated within a community. This photo from X’ian, China, illustrates how completely cut off we can be even though not alone. This month City Daily Photo members shine a spotlight on people in their communities who are separate from society.



January Gallery – Picture Of The Year

As is our custom, the City Daily Photo January theme is Picture of The Year. Did you end 2021 feeling like you crawled out from under a rock like Seattle’s Fremont Troll here? Or did you find a way to achieve peace and joy amidst the tumult? Our members share an image that expresses their strongest impression.



December Gallery 2021 – The Future

What do City Daily Photo members see in the future? It could be dark, or humanity could turn a corner and make a brighter future. This image is the first thing you see as you descend into the 9/11 museum beneath New York’s World Trade Center. It reminds us that years to come will link us to our actions of today and in the past.



October 2021 Gallery – Winners

Winged Victory, an ancient winner.

This famous statue in the Louvre is an image of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. Winners are victorious, aren’t they, but over what? A competitor or perhaps yourself? Find out what City Daily Photo members see coming out ahead.