Social experiment captures striking snapshot of the city

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Modern day Glasgow has been captured in a 24-hour social experiment – the first of its kind in Scotland.

More than 50 professional and amateur Glasgow-based photographers joined forces on Saturday, April 7 to photograph the streets and spirit of Glasgow creating a visual library of what the city looks like in 2018.

‘A Day In The Life’ documented the people and unique places that make Glasgow tick from football fans to Saturday shoppers; iconic landmarks to hidden hideaways.

Led by award-winning street photographer Mark Waugh, the photographers generated 2,104 images from midnight to midnight, spanning the length and breadth of Glasgow.

·Over the course of the day, the 50 strong team of photographers recorded:

· Dundee fans descending on Glasgow to see them take on Rangers

· Buskers entertaining the 24-hour party people revelling in Glasgow’s legendary nightlife

· Stag parties celebrating the groom’s last night of freedom

· Commuters travelling underground via Glasgow Subway

· Colourful street performers bringing a smile to Buchanan Street

· Antique shopping in Barras Market

· Soggy shoppers sheltering to stay dry in the Scottish downpour

· The cutting edge graffiti along Glasgow Mural Trail

The next stage of A Day In The Life will see an artist take a selection of photographs from each of the photographers that took part and transform them collectively into a piece of art, so the people, places and memories can be immortalised.

Inspired by the blog Humans Of New York, which has 7.7 million Instagram followers and 18 million Facebook followers, this definitive snapshot of Glasgow is the idea of UK-wide company

Ian Cowley, managing director of, said: “A Day In The Life is so special. With the help of talented photographers from across the city we’ve captured the fast paced, ever changing world around us, ensuring those unique moments are now forever frozen in time providing a unique legacy to the city of Glasgow.”

“The overwhelming amount of interest we had from local amateur photographers magnifies how much the people of the city appreciate the arts and its culture. We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who got involved.”

Mark Waugh added: “Through this project we’ve truly captured Glasgow’s personality and current diverse landscape. These pictures will forever testify what happened in Glasgow on 7th April 2018 and will tell a story to future generations.”

The full library of photos can now be viewed at