Zeitgeist

Challenge series hosted by Atrin. Challenges start on Mondays.
Zeitgeist is a German word which means "the spirit of the times" or literally "time ghost." The purpose of this series is to explore the spirit of our times through the unbiased lens of the camera.
Finished (8 challenges)
Entries: 29
Winners announced: 20th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: My sister's keeper....
Explore the spirit of our times ("zeitgeist") in terms of family. What is family like in today's world?
Entries: 40
Winners announced: 13th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: Life around Tonle Sap Lake
Capture the spirit of our times by capturing the quality of life throughout the world.
Entries: 24
Winners announced: 6th September, 2010 GMT
Winner: SC-101-a-opt2
China was once referred to by Napoleon as "The Sleeping Giant." Today the giant is awoken and shaking the earth. Capture images that embody the idea of China's growing cultural, economic and political influence.
Entries: 99
Winners announced: 16th August, 2010 GMT
Winner: Earthly Pleasures
Parts of our world are deeply materialistic. Your task is to capture the spirit of our times as found in our materialism.
4. Health
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 5th July, 2010 GMT
Winner: Smoking Kills
Zeitgeist Series is back with some exciting new challenges. This week your job is to explore the spirit of our times through the theme of health. From our health habits to our technological progress in medicine. What is our world like from the perspective of health?
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 24th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Having a go.
On the go. Our ability, as a species, to overcome the challenges of our immediate world by simply escaping said immediate world is a rare quality that has afforded us our (so far) brief stint as the dominant form of life on this planet. As we continue to grow, our mobility continues to do so with us. From armies that can project influence anywhere around the globe, to individuals completing...
Entries: 85
Winners announced: 10th May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Potato Packing Line
Productivity, mathematically, is defined as the quantity of output divided by the quantity of input. Sometimes this simple equation seems like it literally spins our little world round. And perhaps it drives our entire universe. In this challenge explore productivity: what does it mean? How does it feel? What are the true products of its pursuit? Is it ugly? Beautiful?
Entries: 55
Winners announced: 3rd May, 2010 GMT
Winner: Active sorrow
"We live in interesting times." With your photograph explore how individuals and groups are shaping the landscape of our future. From picket lines and rallies to individuals working to make their communities a better place. From saving our planet to preserving our traditions. It is all activism. Capture it.