A photo a day! Narratives of well-being in 365 projects

The aim of the project is to explore the potential of taking and sharing a photo every day as a means of improving well-being.


Online communities have always been rich forms of support, helping to give people a strong sense of self-determination and self-efficacy. New platforms for user-generated content and social media are transforming the way people can help themselves and each other to change their daily lives. 365 projects, where someone commits to taking and sharing a photo every day for a year, provide a rich set of resources for improving well-being, broadly understood. The project seeks to explore participants’ own definitions of how 365 projects are used as a means of improving well-being.

The research team are an interdisciplinary group from Sheffield and Lancaster University

The project ran in 2015.

Andrew Cox, a.m.cox@shef.ac.uk
Digital Societies Research Group, Information School, The University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 211 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP.

Soureh Latif Shabgahi
Research Associate, Information School, The University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 211 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP

Liz Brewster, liz.brewster@le.ac.uk
Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research (SAPPHIRE) group, Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, 22-28 Princess Road West, Leicester, LE1 6TP.