Jill Waterman's idea to photograph New Year's celebrations began in Paris on a whim in 1984, while she was studying at the university. Since then it has evolved considerably and after nineteen years is well on its way to becoming one of the longest-running solo photo projects in the history of photography. Waterman, who lives and works in New York's East Village, has attended New Year's events in places as exciting as Shanghai and as decidedly unexciting, according to her, as Burlington, Vermont. She welcomed 2001 in Rio despite downpours, and in 2000 made a pilgrimage to the little town of Bethlehem. In 2008 she hopes to publish a book documenting the first 25 years of her New Year's Eve Project, portions of which have been exhibited... More >>>