Some of the world's leading photographers look to capture an ordinary day in Ireland.

The photographic journalists have arrived in Ireland to take part in an ambitious project to take thousands of photographs around the country over a period of 24 hours.

The photographers spent the morning at Dublin Zoo teaching school children the tricks of the trade.

They concentrated on the basics. How to frame a good shot. How to get an unusual angle.

Later in the day, the photographers gathered at Government Buildings for a group photograph. Among the photographers are five Pulitzer Prize winners and 15 of Ireland’s best lens people.

The aim is the capture Ireland without clichés.

American photographer Rick Smolan says that they are looking to take extraordinary pictures of everyday, ordinary events.

There’s something magical about holding a day in your hand.

Billy Stickland welcomes the emphasis of the project and that it is not focusing on donkeys and quaint old Ireland.

The photographers were officially welcomed to Ireland by the Taoiseach Charles Haughey, who says he likes to photographed as often as possible.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 13 May 1991. The reporter is Una O’Hagan.