The results of an interesting collaborative project, carried out in 2007, are just coming out. The project used the question ‘what does this city really look like?’ as a starting point.
Locations were shared-out between a team of ‘photographers’ (none of them are photographers) according to a grid imposed over the area.Â The photographers were free to capture whatever they wanted at their location, but it was the grid that determined the locations in the first place.
You can browse the photos on the Birmingham Photographic Project website and it’s worth a look.
The results of the project are being presented in stages – the website being th first with a (limited-run) hardback book and a public exhibition both not far off official announcement.