This public art project was created by Katie O’Beirne with the intention of leaving a disposable camera in Prospect Park, Brooklyn for anyone passing by to take a snap shot of life. What started as week-end project has now extended to many other locations, including various international settings.
For funding, Katie has opened a “Kickstarter” page and is currently working on the next phase of her beautiful project, an Art Show scheduled for early February if enough funding is raised.
In an era were we take hundreds of photos from our digital phones or cameras without much thought or connection to the medium we are photographing, Katie’s idea is a little different where the shots taken are random images of society by society, it could aptly be called “social photography“.
The images are an eclectic mix of daily snap shots from people who pass-by, some are just your common touristy pictures which are interesting in themselves but in amongst the vast mix are little gems that give us a real insight into the life of the subjects been captured. These daily snaps are perfectly preserved into an artistic collage of life for us all to take a peek and share, a true experiment in social photography.
You can see from the map below where cameras are now located or have been left from past locations
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If you would like to help Katie, you can visit her Kickstarter page and pledge a donation or visit her personal blog and help spread her images.
Website: Katie O’Beirne