The 50 States Project
The 50 States Project is a collaboration between photographers in America each interpreting a series of words according to how it represents the state that they live in. Each of the 50 states has a designated photographer and each has to capture the same word, such as ‘people’, ‘habitat’ or ‘landscape’. As America is a huge country of contrast the results are usually just as varied. As well as being a great opportunity to see some great photography, it’s also a wonderful way to travel across America. From the beaches to the back streets, from the malls to the National Parks, all of American life is captured here. It’s a remarkably simple yet brilliant idea. The two examples below are for the word ‘entertainment’.
A similar project is just underway in England, titled What is England? that throughout the course of the year will tackle the interpretation of the words ‘person’, ‘group’, ‘work’, ‘play’, ‘urban’, and ‘rural’.