Vancouver's Anonymous Photo Project

Vancouver's Anonymous Photo Project

Regina Yunghans
May 8, 2009

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We just just happened upon the website of The Anonymous Photo Project, an endeavor of "discovery and chance". Here's how it works: a package is left in a public place containing a disposable camera, postage, and instructions telling you to use the camera and mail it to a Vancouver address with the postage provided. Would you do it?...

Cameras that are returned are uploaded onto the project's website and some photos are even highlighted on the project's blog. It turns out that so far, a little more than a quarter of the cameras placed have made it back to home base. And surprisingly, a lot of folks are using the cameras, at least in part, to take pictures at home.

We're imagining finding a camera and filling it up with Apartment Therapy style. A little informal house tour, if you will. If you really want to go for it, you can check for the locations of the most recently-planted cameras, located in 13 nations all around the world, under Recently Placed Cameras. Or, if you're interested in helping to plant a few cameras yourself, check here to see how you can help spread the project.

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