After commenting on images and selecting a winning photographer for Assignment 1 – The Treasure Hunt, Alec Soth has announced his next assignment, open to all at Flickr.com:
“In the 1st Flickr assignment, I often found myself responding to the story behind the picture. I was particularly taken with Hannah’s (gofeego) stories of her travels. And the winner of the 1st assignment, Etienne Courtois, provided wonderfully cryptic back stories for his images.
So for assignment #2, I want participants to tell a short story. But to get the story going, I’ve added the following steps:
1) Find and photograph a stranger
2) Ask the stranger to show you something (their house, their car, their cat, their body, etc).
3) Based on what they show you, make another picture, or series of pictures.
For example, photograph a man you meet you meet on the side of the road. Ask the man if he has any hobbies. If he tells you he builds model airplanes, go to his house and photograph his airplanes. Then go to a model airplane club.
The only rule is that all images should be new. The deadline for posting is October 25th. Post all of your images together in a set marked ‘From Here To There: Assignment #2.’ Add text captions to the images when necessary. Winners will be chosen by November 1st.”