To accompany From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America, which opens here at the Walker Art Center on Sunday, September 12th, Alec Soth is creating a series of Flickr group projects that are linked to his photographic process. Anyone can take part, and we hope you do. Alec will be commenting and writing here and on his own blog over the run of the exhibition, and we will be posting some of your photographs here also. Check out the project on his Flickr page, or read about it below:
Assignment #1: The Treasure Hunt
A trick I use to find pictures is to create a list of things I’m curious about that then go and beat the bushes. Even if I don’t find what I’m looking for, it gets me out the door and moving around in the world.
For our first Flickr Project, I’ve created a list of 10 items to photograph. Shoot as many as you can and post them in our group pool, and then check out our “Discussions” pages to talk about your work. I’ll post some of my favorite images on the Walker Art Center Visual Arts blog. On October 1st I’ll pick my favorite treasure hunter and send them a signed copy of the From Here to There catalogue. You can check out an interview with me from this book here.
Here’s the list:
Unusually Tall People
P.S. You’ll get extra points for combining pictures—I’d love to see an unusually tall museum guard holding a suitcase.