Posted on 17. Jul, 2009 by planetmitch
Some months ago, we saw the post planet5D friend Carlo Nicora made on twitter about the “One Thousand Portraits” site he and a friend did in London. In one weekend, they took 1000 portraits of random people on the streets of London. Turns out that has inspired others to perform a similar feat… Gerard Franquesa and Sergi LÃÂ³pez Graells sent us their new site “1000 Portraits Barcelona“, that they shot using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
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“This same project was carried out before in the city of London (thousandportraits.com) .We wanted to continue the project transferring it to Barcelona with the intention that by extending it to other cities, it becomes a global project, capable of explaining the large capitals through the portraits of the people that live in them.”
So, here’s the video of the final project – images go by pretty fast in 4+ minutes… go to the site to see them more slowly.
1000 PORTRAITS BARCELONA
two photographers Ã¢â¬Â¢ one camera Ã¢â¬Â¢ one weekend Ã¢â¬Â¢ a thousand people
If we think about the great cities that make up the social imaginary, their emblematic buildings, monuments and places will quickly come to our minds Ã¢â¬Â¦ But this is only the inert part of the cities, great cities are made by the people living there, inhabiting its public spaces.
Through this experience we want to express one of the many possible representations of the city of Barcelona, with its inhabitants as the main characters this time. .
For a weekend we walked through the streets of the city, explaining the project and asking people to collaborate in it, until we completed 1000 portraits.
The project is original to the city of London by the photographers: Eamon Lane and Carlo Nicora. We wanted to continue the project transferring it to Barcelona with the intention that by extending it to other cities, it becomes a global project, capable of explaining the large capitals through the portraits of the people that live in them.
We encourage you to leave comments on the images in Flickr, and of course if you recognize yourself, we will send you a copy.
We want to thank all the people that made this project possible, as much to the ones that appear as to the ones that did not.
Thank you very much to everyone for making this possible.