Postcards From America

Posted in Flotsam by LBM on April 4, 2011

I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about the new Magnum project, Postcards From America. This May, I’m going to be joining four other photographers (Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Chris Anderson, Mikhael Subotzky) and the writer Ginger Strand for a two week road trip from San Antonio to Oakland.

This is a unique project for Magnum. We are working collaboratively and are hoping to engage much more directly with our audience. At the beginning of the trip we will be doing a public event at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin. And at the end we’re going to do a pop-up exhibition somewhere in Oakland.

We also hope to connect with people during the run of the trip in a variety of ways:

  • On our project website you can sign up to receive postcards from the photographers or a limited edition book/prints from the trip.
  • You can follow our progress on our Tumblr blog (and also on Facebook and Twitter).
  • Through our Flickr page, you can contribute your own images of America.

Cool, right?



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  1. Tim said, on April 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I’m really looking forward to follow this, going to be interesting seeing the different looks and vision that this group of photographers bring. Would have like to see Martin Parr in there as well. Very cool

  2. Caroline Hancox said, on April 5, 2011 at 4:34 am

    very very cool

  3. Tony Huang said, on April 5, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Alec, I hope you’ll find an interesting story, and that the journey itself is a story worth telling.

    best wishes,

  4. véronique said, on April 6, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    hi alec!
    thats so great, I cant wait for the trip to begin!

  5. Annonymous said, on April 11, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    This project looks exciting, I look forward to seeing the collaborative effort.

  6. panos skoulidas said, on May 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Awesome!… see u next week in SA
    panos skoulidas

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