The photographs were not commissioned, rather 'crowd-sourced' by enthusiastic amateurs going about their business, celebrating family life, recording the play of light upon a subject that was before them, in the own time, in their own way. The images were uploaded to 'the cloud' and voted on by friends who had never met, then ultimately rendered in a technology almost six hundred years old; printed with ink on paper.
This apparently retrograde output format underscores the ongoing affection of readers for the experience of print media, and the kudos it confers upon even the most technologically literate photographers. It is also a dramatic demonstration of the faceted view of a country made possible with social media communities covering a subject from many perspectives and yet contributing to a common product shaped entirely by their work.
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