21 years ago this month I proposed this basic idea for a museum exhibition about the Bettman Archive. They looked at me like I was fucking crazy. They said: don’t you understand that every one of these photos is precious?
I said, no, actually, I don’t understand how you can have a million of anything and think that it’s still precious.
I didn’t get the job.
Erik Kessels is best known for his running series of books In Almost Every Picture in which he collects found amateur photography, creating unique, and often bizarre collections, to be published in one book. His latest project. an installation on display at Foam in Amsterdam, gives visitors the opportunity to grasp the immense scale of just how many photos are shared on just one site, in this case Flickr, on a daily basis. The installation consists of rooms filled with all of the printed photos uploaded to Flickr in a 24 hour period, which translates into over one million photos. The mountain of photos, even seen in a photograph, is a great reminder of the volume of information and data that is being shared on the Internet every day. (via This is what a gallery full of 24 hours worth of Flickr photos looks like - The Next Web)