What is the Alphabet Project?
(Text from the site with slight modification).
The Alphabet Project was a photography project that took place between March 2008 and March 2009. It involved 26 photographers from around the world. Each photographer has a first name that begins with an unique letter of the alphabet, mine was "D" for Darlene (aka, Darr
). Every two weeks the person whose letter of the alphabet it is, had set a photographic task for both themselves and the other 25 photographers. The task that the photographer sets can be an adjective, a noun, a specific instruction, a verb etc, but it must start with the same letter as the first letter in their name. By the end of the year there would be 676 photographs with 26 individual interpretations of 26 tasks. There are also 26 responding photographers (I was a responding photographer) who will also respond to each task set bringing the total number of photographs at the end to 1,352. The hope was to exhibit the work in London and publish the work in a book. NOTE:
I agreed to participate in this project during a huge, but necessary move, and with a limited digital portfolio. Many of the images are from poorly done scans of transparency film. I acquired my first digital camera during this time, but I was still shooting film. Today these images would look much better with the evolution of better scanning techniques and equipment. But it is what it is, and the images must speak for themselves.
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