A painted garage entry on New York’s Lower East Side. Photographed this morning.
Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
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On a very short trip to New York City I began to notice more of the signs announcing the presence of surveillance cameras that I became so fixated on in Budapest, so I decided to continue documenting them. I didn’t have much time to look but nonetheless, I’ve added a bunch of new photos to the previous collection. You can view all of them here.
Another new collection is online in the Digital Collections section on Public Collectors. This series of photos is by Stephanie Diamond and is titled “If You See Something Say Something”. Diamond writes:
“”If You See Something Say Something” is a series of images taken since the subway ad campaign titled the same name began. With these images I do exactly what they are telling me to do, I am saying something with my camera. The images began in New York City right after Sept 11, 2001, and continue to today.”