Map of the World

In the early 1990’s, as a sysop in the photography section on Compuserv, I proposed a system in which photographers could trade postcard sized prints with one another. Throughout almost twenty years I maintained this list, sending and receiving handmade prints with many hundreds of photographers.

At some point I decided to keep a copy of each print I sent, a selection that makes up the images in this presentation. As I was able to communicate visually with photographers throughout the globe, I thought of the prints as a map of the world.

This video is a compilation of some of the postcards I sent over the past decade. Music is by the incomparable Jane Siberry.


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2 Responses to Map of the World

  1. Bill Conway says:


    Very interesting collection. I enjoyed looking at it very much. Interesting concept too, sort of like the QSL cards we used to send other radio operators. Great idea.

    Bill Conway

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