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.
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 – I’ve got a box of QSL cards from when I was an active Ham Radio Operator.