Art September, 8 2009

The 50 States Project

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It’s Nice That hips us to a worthy, but ambitious program called The 50 States Project. Invitations are sent out a single photographer in each of the 50 US States, who is then charged to complete five tasks (i.e. images in five themes) giving identity to their home state. Themes include people, entertainment, with the fifth task coming in November.

Given the wealth of diversity in the United States and the peculiarities of each State, this project has thus far produced some true gems. The full site has much more, and here I will just show a few of the selections picked by It’s Nice That. While not the only “American” photography project out, it is certainly the most ambitious.

More snaps follow.