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Walking as One

Posted 9 August 2010 10:07 by martin

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The project Walking as One is the brain child of photographer Adam Magyer and Rhubarb's Creative Director, Rhonda Wilson.

The idea for the project developed from Adam's previous work Urban Flow, which captured people in different cities doing something which they had in common – walking.

Adam and Rhonda felt that in a world fast becoming more and more fragmented, Walking as One can act as a metaphor for people coming together to create a sense of solidarity.

During July the public were invited to come and walk for the camera in London and Birmingham, in order to create the Walking as One images.

The image created in London on Saturday 17th July at the Newham Show, Central Park, East Ham will be unveiled in October as part of East London Photomonth. It will be displayed on the Blue Fence outside Stratford Station, and will remain there until July 2011.

The image created in Birmingham (see above) is already on display on the hoarding outside the New Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, next door to Birmingham's Repertory Theatre, where the image itself was created.

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Comments

  1. Jo says:

    August 10th, 2010 at 11:35 am (#)

    What a BIG idea. Walking is something that can bring us together. It's free, it's green, it's natural, it's social….. and now it's art!

  2. martin says:

    August 13th, 2010 at 8:52 am (#)

    It's quite striking too. If you're passing nearby, I'd definitely make the detour to view it.

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