Picture of the Day: 24 Hours of Flickr Photographs

By Rebecca J. Rosen

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At Foam, a photography museum in Amsterdam, an installation by Erik Kessels takes an entire day's worth of Flickr photographs out of their digital origins and into the physical world. The sprawl of photographs extends over multiple rooms. Kessels explained the idea behind his project to Creative Review, saying, "We're exposed to an overload of images nowadays. This glut is in large part the result of image-sharing sites like Flickr, networking sites like Facebook, and picture-based search engines. Their content mingles public and private, with the very personal being openly and un-selfconsciously displayed. By printing all the images uploaded in a 24-hour period, I visualise the feeling of drowning in representations of other peoples' experiences."

Below, recent Pictures of the Day:

Image: Foam.

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