Chain… project


Björn Sterri:

‘Natural Experience’, Bømlo, June 2011, Polaroid 88 film
“These 4 polaroids are from a tiny, overgrown, abandoned graveyard on an island called Bømlo on the west coast of Norway. It is not far from were my mother was brought up and I used to spend my summer holidays.

The grave belongs to a girl who died in 1856 only 4 months old.

We will all die one day. And with time we will all be forgotten. Just like that little girl.

To me, this is a ‘family photograph’.” – BS

From the project web site: ‘The Chain’ is the latest project curated by Stuart Pilkington, (curator of The Alphabet Project and the 50 States Project).

Stuart invited 107 photographers from around the globe to participate in the project at the beginning of 2011.

And in February 2011 each photographer submitted a title/instruction to inspire a photograph by another person in the project. The photographers were connected like links in a chain. They were asked to respond to the title set by the person directly behind them. The title they set was directed to the photographer directly in front of them.