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Mini Chalkboard

Mini Chalkboard

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This project requires us to take one photo a day, each day, for the duration of 2013. We'll be carrying around a chalkboard with a simple question at the top that asks, "What Makes You Smile?" and approaching strangers asking them to write their answer on the chalkboard. Everyone will be holding up the chalkboard in the middle of the camera's frame so when the photos are put into a slideshow it will look like the chalkboard is never moving, but the people, environment and answer are always changing. At the end of the year a video will be created with all 365 photographs. The idea behind the project is simple. Everyone has a busy life that is filled with work and paying bills that we often forget about the simple things in life. This project gives people a spontaneous opportunity to write out what makes them happy in life. In addition to taking the photo, we will email everyone a copy of their picture so they can refer back to it when they're having a bad day. Early next year we plan on having a photo exhibit displaying all of the photos that have been taken throughout the year.